Frozen Coming to California Adventure
On Friday Disney announced a series of new attractions related to Frozen that are coming to California Adventure starting January 7, 2015, although there will be a “sneak peek” of some of the live show attractions beginning December 20. The biggest new thing (at least, based on the current ridiculously long lines) is that the Elsa and Anna are moving from Disneyland to California Adventure for their meet and greet. It will continue to offer fast passes for timed returns.
The Muppet*Vision 3D Theatre is converting into the Crown Jewel Theatre of Arendelle, which will host the “For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” which is basically a live retelling of the story with some of the songs from the movie being sung live (and of course with lyrics on big screens for sing-a-longing). The sing along will also offer fast passes for guests to avoid long waits in line. “Olaf’s Snow Fest” will take place next to the theater in Stage 17. The stage will recreate a wintery environment, with real snow for kids to play in, along with various wintery treats like hot chocolate and holiday cookie decorating. The final new Frozen attraction over at California Adventure will be “Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party.” According to the official announcement, “this interactive party celebrates “all things Frozen” with exciting music, games, photo opportunities, drinks and snacks, an ice sculptor, and plenty of interactive moments, all infused with a super-cool crackle of exhilarating energy.” I also hear there will be drinks available for adults, which should help them handle being overwhelmed by their 5 year olds singing Frozen songs all day. All the attractions will take over a corner of Hollywood Land. The outdoor areas around these will also transform into a Frozen-y environment. As Disneyland Show Director Sue Hamilton puts it, the are will be “…an icy world with lots of ‘Frozen’-esque decor.” The coolest part might be that apparently each day ice sculptors will carve four giant blocks into Frozen related images.
The new attractions aren’t just at California Adventure, there will also be a new Frozen themed show over at Disneyland in the Royal Theater, where Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones will offer a comedic, rapid retelling of the Frozen story.
Disney says for now that some of these attractions are temporary, but that might change based on how popular they are. More details, and dates and times for the “sneak peeks,” can be found at Disneyland.com.