Anyone else have a Frozen fan in their house?
My kids LOVE Anna and Elsa from Disney’s latest smash hit Frozen. They have the toys, nightgowns, and costumes. We’ve made Frozen crafts and had a Frozen birthday party. But now my kiddos really wanted to meet Anna and Elsa.
Updated April 2017
Have you heard of the Frozen 5K?The Frozen 5K is not really a race.
It is a nickname Disney cast members in the Magic Kingdom gave to the swarm of eager fans that ran, pushed, and shoved to get towards the middle of the Magic Kingdom to get to meet Anna and Elsa. Apparently, it got so bad that they had to change how they opened the park. No kidding!
Next, cast members escorted crowds slowly down main street, through the castle and around the carousel. No one is allowed in front of the leading cast members who are slowly, carefully guiding guests to their destination without anyone getting hurt.
But now, they've moved again.... you can meet find Anna and Elsa only in Epcot.
Where to Meet Anna & Elsa?Anna and Elsa are in Epcot, Norway Pavilion at Royal Sommerhus. Generally you can see Anna and Elsa during regular park hours. You will want to head straight there and first ride the new Frozen ride that gets a ridiculously long 3 hour line at times. Then head to the typically less than 45 minute line to visit the sisters.
The line weaves through the adorable home in Arendale so kids will be eager to wait as they notice fun details in their air conditioned home.
How to see Anna and Elsa while only waiting 15-30 minutes!Thankfully, Frozen fever (pun intended) has passed and with a little planning you can easily see Anna and Elsa without waiting the 5 hours many waited at the Magic Kingdom when they first came out.
Your best bet is to go straight to Norway when Epcot opens and after enjoying the short 3 minute Frozen Ride (assuming a short line) meet the princesses with a minimal 15-30 minutes wait.
There is no longer a fastpass option to meet Anna and Elsa - that should be a good indicator that they are no longer is such high demand.
Early Morning BreakfastYou can book the Askerhouse Princess breakfast for 1 hour before the park opens and then you will be all set already at the back of the park ready to hop in line as soon as the park opens!
Other Tips & Tricks for seeing Anna and Elsa
- Don’t miss the Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom daily 3pm for a chance to see Anna and Elsa (along with many other favorite characters) on their very own float. This newly redone parade is amazing and definitely worth seeing. My family especially enjoyed the fire breathing dragon!
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