Frozen Fans! If you’re planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, this one’s for you! Below, we’ll discuss everything Frozen at Walt Disney World. You probably already know that Frozen and Frozen 2 are among the most popular animated films of the last decade. When the initial movie was released, something unusual happened. I like to call it a Frozen frenzy or phenomenon. The movie was so popular that even dads knew all the words to Let It Go.
Since then, Walt Disney World has incorporated character meet-and-greets, attractions, and other entertainment offerings into the theme parks to celebrate Frozen. Unfortunately, we’ve yet to be so lucky to get a Frozen themed land like World of Frozen in Hong Kong Disneyland or Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea. But we can always hope! Fingers crossed!
As far as Disney World goes, most Frozen fans will want to meet a few characters, ride Frozen Ever After, and pick up a few Frozen souvenirs. Other entertainment offerings are also available among three of the theme parks. With so many Frozen-related things to do and see, it can be hard to keep track of them. So below, we’ve compiled a list of everything Frozen at Walt Disney World!
Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After is one of the most popular rides at Epcot. The ride’s entrance sits in the World Showcase at the back of the Norway Pavilion, directly behind Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. This mild dark ride takes guests on a journey to Elsa’s Ice Palace. You’ll see Sven, Olaf, Kristoff, Anna, and Queen Elsa along the way. You might even run into Marshmallow and a few snowgies.
Frozen Ever After is a mild attraction with a surprise drop toward the end. However, the ride does not have a height requirement. Frozen Ever After is available daily from the park’s opening until close, including early theme park hours and the extended evening hours benefit for select resort guests. This attraction has a Lightning Lane with Disney Genie+. Since the boat ride often has long waits, you’ll want to secure a Lightning Lane if you purchase the Genie+ upgrade.
You’ll pass the Kingdom of Arendelle at the end of the ride. The final scene has Anna, Elsa, and Olaf (audio-animatronics) in their summer wardrobes.
Frozen Characters Meet-and-Greets
Anna and Elsa meet guests daily in their darling summer home, the Royal Sommerhus. This character meet-and-greet is in the Norway Pavilion, near Frozen Ever After. The Royal Sommerhus is the most charming country home, with grass and wildflowers growing on the rooftop. Inside, you’ll find casual decor and some items reflective of Anna and Elsa.
Since Anna and Elsa are among the more popular meet-and-greets, expect long wait times. This meet-and-greet is usually available from around 9:15 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. You’ll want to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for their exact times. I have found that it’s easier to meet the sisters first thing in the morning or after 5:00 p.m.
Anna meets as the queen of Arendelle at this location. This character meet was updated to reflect both Anna and Elsa’s new titles after both Frozen films.
A few important details about this character meet-and-greet include:
- Both characters sign autographs.
- Unfortunately, as of this last update, a photo box has replaced PhotoPass photographers at this location.
- Anna and Elsa are both talking characters. So you might think of some things to ask them while you’re waiting!
- More Details: Meet Anna and Elsa at Epcot
Elsa meets next to Anna. She loves to talk about a few of her favorite companions, Nokk and Bruni.
Wandering Reindeer (PhotoPass Location)
Wandering Reindeer is the former Frozen-themed gift shop at the exit of the Royal Sommerhus. It is now a PhotoPass location with a Frozen-themed backdrop. Guests with the Memory Maker can have their photo taken at this location.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
No worries if you didn’t get your fill of Frozen at Epcot. There’s plenty more to do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For starters, the Frozen Sing-A-Long is one of the most adorable comedy shows at Hollywood Studios! If you haven’t seen the show, it is a must-do.
For a First Time in Forever is a stage show performed inside the Hyperion Theater. It’s offered daily on the half-hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You can check the My Disney Experience app for the exact times on the day of your visit. Or check showtimes here on Disney.com. This performance is an excellent opportunity to see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and the royal historians of Arendelle, who narrate the show.
When the curtain opens, Anna joins the stage with the historians of Arendelle. As usual, she is looking for Elsa and wants to know if anyone has seen her. When Anna disappears, the historians tell how Anna and Elsa grew up together and how Elsa’s special powers were hidden.
Surprisingly, the historians are hilarious and really make the show. Their humor keeps the adults interested and involved. This is one of those shows where you might think you don’t want to spend much time here. But by the end, you’ll be surprised at how much you enjoyed it. Since this is a “sing-a-long” celebration, the audience is invited to sing along during specific moments.
The audience always gets into the whole Let It Go number. If I were to guess, they probably don’t need the words on the screen. Most middle-aged dads and grandparents know the words by heart.
During the show, Kristoff shows up, and wouldn’t you know it? He’s looking for both Anna and Elsa! Those two are always up to something! Before long, Elsa makes a grand entrance and addresses the crowd. She is so fancy and creates quite a snowstorm. Next thing you know, you will find yourself in for a magical surprise! Sorry if I told you, it wouldn’t be a surprise.
Here are a few tips for seeing the Sing-Along:
- Frozen Sing-A-Long offers a Lightning Lane via the Disney Genie+ service. However, in most instances, it’s not needed.
- This performance averages 30 minutes long. So try to see it in the hottest part of the day and bring a snack. (Disney prefers drinks with lids for this one!)
- The Hyperion Theater is a great place to take a break for a child needing a nap.
- More Details: Frozen Sing-A-Long Celebration
Olaf Meet and Greet
Olaf, everyone’s favorite snowman, meets daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios near the Hyperion Theater’s exit. This location is called Celebrity Spotlight and is listed in the My Disney Experience app.
Since it’s so convenient, we like to do this character meet after exiting the Frozen Sing-Along. Olaf’s wait times average approximately 15 minutes.
Things you might want to know about the Olaf Meet and Greet:
- Does Olaf sign autographs? Unfortunately not, but he usually offers a card.
- Olaf doesn’t talk, so there is no need to worry about conversation starters.
- There is a PhotoPass photographer here at this meet.
- More Details: Meet Olaf at Disney World
If you stay until the end of the night, you can also see Elsa in Fantasmic!, the nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Festival of the Fantasy Parade
Both Frozen sisters participate in the Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom. Unfortunately, they don’t have a formal meet-and-greet at the park.
They are on the back of the first float that features Disney Princesses. Anna performs as Princess Anna, and Elsa is Queen Elsa in the parade.
Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire
Anna and Elsa also appear in Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire, formerly Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. The performance is held multiple times daily on the castle stage, and it’s an excellent opportunity to see the sisters.
A Frozen Holiday Wish
Anna and Elsa are both part of a Frozen Holiday Wish during the holiday season at Walt Disney World. This show is held nightly at 6:15 p.m. on the stage in front of Cinderella Castle. Elsa performs the song When We’re Together. It’s a dazzling performance that’s not to be missed.
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff are featured in the parade during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Frozen at Blizzard Beach
Tike’s Peak is a Frozen-themed area of Blizzard Beach designed for smaller children.
Frozen Extra-Ticketed Events at Disney World
Unfortunately, the Frozen Dessert Party at Epcot is not offered as of this update.
Bibbidi Bobbodi Boutique
Bibbidi Bobbodi Boutique at Magic Kingdom offers Anna and Elsa princess makeover selections. This experience allows for a hairstyle, dress, photos, and more!
Final Thoughts on Frozen at Walt Disney World
Hopefully, this article has helped you locate a few Frozen things to take part in during your trip to Walt Disney World. For more planning information, you may enjoy the following popular articles:
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In the Comments
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