Frozen fans rejoice! Today via the Disney Parks Blog, Disneyland has made a major announcement introducing what will sure warm up even the coldest of hearts. New ‘Frozen’ adventures are headed to both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland in early January 2015. This comes right off the overwhelming popularity of ‘Frozen Summer’ currently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The tent-pole of ‘Frozen Fun’ will be a minor overhaul of the Hollywood Studios section of the park replacing and rethemeing many of the large truss structures and theme from the Mad T Party.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, featuring magical adventures with characters from the Walt Disney Pictures blockbuster film. Guests at Disney California Adventure Park will be able to meet Anna and Elsa in a new location, sing along with the “Frozen” soundtrack, play in the snow, meet Olaf the snowman and “chill out” at a nighttime, family dance party. Here are a bit more details on what exactly is expected in the Hollywood Studios portion of the California Adventure.
“Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome” provides an elegant new location for Anna and Elsa to receive visitors in the Disney Animation building in Hollywood Land. (Note: The Anna and Elsa meeting location in Disneyland Park will close at the end of the day on Dec. 19.) The colorful and varied animation experience already on display in the attraction’s lobby will feature new scenes that pay tribute to Arendelle and the world of “Frozen.” As they did in the previous location in Fantasyland, guests will utilize the Return Time Ticket to meet the characters, avoiding long wait times by securing a reservation time to return to the Royal Welcome. Elsewhere in the Disney Animation building, guests at the Animation Academy will be asked “Do You Want to Draw a Snowman?” – offering an Olaf drawing experience with an added Marshmallow-drawing class. –
“For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” transforms the Muppet*Vision 3D Theatre into the welcoming Crown Jewel Theatre of Arendelle, where Anna, Elsa and Kristoff take part in a comedic retelling of their story that features popular songs from the film. Two Arendellian Historians, acting as hosts, lead the festivities, with the “Frozen” characters making memorable appearances throughout. Some of the favorite musical sequences (and lyrics) are shown on large screens to make sure everybody enjoys all the fun.
“Olaf’s Snow Fest” takes place next door to the Crown Jewel Theatre in Stage 17, which is transformed into a charming castle courtyard reminiscent of Arendelle. Music and lighting bring to life an immersive wintry environment for guests to meet and share a warm hug with Olaf. Kids of all ages will have fun in a giant play area with real snow where they are encouraged to build snow creations and zip down a snow slide. Guests who wish to observe the icy fun will have a nearby viewing area. A traveling musical duo, The Tubadors, will celebrate the tales of Arendelle in storytelling and song while, on their own stage, The Frolicking Fjords will present arrangements of Arendelle-themed tunes. Guests may enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, complete with snowman marshmallows, and decorate their own Olaf cookie, making memories that will warm their hearts.
“Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party” invites guests to “chill out” in a family friendly setting inspired by the icy environment of “Frozen.” Created for all ages, this interactive party celebrates “all things Frozen” with exciting music, games, photo opportunities, drinks and snacks, an ice sculptor, and plenty of interactive moments, all infused with a super-cool crackle of exhilarating energy.
Highlights from Walt Disney World’s Frozen Summer!
At Disneyland Park, a new Frozen show is expected to freeze over Fantasy Faire as the team of Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones will put their unique spin on the “Frozen” story as they adapt it for the Royal Theatre. It will be a smaller-scaled, but likely a more humorous take on the iconic story. Lastly, a brand new addition to Storybook Land themed to Arendale will be made. This will be the first addition to the historic Disneyland attraction since the Early 90’s with the addition of Aladdin segments.
These come in addition to many other Frozen offerings currently taking place at the Disneyland Resort. Anna and Elsa’s Boutique will still remain a location to get your favorite Frozen merch and transform your little ones into their favorite Frozen characters.
The all new Frozen offerings are expected to officially open to the public on Jaunary 7, 2015 and expected to last indefinitely. The current status of whether or not Muppet’s 3D will return after Frozen is still a mystery.