When Frozen hit our screens it took the world of by snowy storm with children everywhere falling in love with the adorable Arundel characters. No princess party is complete without the two courageous sisters and Elsa’s icy magic. I was thrilled when my daughter began to idolize these strong role models and inwardly relieved that, at last, Disney princesses seemed to be entering a brave new world where their future success depended on values like family love rather than romance. Frozen has something for everyone, and the success of hit song Let It Go in the music charts shows how much the public loves the film. If you’re heading to Disney World with Frozen fans in tow, the chance to meet these two feisty females is probably high on your list of priorities.
Where can you meet Anna and Elsa at Disney World? The two sisters appear in several shows and parades during normal Disney days as well as special events but you can join them in a meet and greet experience at the Royal Sommerhus in the Royal Pavilion at Epcot. They even have their own attraction and there are some amazing shopping opportunities where you can find plenty of Anna and Elsa memorabilia. Disney’s Memory Maker also has some great ways of making your Frozen experience at Disney last forever with some unique souvenirs.
As well as meeting the princesses, there are lots of other experiences at Disney World where you can get carried away with Frozen fever. Some of the special events including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party focus on frosty celebrations and make Elsa the star of the show. Friends of the princesses also feature throughout Disney World so Olaf and Kristoff fans won’t feel left out. Every princess experience at Disney is truly magical, but there is something about the combination of ice, fun, and fearless sisterly love that makes this combination even more special.
- Royal Sommerhus, Epcot
- Frozen Ever After
- For The First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Disney’s Festival Of Fantasy Parade
- Christmas Party Experiences
Royal Sommerhus, Epcot
For a chance to take part in a meet and greet with the fabulous Frozen sisters, you need to head to the Norway Pavilion in Epcot where the Royal Sommerhus cabin becomes Anna and Elsa’s summer home. As you might expect, this is a hugely popular event and queues can become very long; unfortunately, FastPass is not available so you need to time your visit carefully. Even while you wait, you can enjoy Frozen inspired scenery that blends into the icy setting of the shivering Norway landscape. Before you meet the royals, you can explore the summer home of the two sisters and spot the clock and pictures that became Anna’s only company while her sister tried to control her magic behind the closed door of her bedroom. There are souvenirs and pictures from happier times when the girls were children and enjoyed many travels with their parents. There are many rooms inside the Sommerhus, and Anna and Elsa wait in different rooms to receive their guests. This way, everyone gets to spend time with both the sisters without feeling uncertain about which one to spend time with. It is actually a good deal since you get two meet and greet experiences in one. Each sister will spend time with your family, pose for pictures, and share a warm hug before you head off.
Since FastPass is not available here, you need to plan when to visit this attraction to make the most of your time in Disney World, Many families head over to the Royal Sommerhus either before or after the Frozen Ever After attraction next door. The average waiting time is between one and two hours although the meet and greet is open from 9.00 am to 8.45 pm so you could make the most of the Extra Magic Hours if you are staying in a Disney hotel. It’s best to head over to the Norway Pavilion early in the morning so you can be among the first in the queue to enjoy meeting the feisty females at the Royal Sommerhus then have plenty of time to explore Frozen Ever After before the rest of the World Showcase area opens at 11.00 am. Other good times to avoid queues are during meal times such as from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm or just before the IllumiNations when the majority of the crowds are trying to secure a good spot from which to watch the show.
Frozen Ever After
This musical attraction is a great way to see Anna and Elsa in action while you enjoy the songs from the show as you ride on an authentic Nordic boat over gentle water. There are some thrills and spills as the boat drops down some little waterfalls with a splash so be prepared to get wet but this ride is suitable for very small children so the drops won’t be too frightening. As you float along a dreamy river, gentle willow gives way to some of Kristoff’s troll family in the shape of boulders before you head into the snow and ice of the north where Elsa’s ice castle glistens atop a crystal mountain. Both Anna and Elsa soon appear to take part in the songs along with their friend Olaf and you will soon be singing along to some of the most well-known tunes from the movie. It is a heart-lifting ride that is suitable for all the family and a great way to top off a visit to the sisters themselves.
For The First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Based in Hollywood Studios, this show takes place every day and is a great place to see both Anna and Elsa perform some of the music from the film including the famous song “Let It Go”. The lyrics are displayed on the screen so there is no reason for anyone to hold back from joining in the uplifting sing-along. Royal historians from Arendelle are on hand to recount some of the interesting tales of their magical city before some of the key characters including Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff come along to share their favorite songs. The show is suitable for the entire family and lasts around 30 minutes so it is a great way for younger family members to get their Frozen fix as part of a much busier day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Better still, the show normally takes place at least three times a day so it is easy to fit into a full itinerary.
Disney’s Festival Of Fantasy Parade
Each day in the Magic Kingdom, the Festival Of Fantasy Parade travels through the streets to end at Main Street with a colorful spectacular. Anna and Elsa have their very own float as they join in with other Disney princesses and characters from lots of different Disney films in a bouncing celebration filled with music and dance. The princesses love to see their fans and offer a welcoming smile or a wave. They sometimes step off the parade to interact with their new friends so if you are lucky enough to find a front-row spot where the parade stops in Main Street you may be fortunate enough to have a little dance with one of the Arendelle leading ladies.
Christmas Party Experiences
Snow and ice go perfectly with all things Christmas and no winter festival at Disney would be complete without the Queen of Ice herself and her party-loving sister, Anna and Elsa make star appearances throughout November and December at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party where they join in the celebrations in the Magic Kingdom. Elsa uses her magic to turn the whole of Cinderella’s Castle to a shimmering spectacle of ice as part of the main show A Frozen Holiday Wish which also stars Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf in a Disney Christmas show at the stage in front of Cinderella’s Castle before the main Christmas fireworks display. Added to the snow on Main Street, it gets you into the Christmas spirit Arendelle style.
To join in Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, you need to buy a special party ticket. The event starts at 6.00 pm although doors open at about 4.30 pm so you have plenty of time to enjoy the celebrations before finding the perfect spot to watch the show. The party takes place a few times a week over November and December and you can combine a party ticket with a day ticket if you want to spend the whole day and night at the park. Party guests are given special wristbands on entry and cast members make sure that anyone not wearing a wristband leaves the park at 6.00 pm so if you are planning on spending the day there you will need to collect your wristband in plenty of time. The whole park joins in the Christmas spirit as key attractions are decorated and characters appear throughout the park dressed in their finest Christmas costumes. The stars from Frozen also take part in Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade which is a lively celebration that begins in Frontierland and ends on Main Street. They are joined by elves, reindeer, toy soldiers, and of course Santa himself.
Where Else Can I See The Two Princesses?
Anna and Elsa also take part in the Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire every day on the stage before Cinderella’s Castle on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom. You need to check the My Disney Experience App for times and also keep an eye on the weather since it is an outside show which can be canceled if a storm is due. Anna and Elsa join with some other iconic Disney characters to put on a memorable show of dancing, music, and special effects. Songs from the film feature once again and Elsa will sing a solo of “Let It Go” that will thrill all Frozen fans.
Can I Combine Meeting Anna And Elsa With A Dining Experience?
Anna and Elsa do not currently appear in any of the character breakfasts or dining experiences as a meet and greet, but the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party is a great way to feel close to the stars while you enjoy a glittering array of desserts at the World Showcase Plaza East. You will be served pastries and treats on a table at the World Showcase Lagoon which has one of the best views of the Epcot Forever firework display that makes the whole of Epcot sparkle with color. After the amazing sound and light display, you can enjoy priority seats on the Frozen Ever After ride where you will enjoy the music from Frozen sung by the stars themselves. The food at the World Showcase Lagoon all includes a Frozen theme, with drinks including “Frozen Heart” and delights like “Elsa’s Blue Velvet Cupcakes” or “Anna’s Warm Cottage Pudding”. The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party takes place on certain evenings throughout November and December and you will need to buy special tickets to take part.
What About Shopping?
There are some amazing places to buy Frozen merchandise if you want to take your Frozen fever home with you. The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the Magic Kingdom is a great place to find Frozen souvenirs and you can even find the perfect Frozen outfit so that your little ones can look like their heroines in time for a meet and greet. The Wandering Reindeer at Epcot is devoted to Frozen and sells everything from mini Olaf toys to Kristoff keyrings and anything you can think of that features Anna or Elsa. Based in the Norway Pavilion, the Wandering Reindeer looks just out of Arendelle as its authentic decor and the outfits of the cast members make you feel you could have walked into the shop where Kristoff buys Sven carrots on the way to the North Mountain. You will also find some plush toys based on all the characters at Frozen Fractals Gifts in the Hollywood Studios and in a number of shops at Disney Resorts.
Are There Any Other Experiences That Include Anna And Elsa?
If you are staying in a Disney resort, you can also make the most of a Frozen In-Room Celebration which will make your little ones believe that their favorite princesses have paid them a special visit. While you are out enjoying your day at one of the parks, Anna or Elsa will visit your room and leave behind a gift bag filled with Frozen-themed goodies and a special message for you and your family.
No visit to Disney is complete without the chance to see your favorite characters and, fortunately, Anna and Elsa feature in so many different places throughout the parks you can be sure to see them at some point. To make the meeting even more special, make sure you keep your camera handy or take part of some of Disney’s fantastic photo opportunities including PhotoPass where you can download all of your memorable experiences or Magic Moments where special effects mean your family can look as though they are interacting with the Frozen princesses and their friends.