The runaway success of Disney’s “Frozen” continues to astound fans and filmmakers alike. As merchandise flies off the shelves, fetching big bucks on eBay, and lines to meet theme park characters regularly exceed three hours, Disney works hard to develop the next generation of entertainment based on the animated movie giant.
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Recently, Disney moved a meet-and-greet with Anna and Elsa from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom. At Princess Fairytale Hall, lines to meet the “Frozen” pair are still long, but guests can utilize FastPass+ to skip the queue and cut the wait time down to a mere minute or two.
FastPass+ reservations to meet Anna and Elsa quickly fill up to 60 days in advance, leaving those without them to brave the wait. However Walt Disney World does have more plans in the works for “Frozen” in the parks, says Imagineer Pam Rawlins, show producer for Princess Fairytale Hall in the recent interview below.
Video: Imagineer interview – More “Frozen” coming to Walt Disney World
Rawlins notes there are “lots of opportunities for Anna and Elsa all around our theme parks” and advises to “stay tuned to look to see what’s coming up next.” She sees the popularity of the meet-and-greets with Anna and Elsa as something “we can look at as Imagineers and design attractions around them or different experiences.”
Anna and Elsa will not stay at Princess Fairytale Hall forever, seen there now as “visiting princesses” in the same way that Aurora, Snow White, or any other Disney royalty can come and go inside that attraction.
No specifics were offered, but there certainly is more “Frozen” coming. “That whole movie gave us a franchise, gave us opportunities to see them and we’re always looking at opportunities to expand,” added Rawlins.
Until then, those who don’t make it into Princess Fairytale Hall can still see Anna and Elsa in the daily Festival of Fantasy parade.
Video: Festival of Fantasy Parade at Magic Kingdom
Meanwhile Walt Disney World has started using Olaf in their advertisements for their water parks this summer. The world of “Frozen” would certainly be an apt fit for Blizzard Beach, though nothing of the sort has been announced.
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Anna and Elsa did seem to like the idea when I mentioned it to them recently:
The only place to see Anna and Elsa at Disneyland currently is in their Fantasyland meet-and-greet. No FastPass is available there, so guests must wait in lengthy lines to meet these popular characters. Like at Walt Disney World, wait times to meet them at Disneyland often exceed 3 hours, capping off well before the park closes to allow all guests in line to get through.