Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Takes Families on a Whirlwind Tour of Contemporary and Classic Disney Tales


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Production Features Life-Sized Animated Characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars,

Live Adaptations of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Academy-Award Winning Disney’s Frozen


Feld Entertainment’s action-packed ice spectacular, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment, takes audiences on a captivating adventure to four magical locations, including Radiator Springs from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Andy’s bedroom for some fun with the Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 gang, the underwater kingdom of Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and the wintery landscape of Arendelle from Disney’s Frozen. As told by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, these tales and the wondrous destinations where they take place will leave the arena spellbound. And don’t miss the pre-show party! Disney Fans will get moving and shaking alongside Disney On Ice stars during a new, high-energy Fit To Dance pre-show focused on staying fit by having fun!

The show will play the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on the following dates:

Wednesday 18 April at 6:30pm

Thursday 19 April at 6:30pm

Friday 20 April at 6:30pm

Saturday 21 April at 10:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm

Sunday 22 April at 10:30am and 2:30pm

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 October priced at £20.16, £24.64, £28, £31.36, £41.44 (rinkside) and £48.16 (front row). Prices are listed with administration fee included.


An exclusive venue pre-sale will take place from 9am on Wednesday 11 October. Customers wishing to obtain priority tickets will need to sign up to the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham Mailing List by 23:59 on Tuesday 10 October –https://www.motorpointarenanottingham.com/online/createAccount.asp The pre-sale email will then be sent to new Mailing List subscribers on the morning of Wednesday 10 October (before 9am). Current Mailing List subscribers will receive the pre-sale email today (10.10.17) and are asked to check their junk/spam folders if they cannot find the email.


Tickets can be booked online at https://www.motorpointarenanottingham.com/online/disney-on-ice via 0843 373 3000, or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.

Worlds of Enchantment connects classic and new Disney stories,” says Producer Kenneth Feld.  “Audiences will be blown away in Radiator Springs when they encounter the unforgettable crew of animated cars, built to scale and live on ice.  They will see their all-time favorites like The Little Mermaid and discover world of Arendelle with Frozen.

“To be the first to introduce the Frozen story live on ice and to be entrusted with the beloved Toy Story characters is incredible, and we are thrilled to bring these heartwarming tales to families across the globe,” says producer Nicole Feld.

“The arena instantly transforms into Arendelle as we bring our audience to the North Mountain. 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,” she adds.

The toys are back in town! The first act of Worlds of Enchantment start by bringing together all the fun, humor and warmth of the beloved Disney•Pixar film Toy Story 3. Woody, Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the familiar gang hit the ice for the ultimate Toy Story experience. A completely different creative team put together the lighting, costumes and tailor-made choreography for this high energy segment of the production.

The Toy Story 3 skating was orchestrated by veteran choreographer Cindy Stuart, who worked as associate choreographer on the original Disney On Ice production of Toy Story in 1996. “It’s been so much fun for me to get back with those original characters and for us to add the new characters that they have in the film,” Stuart says. She included diversity and versatility in the production numbers, incorporating tumbling toy hijinks as Buzz, Woody, and Jessie showcase their skills in several high energy routines.

Designer Scott Lane wanted to create a fun homage to the Toy Story 3 film with his costumes. “What makes the toy costumes so unique is that many of the surfaces are plastic. We tried to achieve that kind of shiny moulded feeling because toys are a physical thing that every child knows and understands,” Lane says. “The audience can expect to see a lot of colour and fun textures.”

Alex Reardon contributed his lighting design expertise to the Toy Story 3 segment. “When you’re dealing with an animated movie you have a lot of primary colours. So, I was looking for ways to increase the excitement by adding lighting. Part of the job of the lighting designer is to contribute to the drama of the story.”

Next, Production Designer Jeremy Railton’s whimsical scenery transforms the arena into an environment that captures the essence of each unique world to follow.  Fluorescent coral and clam shell drums embody Ariel’s world in The Little Mermaid.

Emmy Award®-winning choreographer Sarah Kawahara combined dance, athletics, and theatrics to add to the excitement and energy of the show.  She applies her versatility to familiar and memorable scenes as Ariel and Prince Eric realize their love and skate a lyrical duet to “Kiss the Girl.” Kawahara says, “I tried to find a signature style of skating and movement for each character.”

Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom’s creative designs add to the feel of fantasy on ice. “In this eclectic presentation of Disney worlds, I wanted each to have a different quality,” says Nordstrom, whose costumes can be seen in Marvel Universe LIVE!, Off-Broadway productions and in major theme parks around the world.

In The Little Mermaid, Nordstrom used a range of stretch fabrics to create amazing colour that flows from one palette to the next; aquas melt into greens, and purples transform into hot corals and reds.  “It was all about taking simple and recognizable elements from the movie and translating them into fabric,” says Nordstrom, “I really enjoyed the great challenge of making the Disney characters from the movie come to life.”

The on-ice excitement continues in the second act when an adventurous Mickey Mouse embarks on a journey with Minnie Mouse 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.

The life-sized Cars characters were developed by the innovative minds of the prop team led by Feld Entertainment Vice President of Scenic Elements Rick Papineau.  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.  Mater and McQueen even come complete with moving mouths, enabling their dynamic personalities to shine through each time they speak.  “The cars are going to be a big surprise because no one will expect them to be so animated, so large or so realistic,” says Papineau.

Audiences will then be whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle to join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven as they discover true love conquers all. The Academy Award® winning animated film comes to life on ice and is packed full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.

In order to authentically recreate the award-winning, animated feature live, the father-daughter producer team turned to the talents of Director Patty Vincent and a creative team of scenic and choreographic experts to illustrate the retelling of Frozen in a way that would engage audiences and resonate in the same manner as the motion picture.  “While structuring the balance of proper lighting, costuming, stage design and choreography, we knew that the story, characters and music were the real stars of the show. Everything else needed to enhance, not detract from their essence,” says Director Patty Vincent.

Worlds of Enchantment offers the perfect combination of elements for fans of Disney On Ice. “From the contemporary feel of Cars and Toy Story 3 to the timeless quality of The Little Mermaid along with the phenomenon of Frozen, audiences will see four completely different Disney worlds brought to life,” says producer Kenneth Feld. “All of this provides a value that is truly unparalleled in the world of live family entertainment. More than ever before, there’s something for everyone.”


You can arrange transport to this event direct through Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. Book a discounted return journey for just £2 on the NET tram or £2.50 on NCT buses when booking your arena ticket. Click here for more information.

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