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Disney on Ice makes a welcome return

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice

DISNEY on Ice will be making a welcome return to Belfast when the new production, 'Worlds of Fantasy', takes to the ice at the Odyssey Area in October.

Feld Entertainment's action-packed ice spectacular whisks audiences on a captivating adventure to four magical locations, including the auto-racing terrain of Cars and a visit to Andy's bedroom for some fun with the stars of Toy Story 3. This production delights audiences with a journey under the sea to Ariel's world from The Little Mermaid and then into the mystical land of Pixie Hollow for a presentation of Tinker Bell.

"To be the first to introduce the Tinker Bell story live on ice and to be entrusted with the beloved Toy Story characters is incredible, and we are thrilled to bring these heartwarming tales to families across the UK and Europe, said producer Nicole Feld.

"The arena instantly transforms into Pixie Hollow as we show our audience how the fairies prepare for spring with an explosion of colour. To convey the world of the toys and create the proper toy-to-human scale, we manipulated the size of the props and costumes to make live skaters — and even the audience — seem toy size," she added.

The on-ice excitement begins when an adventurous Mickey Mouse embarks on a journey with Minnie Mouse to uncover each world of fantasy, but the plan goes awry when their cherry red roadster unexpectedly breaks down. Although Donald Duck and Goofy try, it takes the assistance of the coolest cars on the ice to get the pistons firing again. Direct from Radiator Springs, Mater, Lightning McQueen and Sally speed into action, zipping and zooming around the frozen highway in
an effort to re-energize the roadster.

As Mickey and Minnie's' road trip' continues, Production Designer Jeremy Raiiteon's whimsical scenery transforms the arena into an environment that captures the essence of each unique world to follow. Fluorescent coral and clam shell drums embody Ariel's world in The Little Mermaid and audiences enter the colourful fantasy land of fairies for the Tinker Bell segment.

From salsa dancing fish to the tumbling animal fairy, Emmy Award®-winning choreographer Sarah Kawahara combined dance, athletics, and theatrics to add to the excitement and energy of the show. She applies her versatility to familiar and memorable scenes as Ariel and Prince Eric realize their love and skate a lyrical duet to 'Kiss the Girl'.

The second act of Worlds of Fantasy brings together all the fun, humour and warmth of the beloved Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 3. Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the familiar gang hit the ice for the ultimate Toy Story experience.

Worlds of Fantasy offers the perfect combination of elements for fans of Disney On Ice. "From the contemporary feel of Cars and Toy Story 3 to the timeless quality of The Little Mermaid and Tinker Bell, audiences will see four completely different Disney worlds brought to life," said producer Kenneth Feld. 'All of this provides a value that is truly unparalleled in the world of live family entertainment. More than ever before, there s something for everyone."

Tickets for Disney on Ice, which runs at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast from Friday October 14 — Sunday October 16, are on sale now from all usual outlets.

Ulster Star