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Disney on Ice: The Magical Moments

February 10, 2016

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Disney on Ice is back in Singapore for the March school holidays with a brand new theme – Magical Ice Festival!

Besides the appearance of classic characters from Disney Movies like The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, there’ll be special appearances from characters of the Academy Award® winning and Number One Animated Feature Film of all time – Disney’s Frozen!

Get ready to be enthralled with an extraordinary line-up of hit songs, memorable scenes and never-before-seen characters.

But before we actually get to the show (March school holidays, please be here already!), here are 10 magical moments behind Disney On Ice to get you all geared up for the show.

1. Disney On Ice was founded in 1981 and has since travelled to over 75 countries and 6 continents

2. The average size of the ice skating surface is 140ft [42m] x 70ft [21m]

3. There are approximately 180 costumes presented at one Disney On Ice show

4. And more than 100 people work on these costumes

5. It takes 18 trucks to transport all production equipment for set-up

6. And it takes between 12-15 hours to set up one Disney On Ice show

7. But just about 4 hours to tear down the entire production

8. Over 80 different colours of paint are used on the 183 props for this production

9. The youngest performer on this year’s show is 19-years-old and the oldest is 44-years-old

10. Each performer may change up to 8 costumes in one show

Now that you have learnt some fun facts about the show itself, it’s time to learn more about the characters who will be appearing.

Did you know that…

A) … The two characters who tricked Ariel from The Little Mermaid are named Flotsam and Jetsam,

B) And that Ursula only gave Ariel the ability to walk on land for three days?

C) … The tavern where Flynn and Rapunzel from Tangled met with a bunch of Viking thugs is called The Snuggly Duckling,

D) And that Flynn Rider’s real name is Eugene Fitzherbert?

E) … Belle from The Beauty and The Beast was forbidden to go to the West Wing of the Beast’s castle,

F) And that when Belle left the castle, the Beast gave her a magic mirror to remember him by?

Judging from the fun facts above, I believe we all know who to expect to see at the upcoming Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival.

I’ve mentioned and showed Blake and Nakayla photos from the show and they are beyond excited to see the show! Nakayla can’t wait to experience being in the same place as the Disney characters while Blake is looking forward to the ice skating performances. Haha. Yes, the boy has taken a strong liking towards ice-skating (figure skating?) ever since his own ice-skating experience. Seriously… March school holidays needs to be here now!

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Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will be showing at Singapore Indoor Stadium between 11 March 2016 to 20 March 2016. Tickets can be purchased online via Sports Hub Tix.

For more information, do visit their official website.

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Some of you might have noticed that this post was actually up last week, but was removed shortly because I received awesome news from our sponsor!

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Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival GIVEAWAY!

Yes! The very awesome folks over at Disney on Ice has given me a set of FOUR tickets (worth ≈$300) to giveaway to one lucky reader!

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Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 17 February 2016, 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners must be in Singapore to watch the show on either 12 or 13 March 2016
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– Winners will be selected by 22 February 2016
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The winners have been selected and emails have been sent!

Thanks to everyone who participated 😀

Disclaimer: We have been invited to Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival. All photos seen above were provided by Feldmedia.

  1. Magical moment is when you meet someone and that moment u know he’s the one!
    I love Disney musical and movies because they always show us that you can find true love!

    1. Understanding what true love is has been quite a theme with Disney, eh? I like how they show true love is no longer just between a guy and a girl, but can be between siblings!

  2. To me Magical is something that resonates with your heart as you watch the show, something warm burning up inside your heart! Disney Movies are definitely Magical! The changes on the kids face as they watch the movies. Sad when the moment is sad, happy when the princesses are too! Laughing at the funny moments! End of the day, something wonderful and magical happens and their faces lite up!
    Most magical moment is when Princess Anna give up her life for Queen Elsa! The sisterly bond, selfless love is a great lesson for my Kids! The bravery of both sisters too! A great way for the kids to learn thru the movie. Sibling bonds are especially important as nowadays family sizes are getting smaller and mostly they only have each other. Important that they can give each other support and encouragement and also just be there to listen.

    1. I agree with how sibling bonds are so important! Without my siblings, I think I’ll be quite the miserable soul. Haha! Also, my two children bonded through the movie ‘Frozen’. Blake actually watches the show and sings and dance alongside Nakayla! Haha!

  3. When dreams come true, when all ends well, when there is a beautiful ending, thats when its magical.

    Cinderella reminds us that it doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, as long as you have a pure kind heart, happiness will find u.

    1. It’s truly magical when all the stars align in your favor!

      Cinderella is indeed a beautiful story. I think that’s why there’s so many versions of it (in theatre, movies and TV shows)!

  4. It can happen as long as you believe! This is both the magic of Disney and its shows..the childlike wonder and belief 🙂

    1. Childlike wonder is for certain! I always feel like a little girl waiting for her prince charming when watching a Disney movie, even though I already have mine. Haha!

  5. Seeing Mickey and Minnie on skates is truly magical! And Beauty and the Beast simply makes us believe that true love is all that matters, looks don’t!

    1. Ah, Beauty and the Beast… One of the few Disney movies I truly am in love with! I do like the premise where true love is based on our feelings for each other rather than looks 😀

  6. alot of things is magical to me. Life is the most magical thing and my baby is simply magical.
    I love disney because it is family friendly and adult can also enjoy it together with the kids.

    It is something everyone will enjoy, unlike some other family friendly musical, the adults will not feel bored or fall asleep. the adult will also find that it’s worth paying for their ticket. no more i need to buy an additional adult ticket to bring my kids there and i feel so damn bored through out the show

    1. Haha! I totally understand what you mean by family-friendly but boring for the adults. There’s the other kind where it’s family-friendly but boring for the children – which I think is worse cos imagine us enjoying the show but the children are fussing around and maybe even throwing tantrums! Yikes!

  7. I think how children are able to learn through observation is truly magical! Love never fails and I am so glad that in the world of Disney, this value always, always ring true!

  8. To me, magical is dream comes true. Of course, we all need to work hard to achieve our dream in real life.
    In fact most or all Disney stories are written to encourage reader to face life difficulty, to be strong and courageous. I have taken que from stories like snow white and cinderella to teach my children.

  9. Hi Amazingly Still ❤

    Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney movie is because as unrealistic as it may be, it actually is the most realistic one when it comes to portraying the meaning of true love. And also because my heart flutters when I see the beast being kind and vulnerable. We are naturally attracted to those who are dysfunctional in the emotions department. We want to help them. So, yes! The tale as old as time has taught me the magical about the true love.

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    FB: Casy Ang

    1. That’s a wonderful way to look at Beauty and the Beast 🙂 It’s true that in reality, we may not be able to turn people into beasts, but the story behind it is truly beautiful.

  10. What counts as magical to you?
    Having my kids take away all my tiredness at the end of the day just by getting hugs and kisses from them. Its better than coffee anyday!

    What are some of the values displayed in Disney movies/shows that resonates with you?
    Importance of love between parent and child ( beauty and her father), sisters ( anna and elsa) , not giving up on your dreams ( tangled), sense of curiosity ( the little mermaid)

    1. The children’s hugs and kisses are really magical, aren’t they? We can be so angry, exhausted and upset with them, but the moment they give us a hug and a kiss, everything’s forgiven and forgotten!

  11. Magical to me is being in awe and swept off my feet. Feeling light and airy fairy 🙂

    Actually I have not watched much Disney movies in all my life till I have kids and introduced them to Frozen which is very much my first Disney movie. I feel that Anna is very much like me, yearning to have companionship and to play with her Sister. I hope to have the chance to bring my boys for this show as they love Olaf and Anna to bits!

  12. I love to bring my young sons to get started on their love for performance especially featuring their favourite Disney characters. Is a start of their magical fantasy to create an imaginative wonderful input to their young mind.
    Hope to win this for my kiddos.

    1. Disney on Ice is going to be extra mesmerizing compared to most performance shows because of the gracefulness exhibited throughout the show! Blake is super into ice skating now (not that he knows how to) and loves watching videos of ice skating routines online.

  13. I do not have a creative mind. I will just speak my mind. Hah!

    1) That I am able to live with my in-laws and lead a fairly peaceful life. *big grins*
    2) Ariel from The Little Mermaid taught me that sometimes you have to make sacrifices for those you love.

    1. You realize you’re in your own fairy tale with a happy ending? Hehe. To be able to live with your in-laws and lead a fairly peaceful life is pretty much dream come true for most ladies!

  14. Disney movies are magical to me! I love Frozen and Beauty and the Beast. It is a beautiful love story that resonates with me.

  15. i used to see all this when i was young, i went once for disney on ice when i was very young with my grandma, well now i cant contact her at all.. i would love to show my son this magical display of disney characters. let him enjoy the way i did when i was young. me as a single mom cant afford tickets like that to win would be and amazing thing for me and my son.

  16. Hi,

    Life itself is simply magical for me. Innocent smile to twinkle in my daughter’s eyes,Blooming Flower to Butterflies, Rain to sparkle snow, I feel everything is full of Magic.. Its one’s attitude which can turn anything into amazing mesmerizing event & we should keep that attitude, hope in our hearts.
    Disney stories are full of Innocence & hope, close to nature & above all always have a Happy ending that what I feel Life is.. We will never loose unless we loose hope..so always be hopeful & love Nature from Birds to flowers…They give us energy to be positive ..

    Txs for hosting awesome giveaway..

  17. To me , ‘ Magical ‘ means someone / something happened so delightful in such a way which real life doesn’t exist .

    I think I represents Anna the most . I’m more daring than graceful and , at times , can act before thinks , just like Anna .

    Hope to win the tickets for my two lovely girls !

  18. Anything that could bring a smile to my face is magical. It’s the little things that count, right?

    “Love” is a huge thing in Disney. Be it between family or friends. Love really makes anything better! Like the sisters’ love in Frozen or the true love of Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Love really has no boundaries.

    My little one will be thrilled to meet Queen Elsa in person! Hope to win this and put a smile on my little one’s face. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway!

    ️FB: Gladys Tiyo

  19. I had this magical feeling once. It occurred in 2013 when I was holding the hands of my beloved hubby and child while staring into the dark sky of Hunter Valley in Sydney. The stars were staring down at us, and they seem so close that you could reach out to them. At that moment, when we closed our eyes, we seemed to even hear the stars whispering in the dark to us. Time seemed to come to a stop at that moment when we basked in love and happiness.

    Love is all around – value displayed in Disney movies.

  20. My first watch my late father bought for me when I entered Primary 1 was a simple analog wristwatch with a Mickey Mouse picture on the watch face. I didn’t know then, but with hindsight now, I think it couldn’t have been a cheap watch for my father to buy. That watch saw me through much of my memorable and fun primary school years. We were a low-income family, and growing up, my sister and I didn’t have many toys nor went overseas much. We didn’t watch many cartoons on TV either – I never heard of Sesame Street until I went to secondary school! But because of that watch, I knew who Mickey Mouse was and it became my favourite cartoon. Disney was Mickey Mouse, and Mickey Mouse was Disney to me, and they symbolised my father’s love for me.

    Later, it was magical when I watched a documentary and learnt for the first time how Mickey’s actions was ‘animated’ through many, many, many pages of hand-drawn pictures. Something simple actually took a lot of hard work, time and dedication to produce, in those days before computer technology.

    As I got exposed to more Disney animations, Disney also came to be synonymous with good story-telling to me. I loved all the classic Disney animated versions of popular fairy tales – such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. My father bought me the book versions and read them to me over and over again. They were my most prized books. I always remember the original Disney versions of the fairy tales, and always remember my father reading the stories and poring over the pages with me. Today, I read them to my own children and watch those original classic Disney animations with them.

    To me, the magic of Disney lies in the passing on of enduring tales of courage, love, family, friendship and other positive values from generation to generation, and sharing these bonding moments – be it through reading, watching the animations or staged shows like Disney on Ice – together with our family.

    1. Your dad sounds like a really lovely and wonderful father! You may not have grown up with much, but he has provided you with the world of imagination through books. And that is something no amount of riches can buy!

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