Naomi and I were rushing about trying to get ready to take a DiDi to Disneyland. It was my first time visiting any kind of Disneyland and I have to say it felt so surreal walking through the village with the weirdly-inspiring symphony in the background.
We managed to arrive just as the show was starting. I was a little skeptical in the beginning since the play was in Mandarin and our Chinese wasn’t quite up to par, but I must admit it was so much better that I was expecting!
The play was spectacular. I would even go as far to say it felt like a movie. All the actors played their roles to perfection; they danced, they sang and they were admirably coordinated. With a live orchestra playing the well-loved score, the music was amazing!
Something that really impressed me was the last scene where the beast suddenly transforms into a handsome prince. The beast was literally floating in the air, as wind whirled around him and the lights flashing. You can just imagine our faces full of surprise…
All in all, the trip was a major success! As expected from China, the stage sets were absolutely over-the-top amazing! We left the theatre a little more confident in our Chinese skills and feeling pretty proud that we could actually understand! I’d recommend any Disney fan to venture out there for the show, don’t let the word “Mandarin” stop you!