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Get a Sneak Peek at Some of the Innovative Technology Coming to ‘Frozen – Live at the Hyperion’ at Disney California Adventure Park

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

In adapting Disney’s “Frozen” for the stage in “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” the team at Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment sought out new and exciting ways to tell Anna and Elsa’s story. Among other innovations, this dazzling theatrical production incorporates state-of-the-art projections and motion capture technology to create several “Wow!” moments for the audience.

Disney team members collaborated with award-winning video and projection designer Aaron Rhyne (“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” “Tangled: The Musical”) to produce projection effects that open up the world of the story, propel the action forward and blend seamlessly with physical sets and, in some cases, the performers themselves!

That custom video wall covers 2,200 square feet and includes more than 4 million pixels. In fact, it weighs so much, the stage deck had to be reinforced with steel plates to secure it! It’s just one of the incredibly impressive set pieces that will make “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” a not-to-be-missed spectacle.

The show makes its debut May 27 in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park.


  • I saw Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and was really impressed by the use of video in it although I was skeptical at first. Really looking forward to seeing it used to even greater effect in Frozen!

  • It looks really cool!

    The Aladdin Musical was a great show, and it had a fantastic run, but I am really looking forward to something fresh and different.

    In the case of Aladdin, this was not the first time that a show has been retired at a Disney park, and it won’t be the last time either

  • Is there going to be a Disney Parks Blog meet up for this?

  • Will there soft openings before May27th?

  • Looks amazing! Great to see new live entertainment in the parks! Would love to see more quality productions like this at Disney World too.

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