We went to watch Disney On Ice this week. It was fantastic. I’d never been to an ice show before – the closest I’ve got to that is watching my friends doing a mulled wine fuelled shoulder shimmy while skating at Somerset House ice rink – but this was truly fab. Oh and the three-year-old enjoyed it too…
I actually kept forgetting I was watching an ice show (testament to the music, dialogue and pace of the show) until someone would do a particularly impressive pirouette/lift/something technical you see on Dancing On Ice and then I’d remember (and be impressed). It reminded me how brilliant Disney are at pretty much everything – so professional and slick.
And it kept my three-year-old engaged for a whole 90 minutes. So, in my book, that makes it actual bloody magical.
I say ‘engaged’, but that didn’t stop her from continually asking me questions throughout the show (she’s at that real question-asking-phase that I think all three-year-olds go through… )
Here are the 10 things my daughter asked me during Disney On Ice…
Why did Snow White eat the apple? (“Because she likes apples”)
Is Snow White not feeling very well? (“No. Why? Because the wicked queen put poison in the apple”)
What’s poison? (“Umm, it’s something that makes you feel sick”)
Why is Cinderella sweeping the ice? (“She’s doing her chores”)
Where is the dragon? (“There’s no dragon in this story, honey”)
Why do they think the slipper belongs to the stepsisters? It’s Cinderella’s. (“Well WE know that, but they don’t”)
Where has Mother Gothel gone? (“She’s gone away…”)
Why is Eugene not skating? (“Because he doesn’t want to skate, right now”)
Why has Rapunzel’s hair gone brown? (“Because she cut it off, so that Mother Gothel couldn’t use its magical powers any more”)
Can I have some snacks? (“Yes, would you like some raisins?”)
Please will someone tell me the asking-questions-phase doesn’t last until they’re 18?
• Thanks to Disney On Ice for inviting us along to watch the show. We had a fantastic day.
I’m glad you enjoyed it – I’ve only ever seen Disney on Ice once, in French before I had kids and I wasn’t that into it, but I’m guessing it would be very different now. I love the questions – they do stop….eventually 😉 This post reminded me of when we took L (age 4) to see Snow White in panto, and at the crucial apple eating part she yelled out “don’t eat it! YOU WILL DIE!”, cracking the whole theatre and actors up. Love the 3-4 age! Enjoy 😉
Haha – we went back in November and I have to say I was blown away…even shed a tear when all the lanterns came on at the end of Rapunzel (I think I had a hormone issue going on that week). Now as for the tat they try to guilt you into buying for your kids – that’s another story. Utter rip off!!
As regards the questions…well…we’re at 5 yrs (and 2 months) now and I think it’s worse than ever! And with the twins, they just tag each other so you’ve just answered one and before you can catch a breath, there’s another question, mostly on a completely different topic. Phew! xx
My three year old (also huge Rapunzel fan) loved this show so much! I wept when the lateens came on and they sang and at last I see the light. Beautiful. Erin is also asking one bazillion questions at the mo. And enjoys just repeating the same one over and over again in case I give a different (more desired) answer x
We saw the show too and loved it! Your princesses look to be exactly the right age – I remember taking GG when she was 4 and it was just magical 🙂
There were so many 3/4/5 year olds dressed as princesses. In fact, walking up to the O2 was comical as there was a sea of small girls with winter anoraks on, wooly hats and scarves… And frilly dresses poking out of the bottom 🙂
LOVE that Rapunzel shot, way better than the ones I managed, I always seemed to get more of a glare of the lights than any cast members! Wasn’t it fabulous though! M had a very rare hissy moment at the end, for a moment I thought she’d not enjoyed it after all, turned out she didn’t want to leave! Lovely to see you there x
Looks amazing, I’d love it even if the kids didn’t!
I don’t think questions stop, they just get more complicated to answer 😉 xx