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Get Ready to Experience ‘Frozen’ Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Parks Live Entertainment

Like Olaf, have you ever closed your eyes and imagined yourself in another place? In summer, maybe? At Walt Disney World Resort? Or perhaps in the snow-covered kingdom of Arendelle, from Disney’s instant classic, “Frozen.” Why not all three?! After all, the hot and the cold are both so intense, if you put them together it just makes sense! And that’s just what we’re doing as part of an incredible new experience.

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This summer, the world of “Frozen” takes center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’re opening up the gates July 5 for a summer-long happening, featuring a full day of all-new, immersive “Frozen” experiences you won’t want to miss, every day through September 1!

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 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!”

I don’t know if I’m elated or … well, you know!

If you’re somewhere in that zone, like me, you’re already bursting with anticipation for “Frozen Summer Fun – Live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.” Starting July 5, the sky will be blue, and you guys will be there, too! It’s going to be a great summer for snowmen, royalty, and anyone who’s a fan of “Frozen!”

Comments

  • Awesome! My 3 yr old daughter loves the dance parties. She’s especially going to go crazy for this one!

  • WOOHOO! So excited we’ll be there in August for my sisters 5 year cancer free celebration and this is going to make the celebration that much more magical!

    • Holly – What a great thing to celebrate! Congratulations to her on this wonderful milestone.

  • Pleazse please please make this last through October Fall Break days!!! I don’t want to miss this and we are booked for the first week of October!!!! My daughter would be in Frozen Heaven!!! Also, will Olaf be available to meet?

  • What an awesome idea! We were already looking forward to meeting Anna & Elsa with our FP in August, and this will just add to the excitement. Thank you for all of the information (and for repeatedly answering the same questions over and over)!

    • 🙂

  • The one time I will not be there this summer and I’m going miss this. Would be great if it would be there for Christmas … hint hint.

  • Hi, trying to make sure I have this all clear. To have a Meet & Greet, you still need to see Frozen characters at Magic Kingdom. Everyday at 11am in Hollywood Studios, there will be a Frozen parade. Then, will there be times posted in the Times Guide for the Sing Along Celebration? Is the Frozen Funland open all day during normal park hours? And, the Frozen fireworks and Fantasmic are going to overlap times, so you probably need to choose one event? Thanks!!! Our kids are going to be so excited!

    • Brandie – Show times are subject to change, so you’ll want to check the in-park Times Guide on the day of your visit. Here are the plans as of right now:

      Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – 11 am

      For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm

      Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Park open until 8 pm

      “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      ‘Frozen’ Fireworks Spectacular – 9:45 pm

  • This is great news, as we will be arriving at WDW on June 30th, we will definitely be there that day, thanks for the info!! My daughters are going to love this.
    Regards from Texas!

  • Will there be any special dining events or fireworks party like they had a Star Wars Weekends this year? I would book a fireworks party in a heartbeat.

    • Stephanie – Stay tuned for more updates soon.

  • Villains Unleashed event is taking place on August 23rd at Hollywood Studios. Will this special event, Frozen Summer Fun, be effected? I know Fantasmic was canceled on the 23rd in replace of a VIllains themed Fantasmic for party guests only. What will happen?

    • Lisa – The ‘Frozen’ Fireworks Spectacular will not be presented on Aug. 23, when Disney’s Hollywood Studios closes at 7 p.m. to host the Villains Unleashed event. There may also be other minor adjustments to Frozen Summer Fun on that date.

  • I am so excited, our plans already included DHS on July 5th to celebrate our daughters 5th birthday so a frozen party will just completely blow her away! Is there anything extra special planned for only that first day that we should keep an eye out for?

    • Christine – Probably doesn’t count, but that’s the day I’ll be there! 😉

  • Thanks for sharing this! Can you tell me, because as many times as we have been to HS, I cannot figure out where Premier Theater is located within the park?

    • James – The Premiere Theater is on the backlot, at the end of the San Francisco section of Streets of America.

  • I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1. This seems almost too good to be true!

    • Gregory – I know, right!

  • your announcement says every day through September 1.

    Does this include September 1st or not?

    • Alexander – Yes! Frozen Summer Fun will still be offered on Monday, Sept. 1.

  • Sounds pretty cool!

    I REALLY hope that Walt Disney Imagineering is working on some ideas to bring more of Frozen to Disneyland Resort in California! 🙂

  • I am so excited to read about this!! Just a couple of days ago, I got our Fastpass+ for the Anna & Elsa meet & greet during our next trip in August. I haven’t told our granddaughter yet, but as with most little girls her age (7 yrs), Frozen is her favourite movie. She is going to be over the top when she finds out about all these Frozen surprises!! Thank-you!!

    • Debra – I think you just won the Best Grandma award!

  • if we have reserved seating for fantasmic show can we keep the seats for the fireworks?

    • Kelli – The ‘Frozen’ Fireworks Spectacular will not be visible from the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, where Fantasmic! is presented. You’ll want to watch the fireworks from the area on or around Hollywood Blvd.

  • My family will be coming at the end of September. Will there be any Frozen things to see or do? Will anything be set up at Magic Kingdom? Thanks

    • Kisha – In late September at Magic Kingdom Park, you’ll be able to catch Anna, Elsa, and Olaf as part of the daily Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. If you’d like to meet Elsa and Anna, they’ll be appearing at Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland. Fastpass+ service is available at that location, so you may want to look into making arrangements ahead of your visit.

  • I can’t believe all these awesome things they have planned at Hollywood Studios! We are going to be there in July for a very special birthday celebration for my soon to be 6 year old. Frozen and Summer Vacation just go together! Thanks for all the info. Now I know what we’ll be doing for the second half of our two days at Hollywood!

    • Stephenie – What a great birthday present!

  • Yay!! We arrive WDW on July 4th. So looking forward to enjoying this with my daughter!!

  • When will Anna and Elsa’s royal coronation to become Disney Princess happen?

    • Natnicha – Elsa had her royal coronation in Arendelle. At this time, there are no plans for a similar event at Disney Parks.

  • Could you explain a little more about the Olaf on Summer Vacation part? Will he actually be around for a meet and greet or is there a social media Olaf who will be reporting about his events. We are considering extending our trip if we can since our son loves Olaf…. Are the Take Along Olaf’s going to be similar to Duffy and Agent P in Epcot?

    • Melissa – Isn’t Olaf the best?! During Frozen Summer Fun, you’ll hear him throughout the park and see him pop up on screen at several locations. Take-Along Olaf is a complimentary keepsake of Olaf, printed on card stock and distributed to guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!

  • This sounds great. We usually come up in Oct. but may have to do a trip just to see this. Will there be brand new merchandise debuting in Oaken’s Trading Post that is not available for purchase yet?

    • Sam – Stay tuned for an update from our Merchandise team.

  • Well now, My little guy is totally obsessed with all things frozen. He will be so excited to see this. I think i will keep it a secret till we get there. Is the trading post in the building where the Narnia exhibit was?

    • Shelli – It’s not far from there. Soundstage One is down near the entrance to the Studio Backlot Tour.

  • This sounds amazing! Please consider extending this beyond the summer. My family will be visiting Disney World in late September, and we would love to see this. We are huge fans of Frozen. I am sure this will be very popular, and if Disney kept this Frozen event around after the summer, it would help bring more guests into the park during the off season and would give more Frozen fans a chance to be part of this fun experience.

  • What time is the Frozen sing along celebration? Is this all day at designated times or is it once each day?

    • Michelle – “For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” will be presented several times each day at Premiere Theater. You’ll want to check the Times Guide on the day of your visit for a detailed show schedule.

    • Michelle – We’ve learned the times for “For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” (at least for the beginning of the run). It will be presented at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Show times can change, though, so double-check on the day of your visit.

  • Im arriving sept 1st…. was going to go to animal kingdom the first day, but I’m def changing my plans to hollywood studios if this is only lasting until the 1st! Please keep us posted if this gets extended!! Thanks!

  • My family is coming August 6th and I couldn’t be more excited. My daughter is 5 and she loves Frozen. Way to go…this is truly going to be an experience of a lifetime. I can’t wait to tell her.

    • Nancy – I’m sure she’ll be thrilled! All day, I’ve been imagining young ‘Frozen’ fans around the world giddy with excitement when they learned about the plans. To be honest… I’m pretty giddy myself!

  • So sounds like it wont be there is December? 🙁

  • Man, this will definitely cut the lines down for Anna and Elsa’s meet-and-greet at the Magic Kingdom! And although this isn’t entirely related, when are Anna and Elsa expected to have their Royal Coronation at Epcot to become part of the official Disney Princess Royal Court?

    • Allie – Elsa had her royal coronation in Arendelle. At this time, there are no plans for a similar event at Disney Parks.

  • So excited for this!! Just confused how the fireworks will coincide with Fantasmic. Will you be able to see the fireworks from the amphitheater? If the fireworks start at 9:45 and Fantasmic starts at 10 it seems like I’m going to have to choose which one to see. Can you just clarify. Thanks!!

    • Jennifer – At this time, Fantasmic! is scheduled to be performed at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., so the ‘Frozen’ Fireworks Celebration fits right in the middle! You won’t be able to view the show from the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, however, so you’ll want to plan on heading to Hollywood Blvd. for fireworks either before or after Fantasmic!

  • I sure hope Disney keeps this going into the fall, even if it’s only a few days a week. My kids would love this for our upcoming trip!

  • Let me join the chorus of folks asking this to be extended into September! We are coming on the 8th and would love to experience the Frozen magic!

  • Fantastic, my family and I are coming all the way from the caribbean and looking forward to experience Frozen in August 2014, I am super excited!!

    • Gwendolyn – We’ll keep things “cool” until you get here!

  • Thank your for this amazing information!! Do you know when we will be able to buy the Take A Long Olaf?? Or if we can pre order?? Thank you 🙂

    • Kate – Take-Along Olaf is a complimentary keepsake of Olaf, printed on card stock, which we’ll be distributing free to guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!

  • Shawn, what is take along Olaf? Will Olaf be there for meet n greets? Thank you

    • Ann – Olaf is going to be all over the place, enjoying his first summer vacation, and won’t be available for character greetings. You’ll hear him throughout the park and see him pop up on screen at several locations. Take-Along Olaf is a complimentary keepsake of Olaf, printed on card stock and distributed to guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! I think people are going to have a lot of fun posing for photos and selfies with their Take-Along Olaf. And if you share your photos to #OlafSummerVacation, they may get chosen to be included in the nightly finale show (part of the ‘Frozen’ Fireworks Celebration).

  • Will there be fast pass available for any of this? I have fast pass scheduled for magic kingdom’s meet and greet and was wanting to do the same for this if need be but don’t see it listed on the fast pass events. Thanks!

    • Christina – Hang on to your Fastpasses to meet Anna and Elsa at Magic Kingdom, since they won’t be doing character greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney FastPass+ service will not be available at this time for the Frozen Summer Fun experiences. Instead, we’re designing them to allow all our guests to experience the world of ‘Frozen’ and its characters.

  • ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1TH ?!

  • My daughters will be so excited! Will there be any FP+ for this? Perhaps a Disney Parks Blog meet up?

    • Rebecca – You and your daughters are going to have a great time together! Disney FastPass+ service will not be available at this time for the Frozen Summer Fun experiences, but we’re really striving to give all our guests exciting and various ways to experience the world of ‘Frozen’ and its characters.

  • Oh I wish we were going to be their. I hope it sticks around till Oct next year. But I doubt it.

  • Will Prince Hans Westerguard of the Southern Isles be making an appearance at this event, or any planned future events/attractions?

    • Kimmy – Sorry, but that no good scoundrel Hans has been shipped back to the Southern Isles to be dealt with by his brothers.

  • We our going in Oct 2-14 Can you have this a least till then? Please!

  • Wow this is fantastic, finally an event that will be going on when we are visiting the world. We arrive on the 5th just like Anna and Elsa. My daughter will be so excited. Where are the Premiere Theater and Soundstage One?

    • Thomas – I’m so glad you’ll be able to come and enjoy the festivities! Premiere Theater is located on the Studio Backlot, at the end of the San Francisco section of Streets of America. Soundstage One is on Mickey Avenue, near the entrance to the Studio Backlot Tour.

  • Oh, PLEASE, PLEASE keep this going through Sept.!

  • My girls are going to LOVE this!!! Finally something special happens during one of our end of August visits. The is going to be GREAT!!!!

  • Please consider extending this! We just got home and aren’t returning until next summer at the soonest. We love “Frozen” and I love the thought of being able to see fireworks set to the “Frozen” soundtrack. That would be amazing!

  • Any idea what time the sing-along will be?

    • Olivia – “For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” will be presented several times each day at Premiere Theater. You’ll want to check the Times Guide on the day of your visit for a detailed show schedule.

    • Olivia – Here’s an update on the scheduled times for “For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration.” We’re planning to present the show at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm, and 7 pm. Since times can change, though, still plan to double-check the Times Guide when you go.

  • How late will the Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland be open? If there are Extra Magic Hours will it stay open?

    • Angela – Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Frozen Funland will operate from regular park opening until 8 p.m. It will not be available during Extra Magic Hours.

  • PLease be more specific for this old man pass holder taking his 5yo Gson… email me thank you

  • We will be visiting at the end of September. Will this still be available?

    • Dave – As of right now, Frozen Summer Fun is only happening through Sept. 1, 2014.

  • oh wow! this is the best news ever! except we just got back from disney and aren’t planning to return until december. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE extend this indefinitely. i would be a happy snowman 🙂

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