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‘Frozen’ Summer Fun LIVE Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios June 17 – September 7
posted on March 18th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment
It’s shaping up to be the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort, and one of the biggest highlights of the season is sure to be the return of “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with favorite characters, unforgettable music, delightful enhancements and immersive experiences.
This summer-long special event features a full day of “Frozen” fun from park open to park close, including a royal procession, a sing-along celebration, fun photo opportunities, “Frozen” merchandise, specialty food and beverage offerings and a grand finale fireworks spectacular.
Frozen Royal Welcome – Twice each day, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff take part in a festive cavalcade throughout Hollywoodland, accompanied by the Royal Arendelle Flag Corps and a flurry of skaters, skiiers and ice cutters – along with lovable snowman, Olaf. Anna leads the procession in a beautiful horse-drawn sleigh, with Elsa gliding by on a stunning, ice palace float. The entire procession pauses twice along the route in tribute to these visitors from Arendelle, as everyone in Hollywoodland is invited to join in singing “Let It Go!”
For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Just in time for this year’s “Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE event, this popular show moves into the beautiful Hyperion Theater (formerly Superstar Television Theater), located right in the heart of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Royal Historians of Arendelle host a fun and comedic retelling of the unique story of their kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen,” plus all-new in-theater effects and special appearances by Anna, Elsa and Kristoff.
Olaf’s Summer Cool Down – Several times each day, the Ambassador of Hollywoodland brings Olaf and some of his friends to the Event Stage to have a little fun with everyone “In Summer.” And as temperatures heat up, Olaf happily shares a burst from his personal snow cloud to cool things off.
“Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party – Once the sun goes down, a dance party takes over the area around the Event Stage, with DJ Chill and some of your favorite Disney characters. Using a special event hashtag, you can share song requests and photos over social media, to be featured onscreen during the party.
“Frozen” Fireworks – As the night comes to a close, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf come together at the Event Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen” and, of course, a flurry of snow!
“Frozen” Summer Fun LIVE starts June 17 and continues daily through September 7 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Who’s going?
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Theresa from TX on March 18th, 2015 at 2:24 pm
Will they have the ice skating again? I loved that it was so well done and well organized. My kids loved it!
Shawn Slater on March 18th, 2015 at 8:25 pm
Theresa – This year’s Frozen Summer Fun activities will all be located in the middle of the park, creating a centralized area for our Guests to enjoy all the “Frozen” festivities. Ice skating and snow play are not able to be accommodated in that area, so they will not be returning.
Thats a shame that they’re renaming the Superstar Television Theatre.
Shawn Slater on March 18th, 2015 at 8:35 pm
Christian – Prior to the opening of the previous experience in this space in 2009, it was known as the ABC Theater. The name Hyperion has its roots in Disney and Hollywood history. Walt Disney had one of his first studios on Hyperion Avenue, where from 1926 to 1939 his animators produced such classic films as “Steamboat Willie,” “Three Little Pigs” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
yulady from FL on March 18th, 2015 at 2:36 pm
I’m excited for all the Frozen fun but how about some information on Star Wars Weekends since it’s happening before Frozen Summer Fun
Shawn Slater on March 18th, 2015 at 8:38 pm
We just started planning our trip for this summer and I’m super excited about this! Our little 5 year old princess is going to be thrilled!!
Since Olaf has been meeting in California for their Frozen Live event, it would be awesome for Olaf to have a meet and greet at Walt Disney World. Any chance of that happening for this event?
Shawn Slater on March 18th, 2015 at 8:43 pm
TJ – Olaf will be making several appearances throughout the day, where as many of our Guests as possible can have a chance to see him. At this time, there are no plans for Olaf to be part of a character greeting experience at Walt Disney World.
Cindy from FL on March 18th, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Shawn, you made my day! My family loved Frozen Summer Fun last year. I assume no snowground this year? Also, when you write that the procession stops twice, do you mean each procession stops twice along the route? Or do you mean each of the two processions stop once for the welcome? What about the icemen of the north? Will they be back? Thanks!
Shawn Slater on March 18th, 2015 at 8:50 pm
Michelle – To answer your questions: You’re correct that there is no snow play with this year’s event. For “Frozen” Royal Welcome, each time the procession happens during the day, it will make two show stops… one on Hollywood Blvd. and one along the route by Echo Lake and the Hyperion Theater.
Eric from MA on March 18th, 2015 at 4:25 pm
Is the Hyperion/Superstar theater the same as the former American Idol theater?
It’s certainly the right size, and I KNEW there was some reason Idol was retired so early. I feel old for being one of the fans who still remembers Superstar TV.
Shawn Slater on March 18th, 2015 at 8:53 pm
Eric – It is one and the same. And you’re not alone. I remember Superstar Television well! I especially loved the “I Love Lucy” and “Gilligan’s Island” scenes.
Julie from TX on March 18th, 2015 at 6:33 pm
Would love to know too about a premium package. Call today but Disney rep did not know. How does this work with fantasmic fireworks?
When will the Star Wars Weekends Line up and Fastpasses be available??
Will the event stage be directly in front of the Chinese Theater and if so will it be the stage from previous events or a stage similar to the castle stage at Magic Kingdom?
Shawn Slater on March 19th, 2015 at 11:49 am
Christopher – Although there will be some adjustments to the stage due to the new configuration in that area of the park, a temporary performance space will be used for both Star Wars Weekends and Frozen Summer Fun, as it has for previous special events.
Adrian from Essex on March 19th, 2015 at 4:34 am
Looking forward to this – will be there is August
Very Excited for the even!- But sadly my kids have been “training” in ice skating since they met the professional ice skaters last summer at the Wandering Oakens. Skating was such a great part of the event! Please reconsider including it – Disney did SUCH a great job with it!!
Shawn Slater on March 19th, 2015 at 11:46 am
Mark – My kids loved doing the ice-skating, too! Unfortunately, there just isn’t a location where that could be accommodated this year.
Frozen Premium Package also returning??? Thanks!
YES!!!! We will be at Walt Disney World from June 6th-18th and my daughter was getting a little worried that we might not see the Frozen Sing-Along or the Fireworks! Will the Sing-Along be a FastPass+ attraction?
Shawn Slater on March 20th, 2015 at 9:45 am
Brian – Yes! You can make a Fastpass+ selection for the Sing-Along Celebration.
The dates posted for this year’s Frozen Summer Fun say… starts June 17 and continues “daily” through September 7… I’m just wondering if it will be also held on the weekends in September after Labor Day like it was last year, because we had just booked a trip starting Sept 15th a few weeks before this event was announced and were hoping it will be extended again this year
Shawn Slater on March 20th, 2015 at 12:13 pm
Tim – At this time, there are no plans to extend this year’s event beyond summer.
Very excited! Can you please give me an idea of how these fireworks will work with the Fantasmic showings? We would love to see both! Thank you and can’t wait for our trip-almost under 100 days!
mark from QC on March 21st, 2015 at 6:07 pm
mark from QC on March 21st, 2015 at 6:09 pm
Since the Hyperion theatre is at Hollywood studios now will Aladdin a musical spectacular be coming to Hollywood studios?
Shawn, by my count Five commenters have inquired about the Frozen Premium Package. That’s nearly 25% of the questions, can you please find out if this will happen again this year, I need to budget if it is, Thanks.
PS- In case anyone cares I also vote for the return of the ice skating and snow castle building area, that was the best part of the whole affair last year.
Luis from VA on March 23rd, 2015 at 1:09 pm
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