You may have noticed that i’ve been missing all week on this here blog; but if you follow me on social media you’ll know what a jam-packed week of press trips and events i’ve had, plus i’ve been heading up the re-branding (and hellish server-switching etc) of my digital magazine site.

Twinkle Style & Travel Magazine is now Stylecation; focussing solely on UK travel and dining. This means that you guys will get all my beauty, fashion and lifestyle gossip here at A Life With Frills– bonus!

One of the events I went to this week was the opening night of the Glasgow leg of Disney On Ice’s UK Tour Worlds of Fantasy. Now, you know what a huge Disney fan and collector I am, so this was right up my street. I’d been to previous Disney On Ice shows at Braehead Arena and the SECC; but I was excited to see how it would work in the much bigger space of the Hydro.

The atmosphere was great, and nearly full to capacity. The show itself was brilliant also; with the skaters performing some very complex routines and tricky moves such as The Headbanger. One of the highlights was seeing the characters from Cars. They were incredibly realistic, and not characters you would normally see in Disney Parks’ parades or meet and greet sessions. Each of the life-size cars in the show took an amazing 2000 man-hours to build.

The first half of the show features the ‘Fab Four’ (Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy) taking the audience to the worlds of Cars, The Little Mermaid and Tinkerbell’s Pixie Hollow; whilst the second half was made up entirely of Toy Story 3. It was good to see the mix of modern Disney Pixar with classic Disney.

Disney On Ice’s Worlds of Fantasy is showing nationwide until 27th April. It remains at Glasgow’s Hydro until Sunday, before moving on to Liverpool. Tickets range in price from £18 to £45.
By Laura Pearson-Smith