If anyone needed to get to Leeds Arena for Disney On Ice last night, they could have just followed the stream of little girls dressed as princesses.

By the time I reached the venue I'd spotted countless Elsas and Annas, and even a little boy dressed in a fluffy Olaf costume.

And it was the Frozen finale that drew the loudest cheers and screams from the young audience at Disney On Ice's Silver Anniversary Celebration last night.

The polished, glittering production transported the packed arena to the African plains of the Lion King, under the sea with the Little Mermaid and to Neverland, complete with a flying Wendy, John and Michael.

The It's A Small World-themed opening, with ice dancers fashioned to represent countries around the world, was a fun tribute to one of Disneyworld's (and Disneyland's) most iconic rides, often bemoaned for having a irritatingly catchy theme song.

Ariel and Eric
Ariel and Eric

There was also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it nod to the Magic Kingdom's Main Street Electrical Parade, its theme music instantly recognisable to hardcore WDW fans (guilty as charged).

And of course, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy were on hand to guide the audience through their favourite Disney stories.

The choreography was superb from start to finish — this isn't just Disney characters gliding and waving, it's professional, polished dance.

And Disney's wealth of music, from toe-tapping, sing-a-long smash hits to emotional, dramatic ballads, make for a fantastic soundtrack.

But if I had one disappointment, it was that a show celebrating 25 years only revisited four of its films.

Frozen's Elsa
Frozen's Elsa

While the Lion King, Peter Pan, the Little Mermaid and Frozen are all wonderful stories, it was a shame the show couldn't have paid tribute to more of its stars.

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We had a Frozen extravaganza, taking up most of the second half, and while I understand the film's cult-like following, it could have been scaled back to make room for more characters.

Captain Hook and the pirates
Captain Hook and the pirates

How can you celebrate 25 years of Disney On Ice without Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast or even Toy Story?

Nevertheless, Disney On Ice is sparkling, synchronised family fun — for little princesses and big kids alike.

I challenge you not to melt a little when a near-hysterical five-year-old waves frantically at his or her big screen heroes.

Here's to the next 25 years.