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Children's Live Show Reviews


Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes

Barbara Bryan | 10 July 2013



Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and princesses prevail...

...take the kids to Disney On Ice - final shows on now!


What a wonderful afternoon my two daughters Brooke (7) and Samantha (5) and I just had at the Sydney Premiere of the Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes Show!

The atmosphere was electric in the Allphones Arena at Sydney Olympic Park. The stadium was packed with little princesses and princes all craning their necks, not sure of what to expect with the empty expanse of ice-stage in front of them. All went dark except for low, eerie lighting and then "When You Wish Upon A Star" began to play, sending a little thrill up and down my spine.

Disney On Ice Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell was everyone's favourite at Disney On Ice!

I looked across at my two little girls faces filled with anticipation and then delight as the lights came up to reveal Tinkerbell in the flesh, spinning and jumping and sprinkling fairy dust with her wand - beautiful, magical and wondrous - Disney On Ice had begun, and the crowd went wild!

Disney On Ice is an absolute must for Disney Fans everywhere, and the show has travelled to most major centres in Australia with still some performances to come.

This is a huge-scale theatrical production that wows both children and their parents and carers. The skating is simply world-class, the costumes are glittery and gorgeous, the ice rink and set are huge and impressive and the special effects are whizz-bang jaw dropping at times - it's no wonder some of the adults seated near us were there without children, or had only brought tiny new babies - they just wanted to see the show!

There are numbers from all of the major Disney fairytales featured in the show, kicking off with Aladdin and his very cheeky Genie, Snow White with the absolutely adorable Seven Dwarves, Belle from Beauty and The Beast, The Frog Prince cast ice-dancing up a storm, Ariel and the many mermaids from the Little Mermaid, and of course Cinderella and her Prince with her simply gorgeous coach on ice!

Disney On Ice VIP Meet and Greet
My lucky girls meeting Dopey and Snow White at the VIP after-party!

Mickey and Minnie make regular guest-appearances along the way, and are joined by Goofy for good measure. There are a few big surprises but I don't want to give all the fun away just in case you are still to see the show.

It's all incredibly entertaining and exciting, and whilst the show itself is amazing, for me the best part was watching the reactions of my kids as they watched it - particularly when they first spotted their favourite Disney characters whizzing out onto the ice - Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes really is magic - see it while you can!



2013 National Tour Dates

Adelaide - Adelaide Entertainment Centre 14 - 16 June (Fri - Sun)

Newcastle - Newcastle Entertainment Centre 20 - 23 June (Thurs - Sun)

Brisbane - Brisbane Entertainment Centre 27 - 30 June (Thurs - Sun)

Melbourne - Hisense Arena, Melbourne 4 - 8 July (Thurs - Mon)

Sydney - Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park 10 - 14 July (Wed - Sun)

Perth - Perth Arena 19 - 21 July (Fri - Sun)

Purchase tickets from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $28.50. Additional discounts apply. For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au

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Disney On Ice competition

WIN 4x tickets to see Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes

Everyone loves Disney! Become the most popular person in your family and win 4x tickets to the magnificent Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes.

SingleMum.com.au, your Australian single parenting website, and Disney On Ice are delighted to offer 4x tickets for four lucky single parent families to see Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes.

The Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes ticket prizes are for the following shows...

  • 4x tickets - Newcastle - Thursday June 20, 7pm A Reserve, Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Valued at $170!
  • 4x tickets - Adelaide - Friday June 14, 7pm A Reserve, Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Valued at $170!
  • 4x tickets - Perth - Friday July 19, 7pm A Reserve, Perth Arena - Valued at $170!
  • 4x tickets - Brisbane - Thursday June 27, 11am A Reserve, Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Valued at $170!

To be in the running to win the fabulous Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes 4x tickets, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you think your family would like to see the show - it's that easy!

The four best entries will WIN four Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes 4x tickets!

Competition open to adults 18 years and over. Limit of one prize per household. Competition ends 10pm EST 12 May 2013. Please read the full Competition Terms & Conditions here prior to entry

This competition is now closed

And the lucky winners are...

K. Forrester SA
N. Butler NSW
R. Schoone WA
H. Hibbard QLD

Congratulations winning parents!

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