Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy hit showHunta Live
Action-packed Ice spectacular breaks Sales Records in Johannesburg.
The world famous touring family production has taken South Africa by storm with its first visit to the country. Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy which brings to life four favourite Disney stories with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters, has sold out the Coca-Cola Dome (Africa’s largest indoor arena) eight times in one weekend, an achievement never witnessed before.
"We knew the power of the Disney brand, and we knew the quality of this spectacular family show, but the response from South African audiences has been nothing short of breath-taking. This creates a wonderful foundation for the future", says Sam Hendrikse, CEO of Hunta Live,
Disney On Ice has become a household name in more than 70 countries over the past 30 years, and Disney On Ice - Worlds of Fantasy offers the perfect combination of elements for fans - from the contemporary feel of Cars and Toy Story 3 to the timeless quality of The Little Mermaid and Tinker Bell., With four completely different Disney world’s brought to life, the show provides a value that is truly unparalleled in the world of live family entertainment.
“Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy is a dazzling show with amazing special effects and world-class skaters, who come together to tell classic Disney stories with the beloved Disney characters. The show is a great example of our commitment to bringing high quality entertainment to South Africa and we are thrilled that the show is proving to be such a big hit with families in Gauteng. ” says Christine Service, Country Manager Africa for Disney.
According to Coca-Cola Dome spokesperson Cynthia Penprase, they are equally delighted with the turn-out of the premier tour: “We have been looking forward to hosting this international event for months now and it has finally arrived! The Coca-Cola dome has literally been transformed into a Disney fantasy world with some of the best loved Disney characters coming to life on the ice and thrilling the young audience… and adults! The characters costumes are just incredible and without a doubt non-stop fun for all. Feld Entertainment and Hunta Live have pulled out all the stops with this one and we are delighted to have hosted this spectacular event at the Coca-Cola dome.”
The production moves to Cape Town from the 6th of July until the 10th of July 2012 at the CTICC where coastal audiences will get a chance to witness the magic.
"Disney on Ice has been to more than 70 countries but this is our first time in South Africa. We are completely amazed by the audiences so far. This is a sign of the great potential in this region. We look forward to visiting Cape Town next and bringing more shows in the future together with our partner, Hunta Live," says Horacio Renna, Feld Entertainment Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Johannesburg audiences who didn't make it to the Box Office for the 2012 Disney On Ice Tour need not be too disappointed, plans are already in play for bring the next Disney On Ice production to South Africa in 2013.
The Department of Arts & Culture along with DStv and 1Time Airlines are proud sponsors of the first South African Tour of Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy a production of Feld Entertainment, brought to SA by Hunta Live.
Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy Tour Dates, South Africa:
Johannesburg (Coca-Cola Dome): 26 June – 1 July 2012 (Now Sold Out!)
Cape Town (CTICC): 6 July – 10 July 2012
Bookings NOW OPEN at Computicket (www.computicket.com or 083 915 8000)
Tickets are priced from R150 to R300.
About Feld Entertainment:
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
About The Walt Disney Company in Europe, Middle East and Africa:
The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), brings live entertainment experiences to European audiences of over 6.5 million people each year. In addition to the world-class musical productions and the character-based Disney On Ice and Disney Live! properties that play across EMEA. Disney also provides immersive experiences for young audiences through licensing local productions of classic Disney titles to schools and community theatres.
About Hunta Live:
Hunta Live is a creative management and event specialist company that dominates the “new age entertainment arena” in South Africa. Hunta Live’s innovative and fresh approach to the live event and entertainment sector, backed up by the expertise, talent and experience of their team of professionals has made it the fastest-growing and preferred choice in the entertainment industry to promote all world-class entertainment - from Family Entertainment to Stadium-sized Music Concerts. Hunta Live has imported over 200 International acts into South Africa and has continued to break box office records in the process - from touring world famous artists such as André Rieu, Wayne Brady, Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, The Beach Boys, Chris Rock, Jeff Dunham - to making history with an extraordinary first post-Fifa World Cup Stadium show - featuring multi-Grammy and Oscar winner A.R. Rahman. Hunta Live will remain pioneers in the industry by conceptualising and producing many of South African’s favourite shows including the biggest trio of International Comedy Festivals on the continent.
Anneke van der Westhuizen
082 708 1957
Feld Entertainment & Hunta Live