Worlds of Fantasy is a Disney on Ice show that is currently touring Australia. Prepare yourself for a magical hour and half of colourful costumes, dexterous moves and fantasy story ideas covering some of the favourite Disney characters.
The show starts with Mickey and Minnie, along with Donald and Goofy greeting the audience in the trademark red car.
The red car gets broken and that is an invitation for the crowd favourite Mater to come onto the stage with the rest of the Cars characters and perform their sequence. This is followed by the Little Mermaid sequence and the Lion King sequence then rounds it up before the intermission. After the 10 minute intermission there is only one sequence featuring the cast and characters from Tinkerbell.
For local Queensland fans, there are two notable events:
The show stars Queensland’s own skating superstar in Daniel Harries, who performs as the evil Scar from The Lion King, among other characters. And on the FRIDAY JULY 1 show at 1.45pm, local skaters from the Iceworld Figure Skating Club will perform a pre-show. A troupe of 42 based at Acacia Ridge will perform their show, A Disney Dream, at 2pm.
Our family loved the show. Both the kids (and the grandma) were rapped with attention. And what kid wouldn’t? Look at the people behind!
The show, from a parent’s perspective, is a little long on both sides of the intermission. If both the Tinkerbell and Lion King sequences are shortened by 5-10 minutes each, it would stop the little ones from fidgeting and restless. We could hear heaps of kids around us who were little tired from having to sit in the same place for so long. Attention span, even for a colorful show like this, can be a hard beast to conquer for little ones.
Other than that, the show seems to target girls more than boys (as was in evidence at the show where we went). Tinkerbell and Little Mermaid are girl favourites, and little boys only had the Cars show. Lion King seems to be too old to bother girls or boys.
Finally, here is the usual crib about excessive and expensive merchandising at the show? $15 for a bucket of popcorn? Or candy floss? If you are a family of four, on an average income, you better start saving if you want the kids to splurge at the show itself. The show and its characters are a hit with the audience, so the pester power of kids will be hard to ignore.
WHAT: Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
Thursday, June 30 at 11am
Friday, July 1 at 11am and 2.30pm
Saturday, July 2 at 11am, 2.30pm and 6pm
Sunday, July 3 at 11am and 2.30pm
WHERE: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall. You have to pay $10 for parking.
TICKETS: Ticketek on 132 849 priced from $28*
For other cities, please see the full schedule here
CraftGossip attended the show courtesy of Disney On Ice