Disney Frozen Summer Fun - What You Need to Know!
Disney's Frozen Summer Fun has returned to Disney's Hollywood Studios though September 7th. It debuted in 2014 to rave reviews (mine included) and has returned for another run. Here's a run down of what is new, changed, gone and my top 2 must see shows!
WHAT'S NEW IN 2015!
** The brand new show Olaf's Summer Cool Down!!!
This is a fun show at the Event stage down Hollywood Blvd. A walking, talking, eye-blinking, dancing Olaf has a great time celebrating summer. The show, about 10 minutes and is performed several times during the day. Check the times guide for exact times. This is a great addition to Frozen Summer Fun. Have a great time and watch for the beach balls :)
** Also new this year is the animated short "Frozen Fever" and a behind the scenes look at the making of Frozen. This plays throughout the day in the ABC Sound Studio. If Frozen Fever sounds familiar, it's the short that played in theaters with Cinderella. Even if you have seen it before, if the heat is getting to you, here's a good opportunity to cool down!
WHAT HAS CHANGED
** For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Singalong has moved to the Hyperion Theatre (where American Idol was). There are new special effects. FastPass+ is a must if you don't want to stand out waiting in the heat!!! Your favorite historians are back telling the story of Frozen.
** The Frozen Royal Welcome has changed for 2015. There are 2 parades each day (only one last year), and the parade goes from the park entrance down to the area by the Backlot Express. The parade does not end at the stage and there is no show as there was last year. Queen Elsa has a new floating ice palace
The parade does stop 2 or 3 times along the way and Elsa and Anna lead a sing a long. Unfortunately, if you are not where the parade stops, you will miss out on the action. If you are on Hollywood Blvd you can watch the action on the Large Screen at the Stage.
** The Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party - DJ Chill is back with new mixes of old and new songs and keeps you rockin while you wait for the fireworks show. Disney characters are out and about dancing it up with everyone!
MY TWO MUST DOs:
** Number 1 is to see Olaf's Summer Cool Down (scroll back up for details)
** My second MUST DO are the Frozen Fireworks Spectacular.
Each night the Frozen Fireworks Spectacular follow the Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party to end the night! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf appear on the Event Stage to kick off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the music of "Frozen" and, of course, a flurry of snow. This show is BEST seen if you are not right in front of the stage. The top of the stage structure blocks your sight-line for much of the fireworks. Head down Hollywood Blvd toward the park entrance for best viewing (as shown in the photo). The show is slightly changed from 2014.
Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Snow Ground as missing in 2015. I understand the Trading Post isn't really needed as there is plenty of Frozen merchandise to be had. I DO miss the Frozen Snow Ground. It was a great place to have fun, play in the snow, watch skaters and most importantly, get out of the heat!
So there you have it! If you happen to go out to the Studios, have yourself some Frozen Fun!