Last Tuesday, as part of the children’s christmas treat, we took William and Felicity to Disney on Ice at the NIA in Birmingham. We arrived at the arena at around 6pm with plenty of time to spare as the show started at 6.30.
After grabbing a quick snack, which consisted of 2 small diet cokes and 2 small chips (£8!!), we took our FRONT ROW seats ready for the start of the show.
about 5 minutes before the show started, a man with an American accent asked all the parents on the front row how old the children were. He was part of the shows team and it turns out that they needed two children to be part of the show. This was only available to children aged between 4 and 10. William said he would like to take part but unfortunatly Felicity was too young.
However, the man then came back out and gave all the children that were too young to go on the ice, a big Mini or Mickey mouse. That, I thought, was a really nice gesture..
The show was really great, and William did indeed play his part and was pushed around the ice on a submarine in the Little Mermaid scene. The show finished at around 8:20 and we were back home before 9. The kids really enjoyed it and I would defiantly think about going back next year.
This was also a great opportunity to use the Nikon J1 again. I found that once I had sorted out my shutter speeds I was getting cracking shots. The only BIG gripe is that for some reason Nikon decided to separate the shutter button from the record button in Movie mode. So of course, when I thought I was filming William on the ice, in fact I wasn’t and only really managed one half decent shot of him in the submarine! I wont make that mistake again.