Some big announcements came out this week about Disney. (Well, they are big announcements to me). “Frozen Summer Fun Live!” activities and experiences are happening in Hollywood Studios! In Disney’s Hollywood Studios there will be full day all-new Frozen experiences from July 5 – September 1. There is no additional cost for these activities as they are included in park admission. I am curious if the fireworks will be any different than the ones done during Fantasia. I heard the fireworks done for the Villains event were spectacular.
Here are some of the experiences:
- Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with#OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
- Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – At 11:00 a.m. each day, Elsa and Anna arrive in Hollywood as part of their goodwill tour of neighboring kingdoms, making their way down Hollywood Boulevard in a horse-drawn sleigh. Kristoff is along for the fun, too, joined by a flurry of skaters, skiiers, ice cutters and more! The entire procession culminates in a special moment at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage to officially welcome the visiting royalty to this kingdom of Hollywoodland.
- For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Cool down inside the Premiere Theater, where Anna and Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their Kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.”
- Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, Oaken and his cousins have created a Frozen Funland filled with cold weather activities, unique photo opportunities, and more! There’s a frozen pond with ice skating demonstrations, wintertime fun for kids in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” play area, a “big summer blowout” with plenty of “Frozen” merchandise, and special “Frozen”-inspired food and beverage offerings.
- “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day, a dance party takes over the area around the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage, with a DJ, live band, and more! The band plays a variety of classic and contemporary summer rock & roll hits, as well as a cool, rocking medley of “Frozen” favorites. It’s going to be hot!
- “Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”
These activities sound like a lot of fun! Too bad we missed them by a few months. I wonder if they will be coming back for repeat performances in the future. Please note that during these events, there will not be photo opportunities with Elsa and Anna. In my opinion I think this is a good way to increase the number of people who visit Disney Hollywood Studios. Right now, Anna and Elsa can only be seen if you wait over 4-5 hours in Magic Kingdom at the Princess Fairytale Hall. So this is another opportunity to “see” them; however you cannot pose for pictures with them in Hollywood Studios.
If you are planning on travelling to Disney World in January or February for Marathon weekend or the Princess race weekend, you will not be able to book a dining reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table. The refurbishment is scheduled to begin on January 5, 2015 and end on March 6, 2015. If you are still looking for a princess dining experience, you can book a reservation for Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion.
I wonder what the refurbishment will look like! I wonder if the menu will also be changed. I have been there twice before I had children and would love to take them to the castle for a meal one day; however, the food choices never really appealed to me and I know my kids wouldn’t really like the choices there either. I always liked the way the castle looked inside, so I wonder what the refurbishment will include.