Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years Of Magic

On Friday, Ava and I were invited to attend the Disney On Ice 100 Years Of Magic show. I’ve wanted to take her in previous years but was always hesitant to do so as she’s not great at sitting still for extended periods, she still has NEVER sat through an entire movie or DVD so I was worried how she’s handle the show.


I needn’t have worried. She LOVED it and was utterly spellbound from the start of the show to the final seconds, when the characters came onto the ice for an encore and she rushed the stage and got to “meet” Simba and Nala her two greatest Disney hero’s! HRP_DOI20_09.MINNIE AND MICKEY

The show started shortly after 15h00, hosted by Mickey & Minnie, the show took us on a journey through some of Disney’s most loved characters and scenes. There was literally something for everyone,  Jiminy Cricket & Pinnochio, Cinderella, Beauty & The Beast, Jasmine & Alladin, Moulan, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, literally all the big Disney characters were there and my child was spellbound & sat throughout the entire show with a huge grin & look of wonder on her face!



The costumes were spectacular and there were a number of awesome special effects which really added to the atmosphere.. special lighting effects, bubbles, snow & even fire works!

But parents be warned, there are amazing merchandise stands outside the main arena and it is very very expensive but really quite stunning, so go with lots of cash!

  • A Disney On Ice t-shirt – R180
  • A bag of candyfloss with a Monsters hat – R80
  • A bag of popcorn with a Disney carrier bag – R80
  • Gorgeous themed cups with Slushies – R80

The show runs in Johannesburg till the 20th July before moving on to Cape Town from the 23rd July to 27th July. You can find a full schedule of shows, ticket pricing & book your tickets here – http://www.disney.co.za/disney-on-ice/100-years-of-magic/tickets.html

Your children will love it!


  • Ursula

    July 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Looks amazing, we deliberated over taking our 2 but decided not to as we thought that 3 hours was too long, seems we may have been wrong. Still with 2 children it’s not really in our budget as it’s a birthday party month

  • Jenny

    July 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I took my two last year. I have to say I refused to spend the money on all the merchandising and had been given the tickets as complementaries so I am very relieved we didn’t spend money on the experience. My kids (3 and 6) were totally bored – I wonder why? Just who they are I guess – some kids love it, mine just didn’t. Evan was fairly interested but could hardly see anything with the shockingly selfish parents in front of us holding up their blackberries, iPhones and even iPads to record the entire event. I am glad you enjoyed it but I have to say I tell parents to avoid it as I do think the money is better spent elsewhere but I will send them to your blog from now on to make up their minds about it. Did you have the iPad issue? and yes, many many people streaming in halfway, even 3/4 of the way through and that intermission was chaos. Gosh sorry for the whine but I really didn’t enjoy the experience as you can tell 😉

    • Sharon

      July 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      I think there is a very small window period in age that kids will enjoy this. Had I taken Ava last year, I don’t think she would have enjoyed it as much, sitting still is just not her strong point, I’m also not sure she’ll love it next year or the year after as she may be too old?
      We were very fortunate, we had amazing seats, 5 rows back with a large space in front of us and the 4th row and we were off to the side so we weren’t disturbed by late comers and weren’t bothered by people in the rows in front of us.
      I have heard from someone else that attended that they had a problem with their kids being able to see because of children standing on the seats in front of them. So freaking inconsiderate if you ask me.


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