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Inaugural ‘Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome’ Parades Through Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Earlier today, Anna and Elsa, the royal sisters from “Frozen” were officially welcomed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, well, for the first time in forever!


Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome” is a new daily procession that gives everyone a chance to enjoy the pageantry and cheer of the grand arrival of the royal sisters of Arendelle. Stepping off at the front of the park, Anna and Elsa proceed through the parade route in a royal horse-drawn sleigh, while their friend, Kristoff, travels on a Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post float. Our “Frozen” friends are flanked by plenty of royal entertainers, including a flag corp twirling the flag of Arendelle, a troupe of ice men performing a routine with ice picks, sliding skiers, skating snowflakes, and more. Upon arriving at the stage in the center of the park, the sisters receive their official welcome to “Hollywoodland” before returning to their carriage and completing the rest of the parade route, ending just before the Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction.


I was there to see today’s inaugural procession for myself, along with my son, who like so many kids, watches “Frozen,” plays “Frozen,” and even sings “Frozen.” By far, one of my favorite elements was seeing the kids who were chosen to join in on the fun. Each day, 20-30 of our young park guests are going to be randomly invited to become honorary royalty of Arendelle and march along in the parade. Although these children are randomly selected to appear in the procession, word on the street is that one way to increase your chances of being selected is to dress and be seen in your Arendelle best!

“Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome” is one of many “Frozen”-inspired offerings that guests can enjoy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios through September 1, which also include a new fireworks spectacular, ice skating, a singalong, dance party, merchandise opportunities and more.

See the posts below for more ‘Frozen’ Summer Fun:


  • What time is the procession?

  • Even though I missed out of the VIP tickets, we are still going to view all 3. Just have to get there early! cant wait!

  • How long is the parade? I would like to time our fast passes accordingly to get the most of the day. Thanks for any information you can give.

  • My daughter would love this!!! Hope Disney will think of keeping some of this magic forever 🙂 we will not be lucky enough to see the new Frozen experiences this year but we are planning a 2015 visit!!!

    • I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  • Is there any reason why we aren’t receiving the Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap e-mail?. The last one I received was the 06.30.2014.

  • I keep thinking about those poor cast members having to wear winter costumes in the Florida summer! But it looks fun. Wish they would extend it through the rest of the year. HS needs more stuff like this. It’s my least favorite of the four parks.

  • I hope that Kristoff will be made available for meet-and-greets in the future. It would be very nice.

  • With this frozen event going on, will Mickey and Friends still be at the summerside dance party?

  • Love this! But would really like to see the Kristoff character at DLR as well 🙂

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