The popularity of Disney’s “Frozen” shows no sign of thawing anytime soon. In response to interest in the movie and its characters, the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts offer some "Frozen"-inspired fun and experiences.
Among current opportunities, Disney offers the chance to see or meet the characters of Elsa or Anna at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. Disney Cruise Line also had added a couple of “Frozen” touches on its trips, while Adventures by Disney offers a Norway itinerary that taps into interest in the Oscar-winning film.
Walt Disney World Resort
- On April 20, Walt Disney World moved Anna and Elsa to a new meet-and-greet location at the Magic Kingdom, moving them from Epcot. The sisters now greet Disney guests at Princess Fairytale Hall, located in the Castle Courtyard in the center of Fantasyland. Princess Fairytale Hall is the spot to meet princesses at the Magic Kingdom. Guests can choose between two queues to meet the Royals: one for Cinderella and Rapunzel or one for Anna, Elsa, and another visiting princess. Currently, it is not uncommon for wait times to see Anna and Elsa to be two or more hours; there is a FastPass+ reservation for this character meet-and-greet, but openings go very quickly.
- Formerly, the character meet-and-greet opportunity with Elsa and Anna took place at Epcot’s Norway. Guests met the characters inside the Prinsesse Plass (the “Princess Room”) in the pavilion, located in inside Puffin’s Roost and across from the Askerhus Royal Royal Banquet Hall. At this point, WDW is not offering meet-and-greets at both Magic Kingdom and Norway.
- The Norway pavilion is still running its exhibit focused on Norwegian culture and history that inspired the movie; the “Norsk Kultur” gallery is located inside the Stave church. Items on display are on loan courtesy of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, of Decorah, Iowa.
- Elsa and Anna will be part of Princess Garden, the opening unit of the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.” The Magic Kingdom daytime parade officially debuts this Sunday, March 9.
- At Magic Kingdom, visuals from “Frozen” are currently part of the “Celebrate the Magic” night show where images are projected onto Cinderella Castle.
The meet-and-greet opportunity with Elsa and Anna takes place in Fantasyland, in a small, snow-covered cottage area that includes a special rooftop appearance by Olaf the snowman.
Elsa, Anna and Olaf also appear on their own “Frozen” float at Disneyland Paris’ daytime parade, “Disney Magic On Parade.”
Disney Cruise Line
- Disney Cruise Line (DCL) guests can meet with Anna on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream ships. (Check with the ship’s Navigator schedule, as characters who do appear on any particular itinerary, and when, may rotate.)
- An Olaf figure greets guests with his sunny personality at the post office on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
- Guests can currently watch “Frozen” in the theaters on all four Disney cruise ships. (First-run movies are played on DCL ships, so be sure to check the Navigator schedule. Also, Disney guests may call (888) 325-2500 about two weeks before their cruise to get information on which movies will be playing.
Adventures by Disney
Although not directly focused on the movie or its characters, Adventures by Disney (ABD), which specializes in family guided tours, offers a Norway itinerary to see the geography and culture that inspired “Frozen.” ABD’s Norway trip offers an eight-day, seven-night adventure to visit the Fjords, Bergen and Oslo.
What “Frozen” experiences would you like to see brought to the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts?