On July 5th a chill hit the air at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios as they welcomed the Frozen Summer.
This summer event brings the world of Frozen to Florida with Ice Skating, Snowman making, and plenty of “Let It Go” sing-along opportunities from just after park open till park close each night!
As soon as you enter the park you are giving the times guide showcasing all the Frozen events and other goings on in the park and a “flat Stanley” type Olaf that you are encouraged to take photos with and use the hashtag #OlafSummerVacation that might be shown later in the evening before the Frozen Fireworks.
Of course Hollywood Blvd. and the Event Stage are done up to show a proper welcome to Anna and Elsa as part of the Royal Welcome. The small processional travels down the street to the stage where all the people of the Kingdom of Hollywood Land can welcome Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, and everyones favorite Iceman Kristoff.
After the Welcome you have many opportunities for Frozen fun through out the park, including a few great magical enhanced by PhotoPass photo spots.
A great entertainment option ‘For The First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration’ which gives guest the chance to not only sing-along with clips from the film, but a great duo of storytellers who tell their version of the now Classic story. While they have many showings of the Sing-Along, it does fill very quickly and they are doing a FastPass type handout as you walk into the queue to make sure you are getting into the correct showing.
But if the Florida sun has you overheating you can always head to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Frozen Funland for some great fun with some of Oaken’s cousins iceskating, building snowmen, or shopping around during the Big Summer Blowout!
If you have been searching high and low for those hard to find Frozen merchandise, Oaken seems to have it all including special Frozen MagicBands all available for purchase!
As the night starts to fall over the Kingdom of Hollywood Land the event stage comes alive with DJ Chill and the Icemen of the North entertaining the crowd with the Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party before the big Frozen Fireworks.
No Royal visit would be complete without a Frozen Fireworks spectacular! This show mixes the stage show and amazing fireworks!
If the crowds of those in the Kingdom of Hollywood Land scare you, you may want to check into the Frozen Summer Fun Package that not only gives you a reserved viewing area for the Royal Welcome and Frozen Fireworks but reserved seating for the First Time In Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration so there is no need to wait in the queue in the sun! While there is a up charge for this package, between excellent viewing opportunities and the never ending choices of desserts and drinks (both for kids and adults) in the great viewing area for the fireworks it is well worth the price!
Oh and don’t forget to stop by and say Woo-Hoo to Oaken’s family in the sauna!
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