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NEWS: Anna & Elsa Get a Makeover – Meet & Greet Changes

This past weekend, ‘Frozen 2’ hit the theaters and had a record-breaking opening–the biggest ever for an animated movie released in November. Clearly Frozen fever is still running high! To celebrate the new film, Anna and Elsa are now greeting guests in outfits from the second movie. Catch all the details below.





 

Here are all the details from Disney cast member Anthony Armenia:

In celebration of the film release of Disney’s “Frozen 2,” we are giving you an up-close look at the beautiful dresses inspired by this epic new adventure, which Anna and Elsa will be wearing as they visit Disney Parks.

 

Anna and Elsa can be seen sporting their new royal attire as they set out on a journey around the world. You can meet them at Royal Sommerhus at Epcot and as part of Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome at Disney California Adventure Park when they head west. The sisters will also be traveling to Frozen Fantasy Gardens Village at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Disney’s “Frozen 2” is now playing in theaters!

When Frozen Celebration begins at Disneyland Paris next year, Anna and Elsa will also be attending in their “Frozen 2” attire.

Also, available first at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disney Resort, kids can get in on the action with new dresses inspired by these royal looks exclusively available at Disney Parks through Nov. 30 along with an abundance of other “Frozen 2” merchandise. Stay tuned as these new dresses will soon be available at Disney Stores and online at shopDisney.com on November 30!

Get the latest “Frozen 2” merchandise at the following locations:

  • Disneyland Resort: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Disney Showcase in Disneyland park, Off the Page in Disney California Adventure Park and World of Disney in the Downtown Disney District
  • Walt Disney World Resort: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Magic Kingdom Park, Disney Springs and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Emporium and Sir Mickey’s at Magic Kingdom Park, Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Fjording in Epcot and World of Disney in Disney Springs
  • Disneyland Paris: World of Disney in Disney Village, Emporium and La Chaumière des Sept Nains at Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Store at Walt Disney Studios Park
  • Shanghai Disney Resort: World of Disney in Disneytown and Avenue M Arcade, Be Our Guest Boutique, Tinker Bell Gifts and Mickey & Minnie’s Mercantile at Shanghai Disneyland

For those of you visiting Walt Disney World Resort, check out the foodie guide for tasty treats and sips inspired by the new film!

Headed overseas to Shanghai Disneyland? You’re in luck! Songs from “Frozen 2” will be incorporated into the “Frozen: A Sing-Along Celebration” show. What’s more, Anna and Elsa will appear in their new dresses while they perform, reflecting their continued adventures in the new film.

After you’ve seen the film, you’ll also be able to relive some of your favorite moments when you visit select Disney Parks and catch the sneak peek at scenes from “Frozen 2.”

 

A special look at moments from the film is presented daily in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park, for those seeing “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion!” A sneak peek of the film is also being shown as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Whether you’re at the park or at home, you can enjoy tunes from the new movie with the “Frozen 2” Official Playlist, a special Apple Music playlist within the Play Disney Parks app!

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” is now open!

RELATED ARTICLE: 10 Things You Need to Know About Frozen Ever After at Disney’s Epcot

by Christy Caby

Calling all Frozen fans!  The Frozen Ever After attraction is open to guests at the World Showcase in Epcot.  The closure of Maelstrom sparked very strong opinions and reactions on social media, but after riding the new, upgraded attraction, I definitely feel like there is a new life to the attraction that is good for the area.  Here are some great things to know about the attraction, but be warned that there are spoilers ahead:





 

10 – The same voice talent as the movie recorded for the attraction.

We all love the music and the amazing voice talent that brought Frozen to life for us on the big screen.  Well, the great news is that the same cast returned to record all of the music and voices that are used on the attraction.  There are even areas with a few updated lyrics that had to be recorded for the attraction.

9 – You get to celebrate the joy of winter during summer.

The story behind the attraction is that Elsa brought a day of winter to Arendelle during summer in honor of Princess Anna’s bravery from her act of true love.   So while it is actually summer in Arendelle, you will notice the ice and snow all over the scenes thanks to Elsa’s magic.

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8 – “Let It Go” and ice magic is there.

In case there was any doubt, you will definitely get to belt out “Let It Go” with Queen Elsa and watch her user her magical icy powers.  It is amazing how Disney pulled off the effect and helped you to feel in the middle of the magic.  It was definitely one of my favorite groupings of scenes.

7 – Pay attention to all the little details in the ride queue.

Be sure to read all of the signs, wall art, etc.  It explains the theme of the attraction and the wonderful story of the two sisters.  You will find Oaken’s Trading Post as part of the ride queue and you get to walk through it and see various trinkets from his shop.  One of my favorites was a sign when you first enter the queue that says, “Official Ice Master & Deliverer of Arendelle”.  (It definitely IS a thing!)





 

6 – The ride now loads where it used to unload.

If you were a Maelstrom fan and remember the ride fairly well, you may notice that you actually load (and unload) the new Frozen Ever After attraction where you used to unload at Maelstrom.  The area has been totally redone and incorporated with the brand new ride queue, but I was able to tell we were standing where we used to unload. There is no unloading in a different area either, as you load and unload right in the same place.

5 – The attraction is a mix of Frozen and Frozen Fever.

The attraction isn’t just a rehash of Frozen, it incorporates bits and pieces of Frozen as well as portions from the Frozen Fever short that was released after the film.  We love the adorable little mini snowmen from Frozen Fever, and they are definitely there, along with Marshmallow!  You also get to see the sisters in their dresses from Frozen as well as their dresses from Frozen Fever!  It is a great mix of some of your favorite moments, and all your favorite characters (minus the bad guys), from both!

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4 – The ride track is the exact same as Maelstrom.

There is absolutely zero change, other than the load/unload areas that we mentioned.  The ride track is the exact same ride with the same slightly backward drop as well as the forward drop.  If you remember Maelstrom, you can still visualize where everything was.  (Although, you really won’t want to since the attraction is really well done, and has amazing technology!)  If you really can’t get over losing Maelstrom, at least you know that you can still close your eyes and experience it again as far as the actual ride goes!

3 – The animatronics are spot on.

Everyone raved about the animatronics on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train when that first opened, but Frozen Ever After really takes it to a whole new level in my opinion.  The characters really look almost like they are real and brought to life right in front of you.  Their movements and faces are spot on, and it makes the experience even more amazing just seeing how well done the characters are.

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2 – There is an Attraction Photo

There is an attraction photo on the ride towards the end of the ride. After you see the frozen Marshmallow and the frozen Snow-Babies you’ll go down a small hill. It is during this descent that the photo is taken. Like the newer attractions, there is no photo viewing area in the ride exit. Your photo will automatically be uploaded to your MyDisney Account through your Magic Band.

1 – Make a FastPass+ for the attraction as soon as possible, or plan to wait.

This attraction is still very popular and still has long wait times. I highly recommend that you grab a FastPass+ selection for this attraction as soon as you possibly can.  If you can’t get one, then try to get there first thing in the morning and head right for it to help minimize the long waits in line.  You can also try to catch it on Extra Magic Hours.  If none of these work out, you may want to grab a beer (or soda) and plan to enjoy a wait!



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