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How to experience all the Frozen Summer Fun with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf at Hollywood Studios

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Frozen Summer of Fun Live Sing-a-Long featuring Anna Elsa and Kristoff


How to Experience all the Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney World is providing the Frozen Summer Fun as the “Coolest Summer Ever” for 2015 and there’s a couple of new elements added but the Frozen snow playground and ice skating area did not return for 2015.

Here’s how to take in all the Frozen Summer of Fun activities without needing to pay the price for the Premium Package.

1.  Pick a shady spot for the parade at least 30 minutes early for the first parade on Hollywood Boulevard, the steps of the Hyperion Theater or near Star Tours.

Seating areas along the parade route are quite limited, so you’ll need to choose a good spot.

Here’s my 2015 Frozen Royal Welcome review and how to best watch this parade

The green section shows the best areas with the show stops and the yellow area is parade only.

Frozen Royal Welcome map

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2.  Visit the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-long.

For 2015 the Frozen Sing-a-long has relocated to the Hyperion Theaer, the former location of American Idol.  The theater offers Fastpass+, but the Fastpass is pretty much worthless as it just blends you in with all the other non-Fastpass guests.  Just arrive 15 to 20 minutes before a showing and you’ll sit in the back!

Hollywood Studios Character Location Map KennythePirate

3.  Watch Olaf’s Summer Cool Down.

It’s quite easy to catch Olaf’s new show at the stage area in front of The Great Movie Ride.  Olaf and some dancers do a quick 10 minute show involving his famous song “In Summer” and teach you some silly summer dances like the sprinkler dance”  The show is presented at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30

4.  Catch Frozen Fever

The 10 Minute Frozen Fever movie short is played continuously at Hollywood Studios at the ABC Sound Studio.  It begins at 10:00am and continues until 30 minutes before park closing.  Afternoon is a great time because the Sound Studio is air conditioned.  The short movie tells the story of Anna’s birthday party.

4.  Dance with Disney characters at the Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy come out to dance from 5:45pm to about 7:30pm nightly and DJ Chill will play hit dance tunes until the Frozen Fireworks begin nightly.

5.  Frozen Fireworks

Hold down your spot for the Frozen Fireworks along Hollywood Boulevard or next to Min and Bills or in front of the 50’s Prime Time Dinner at least 30 minutes early.

Here’s a post that has a some photos from Hollywood Boulevard.  I was standing in front of Disney & Co along the tape.

Here’s a map I created with the best fireworks viewing locations.  This is a great park to see the fireworks OUTSIDE the park and take photos, but you won’t be able to hear the music!

Hollywood Studios  Fireworks Map KennythePirate

6.  Fantasmic!

I recommend taking in the SECOND showing of Fantasmic! during the Frozen Fun.  It’s much easier to get a seat and you’re not scrambling with 6,000 of your closest friends to find a fireworks viewing area.  The Fastpass+ viewing area is a good view for this show as well because it places you in the Mickey section which is right in the center.  It’s pretty easy to get FP+ for the second show while you’re in the park at a kiosk.  If you wish to have the Mickey section for the first show, you must book a Fantasmic Dining Package.


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  1. Is the Frozen Sing Along going to stay in the same place in November and December? Will the show still be playing in November and December at the same times?

    • For the Frozen show? FP enter the queue up to 20 minutes early, but stand by guests can enter at the same time. No real privilege with FP+ here

  2. Wow fantastic info kenny I’m just checking: on that map for firework viewing places I’m assuming red means bad location and green is good right? Also I saw you said you should be able to score a FP for the second Fantasmic at the on park kiosk. Do you know around what time they tend to fill up by in the day? We’re going aug 9th.

  3. Thanks for all the great info. I have a question though, we have a reservation at Hollywood and Vine at 9:30 am and we have bought the Frozen Premium Package. Should we cancel that reservation in order to get in the line to receive our Frozen information? This won’t be our first time eating there so not a big deal to the kiddos if we miss it… they would rather see the Frozen stuff

      • ok, I was thinking check in for the meal earlier. I have read on a couple other sites where people with the premium package are checking in early and waiting in line… I bought the package to avoid all that right?
        It says the check in time is at 10 and wanted to make sure I’m not going to miss anything.

  4. Hi Kenny-
    We have 11:10 lunch ADR at Hollywood & Vine.

    I am wondering a few things…
    How long are the parade & welcome show?
    Do you think it feasible that we will be able to watch them both, and still make the 11:10 ADR, albeit a bit late? Do you think H&V would mind if we came (how late)?

    I guess I am hoping that the total Frozen time is no longer than 30 min, and that H&V won’t mind that we are 20-ish min late.

    Thoughts?

  5. […] As I rumored a while back, the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing A Long will move away from the paper return time cards and begin using Fastpass+ on September 2nd.  It will be a Tier 2 Fastpass+, basically replacing American Idol.  I’ve been asked if one should choose this or Star Tours.  I would choose the early show for the Sing A Long and use my 4th FP+ for Star Tours.  Star Tours has HUGE capacity and also has low walk on waits in the morning and late in the evening.  I’ve updated my Fastpass+ Priority Guide to reflect this change.  I also posted a note on my guide to experience all the Frozen Summer Fun. […]

    • Follow-up question: on a Saturday should I expect it to be hard to get a voucher for a later (6 or 7pm) singalong show if I don’t hop to DHS until late afternoon (3-4pm)?

  6. Can you pick up the return tickets for the sing along from park opening?

    Thanks for this info it’s a massive help!!! And this announcement made a 25 year old (me!) very happy today!

  7. Hi Kenny is it possible to enjoy both the fireworks and Fantasmic that was part of the Fantasmic dinner package? We are going to be going on September 13th. Thanks!

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