Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Facing Fears Can Be Fun!

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Facing Fears Can Be Fun!

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CARDS on the table, when Mum said she was taking me to see Disney on Ice, my blood ran as cold as the stuff those guys were going to sliding about on.

Last year, aged two, I was taken along to see Mickey and his mates on skates...and lasted exactly two minutes and 27 secs. No sooner had the happy gang arrived to say hello than I made it known to anyone in a 20-row radius that I was ready to say goodbye. It was a meltdown of meteoric proportions - ironic, you might say, considering the icy nature of the spectacle we were there to see.

Regardless, I was out of there before the first number was even in full swing.

Ever since, I must admit I've wondered whether I'd been a bit hasty. Big Bro Fred and all his friends, who wrung every last drop of fun out of the show, couldn't have been more complimentary about it...and couldn't have been more excited to hear the guys were back in town.

Having built a reputation for being a determined little pre-schooler in recent months (and having enjoyed a thoroughly lovely three days in Eurodisney this summer), the news that I had a chance to rewrite my Disney history zen t-shirt as quick as you could say "Meltdown...

on my home turf had me in pigtails and a Frozen t-shirt as quick as you could say "Meltdown... moi?" And boy was I happy I'd opted to give it another whirl. It turns out a year is along time when it comes " And boy was I happy I'd opted to give it another whirl. It turns out a year is along time when it come to distinguishing being scared from being overwhelmed at the wonderfulness of an on-ice spectacle. The show, which is still on (another ticket wouldn't go to waste, Mum), is a bona fide celebration of 100 years of Disney magic.

We were treated to a collection of iconic moments from Disney's catalogue of classics, which were played out beautifully on the slippiest of surfaces (high fives to all involved for staying mostly upright, throughout by the way) ...and I was blown away.

iconic moments from Disney's catalogue of classics, which were played out beautifully on the slippiest of surfaces (high fives to all involved for staying mostly upright, throughout by the way) . …

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