Review: Disney on Ice, Newcastle Arena, until Sunday

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I MUST confess I missed the first 10 minutes of Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy, as I was too busy watching my daughter’s face.

Even in the darkness, I could see her eyes getting wider and hear her gasps getting louder as one after another, Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy appeared on the ice.

It’s shameful to admit I’ve never taken our daughter to a show like this before.

I never thought she’d stay put long enough. And I was right. Up and down all night, she could not sit still. But it was down to pure excitement. To be truthful, you can’t help getting swept along, although some parents did take it a bit too far by actually dressing up themselves.

The show was truly spectacular and the skating was incredible.

There were polished performances from every cast member but particular mention must go to the skaters who played Ariel and Prince Eric and Barbie and Ken.

The highlight was always going to be Toy Story and the producers didn’t disappoint – a whole 45 minutes devoted to a condensed version of the third instalment with extracts from the film played over the speakers.

As the toys came out one by one, the cheers got louder and louder.

There’s lots of humour and the effects are amazing. Tinkerbell flying through the air waving pixie dust with her wand; stunt driving from the cast of Cars; chase scenes and a few surprises thrown in.

There are tickets left. I know because I’ve checked and I’m very tempted to see it again. Take my advice and go – you’ll love it.