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Sight impaired youngsters receive VIP invitation from Disney On Ice

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By The Guide Liverpool

Sight impaired youngsters receive VIP invitation from Disney On Ice
Tabitha, aged 11 from Formby, Tyler, aged 9 from Kensington and Archie, aged 9 from Anfield

Visual Impairment Charity, Henshaws has joined forces with Disney On Ice to offer an exclusive VIP invitation to sight impaired youngsters and their families.

A group of ten young guests from Henshaws will be VIP guests of Disney On Ice, which arrives at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool from 16th to 19th March 2023. 

Henshaws is a North-West based charity that supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations as they believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Their support, advice and training enables people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other, and look forward to a more positive future.


This week, some of the Disney On Ice cast have been to visit Everton Women at Finch Farm.


The youngsters have been invited to attend a private behind-the-scenes afternoon tour, enabling exclusive access to costumes, props and show characters, as well as hearing how the exciting ice spectacular is produced from the sound, lighting and special effects teams.

That evening, the guests will take their seats to the show, alongside their families, to experience this glorious ice spectacular with Mickey and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Discover the Magic, an adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts. 

Mel Cooke Head of children, young people and family services at Henshaws said: 

“This is such a fantastic opportunity for our visually impaired children to experience a touch tour that allows them to feel and get a tactile experience of the characters, props and costumes etc that will be used in the show. Disney On Ice is magical to many children and to enable these young people to share this experience with their families and make lasting memories is priceless.”

Disney on Ice Henshaws
Siblings Oliver, aged 6, Alfie, aged 7 and Olivia, aged 9

The children were told about their VIP surprise trip to Disney On Ice at an afternoon tea party, hosted by Henshaws at St Vincent’s School for the blind in Liverpool. 

Tyler, aged 9 from Kensington in Liverpool said: 

“I am so excited, I have always wanted to go to see Disney on ice! It will be a dream come true!”

Steven Armstrong, Regional Vice-President of Feld Entertainment, producers of Disney On Ice, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to invite our friends from Henshaws to enjoy the experience of a private preview behind the scenes at Discover the Magic getting up-close and personal with many aspects of this show, which captures the magic of Disney’s immortal tales through cutting edge figure-skating, glamorous costumes and stunning set designs. I’m sure this trip will make many much-loved memories for all of the families involved. That’s the magic of Disney On Ice!”

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