Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival 

Vector Arena, Auckland, NZ
August 4, 2016
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewed by HAZEL REID

This is the time to bring out your inner child and relive your favourite Disney memories.

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival, a 90 minute extravaganza that takes you through the classic tales of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. The new favourites – Tangled and Frozen – are also showcased.

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With amazing acrobatic skills, brilliant lighting and costumes, phenomenal ice skating tricks and everything in between, this electric show did not disappoint. The soundtrack was spectacular and had everyone hooked, singing along from the get go.

The highlight was seeing The Little Mermaid characters bought to life (one of my favourite Disney films). And yes, that included belting out Under the Sea! I also loved seeing Frozen’s Anna and Prince Hans, as I had spoken with the two talented skaters behind these beloved characters during a sneak peek last month!

I would have liked to have seen a slightly more in-depth telling of the classic tales. I loved The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, it just wasn’t long enough! The aerial act during The Little Mermaid’s story was stunning and really wowed everyone in the crowd. It’s an amazing skill in itself, let alone on ice! Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and Goofy are also the best hosts ever.

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The show had the packed audience in gasps, claps and cheers all night long. The crowd was in total awe of these talented ice skaters, who pulled out all the stops to make it a jam-packed, breathtaking show. I definitely recommend attending one of their upcoming performances – don’t miss out!

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival is on this weekend in Auckland at Vector Arena, in Hamilton at Claudelands Arena from August 10th – 14th and in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena from August 18th – 21st. For more information and tickets, go to the website

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