17:57 Thursday 23 January 2014

Disney favourites get their skates on

Written byNIGEL POWLSON

YOUR favourite Disney characters will be taking to the ice for a new show heading to Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena this spring.

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy is a show that whisks audiences 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 also takes a journey under the sea to Ariel’s world from The Little Mermaid and then onto Pixie Hollow to meet Tinker Bell.

Producer Nicole Field says: “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.

“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.”

The on-ice entertainment begins when Mickey Mouse embarks on a journey with Minnie 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.

Each car took 2,000 man hours to build and is outfitted with custom animatronics, including blinking eyes and hydraulic lifts that bounce to the beat of the music.

The show can be seen from March 20-23 in Nottingham. Tickets are £11.36 to £42.56. Family tickets from £49.28. Call 0843 373 3000.

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