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Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment- Review

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by Alison Brinkworth (subscribe)
Freelance journalist in Birmingham with a passion for the dynamic theatre, art, food and fashion scene in Britain's 'Second City'.
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Ice-tastic show enchants children at Easter
Discovering the magical worlds of four of Disney's favourite adventures, this vibrant show brought together the music we all know and love along with sparkling outfits and ice dance routines that wow.

Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment, Genting Arena, UK Tour, review
Favourite Disney characters are in Worlds of Enchantment


This Easter at Genting Arena, Worlds of Enchantment becomes the latest show from Disney on Ice to visit Birmingham. It's on until April 1 as part of the UK tour before travelling to the sold-out show at The SSE Arena Wembley in London.

Before the two-hour show begins, ice skaters whizz onto the ice with a warm up to get the children dancing in the aisles. They also promote drinking water to be healthy and dancing to keep fit, which is all very ironic with 10 of candy floss being promoted in every available space around the arena.

The scene is then set for Mickey and Minnie Mouse to come bounding into view with Pluto and Donald Duck to introduce the first act that is Toy Story 3. We join Andy as he boxes up his childhood toys to a soundtrack of song You've got a friend in me. Instead of ending up in the attic, they all end up at Sunnyside Daycare where the nightmare unfolds.

The Green Army Men marched and parachuted across the ice to the delight of the young wide-eyed children, which was loud, energetic and hugely entertaining with amazing skating stunts thrown in for good measure. "Yes Sir!"

Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment, Genting Arena, UK Tour, review
Ken and Barbie feature in the Toy Story section


We welcomed Sheriff Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear "To Infinity and Beyond", Mr and Mrs Potato Head, Barbie, Hamm, Slink and Rex, who are all donated to the daycare under the charge of Lots-o-Huggin Bear and Ken - but we all missed Big Baby.

Ken and Barbie stole the show as Ken was coerced into trying on various incredible vintage outfits from his extensive wardrobe in the Dreamhouse while Barbie plotted a way to get the keys back and the instructions to change Buzz back from his factory setting. They danced to tracks like Freak Out and Kung Fu Fighting while Ken even managed to spin Barbie across the ice rink whilst she sat in a pink chair.

We all loved Buzz Lightyear when he was switched to Spanish mode then the Aliens used The Claw to rescue the toys from the incinerator, so a happy ending, phew!

Then it was time to delve under the sea and meet Ariel as she made a deal with Ursula to get her legs in order to meet Prince Eric.

The Little Mermaid section seemed extremely short compared to Toy Story and was condensed down to a few classic songs of Part of your World, Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl, but love prevailed with the help from friends Flounder and cartwheeling and somersaulting Sebastian amongst the bubbles.

The second act began in Radiator Springs where we joined Lightning McQueen and Mater as they sped round the ice revving their engines and driving backwards with sparks flying from their tyres. There was time for a short rally and some pyrotechnics before the grand Frozen finale.

Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment, Genting Arena, UK Tour, review
Frozen steals the show in Worlds Of Enchantment


The piece de resistance of the whole show was entering the wintery wonderland of Arendelle. We joined Anna and Elsa on their icy adventures amidst the snow and drama between two sisters torn apart by magic.

Glowing outfits, incredible costumes to the popular soundtrack with favourites like For the First Time in Forever, In Summer and of course Let it Go. This section also had amazing props, like the grand staircase.

Worlds of Enchantment is a true spectacle for every Disney fan to enjoy. Sing along to the classic hits and watch incredibly choreographed ice skating routines work alongside extravagant costume changes. It gave fans of all ages the chance to delve head first into the magical worlds of the stories they know and love.

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Why? See your favourite Disney adventures come to life in ice skating routines
When: Until April 1
Phone: Ticket hotline - 0844 338 0338 Genting Arena - 0121 780 4141
Where: Genting Arena, Birmingham
Cost: From 21.05
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