The stars of Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After arrived in town this week as preparations begin for the coolest show on ice at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) from 24 to 27 September 2014.

While Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the rest of the cast have been exploring the city, it has taken a total of 420 man hours to create the magical arena that will take families and friends on an unforgettable journey.

For many of the 100 cast and crew members, who began descending on Doha on September 16, this is their first visit to Qatar.

According to Performance Director, Jackie Soames, the cast and crew were looking forward to experiencing some of Doha’s Arabian culture. He said:

The majority of the cast has never been to the Middle East but have heard a lot about Qatari culture and tradition…Many have spoken about exploring the city while others are keen to go on a desert safari. Ultimately we are all thrilled to be here and I speak on behalf of everyone when I say we’re looking forward to bringing some of the Disney magic to Doha.’

Until recently, Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After had only toured the United States. The show, which takes audiences on a breath-taking adventure with their favourite Disney characters, has begun its world tour in Dubai before moving onto Doha.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, presented by the Qatar Tourism Authority and its Events Diary, OnQatar and organised by Sport & Entertainment Solutions in association with Events, this rock star extravaganza will bring together all-time favourite Disney characters from stories including Disney•Pixar’s BRAVE, and Disney’s Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast, in a visually stunning production. Complemented by award-winning music, stunning choreography and beautiful costumes, the show will deliver a lifetime of memories.

The Founder and CEO of Sport & Entertainment Solutions (SES), Ali Haidary, said:

The team is ecstatic to welcome the show’s stars, cast and crew, and we look forward to an action-packed, fun-filled couple of weeks in the final lead up to the show. It is difficult to explain just how much goes into making a production of the scale and magnitude of Disney On Ice a reality, but we know it will be worth it when we see the look of wonder on the face of so many children.’

Sport & Entertainment Solutions announced in early June that Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After would be coming to dazzle audiences in the Middle East for the first time.

Tickets are available from all Virgin Megastores and online, starting from QR175, QR275, QR475, VIP QR1,000 and Rink-side Royal QR2,000.