“Frozen” Games Coming To Blizzard Beach This Summer

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Hey water park fans, exciting news! For a limited time, a brand new event known as the “Frozen” Games will be held each day this summer at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Here’s everything you need to know about this fun happening courtesy of Disney:


For the first time in forever, Olaf’s wish to experience summer fun with his friends will come true when he and Kristoff, stars of the hit Disney animated film “Frozen,” host the inaugural “Frozen” Games this summer at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

The “Winter Games Committee” has decided to take advantage of the magical snowstorm over Blizzard Beach and host daily activities this summer. The committee members have even invited Kristoff and Olaf to lead teams of guests in a fun day of “Frozen” activities.

From May 27 to August 21, 2016, guests of all ages visiting Blizzard Beach may choose to join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of winter-themed activities throughout each day, including:

  • Frozen Games 1Ice Pail Relays – teams will line up and pass pails of water quickly from one person to the next, trying to fill a container. The team that fills their container first is the winner.
  • Snowball Toss – pairs compete in a snow-themed water balloon toss from progressively greater distance. The pair that gets the farthest apart without breaking its water balloon is the winner.
  • Ski Pole Limbo – guests play limbo, using a ski pole as the limbo stick.
  • Slide Races – teams race down one of the signature water slides at Blizzard Beach, and much more!

Olaf and Kristoff will take part in the “Frozen” Games’ opening and closing ceremonies by appearing on the Observation Deck near the Summit Plummet attraction each day, accompanied by trumpet fanfare, banners and music. Additionally, one lucky guest will be chosen each morning to be the Ski Captain and thus the first guest to take the plunge down Summit Plummet, signaling the start of the “Frozen” Games.

From the observation deck, Olaf and Kristoff will give regular updates throughout the day on their teams’ progress and achievements, as well as announce the winning team of the “Frozen” Games.

The “Frozen” Games are an all-day event at Blizzard Beach, beginning shortly after the park opens. Guests can sign up at the park entrance, and all activities are included with regular park admission.


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New Olaf Meet And Greet Coming To Hollywood Studios This Spring

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If you are a fan of the adorable Olaf from Disney’s blockbuster animated film Frozen or at least know someone that is, then it’s time to book your next trip to Walt Disney World! Debuting this spring at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Olaf will be greeting guests with warm hugs at a brand new meet and greet location, Celebrity Spotlight, located in the Echo Lake area of the park.

While no official date has been released yet, rumors are that this spot will not be ready in time for the busy March Spring Break season and we can anticipate an April opening date at the earliest. Check back often as I will update this post as soon as more details are released!

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Ice Palace Boutique Opens July 26

Ice Palace Boutique

A Flurry of Frozen Fun

Opening on July 26, the Ice Palace Boutique at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is a brand new wintry salon where kids ages 3 – 12 years old can undergo a special Frozen transformation. Here are all of the details courtesy of Disney:


The Ice Palace Boutique will be located on Commissary Lane across from ABC Commissary in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Unique to this location, guests can purchase select packages where families can also join in the “Frozen” fun. Additional party members can enjoy the exclusive Ice Palace Café, an immersive “Frozen”-themed café with included snacks while they wait for their Anna or Elsa.

Frozen CupcakesThe party will also get reserved seating at one show of “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at Hyperion Theater.

The “Frozen”-inspired packages include:

  • Frozen Summer Fun Boutique Package – This package includes Anna or Elsa-inspired shimmering makeup palette, face gems, nail polish, a braided hair piece with sparkling snowflake accessory and an exclusive photo opportunity. Package retail: $75, includes tax.
  • Ice Palace Boutique Package – This package includes the items offered in the Frozen Summer Fun Boutique Package. It also includes access to the Ice Palace Café and reserved seating at one of the “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” shows. Package retail: $175, includes tax.
  • Ice Palace Boutique Deluxe Package – This package includes an Anna or Elsa costume plus the items offered in the Ice Palace Boutique Package. Package retail: $240, includes tax.

The Ice Palace Boutique Package and the Ice Palace Boutique Deluxe Package is for up to 6 guests, including the child getting the magical transformation.

Reservations can be made in advance and are highly recommended. To book your appointment, please call 407-827-7400. The location may be able to accommodate guests without reservations on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis each day.

There is also an Olaf-inspired package available that includes a glitter hairstyle and Olaf t-shirt. Reservations are not required for this package and will only be available on-site at the location. Package retail: $19.95, plus tax.

Ice Palace Boutique will only be offered during Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios which continues through September 7, 2015.


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Frozen Fun For Fans At Many Disney Destinations

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Do you happen to know any Frozen fans? Of course, you do! Who doesn’t? With Frozen 2 on the horizon, Disney is pulling out all the stops and offering even more experiences for fans at many of their destinations. Here’s everything you need to know courtesy of WDW News:

From the kingdom of Arendelle, guests can immerse themselves in the Oscar-winning animated blockbuster hit “Frozen” throughout Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. From meet and greets with royalty, to vacationing at the stunning sites that inspired the blockbuster film, here’s where you can enjoy your own icy adventures:

Walt Disney World Resort:

  • Meet Elsa and Anna inside Princess Fairytale Hall in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.
  • Elsa and Anna appear in the daytime spectacular, “Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” at Magic Kingdom.
  • Also at Magic Kingdom, the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show transforms Cinderella Castle with visuals from “Frozen”.
  • At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can sing along to “Frozen” songs with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and the Royal Historians of Arendelle daily at “For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” inside Premiere Theater.

Disneyland Resort:

  • At Disney California Adventure Park, for a limited time, guests will enjoy an array of “Frozen Fun” experiences, including:
    • Meet Elsa and Anna at the “Royal Welcome,” inside the Animation Academy.
    • Learn how to sketch characters such as Olaf and Marshmallow inside Animation Academy.
    • Join the musical fun as “Frozen” springs to life during “For The First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” at the newly  reimagined Crown Jewel Theatre.
    • Play in the snow at “Olaf’s Snow Fest,” featuring a snowcapped courtyard reminiscent of Arendelle. Guests may build a snowman in real snow, swoosh down a snow slide, meet Olaf and get a warm hug, and also enjoy music, food and entertainment.
    • “Chill out” during “Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party,” with exciting music, games and even ice carvers.
  • Guests may browse cool collections of “Frozen”-themed apparel, keepsakes, trinkets and toys on the Hollywood Backlot in Disney California Adventure.
  • During the holiday season, Olaf, Elsa and Anna appear in “World of Color – Winter Dreams,” the holiday version of the popular after-dark spectacular at Disney California Adventure. “World of Color – Winter Dreams” may be seen mid-November through early January.
  • At Disneyland Park, a new “Frozen”-themed show plays at Fantasy Faire. The team of Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones put their unique spin on the “Frozen” story as they adapt it for the Royal Theatre.
  • Also at Disneyland, Anna, Elsa and Olaf make a “pre-parade” appearance on their own special float daily prior to the daily Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.
  • At Downtown Disney, guests enjoy skating on Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink through Feb. 22, 2015.
  • Anna & Elsa’s Boutique, a wintry salon at Downtown Disney, invites guests to shop for “Frozen” treasures or undergo a magical transformation to become a princess or a snowman.

Adventures by Disney:

  • A new vacation experience to Norway guides families through the beauty and majesty of Norway, the country that inspired Disney’s Frozen, on an eight-day, seven-night adventure  takes guests into the storybook village of Bergen, which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle. Adventurers will journey through ice-capped mountains, fjords and see the stave churches that shaped the landscape and architecture depicted in the hit film.

Disney Cruise Line:

  • Memorable meet and greets with Anna, Elsa, and for the first time in forever, Kristoff and Olaf
  • “Anna’s Chase for the Chocolate” scavenger hunt for those who share Anna’s sense of adventure, with a special surprise for finishing the game
  • “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” activity where kids take on Elsa’s magical powers to make snow and ice
  • “The Maypole Swirl and Twirl” for families to learn a traditional Scandinavian dance spinning and braiding giant ribbons
  • “Frozen” themed dining experience, including a menu inspired by traditional Nordic fare and special dishes inspired by the film
  • “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends,” a family-friendly interactive deck party featuring the famous royal sisters of Arendelle and their fun-loving Nordic companions
  • In summer 2015, Anna, Elsa and Olaf join the line up of beloved Disney characters in the Disney Cruise Line original production, “Disney Dreams … An Enchanted Classic,” Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Magic
  • Olaf’s Summertime Freeze bar will open on Castaway Cay summer 2015 and serve non-alcoholic specialty frozen drinks in souvenir cups

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Disney World News – Frozen Gingerbread Castle

Frozen Gingerbread Castle

Frozen Gingerbread CastleIt’s that wonderful time of year again when Disney goes all out decorating every square inch of the resort for the holidays. We aren’t just talking Osborne Family Lights and Frozen transformed Cinderella Castle friends, every resort hotel is also included in the festivities. This year at the Contemporary Resort, guests are being treated to an all-new Gingerbread Holiday Ice Castle on the 4th floor Grand Canyon Concourse inspired by Disney’s animated hit Frozen. This 17 foot tall masterpiece is embellished with snowflakes, sugar and chocolate-coated trees. And, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without our favorite characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven. There is also an Ice Castle Kiosk where you can purchase Frozen themed merchandise, build-your-own snowman marshmallow kits, Frozen ice desserts and gingerbread treats.

Thinking about making your own Frozen Gingerbread Castle? Here’s what they used:

  • 423 lbs. of chocolate
  • 514 lbs. of flour
  • 212 eggs
  • 67 lbs. of spices
  • 35 lbs. of sugar syrup
  • 311 lbs. of honey
  • 222 lbs. of icing
  • 1,500 gingerbread shingles

Check out this fun time-lapse video of the Gingerbread Castle being assembled:

If you get the chance to see this masterpiece in person this year,
be sure to look for the 14 “hidden Olafs” in the display.
Happy Holidays!

(photos and video courtesy of Disney)