Disney on Ice 2016 (Magical Ice Festival)

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In short, anyone who are Frozen fans has to be there!

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“In long”, I really enjoyed this year’s Disney on Ice Present Magical Ice Festival. The show is segmented into short scenes from various crowd favourites namely –  The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty & The Beast and of course, Frozen.

The summarized stories are enacted in a short musical format which will appeal to the story-lovers and yet entertaining for the action and music-goers.

Don’t miss the following highlights in each stories:

The Little Mermaid

Ariel’s acrobatic spin

Nothing to do with skating; but was a beautiful moment as Ariel twirl down the cloth rope after she exchanged her tail for legs.

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Neon lights show

Watch the underwater life come alive with captivating neon lights dancing in the night!

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Tangled

The first appearance of life-sized animal in the show: the horse!

Totally admire the coordination of 2 persons acting/skating out the mammoth-sized animal! Not an easy feat!

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Mesmerizing lanterns moment

It is one of those wow… so beautiful moments. Warm lanterns lit up, rising slowly with glowing shadow silhouettes…. Soft wows in the audience.

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Beauty & The Beast

“Be Our Guest” – Cue entry of all the cute cutlery

This is for the younger ones. Eizac was getting a little restless at this point. Daily objects brought to life helped.

When the forks and knives skated in, he was pointing out to me that “the people has fork on their head!”. Observant little fellow. Smile

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Magic show!

I didn’t expect this one. Don’t blink one bit of your eyes when Beast goes up to the staircase. Within a split second, he turned from Beast to Man!

This is a moment before he left Belle to the stairways:

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And ta-da! He transformed into a charming young man. Reminder again: Don’t blink your eyes at the magic show! Open-mouthed smile

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Frozen

Snow! Falling snow!

Besides the perennial favourite Queen Elsa, the falling snow stands a close second, I think. Snow machines around the stage created a white, dreamy scene tricking you that winter came early.

And not forgetting Sven and Olaf which are just right for the snow!

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Sisterly love

Will anyone believe if I say that I have not watch Frozen? I must be have been in ice age! I have heard the Frozen songs a million times; but have yet to watch Frozen from A to Z. Probably because I am a Mommy of 2 boys not girls! Smile with tongue out

Today I discovered the sisterly love between Anna and Elsa. How nice to have concise storylines. Smile And those Frozen songs are too unforgettable… we can’t possibly “Let it Go”! My boys are late starters but they were humming the tunes on the way home while their Mommy belted out loud and flat-sounding “the cold never bothered me anyway! >_<

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Look out for these breath-taking highlights too:

1) Amazing skating moves

It’s not a skating show for nothing! I found this year’s show boasting of more difficult and graceful moves. The ground was slippery at some parts of the show (due to the falling snow!) and caused some falls but the performers recovered almost immediately to put up a spectacular production. They made skating looked so elegant and rhythmic!

And especially so during the couples skating moments:

Those muscles!!

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2) Audience interaction at the sides

Look out for “fringe shows”. As the main show is going on at the centre of the stage, some characters can be blowing bubbles/kisses or waving on both front corners of the stage.

Gaston trying to impress the audience here:

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Olaf teasing Kristoff with bubbles on the side stage:

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3) Pyrotechnics

There is usage of pyrotechnics during the show but not that much that it will frighten the younger ones. All happened too fast for me to capture them and also while it lasted, I decided to enjoy it rather than trying to take a photo. Open-mouthed smile

Here are two nice photos from the organiser of the show:

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4) Disney all-time favourites

Don’t worry about missing some of Disney’s oldest characters – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy! They appeared at the beginning, the interlude between each segment and the grand finale.

You just can’t have Disney on Ice without Mickey and his friends, can you?!

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In my opinion, It was an extravaganza show! Not to be missed during this school holidays! Especially so for Frozen fans. Smile

My personal favourite is Beauty and the Beast! Smile Loved the songs and the pretty Belle! Kristoff in Frozen – the suave one – was a close second!

There is still time to buy the tickets online or at the box office at the Singapore Indoor Staduim.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival can be purchased online via www.sportshubtix.sg.

Event details:

Dates: 11th to 20th March 2016

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Ticket prices: start from S$25

To learn more about Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival, please visit http://www.disneyonice-asia.com/magical-ice-festival/

Souvenirs, pop-corn and food are available for sale at the premise. Do plan to reach at least 1/2 hour ahead of the start time as the security queue can be long and allow ample time to buy some souvenirs and the tub of popcorn or Elsa/Olaf slushies cups! Open-mouthed smile

Enjoy!

N.B: We were invited for a media review of the production. All opinions and photos remain writer’s own unless otherwise specified.

Barney’s Jukebox Party “Live” at City Square Mall

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We are coming to the end of June holidays real soon and if you haven’t been to any mall’s event, you might like to check out Barney at City Square Mall!

Ending this Sunday (21st June 2015), you still have time to catch Barney and his friends “Live” at City Square Mall.

We had some fun times grooving to Barney tunes earlier this month and the boys enjoyed seeing the purple dino coming to life in front of them. We didn’t managed to get the front-row seats, but rest assured there are many good aerial view spots from the 2nd and 3rd stories. If your kids are huge fans, spend a minimum of $60 in the mall to redeem a photo opportunity with Barney!

There are also fringe activities at the entrance of the mall. The theme is Good Ole Fun In the Park. As the name implies, you will find old school amusement park rides. Super nostalgic to me!

Prices start from $5 per ride; wished it’s old school prices too. 😀

As it was drizzling a little, we didn’t managed to try most of the rides. But when the rain was lighter, Xi En was challenged by his Daddy to try this out.  I was not surprised he readily agreed to take the Viking together with his Daddy. Xi En always enjoyed thrill rides and height phobia doesn’t seem to exist in his dictionary.

And not forgetting the Smiley Train which is back this season too. The boys enjoyed it last Christmas and wouldn’t say no to another ride.

Barney’s Jukebox Party “Live” on Stage is a free 15 mins show. So do catch it if you are in the area.

Details as below:

Date: 6 – 21 June (Daily except Mondays)
Time: 1pm & 7pm (Tue – Fri); 1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Level 1 Atrium

And with a minimum spending of $60, shoppers can redeem an exclusive pass for the Meet & Greet session (photo opportunity with Barney!) and a carnival ticket one hour prior to each show. Limited to 50 sets per show.

Details on other activities:

Barney’s Jukebox Cookie Art Session

Date: 6 – 21 June (Daily except Mondays)
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Level 1 Atrium

Children aged four years old and above are invited to come in their Barney clothing and decorate their own delectable cookies in this exciting activity where creativity meets delicacy! Furthermore, you’ll get to bring home a Barney gift, free cupcake and your cookie. With a minimum spending of $100, shoppers can redeem a limited pass for the Barney’s Jukebox Cookie Art Session one hour prior to each session. Limited to 40 passes per session.

Good Ole Fun In The Park

Date: 29 May to 28 June
Time: 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri); 12pm – 10pm (Sat, Sun & P.H.)
Venue: Level 1 City Green park

Be prepared to be in for a treat at the Good Ole Fun In The Park retro carnival, with loads of fun-filled activities for the entire family; spanning from exciting rides to carnival games!