VIDEO: Disney On Ice magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

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Move over Aladdin, Snow White, Cinderella and Anna of Arendelle - meet the latest Disney Prince and Princesses.

These Sheffield children wished upon The Star and their dreams came true in spectacular fashion when they won our money-can’t-buy prize to appear in the opening night of Disney On Ice.

The Star's Disney On Ice cart ride winners, left to right, Jack Harrison, Holly Brough, Harley and Freya Rodhgers,  at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena. Photos: Glenn Ashley

The Star's Disney On Ice cart ride winners, left to right, Jack Harrison, Holly Brough, Harley and Freya Rodhgers, at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena. Photos: Glenn Ashley

Sisters Harley, aged nine and Freya Rodgers, seven, joined Holly Brough and her school pal Jack Harrison, both six.

Thousands of families cheered as they were given a special cart ride, joining Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and top skaters during a marching band song and dance routine, to open the second half of the show.

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The Star's Disney On Ice cart ride winners, left to right, Jack Harrison, Holly Brough, Harley and Freya Rodhgers,  at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

The Star's Disney On Ice cart ride winners, left to right, Jack Harrison, Holly Brough, Harley and Freya Rodhgers, at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

This year’s ice show is called 100 Years Of Magic - celebrating a century of Disney film making and features an incredible 65 characters from 18 stories, including The Lion King, Mulan, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story,

It plays at the Motorpoint until Sunday.

Harley, wearing flashing Minnie Mouse ears, joined Freya after their big moment on the ice to thank The Star and Disney for an unforgettable night.

She said: “It was brilliant. Fantastic. It was so exciting to be on the ice.”

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Mum Natalie Humphreys, 33, added: “The Star have made it absolutely magical for my daughters. I’d urge other parents who can to bring their children to see the show. It’s been brilliant.”

Holly, cuddling a Donald Duck soft toy, said: “It was fabulous. I loved it. I also like the bit when Buzz Lightyear came on.

School pal Jack said: “It was amazing when we were in the cart. That was the best bit. I liked the parade.”

Holly’s teacher dad Billy Brough, 31, said: “It was great to see their faces. They were all a little bit nervous and excited. It made it really special for them.

The Disney on Ice show at Sheffield Arena

The Disney on Ice show at Sheffield Arena

“I was also impressed by the ability of the ice skaters.It’s a spectacular show.”

Other children and parents were also gushing about the show.

Taxi driver Pete Fisher, 47, who had traveled from Scarborough, said: “ It was awesome. Well worth it. People should definitely come and see it. It’s fantastic for kids. We really thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Worth every penny.”

Rebecca Jarvis, 38, of Rotherham, said: “Definitely pay the money and come down. This is the fourth one we’ve been to and it gets better every time. My daughter can’t wait for next year. Well both of us probably. I didn’t have a highlight. I enjoyed all of it.”

Claire Ballard, the show’s Regional Marketing Director for the UK, said:”The ice ride for winners is truly a money-can’t buy opportunity.You can’t put into words almost, to bring children on the ice, with the skaters and the characters, not only to high five them but to see them skating around them. It’s not something you can buy anywhere. That’s why it’s a special prize.

“Disney On Ice has come here for so many years and we’ll be back the same time next year. We’ve not announced it yet, but we’ve got a brand new show next year

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

“This year’s show is for everyone in the family, from little kids up to grandparents. All ages dress up for this show. You see parents of all ages wearing the Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears.

“”There’s still some great seats available, but it’s selling fast.”

* Tickets online and using the ticket hotline are £15.40 to £42.90, including booking fee. Tickets bought in person at the Box Office are £14.70 to £40.95, including booking fee. Family tickets available.

Children under 24 months sitting on an adults knee are free and do not require a ticket for this show.

Buy in person, call 0114 256 5656, or book online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk. Also see The Star’s entertainments listings site, for this and thousands of events, at www.wow247.co.uk.

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

The Disney on Ice show at Sheffield Arena

The Disney on Ice show at Sheffield Arena