Most of the Frozen Fun can be found over in the Hollywood Land area of Disney California Adventure Park and a lot of it requires a FASTPASS. You'll want to head over to that area of the park first thing in the morning. As an added bonus, if you are staying at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, you can get into Disney California Adventure an hour before it opens on select days and the Frozen Fun area is open! It's the perfect way to beat any crowds.
Olaf's Snow Fest: This is an indoor winter wonderland that you won't want to miss. Located just past the Crown Jewel Theatre and next to Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue, you'll find a giant sign welcoming Olaf to Arendelle. Inside you'll find an Olaf meet-n-greet (Fastpass required), a giant snow play area, two sledding hills, live entertainment, an Olaf shop and Frozen themed treats. It is rumored that this area will melt away on April 30, so you'll definitely want to experience it during your Spring Break!
Anna and Elsa's Royal Reception: You'll definitely want to grab a Fastpass for this attraction. You'll find the Fastpass distribution outside the Animation Building. Your Fastpass will have a return time for you to come back and have a private meeting with the royal sisters. You can enter the Animation Building at any time without a Fastpass and just enjoy the atmosphere. You'll be surrounded by giant screens that play scenes from Disney favorites, including appearances from everyone's favorite ice queen and snow man.
That's not all that you'll find in the Animation Building. You can also learn how to draw a snow man from a Disney animator. Check your park schedule for class times and take your Olaf drawing home as a fun and free souvenir!
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration: One of the coolest tickets in town is to the Frozen sing-along. The Muppet*Vision 3D theater has been transformed into a grand Arendelle theater where you will be entertained by the official Arendelle historians and be treated to live appearances by Anna, Kristoff, and of course, Elsa. Shows are playing approximately each hour and last about 30 minutes. You'll want to grab a Fastpass for your show ticket and arrive approximately 15 minutes before show time.
Freeze the Night! A Family Dance Party: As soon as walk under the Frozen Fun archway, you'll feel like you've entered a Frozen nightclub made just for families. A DJ, dancers, an interactive dance floor, an ice bar and the occasional snow fall all add to the atmosphere. You can even get your photo taken with Elsa's palace guard, Marshmallow.
Frozen Treats: You can find special Frozen themed treats throughout the resort. Olaf strawberry lemonade frozen bars and Olaf cotton candy are just the beginning.
And there's so much more beyond Disney California Adventure Park. In addition to the limited time Frozen Fun at Disney California Adventure Park, you can still have some longer lasting fun Frozen surprises at Disneyland.
First, you'll want to head over to Fantasy Faire and grab a Fastpass for the new show held at the Royal Theatre featuring Anna and Elsa. The theatre has limited seating and plays throughout the day. If you have Frozen fans, you'll want to be sure to fit it into your day.
You can also see the town of Arendelle and Elsa's ice castle as part of the Story Book Land Canal Boats. You'll want to ride this early in the morning, perhaps even with your Magic Morning early entry.
Elsa, Anna and Olaf can also be seen on their own float leading Mickey's Soundsational Parade down Main Street U.S.A. as part of a special pre-parade show. Be sure to show up 10-15 minutes early or you'll miss it!
Don't forget that you can visit Anna & Elsa's Boutique in Downtown Disney for everything Frozen. You can even get a Frozen inspired transformation - just be sure to book in advance as reservations fill quickly. Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance by calling 714.781.3463.
So, that's all you need to know for Frozen Fun this Spring at the Disneyland Resort. But, to make the most of your trip, here are some general Spring Break Disneyland tips:
- Make a plan for your time at Disneyland. Disneyland.com updates their calendar 30 - 45 days out with park hours, the entertainment schedule and a refurbishment list. This will help you determine which attractions and shows are most important to your family and allow to prioritize accordingly. Remember that Spring Break brings extended park hours, which is always fun!
- Use the Fastpass system to maximize your time in lines. If you have small kids, use the rider switch option, and if your kids are older, you may want to take advantage of single rider lines.
- Get to the parks bright and early. Crowds are lightest early in the morning, and even more so during
- Give your self enough time to experience it all at a leisurely pace. If you're traveling during Spring Break, stay as long as you can and get a 5-day ticket. This will allow you to come and go as you please while allowing for downtime at the pool, beach or whatever else you please! We still have a few hotels that have free night specials available, so you'll definitely want to check those out as well.