When I heard that there was a special Frozen Summer Fun Live happening at Hollywood Studios this Summer, I knew it would be the first visit of our trip. Miss A loves the soundtrack to Frozen more than she enjoys watching the film, but she knows almost every word, and when I told her what was happening she was so excited to be able to go and watch a parade dedicated to Frozen.
There’s plenty going on until 2nd September 2014, including a parade at 11am each morning, fireworks each evening at 10pm, meet and greets with Elsa and Anna, ice skating, a dance party each evening at 5.30pm, and plenty more. If you are a big Frozen fan, then there is a premium package that you can purchase to ensure you get a meet and greet with Anna and Elsa, but this is sold out for the Summer.
We arrived just in time for the parade to start on our first day at Disney. The streets were packed and as we didn’t really know what we were doing being Newbies, we stood as close to the front of the crowd as we could, and actually saw quite a bit.
The parade featured lots of activity, skiers, Christophe, the horse and carriage with the princesses and plenty more. All to the soundtrack of Frozen. At intermittent intervals, there was fake snow falling from the sky which was a very unusual experience to see in 90 degree heat.
The volume of people made it impossible to see everything unless we realised you arrived about an hour prior to the start of the parade to get a good spot.
We missed the sing a long completely, but the queues for tickets for it were so long we decided not to bother. We made up for it by finding Miss A her own Olaf instead.
One evening we went back to Hollywood Studios to See Fantasmic, and as we were there we wandered towards the Frozen Dance Party that happens each evening. We were so luck as we walked up, Goofy arrived next to us, then Donald, and Daisy. We couldn’t get very close to Minnie or Mickey but it was great to be able to dance around the characters.
We were quite lucky with the Frozen fireworks and we could see them from our hotel each evening. We couldn’t quite hear the music though, so it was a very different experience watching them in the park. The crowds were so big, we actually ended up by the entrance to the park which did us a favour for when we wanted to leave as we were one of the first out and beat the crowds that followed. We couldn’t see the screen or stage with Anna and Elsa on, but I think you would have to get there very early to get a good spot.
We didn’t know there was going to be a Frozen Summer Fun Live event happening whilst we were in Disney, but we were treated to a very special experience. I hope they continue it after the Summer in some way, shape or form.