Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Coolest Show around; Winners of Chronicle's Dream Trips to Florida Treated to Disney Spectacular

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Coolest Show around; Winners of Chronicle's Dream Trips to Florida Treated to Disney Spectacular

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SWEEPING across the ice as if by magic, these Disney heroes took the audience on a journey to remember.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse hosted a trip to the land of imagination as characters such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Lilo and Stitch took to the stage at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

And for two lucky families, the night was even more special thanks to the Chronicle.

Alison Sinton and Joanne Davison each scooped a PS6,000 holiday to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in our competition. To get them in the spirit, we invited them along to Disney on Ice's Passport to Adventure last night with their families.

The lucky winners got the VIP treatment and met Mickey and Minnie backstage before settling down to watch the show.

Alison, from Dudley, Cramlington, said the win was the boost her family needed after getting the sad news that her mother is seriously ill with cancer.

"I started crying on the phone," said Alison, who was joined at the show by sister Terri Maughan and her children Megan and Adam, Adam's 18-month-old son Roman Maughan-Coates and niece Morgan Richardson, nine.

"Hearing we had won gave us all a massive lift. I can't explain the emotion I feel, it's really amazing. "The kids are really excited about it now. We are very lucky and all looking forward to going."

Meanwhile, Joanne's office erupted with excitement when she got the news she had won the dream holiday. "I was at work when the phone rang, and when I realised it was the Chronicle my colleague started screaming," said Joanne, from Walkergate, Newcastle.

She was at the show with her husband Kevin, sons Liam, nine, and Robert, five, her mum Maureen Wheatley and her nine-year-old nephew Joe Wheatley, from Byker.

"My mum had posted the entry for me at Eldon Square, but I didn't expect to win," Joanne added.

"We didn't tell the boys straight away because we wanted everyone to be together.

"I thought they would think I was pulling their legs."

Disney's trip of a lifetime PREPARE to be transported on a trip of a lifetime as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, along with Donald and Daisy Duck and the hapless Goofy, take the audience on their 'Passport to Adventure'. …

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