Magic of Disney comes to London
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 April 2017
Fans at the SSE Arena, Wembley, got a taste of the Magic of Disney when the venue played host to 'Disney on Ice' over the weekend
The magic of Disney delighted young fans in London over the weekend.
'Disney on Ice' is celebrating 100 years of magic and pulled out all the stops to please audience members young and old with spectacular routines set to a selection of songs from some of the Mouse House's most popular productions at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, over 50 Disney stars featured in the stunning spectacular, with expert skaters showing off shortened versions of classic tales from movies including 'Pinocchio', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Frozen' - which saw snow cascade from the ceiling, much to the delight of the audience - 'Finding Nemo', 'Toy Story' and 'The Lion King'.
While younger members of the audience particularly enjoyed the newer tales, in particular the spectacular 'Frozen' sequence, older members of the crowd relished the dramatic military formation in the 'Mulan' performance, the 20 genies who featured in an 'Aladdin' routine and the romantic 'Beauty and the Beast' dance, which led into a performance from some of Disny's other princesses - including Jasmine, Ariel, and Rapunzel - and their partners.
Producer Kenneth Feld said: "This is a show, more than any other, that is truly for everybody. I sit with the audience, I see those that are grandparents, like I am, enjoying a lot of the classic Disney stories, while young kids and young parents really respond to Frozen and all the latest Disney stories and animation."
Fellow producer Nicole Feld added: "This particular production is by far the largest 'Disney On Ice' show we currently have touring, bringing together everyone's favourite Disney characters from Snow White, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse to Elsa and Anna.
"Our vision is for audiences everywhere to dance and sing along to their favourite Disney songs, so we've included 30 tunes that they know and love."
And with a soundtrack including 'Let It Go', 'You've Got a Friend in Me', and 'Hakuna Matada', the producers got their wish as the audience sang along with every word.