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New ‘Frozen Fun’ Opens at Disneyland Resort January 7

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment

This winter, Disneyland Resort celebrates the opening of spectacular new “Frozen Fun” at Disney California Adventure park, featuring magical adventures with characters from Disney’s blockbuster hit, “Frozen.” For a limited time beginning January 7, 2015, we’ll be bringing you a flurry of all-new, immersive experiences you won’t want to miss!

Some of the highlights coming to Disney California Adventure park include:

  • “For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” – The Muppet*Vision 3D theater in Hollywood Land has been transformed for this event into the beautiful Crown Jewel Theatre from Arendelle. You’re invited to step inside and join the Arendelle Historians – along with special appearances by Anna, Elsa and Kristoff – for a fun and comedic retelling of the unique history of their kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen.”


  • “Olaf’s Snow Fest” – Stage 17 in Hollywood Land plays host to an immersive winter wonderland straight out of the Kingdom of Arendelle, complete with a giant snow play area and musical performances by The Frolicking Fjords and The Tubadors. You can glide down a snow slide, build a snowman of your own and visit everyone’s favorite snowy pal, Olaf, and give him a warm hug. “Olaf’s Snow Fest” has so much to offer, from beautiful photo opportunities to scrumptious treats and special “Frozen” souvenirs. It’ll be a great spot for making memories that’ll warm your heart.
  • Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post – Head back outside, and nearby you’ll find Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, where you can pick up the latest “Frozen”-inspired apparel, plush, toys, mugs and more.


  • “Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome” – Anna and Elsa, the beloved sisters from “Frozen,” move from Fantasyland to an elegant new location inside the Disney Animation attraction at Disney California Adventure park, where you can meet them as part of a special royal greeting. The colorful and varied display in the Animation Courtyard will also now include scenes and music from Disney’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, “Frozen,” and at Animation Academy, a Disney artist asks, “Do You Want to Draw a Snowman?” It’s a unique opportunity to learn how to draw your very own sketch of Olaf or Marshmallow.
  • “Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party” – Each evening, you’re invited to “chill out” in Hollywood Land with music, dancing, interactive fun and more in this new, family-friendly experience. You’ll arrive at the party through an icy archway to find wintry décor, dazzling lighting effects, cool photo spots, yummy treats and frosty beverages for all ages. Throughout the night, a giant thermometer registers the drop in temperature, as things get so cool they ultimately reach the freezing point when everyone lets it go in a spectacular “Frozen Fun” crescendo!

A sneak peek of many of these exciting experiences begins Saturday, Dec. 20. Starting January 7, 2015, the “Frozen Fun” officially launches at Disney California Adventure park, and a new “Frozen” show makes its debut in Fantasy Faire at Disneyland park.

The Royal Theatre’s resident storytellers, Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones, present the tale of “Frozen” in a fun-filled, fast-paced retelling of the story, featuring their own wacky performances in key roles, along with Anna, Elsa and the Faire Maidens. And when “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” resumes daily performances January 7, Anna and Elsa will once again make pre-parade appearances on their own special float.

When Storybook Land Canal Boats returns later this month, there will be a new addition to this charming and beloved Fantasyland attraction, with excursions through the world of “Frozen” offering views of the fjord-side village of Arendelle, including the stately castle where Anna and Elsa grew up, Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, and Elsa’s mountaintop ice palace. The miniature locales of “Frozen” will find a new home among the familiar scenes of some of Disney’s most enduring and timeless fairy tales, including “Pinocchio,” “Cinderella,” “Aladdin,” and “The Little Mermaid.”

And don’t forget about Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink (continuing through February 22, 2015) and the new Anna & Elsa’s Boutique, both open now at Downtown Disney District. For fans of “Frozen,” there’s never been a better time to visit Disneyland Resort! Which of these new experiences are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments, and join the conversation using the hashtag #FrozenFun!


  • I have heard that these attractions are for a limited time. We are visiting in August of this year. Will they still be there?

  • We will be visiting Disneyland/California Adventure in March 2015. My daughter wants to meet Elsa and Anna. Is there a way to make a reservation at Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome so we don’t have to wait in line for hours to meet them? How do we go about doing this? Or what’s the best way to make sure she gets to meet them? She also wants to see the play For the First Time in Forever – how do we make reservations? I’m not seeing links on this page.

  • I am soooooo overjoyed to read about all this Frozen stuff that is going to be in the works until May – as Erin posted above, I am bringing my 5 year old for her first trip to Disneyland mid-March and she is MAD about FROZEN!!! I had no idea that there was going to be a Frozen feature and have been hyping Cinderella as of late (to get her going for the surprise) but wow, meeting Elsa and Anna and seeing a Frozen show or two is going to BLOW HER MIND!!! I too am going to cry I am so happy about this development for our once in a lifetime holiday plan! Trips to the US are hard for Canadians right now as our dollar is worth less than $0.80 for the US dollar and even harder for a single mom like me, but WOW this is really going to make it more than worth it! THANK YOU!!!!

  • Aloha from Oahu, I am planning on visiting Disneyland in Feb of 2015. Will Frozen Fun still be going on? My daughter is a huge Frozen fan I know show would love time dedicated to just Frozen theme events/activities. Any suggestions?

  • My girlfriend and I rode on the Storybook Land Canal Boats and can confirm that the Old Mill is still part of the ride; however, it was not mentioned by the guide.

  • Probably after the show at the Fantasy Faire and of course the parade though you can’t meet them during the parade.

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