Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Disney on Ice Tour

Disney on Ice is a truly magical performance, we went when the boys were younger and they still cherish the memories from 2011, you can read more about our experience here.  The costumes were fabulous, the music lively and the moves on the ice impressive!  It captured the boys attention from start to finish and my youngest was blowing kisses at Mickey pretty much the whole time!!!  He adored Mickey back then, so having the opportunity to buy tickets for such an event really made his day/week/year!!!

This year it is all about 100 Years of Magic, so it sounds like a chance to see even more fantastic characters than normal.  The line up sounds remarkable, bigger, bolder, brighter covering 100 years of Disney magic.  The trailer makes me want to return and do Disney on Ice all over again.

I think even more so knowing my lion mad youngest would be amazed to see Simba on stage.

As these events are on a huge scale you do need to make sure you book accommodation in a timely manner.  They have a big capacity at the venue and lots of people make a special effort to travel to see Disney on Ice, so if your planning on staying overnight you need to research your accommodation choices as soon as you purchase your Disney on Ice tickets.  Otherwise you may find the hotels most conveniently placed are fully booked.  Also booking well in advance you can often get cheaper rates!

Last time we went to a (non-blogging) event we stayed in the Crowne Plaza NEC Birmingham, hubbie was fortunate and won a facebook competition for tickets to the Gadget Show which also included an overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza.  It was in a great spot close to the NEC with good links into the city.  The Disney on Ice show is held in the National Indoor Arena so its handy having a location that can get you there quite easily.

Seeing as we have visited Birmingham heaps of times we would probably book tickets for somewhere different, I like the boys to have the opportunity to see other area's within the UK. Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport would be one possibility, the boys have been to Manchester once to the Trafford Centre but I know there is so much more for us to explore in that area.

The boys grandparents have just returned from a trip to Scotland full of praise for the country so i would not rule out even heading there.  I love Holiday Inn hotels especially as they are so child friendly, they are always very welcoming.  The boys have had free cookies and milk in one of the chain, so for us Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport would be a good match.

My only other tip is to try and avoid the expensive merchandise once your inside the Disney on Ice venue, it can soon tot up and get quite expensive, if your children wants a toy, a t-shirt and a balloon, alongside a big bucket of popcorn and a slush you can pretty much say goodbye to the contents of your wallet!  If you can just usher your child quickly into the seated area and skip the stands all the better...

To everyone planning on attending you are in for an amazing treat!

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