The queen and princess.

Frozen Fun Event Arrives at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

From July 5 to September 1, 2014, the characters from Disney’s runaway hit “Frozen” are making a big splash at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The movie has raked in more than $1.2 billion for the Walt Disney Company and has spawned rumors of a new attraction in the Norway pavilion of Epcot. There is still no official word about that change.

However, the arrival of everything “Frozen” at the Studios is very real.

Let’s take a look:

Olaf on Summer Vacation

Disney is giving away a free “Take-Along Olaf” the snowman to everyone who enters the park.  You can think of it as a paper cut out of Olaf mounted on a stick.  It sounds very simple, and it is, but it does make for a great prop when taking photos.

Disney is encouraging people to share their photos with Olaf on social media using the tag #OlafSummerVacation.

Disney hinted that they may select someone who posts a photo on social media to somehow join in day’s grand finale.

My take-along Olaf having fun in Disney's Hollywood Studios.
My take-along Olaf having fun in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Hollywood Blvd.

Details: Each day Anna and Elsa will arrive in grand style at the Studios in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff will be with them also. (I assume that since Hans was the bad guy in the movie, he doesn’t get to participate in the parade). Skaters, skies, and ice cutters will join the sisters as they make their way toward the Sorcerer’s Hat to welcome everyone for the day.

It's a summer of Frozen fun.
It’s a summer of Frozen fun.
Snow dancers lead the way.
Snow dancers lead the way.
More chilly skaters.
More chilly skaters.
Kristoff in the parade.
Kristoff in the parade.
Ice cutters!
Ice cutters!
The queen and princess.
The queen and princess.
Yes, that is snow you see on Hollywood Blvd.
Yes, that is snow you see on Hollywood Blvd.
Little citizens of Arendelle.
Little citizens of Arendelle.

For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration

Times: 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00pm

Location: Premiere Theater, which is located in the Streets of America and is typically used just for special events like Star Wars Weekends and the Comedy Warehouse Christmas Special, is the site for the sing-along.

Details: Anna and Elsa retell the story of their kingdom of Arendelle and ask everyone to sing-along during moments from the movie.

Look for a full article with details on the sing along later this week.

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & “Frozen” Funland

Times: Park opening – 8:00pm

Location: Soundstage One, which is located on Mickey Avenue near the entrance to the Studio Backlot Tour.

Details: Photo opportunities, ice stating demonstrations, and fun for kids in an area called “Do You Want to Build a Snowman”. This area also offered “Frozen” merchandise, food, and beverage offerings.

The Trading Post offers plenty of Frozen-themed treats.
The Trading Post offers plenty of Frozen-themed treats.

Look for a full article with details on the Trading Post and Funland later this week.

“Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party

Times: 5:30 – 9:00 pm from July 5 – August 16

Location: Sorcerer’s Hat Stage

Details: The dance party includes tunes by a DJ as well as a live band that plays classic summer hits as well as songs from the “Frozen” movie.

“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular

Times: 9:45 pm from July 5 – August 16; 9:15 pm from August 17 – September 1; none on August 23 due to the Villains Unleashed hard-ticketed event

Location: In the sky above the Sorcerer’s Hat

Details: Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf all come together for the day’s finale that includes fireworks set to the music from the movie.

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Frozen fireworks show.

“Frozen” VIP Experience

Like with so many things these days, Disney is also offering a premium experience for those folks who are super-“Frozen” fans. Interestingly, the experience mostly focuses on reserved access and food. The “Frozen” Summer Fun Premium Package is available during the full run of the special “Frozen” events, except for August 23, 2014 when the Villains Unleashed event takes place. The cost is $59 per adult or $34 per child (in addition to park admission) and includes:

  • Reserved viewing and refreshments during Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession at 11:00 a.m
  • Reserved seating to one showing of For the First Time In Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration
  • Reserved viewing and dessert party during the “Frozen” fireworks spectacular

If you are interested in adding the Premium Package, call Disney at 407-939-1939.

Do you like the Frozen Fun events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?