Aberdeen’s Exhibition Centre was last night transformed into a giant ice arena and sprinkled with magic for the Disney on Ice latest offering Worlds of Enchantment.
You only had to glance around at the excited young faces in the audience to see they were totally enchanted as we were taken on a magical adventure featuring all of our favourite Disney and Pixar characters.
Getting the party started with an audience participation Fit to Dance warm up, our beloved Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy then took to the ice to some well-known Disney tunes. The show features four Disney stories and starts with the Toy Story gang – Buzz, Woody and Jessie – who escape from Sunnyside Daycare.
The choreography is awesome, particularly the green toy soldiers perfectly synchronised marching (on skates remember) while one of them even made quite the entrance by parachute.
The next adventure dived under the sea with Ariel from The Little Mermaids’ spectacular undersea kingdom.
Featuring beautiful songs, Under the Sea and Part of Your World, the ice was lit up with elaborate colourful costumes as bubbles cascaded from the roof much to the delight of the young audience.
Kicking off the second half is a breathtaking display from the crew of Cars as Lightning McQueen and Mater race around the arena in life-size cars that brought gasps from the crowd.
You are left wondering how on earth they managed to pull off some of the terrific stunts, especially on ice!
Bringing the show to a spectacular winter wonderland finale is of course Frozen, with the ice providing the perfect setting for the Arendelle story.
It’s five years since the film’s realise, but Anna and Elsa are as popular as ever, resplendent in sparkly dresses they really looked like they had just stepped off the film set.
With some artificial snow falling and dazzling pyrotechnics during Let it Go, you cannot help feeling immersed in that wonderful Disney bubble.
Worlds of Enchantment is a fabulous flawless family show that will have children (and many grown-ups) enthralled throughout.
The show is running at the AECC in Aberdeen until Sunday.