Meeting Anna and Elsa at Disney World

Monday, June 23, 2014

Meeting Anna and Elsa at Disney World

Are your kids dying to meet Anna and Elsa (From Frozen)? They can meet the famous sisters at the same time at Disney World. But you are going to read this so you are prepared wit tips and tricks to avoid the 5 hour line!

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 2018

Have you heard of the Frozen 5K?

The Frozen 5K is not really a race. It was 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 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 ride the new Frozen ride that gets a ridiculously long 3 hour line at times. Then head to the typically less than 25 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.

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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.

Anna and Elsa Norway Summerhouse


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 Breakfast

You 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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  1. I love all your tips! We're going next month for the first time and I am *so* excited!! When you go an hour early, are there usually a lot of other families there? Do you just wait in line for an hour? Is the Magic Kingdom the only park that lets people in early? I could probably pick your brain all month for other tips, lol!

  2. Effective immediately, there is no standby line for Elsa and Anna. To see them, you must have a Fastpass. So showing up early doesn't get you in to see them anymore. :(

  3. Contrary to the above comment, we were just there the week before Thanksgiving and there was a standby line. It was a 120+ min wait the entire time we were there, so we were going to skip meeting them. Luckily we scored a FP while we were there! YAY! I kept checking regularly to modify our FP's and to see if by chance any opened up via the Disney app for my Disney account on my phone (we found openings for both Anna and Elsa and Toy Story Mania!). So if you don't have one ahead of time, remember to check FP availability regularly to see if you can get one while you are there :)!!!

  4. If you happen to have kids that can be effective night owls, you can utilize the late-night typical Saturday night evening magic hours (usually after midnight) to meet them with hardly any wait at all. We napped at our hotel from 6-9 pm then went back to the park. About 12:30 am, Anna and Elsa had hardly any wait so our girls were able to walk right in and meet them with NO WAIT!!!