Thursday, January 6, 2011

Disney on Ice

Jemilla's Christmas present from us this year was a ticket to Disney on Ice "Worlds of Fantasy" in Macau. She had been excitedly counting the sleeps until January 2nd. Here she is on the bus leaving Forest Hill the morning of the show.


What could be better than going to see Ariel on ice skates? Going with a friend of course! Jemilla's friend Jane and her mother Sarah booked tickets for the same show as us.


After taking several trains, we boarded the Cotai Strip Jet ferry for Macau. The last time I had been in Macau was September 2009.


The girls found brochures for the performance which added to their excitement.


We then took a shuttle from the ferry to the Venetian Hotel.

The Venetian Macau is a casino resort owned by the Las Vegas Sands hotel-casino chain. It is absolutely enormous, like a whole town within one building. Supposedly it is large enough to hold ninety Boeing 747 jumbo jets. 



One of the highlights of the Venetian Macau is the replica of the Grand Canal in Venice. Visitors can take gondola rides to the accompaniment of Italian opera singing. 


The shopping area and food court has a fake sky ceiling, reminiscent of "The Truman Show".


Visitors to the casino have no idea of the actual time as there is perpetual daylight inside the Venetian. It's so surreal.


We enjoyed a delicious lunch together in the food court. We were not, however, impressed with the number of smokers around us. Apparently it is still legal to smoke inside hotels and restaurants here.


I was thrilled to find a Boost bar here in Macau and had my usual "Strawberry Squeeze" for dessert, my first since July.


It was a good thing that we weren't pressed for time as we got quite lost trying to find our way from the shopping centre to the entertainment arena. I believe I may even have commented, "These canals all look the same to me!" Finally we found our seats in the hall and waited for the show to start.


The first characters on the ice were Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy.


Then some famous "Cars" did some zooming around.


Of course "The Little Mermaid" was our favourite part of the show. CL, eat your heart out!

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Next it was scenes from "The Lion King"...


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...followed by Tinkerbell and her fairy friends.



We had such a great time! I hope Jemilla will remember this special day for the rest of her life.


This is not my video, but you can get a better picture of the whole show by watching this clip from YouTube.

3 comments:

  1. What a fantastic day you had!

    Love Daddy

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  2. Looks like a great way to have spent a day!Funnily enough, when I started reading about you going to Disney on Ice, I did wonder if Ariel & Sebastian would make an appearance!! So I was very pleased to see your pics and the Under the Sea footage too...I'm looking forward to the day when I'll get to take Tahlia along too, I think she'd love it! Thanks for sharing your Christmas present with us Jemilla! CL.

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  3. What a great outing! Macau certainly looks amazing.

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