Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sweet Dreams for Fans of Disney; DISNEY ON ICE IS AT NEWCASTLE'S METRO RADIO ARENA UNTIL SUNDAY. BEVERLEY WALTON AND HER TWO LITTLE DISNEY FANS, ANNABEL AND ISAAC, GAVE THE ICE SPECTACULAR A BIG THUMBS UP

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sweet Dreams for Fans of Disney; DISNEY ON ICE IS AT NEWCASTLE'S METRO RADIO ARENA UNTIL SUNDAY. BEVERLEY WALTON AND HER TWO LITTLE DISNEY FANS, ANNABEL AND ISAAC, GAVE THE ICE SPECTACULAR A BIG THUMBS UP

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Byline: BEVERLEY WALTON

MINI Moanas, Elsas and Ariels as far as the eye can see can only mean one thing - Disney On Ice is back in town.

The ever-popular spectacular always impresses, but this year's production, entitled Dream Big, certainly lives up to its name; big songs, big show-stopping performances and, in the case of characters like Maui, Genie, Ursula and an impressive fire-breathing Dragon Maleficent, big costumes too.

Dream Big, at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena until Sunday, covers a compilation of favourite hits from some of Disney's best-loved films, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Frozen and, my personal favourite, Moana, who this year makes her ice debut.

Warming up the ice for all the princesses to come, Tinkerbell introduces Mickey and Minnie Mouse and pals, as they celebrate 90 years of creating Disney magic with a catchy routine.

Considering his nonagenarian status, Mickey is still very sprightly and had all of his young fans out of their seats and dancing for the warm-up, including my very own little Moana and Thor (or Timmy Mallett, as Isaac's dad - a true child of the '80s - renamed him).

We are then taken on a journey to the bustling marketplace of downtown Agrabah, as Aladdin and his 'hairy little thief ' Abu whizz round the ice, dodging those mean old guards and stallholders before bumping into the princess of his dreams.

A magic carpet ride later and it's another princess's turn to share her big dreams of adventure, as the ice becomes the Beast's enchanted castle for a visiting Beauty. A very nimble Lumiere invites Belle to 'Be Our Guest',' backed up by an impressive chorus line of dancing cutlery.

We are then treated to more fabulous routines, as Tangled's Rapunzel It's wayfinder and are a addition escapes with Flynn Rider to see the lights she's been dreaming of her whole life; Cinderella finally gets to dance with her Prince Charming and, a particular highlight, The Little Mermaid's Sebastian shows Ariel just what dreams are Beverley made of in a colourful display Under The Sea. …

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