In my often jaded world of being a theme park blogger, it's rare to get to go to an event that you aren't there just to blog about, but are there because you are super excited to be at, and would be going to regardless of writing about. This was me today at Disney's Hollywood Studios for the kick off of their "Frozen Summer Fun" event.
I admit that as a 40-something year old man, I probably like Frozen more than I should, but hey, it's a FANTASTIC movie, I'm a fan of musicals, and I grew up working for Disney and was involved with several Disney animated projects, so in a way, it's kind of in my blood.
When I first heard about the event I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. My expectations were that I was going to love it, because I love anything Frozen, but I feared it might feel "thrown together" last minute, and being at Hollywood Studios, while they have one of my top favorite attractions on Walt Disney World property (Tower of Terror), isn't my favorite of the four parks at WDW. That being said, we ended up doing a full open to close day at the Studios, and yes, we did have an AMAZING day!!!
Ok, enough text talk... On to some photos & videos!
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Today is the first day for the "Frozen Summer Fun" event at Disney's Hollywood Studios that runs through September 1st
KidTums has her "take along Olaf" - We should have some fun with this today!
Disney's Hollywood Studios decked out for Frozen summer fun.
Olaf came out to open Hollywood Studios for Frozen Summer Fun!
You need to get tickets for the Frozen Sing-a-Long! Yup... We got 'em!
The American Idol show at Hollywood Studios is getting into the Frozen Summer Fun with Let It Go!
For the first time in forever Toy Story Mania is NOT the longest line at Hollywood Studios!
The line for Wandering Oaken's Trading Post is long... REALLY long! (We were told over two hours!)
We all have our "Carry Along Olaf's!"
About to head into Wandering Oaken's Trading Post!
Yes, you can build a snowman inside Wandering Oaken's Frozen Funland!
Ice Skating in the Frozen Funland at Hollywood Studios
A trio of Frozen themed cupcakes in Wandering Oaken's Frozen Funland!
If I have to choose to eat Anna or Elsa, I choose Anna!
Do you want to build a snowman?
Wandering Oaken has a Zamboni!!!
Yes! The girls *actually built* a snowman!
Snowfall being projected on Elsa's castle in Wandering Oaken's Frozen Funland.
Ice Skating Show in Wandering Oaken's Frozen Funland about to start!
The Ice Skating show at Wandering Oaken's #Frozen Funland was GREAT!
WFChris wrote:I can't imagine somebody on Vacation wanting to wait that long for a sing-along show.
I'm not sure what you mean. There wasn't any wait for the sing-a-long show. I think the only reason why there was a huge line for the shop today was because it was the first day. I'd be curious to see what it's like in a few days.
We had an awesome day too. I can't believe we did a full open to close day at the Studios - and we really didn't ride anything. I think the guests are going to love this event. It was just the right mix of celebrating the phenomenon that is Frozen with a bit of humor poking fun at is as well. It's is practically a park-wide overlay that will definitely create some new energy this summer. It was a very fun day and Robb captured it perfectly in his report. It's not for everyone - but most will find Frozen Summer Fun a blast. Plus there were cupcakes!!
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