One 'Frozen' Show Closes as Another Prepares to Open
The Disneyland Resort is about to enter a six-week "Frozen"-free period for its attractions, as
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
closes tomorrow in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure, in advance of the May 27 opening of
Frozen – Live at the Hyperion
Anna and Elsa will continue to meet guests in the Animation Building in Hollywood Land, but fans who want to see the royal sisters on stage will have to wait until Memorial Day weekend, after tomorrow's closure of the sing-along show in the old Muppets theater. Another Frozen-themed show, at the Fantasy Faire theater in Disneyland, closed earlier this year, as Mr. Smyth and Mr. Jones went back to performing
Beauty and the Beast and Tangled.
This week, Disney released another preview video of the new Frozen stage show, which replaces the long-running and wildly popular Aladdin production in DCA's Hyperion Theater. This video focuses on the physical changes being made inside the Hyperion, which include the addition of a massive ice chandelier as well as multiple video screens, including an LED board, which will factor into the new production.
An earlier preview video
showed rehearsals for the new show, which will be directed by Liesl Tommy, who most recently directed "Eclipsed" on Broadway, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o.
Soooo.... Is Muppetvision 3D coming back or no?
Does this mean Muppets is returning?
This show is definitely showing promise. While I do not think it will be as good as Aladdin, it does look like it will be a very good show.
Sorry, it looks nice, but it is impossible to have the repeatability that the Aladdin show had. Olaf may try to make some topical jokes, but the Genie transcends time, that's why he worked so well. Also I think Aladdin's songs are better than Frozen, even Whole New World is a better song than Let It Go. They would have been better off updating the effects and sets of Aladdin. I predict that Frozen will not have the continued crowds and staying power of Aladdin.
@AJ: given that the Marvel characters have moved to that section of California Adventure, it would make sense to have a Captain America movie preview in that theater, right next to the characters. Time will tell...
A different sing along will be nice. I suggest a greatest Disney hits Hollywood style.
I'll never tire of saying it: we got robbed. Frozen will be crap compared to Aladdin.
Why am I still able to do fast-pass selcection for the frozen singalong as late as may 16th?
Well, Sylvian, I think you need to just "let it go.";)
That's nonsense. Some of the biggest shows on Broadway use screen and/or projections, including Tony Award nominees and winners in the category for Best Scenic Design in a Musical.
I couldn't care less about Broadway. What I know is that Aladdin was easily the best stage show in theme park history, and they arbitrarily cancelled it just to support their latest pet franchise.
Their latest pet franchise??? I think you meant to say the worldwide highest grossing animated movie of all time. And judging the stage show without even seeing it is just ridiculous.
They also cancelled it because it's now on Broadway (debuted in early 2014), and has begun touring across the country. It had a 13 year run at Disneyland, which is epic in the theme park stage show world.
If you're making advance Fastpass reservations, you're looking at Disney World, not Disneyland (where Fastpass+ is not available.) The WDW version of the sing-along remains open.
I'm not judging it before it opens. I'm saying that it is very likely to pale compared to the greatness of Aladdin. And that's a very safe bet.
Muppets will not return. That was confirmed by the Disney Blog. Hope this means a complete retheme for that entire area of the park. It's truly needed.
"I'm saying that it is very likely to pale compared to the greatness of Aladdin. And that's a very safe bet."
I guess some of you guys can't wait for Frozentasmic! to replace Fantasmic! Oh, it's sure to be just as good! After all, Fantasmic! has been around for 20 years, who wants to see that old show anymore?
If that were to happen, I certainly wouldn't be calling it "crap" before I saw the new show. That's particularly true if some of the people that created "Fantasmic" were the ones creating the new show. That's the point I'm trying to make.
Sure, let's replace all the classic attractions with Frozen mutations. Bring on Frozentasmic! And Scared Frozen Mansion. And Pirates of Norway. And...
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