The Magic of Disney Live + Giveaway!

We’ve had a hard year. Between my suspected stroke, leaving work and health issues for various other family members, the year has not turned out as we expected. They’ve all taken their toll, both physically and emotionally on us all.

So it’s time for us to start looking forward to 2015 and the optimism that only a new year can bring. And what better way to start the year off right than with the magic and wonder of Disney’s latest show – Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales?

Disney Live NewcastleI must confess that I always get a little emotional at the beginning of a Disney production – I think it’s a combination of excitement, anticipation and sheer joy at the chance of sharing this moment with my kids. Although I am nearing my 40th year I still get a kick out of every show and I’m not sure that’s ever going to change!

It’s amazing how the team behind the production can make even grown adults feel a sense of wonder and excitement. This is achieved by using effects like the uniquely constructed set, captivating choreography, innovative lighting and breathtaking costumes. These are key to keeping that sense of magic alive.

As Scenic Designer Stanley Meyer shares, “The scenic staging presentation paired with the lighting design, will make audiences feel like they’re in a new destination with every scene.”

“During Cinderella’s ball we created a scene so luminous that it feels delightfully enchanted. However, when audiences encounter the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, they will witness thunderous hues of light created for a very different kind of enchantment; one that is almost chilling,” adds Lighting Designer Norm Schwab.

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I know I’m excited to check out this technical wizardry and feel all the feels – now, I’ve just got to get the kids as excited as I am!

Prepare to step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales. Dream with the princesses, cheer for the heroes, and marvel as these classic tales are brought to life in a theatrical experience that’s pure magic. Featuring more than 25 Disney characters, this all-new stage production from Feld Entertainment®, the producers of Disney On Ice, performs at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, on Thursday 15 January

For tour dates and further information on Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, visit


Thanks to the generous folk at Disney I have a family pass (4 tickets) to the Newcastle show on Thursday 15 January to giveaway!

For your chance to win, tell me – what is your favourite classic fairy tale and why?

This is a game of skill and entry is open to Australian residents only. I will judge the winner based on the most interesting and creative response. Competition closes 6pm AEST Sunday 30 November 2014.

Sharing the Disney joy and wonder with Jess for #IBOT.

Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation for this post. My opinions and views are entirely my own. Yes, I am a sad middle-aged woman with a penchant for all things Disney!

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28 Responses

  1. Cinderella because have always felt just like her and would love to be a princess just for a day… I think that’s why I treat my little girl like a princess as every girl should be treated like one .

  2. Nicole kent says:

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was the first book my mum ever read to me and now I have passed that tradition on to my own daughter.

  3. Rosana says:

    Beauty and the Beast. I like how Belle is portrayed as an intelligent and independent girl. She loves her books, dreams with something bigger than her provincial life but still remains loyal and very caring towards her father. She learns through her journey of self-sacrifice that true beauty goes beyond appearances and love can be found in the most unusual circumstances. It’s a lovely fairy tale with a very positive message.

  4. So annoyed I don’t live near Newcastle now! I still remember going to a Disney on Ice show when I was young and I can’t wait to take bub (probably when shes a bit older though).
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  5. Jocelyn R says:

    I’m a fan of Beauty and the Beast, the tale of taming and finding the softer side has always appealed to me. I love Belle’s yellow dress and if I could find one I would buy one in a heartbeat.

  6. My daughter would go wild over this. I must check dates for Brisbane. We saw Disney on ice earlier this year and she was entranced. They know how to put on a good show.
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  7. I like the little Mermaid – but the original – she goes to great lengths to gain the attention of a man, gives up everything she knows and he runs off with someone else, barely even noticing her…
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  8. I would love to get to one of these performances one day. It will be a while though I think. 🙁
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  9. Joanna says:

    I love the story of Beauty and the Beast – a story where none of the characters quite fit into the mold, it is a story of acceptance, with value placed on kindness,love and family. Belle is a wonderful role-model for kids and adults alike!

  10. Suspected stroke? Seriously? Are you okay? Hope you’re well.
    Not entering as I’m in Melbourne but love those Disney shows. My little boys are always asking to go and I always forget to buy tickets. Take care. x
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  11. Oh definitely Peter Pan. I love the idea of never growing up and having a young person be a hero, but it offers more than that. Wendy is headstrong enough to choose to grow up, in the end. Tinkerbell isn’t always sweet- like most women! The Lost Boys aren’t really lost, because they have each other and there is magic enough for everyone!
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  12. Nikki says:

    My favourite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid. She is the least needing of the Disney damsels (in fact she rescues Eric from drowning). She is driven by the desire to explore the big wide world even though she lives in Paradise/Newcastle. And it’s funny how as a child I thought her Dad was over bearing and a big meany until I became a parent and could relate to his anxiety about becoming an empty nester and my son is only 4!!!

  13. Jessica says:

    My fav would be beauty and the beast. Belle is a very independent young lady who finds love in a unexpected way . She falls for the ” beast” not because of his looks but for his heart and that’s what I will be teaching my children.. Looks have nothing to do with the way you feel about Someone, it’s what you feel in the inside that counts

  14. My favorite fairytale would have to be Sleeping Beauty. It has always been my Mum’s favourite and watching it together is something we shared often (we even went and saw Maleficent together at the movies recently). I still get goosebumps when I hear the songs!!!
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  15. Kim Codrington says:

    I love all the Disney Classics I grew up with them all and now the new ones over the years.My Grandkids are going to love them just like their mummy did when they were little.

  16. Crystal McFarlane says:

    Sleeping Beauty – I love the idea that I can be fast asleep and having my Prince find me!

  17. JILL MACMULLEN says:

    Mirror mirror on the wall,
    Snow White simply ‘dwarfs’ them all.
    Enchanting and spell-binding with magical appeal,
    this fairy tale delivers that heart warming feel.

  18. Kristina S says:

    Sometimes I think my life is a fairytale. Married to my Prince forever 13 years, with 2 gorgeous princesses. I have my happily ever after

  19. Helen Schulz says:

    The Little Matchgirl: a story is about a dying child’s dreams and hope. .. of poverty and suffering, with a visions of how those more fortunate live, as she is freezing and starving… to death. A child suffering abuse with no person left who cares for her… I’m a mother… I cry every time!

  20. Mara E says:

    I can’t go past Sleeping Beauty and love Thornspell, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, told from prince Sigismund’s point of view. It begins with a lad who has seen little, and knows just as much about the world outside his father’s kingdom, but who dreams of fantasy and adventure, especially in the strange and restricted woods outside of the castle. It ends with a man who is living his dreams, expanding his horizons, pursuing fairytales, adventure, and love with all his heart.

  21. Louise L says:

    Beauty and the Beast as it shows you can be smart and beautiful

  22. Amanda Donohoe says:

    Shrek- beening a princess isnt what you look like on thè outside, its what comes from within you .

  23. Katharine says:

    Beauty and the Beast – being a brunette who loves to read it has always resonated with me.. and I love that belle fell in love with beast for who he was

  24. Michelle D says:

    Definitely Beauty and the Beast – it delivers a strong message in not judging a book by its cover in which I try and instil in my 3 sons 🙂

  25. Nikki Smith says:

    Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs is my favourite of them all but as my daughter would have it be Cinderella is for her not me I guess what I am trying to say they are all princesses at the end of the day

  26. Kara says:

    I really love The Snow Queen. All about strong female characters which are kind of rare in fairytales so its a nice change to enjoy with the kids.

  27. Naomi says:

    Cinderella and her charming fella is my favourite tale.
    Rags to riches, beauty in stitches- a combo that never can fail.
    The final scene- her wedding dream, with bluebirds holding the veil,
    Is etched forever as a childhood treasure,
    Upon my heart in glorious detail.

    Were I to be blessed by winning this test,
    The prize would not be for me.
    It would go to my sister to show how I miss her,
    And her beautiful children one, two, three.

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