Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream comes to Melbourne from 2-6 July, 2015. This is the ultimate princess experience, taking audiences on a journey to fulfil their dreams.
When: 2 – 6 July 2015, various times.
Where: Hisense Arena, Olympic Boulevard MELBOURNE. Click here for a map.
Cost: Purchase tickets from Ticketek: 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au/disneyonice. Tickets start from just $29.50. Additional discounts apply on select performances. Credit card and transaction fees may also apply. For more information visit www.disneyonice.com.au.
Bringing two of Disney’s modern day princess stories Tangled and, The Princess and the Frog and two most beloved fairytales Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, this action packed skating spectacle is a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories.
Thank you to our guest contributor Jill for this review.
It’s been seven years since I took Master 8 and Miss 9 to Disney On Ice.
We took the Swan Street tram from Flinders Street Station and got off at Hisense Arena. There was even a major announcement on the tram…so we knew it was going to be HUGE.
There is easy access to Hisense from the tram stop or a 10 minute walk to the main entrance from Richmond Station.
I would recommend public transport, but if you do drive you might want to give yourself an Extra Hour if you’re trying to park anywhere near Swan Street or Punt Road. Unfortunately there were a number of late-comers due to traffic and parking.
The show is tight, it’s a perfect 45 minutes on either side of a short intermission. The performances are fast paced. Colourful. Exciting. Engaging. And at times… even a little frightening. There were a few screams of terror heard from around the arena…but they didn’t last for long; thank goodness a Disney story always has a happy ending.
Before we knew it we had seen lots of our favorite characters and it was time for interval.
As expected there were lots of souvenirs to choose from in the foyer. After saying “no” on arrival I gave in at the intermission… it seemed cheaper than an actual trip to Disneyland.
Be quick to get back into your seats after interval as the show resumes promptly.
A personal favourite moment in the show was when “Princess Samara” took to the stage. I cried… dreams do come true.
[Editors note: if you’re ignorant like me I’ll save you the google, click here, cue awwaaaahhhhh]
So, from the second happiest place in the world, for the next few days, I am hoping Master 8 and Miss 9 wont be too old to attend next year, because they’re definitely planning to go back along with a Mum who thinks another seven years is a little too long to wait.