Disney on Ice TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, May 15 Standing in a queue at the TSB Bank Arena for ice creams before opening night for Disney on Ice I overheard a frazzled-looking gentleman in front of me joke out loud in desperation: ‘‘I’ll have six beers please’’. It summed up the contrast between many of the children – unrestrained excitement, some of the girls in Disney princess costumes – and foreboding by parents that it would be another show where they would be bored and try to surreptitiously browse the internet on their smart phones until it was over.
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