WHAT can we say except you’re welcome? Disney on Ice is back in Scotland, and this time they’ve added Moana to their list of eight Disney stories on show.
The Polynesian Princess joins Disney favourites like Aladdin, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Frozen at Braehead Arena in Glasgow until 30 September.
Brave and fearless Moana and demigod Maui go on an action packed voyage across the seas to restore the heart of Te Fiti, live on ice.
But the rink side action doesn’t stop with Moana, as seven other favourite Disney stories weave in to the show with a little bit of magic.
The performers must change at least five times per performance and there are over 750 costumes in the show which take around 18 months to create.
As well as 750 costumes, there are 300 props in the skating spectacular, from dastardly dragons to Maui’s boat, to Ursula’s voice-stealing shell from the Little Mermaid.
Kicking off last night in Glasgow, the show didn’t disappoint with the high-flying jumps, death defying spins and skilful skating audiences have come to expect from the world renowned show.
Disney on Ice, Dream Big tour manager, Joshua Rothschild, said they wanted to bring Moana into the show because she represents a new generation of role models for young girls:
“Moana is a story simply about a princess wanting to seek adventure and go out and find her freedom.
“There’s nothing about finding love, or the perfect handsome prince in the story, so we wanted to include her in the show for a different voice in comparison to previous Disney princess tales.”
As well as Moana, Alexe Gillies who plays Elsa from Frozen enjoys playing the Disney queen for similar reasons:
“I love playing Elsa because she’s so magical and powerful.
“She’s such an amazing character and the perfect embodiment of strength for women.”
As well as the eight Disney stories whizzing onto the ice, arrive early to join a special 90th birthday celebration in honour of Walt Disney’s original cartoon friend, Mickey Mouse.
Tickets are still on sale for multiple times and dates until 30 September at Braehead Arena, Glasgow via www.disneyonice.com
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