Disney Brings More 'Frozen' Events to the Disneyland Resort

December 5, 2014, 4:33 PM · Frozen fans on the west coast will get to enjoy some new events inspired by the hit animated film, starting Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Disneyland Resort.

Elsa and Anna
Photo courtesy Disney

Most of the events will be happening in the Hollywood section of Disney's California Adventure, where The Muppets are giving up their theater for a Frozen sing-along show. The soundstage next door will become a snow-filled Olaf meet and greet, with an indoor snow play area to occupy kids while they wait their turn for a warm hug with the enchanted snowman. There will be a Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post store, too, and an Anna and Elsa meet and greet in the Disney Animation building across the street.

In the evenings, Frozen will provide the replacement for the now-departed Mad T Party, with "Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party." Disney's describing this as a family-friendly event, so we will see if the focus moves away from the club-like atmosphere and abundant "adult beverage" stations that the park featured in its previous versions of this evening dance event. And, if so, if the event will remain as popular with its local fans.

Over at Disneyland, a Frozen-themed show will replace the Tangled and Beauty and the Beast shows in the Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre near Sleeping Beauty Castle, starting January 7, 2015. Disney's also adding a Frozen display to Storybook Land, starting later this month. That will be the first change to Storybook Land since the addition of Aladdin's Agrabah in the mid 1990s.

The events over in California Adventure will soft-open on Dec. 20, to soak up the overflowing holiday crowds, but Disney will wait until Jan. 7 for an "official" opening and media event, in an effort to boost attendance after the holidays. The Disneyland Fantasy Faire show won't start until the official opening on the seventh, however.

All of these events are listed as being for a limited time, with all but the Storybook Land addition expected to close sometime in late spring.

Replies (7)

December 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM · Lets do the Olaf!!!! I'll drink to that.
December 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM · This Frozen takeover is getting ridiculous. Enough, already.
December 6, 2014 at 2:16 AM · Hopefully, this cash cow Disney is milking, or milk shaking ('cause it's Frozen, right?) will lead to awesome Frozen dark rides at the parks. I will miss Maelstrom but would love a great new well done and themed attraction.
December 7, 2014 at 12:38 PM · I'm curious if Disney is at all concerned about over-utilizing this IP. I've only seen the film once and I'm already over it just from the constant bombardment of Frozen at every Disney event. Even the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights has to have a Frozen dessert party this year. Does this madness really have to be on both coasts?
December 7, 2014 at 5:39 PM · This going to crash soon!

Plus Muppet 3D is a classic!

December 8, 2014 at 10:09 AM · Only concern are the Fantasyland shows. It was nice they ran in repertory, keeping it interesting. They are simple yet cleverly staged productions, and I would hate to see them Frozen out completely. I hope they return after the promotion, if they are gone for the moment.
December 11, 2014 at 5:11 PM · Any idea on if the Soft Open on Dec 20th will run until the official opening January 7th? Let's say I go on December 28th, will the Frozen sing along etc... be open at Disneyland California Adventure?

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