It’s been nearly a year since the release of Disney’s Frozen on November 27, 2013. Since then, fans of all ages (myself included!) have demanded more and more Frozen from Disney, and they have listened to the masses and happily obliged. Anna and Elsa, along with the other characters from Frozen, have been popping up all over Walt Disney World in shows and parades. Frozen merchandise has been flying off the shelves, and on a recent visit I noticed that they have instilled a limit per person on Frozen items. So, where in Walt Disney World can you go to get your fill of Frozen ? Here’s a list of top spots!
1. Anna & Elsa Meet and Greet at Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom
If you’ve visited the Magic Kingdom recently, you know the madness of trying to meet Anna & Elsa at Fairytale Hall. Lines go on for days, and wait times can reach up to five hours during peak times of the day. Many folks are anxious to see the pair at rope drop, so Disney cast members have instilled a “cast member barrier” to slowly walk guests to Princess Fairytale Hall. Is it worth the wait to see a smile on your Frozen fan’s face when they finally meet the sisters of the Disney movie? Undoubtedly.
2. “A Frozen Holiday Wish” at Cinderella Castle
Theme Park Review has a great video of the lastest Frozen endeavor at Magic Kingdom- “A Frozen Holiday Wish”. Anna & Elsa, along with Kristoff and a walking, talking, dancing, jumping Olaf, light up Cinderella Castle for the holiday season during a nine minute stage show. The show is getting rave reviews and will definitely fulfill the need for frozen fractals. Here’s the link.
3. Festival of Fantasy Parade in Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade highlights the famous sisters, and Olaf is right there with them on the pretty float.
4. Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney Hollywood Studios
C’mon. You know you want to belt out “Let It Go” right along with the rest of us. Disney’s 30-minute show is offered several times daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is interactive and fun- and includes snow! Anna & Elsa are the royal historians for that famous city, Arendelle, and they’ll have you singing tunes from the movie in your best princess voice. How long has it been since you’ve wailed at the top of your lungs? Since forever, I bet. 😉
5. Wandering Oakens Trading Post & Frozen Snowground
Wanna play in the snow? In Florida? When it’s 90 degrees outside? Done! Wandering Oakens Trading Post & Frozen Snowground has real snow for kids to dig into. Okay, I admit it. I played in it, too. A photo op is available here for Memory Maker, and they’ll even add in Anna & Elsa using pixie dust, of course. Be prepared for a wait in the Snowground, though.
Wandering Oakens is a great place to get your shop on, and they’ve got everything from plushies to MagicBand accessories with the chilly theme. The Trading Post is located on the Streets of America in the back area of DHS.
What’s Next for Frozen at WDW?
Disney made a controversial decision to close the beloved Maelstrom ride at the Norway Pavilion in EPCOT. Although the World Showcase may never be the same for some, Maelstrom’s replacement ride will feature a Frozen theme and is sure to be a big hit as well.