On Saturday, my partner and I took our excited three-year old son to Disney On Ice: World Of Fantasy. When we took our seats and the man on the PA System said “fifteen minutes” our son did a little dance. At the five minute announcement our son grinned – his excitement was palpable.
The theme was World Of Fantasy and it comprised abridged plots from the movies Cars, The Little Mermaid, Tinker Bell and Toy Story 3. The show also featured hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.
Technically speaking it was a masterpiece. The shows greatest achievement was the animatronic cars; they had blinking headlights for eyes and moving bumpers for mouths. You could see the people in the cars but it didn’t detract from their impact and I’m sure the little eyes watching did not notice this. The choreography from the whole cast was impressive as were the costumes and set designs. The opening of the Toy Story 3 piece – with the green army – was powerful. The set pieces were full of colour, magic and sparkle. It wasn’t just my son grinning like a happy child.
Worlds of Fantasy is on at Wembley until 30/11/11