If you’re looking for Anna & Elsa from Disney’s Frozen over at the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find them in the parade, but for an autograph or photo you’ll now need to take a monorail trip over to the Norway pavilion in EPCOT. The Royal Sommerhus… Read More »Meeting Anna & Elsa at EPCOT’s Royal Sommerhus
Remember the long lines for the Princess Plass meet and greet with Disney “Frozen” sisters Elsa and Anna in EPCOT’s Norway pavilion? At times the queue was 5+ hours long to see Disney’s latest stars. Have you explored the “Norsk Kultur: inspiration for Disney Frozen” exhibit inside… Read More »Frozen Coming Home to EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion
From getting the budget approved to hosting the first event in the park, the Frozen Summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios promotion took about a month to pull together. It’s nice to see that Disney can still be nimble when it wants to be. And they’ve managed to produce a fantastic product that guests of all ages and temperaments can enjoy.
The good news, for those who haven’t yet been out to visit Arendelle by the swamp, Disney has extended the royal stay by 4 weeks. “Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will now end Sept. 28, 2014.
As you might guess, fans of “Frozen,” the most successful animated film of all time, have been flocking to the flurry of fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios since July 5, enjoying immersive experiences like the “For The First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” and ice skating (on real ice!) inside Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland. Anna, Elsa & Kristoff are also welcomed by guests daily in an 11 a.m. processional down Hollywood Boulevard while ice cutters, skaters and skiers join the cavalcade.
To commemorate the extension of this popular event, Disney commissioned an Elsa & Anna themed Etch A Sketch drawing from Etch A Sketch artist Jane Labowitch, aka Princess Etch A Sketch. The original drawing was done in one line, and took her an hour, but Disney condensed it down into a few seconds for your viewing pleasure here:
Nearly all of the event’s components will continue daily, with the exception of the “Frozen Fireworks” spectacular. The fireworks show will be presented each night (except August 23) through September 1, and then on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only from September 5-28.
Most activities in “Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!” are included in regular park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Arendelle’s Royal Family has made the move from Norway to Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland. That’s not all that moved, so did the extremely long wait times. On Easter Sunday, the first day the sisters were appearing in the Magic Kingdom, the wait time was 2.5 hours immediately after opening and climbed up to 4 hours wait time mid-day. Times not dissimilar from their location in EPCOT.
The good news is that there is now Fastpass+, which means lucky guests can reserve a short waiting time for Disney’s most popular princesses. Resort guests will have first crack at times 60 days in advanced with off-site guests and annual passholders window opening at 30 days.
I’d had heard rumors that Anna and Elsa were all booked up through June 30th, but I was just able to find two weekend days in April with reservations available. That may be because Disney has been holding some slots in reserve or because others have canceled their Fastpass+ times making them available for me. The lesson is to not give up if every day of your vacation is reserved right now, keep checking and a time may become available.