‘Frozen’ Fun Continues at Hollywood Studios

oaken (2)After being extended almost a month, Frozen’s Summer Fun came to a close on Sept. 28th at Hollywood Studios.   But, the event was so extremely popular with guests that Disney has extended some parts of the event through to the holiday season.

“For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” is remaining, playing in the Premiere Theater on the Streets of America.

At the Forzen Sing-a-long
At the Frozen Sing-a-long

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can continue singing along to “Frozen” songs with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. The number of shows vary per day, up to a maximum of 10 shows, playing every ½ hour. There’s some speculation that the show will ultimately move to the now-closed American Idol location, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Frozen Olaf's as far as the eye can see...
Frozen Olaf’s as far as the eye can see…

Wandering Oaken’s merchandise location and play area was moved to the former American Film Institute Showcase, located at the exit of the Studio Backlot Tour. It features a larger play area with real snow (in Florida!).  So while the ice skating is gone, there’s a real snow playground, and loads of Frozen merchandise is available for the holiday shopping.

(Gone are the Royal Procession mini-parade, the Frozen Fireworks show, and the Ice Skating rink. We’re sorry we missed the Frozen fireworks this summer!  We heard they were great!)

“Frozen’s” popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season.

New for 2014:  Queen Elsa!
New for 2014: Queen Elsa!

Starting on November 5th, the Snow Queen will be filling Cinderella’s shoes as the new host of the Magic Kingdom’s Castle Dream Lights show. Instead of the Fairy Godmother waving her wand and illuminating Cinderella Castle with over 200,000 holiday lights, it’ll be Queen Elsa using her icy magic to turn the Castle into a winter wonder.

**Sigh**  Lovely!
The Castle Dream Lights. **Sigh**   Just lovely!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf riding in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

Lastly, Maelstrom closed earlier this month, and Frozen is indeed coming to Norway in early 2015.

A new, yet unnamed attraction will replace Maelstrom and will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film.

Anna and Elsa meet & greet
Meeting Anna and Elsa at the Norway meet & greet

The Arendelle pavilion will also include an expended royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests.  (We met them there last November and the meet & greet area was way too small and cramped!)

We think these “Frozen” elements are great complements to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film.

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