Frozen Sing-Along refurbishment delayed at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Aug 18, 2022 in "For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration"

Posted: Thursday August 18, 2022 9:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The planned refurbishment of "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration" at Disney's Hollywood Studios has been postponed.

The closure was planned to begin August 22 through September 9 2022, with performances resuming on September 10 2022. This has now been delayed, with no updated dates yet available.

Plans for the refurbishment included updates to the theater, with new carpeting and seating.

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RSoxNo1Aug 22, 2022

I believe that theater got an update between the American Idol Experience and Frozen moving in. That took place in 2015, so it's not inconceivable that it needs a general maintenance update.

WondersOfLifeAug 22, 2022

But Disney as a company is still Disney as a company... So why are they even bothering? :)

Brer PantherAug 22, 2022

But those shows aren't based on Frozen, ergo, they're not as high a priority.

WondersOfLifeAug 22, 2022

Really? That theater is the last theater that needs new carpeting and seats... It looked fine. Lets get some new carpeting and seats in the Muppets theater... New seating in the Nemo theater... and add some backs to the Lion King and bird show theaters..

WondersOfLifeAug 22, 2022

What do they need to refurbish?? The snow machines??? How about instead..... Refurb dinosaur, spaceship earth, ect

maleficentfanAug 22, 2022

DCBakerAug 22, 2022

According to the Walt Disney World website, the new timeline for the routine refurbishment is January 9th to January 27th, 2023.

maleficentfanAug 18, 2022

The official website is still showing Aug. 22-Sept. 9. Any details or new dates to share?

WondersOfLifeAug 18, 2022

I think having BATB in that theater is a total loss.... Disney could do a "Mickey and the Magical Map" style show and do one of those huge collage style performances... It could be a show that is consistently refreshed by replacing simply just one scene every couple of years with a new IP. It is a no-brainer. Incorporate Princess & the Frog, Tangled, Encanto, Aladdin, Ect. There is so much to work with for a collage-style show. This is why I wish the Main Street theatre wasn't scrapped... Imagine what they could do with that. They could host a variety of different shows in one stage space on different days, similar to what they do on the Disney Cruise Line.

LSLSAug 18, 2022

Encanto is a hilarious discussion here. It is not NEARLY as big as the fans around here want to make it sound, and not NEARLY as unpopular as the people who don't like it try to make it sound. I personally didn't like it, and honestly I have trouble remembering any song outside that Bruno song that everyone sings the one line to (I don't remember outside of that line from the song). Honestly, that's pretty par for the course for me with Lin though. None of Lin's music is at all memorable for me outside of a song or maybe 2 from Moana. But I also recognize I'm on very much an island with my views on his songs, so don't take that as me telling you I think he's bad or anything close to that, just offering my personal perspective so you know where I'm coming from. All that said, I'm not sure a sing along would do great for Encanto. Everyone would go crazy for that Bruno song, but would they be super excited for anything else (like I said, his music is not for me, so honest question here as I don't know)? I think getting Encanto into the parks somewhere does make sense, but I'm not sure a sing-a-long theater is the place if people aren't big into/know the catch lines from other songs.

crazy4disneyAug 18, 2022

Seriously?!? Do you have the new dates? Or at least how long the postponement is?

YodaManAug 18, 2022

This refurb has been postponed until a later time

DCBakerJul 28, 2022

Disney has provided an update confirming the Sing-Along will be unavailable from Genie+ August 22nd through Septempter 9th - "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration will be temporarily unavailable August 22, 2022 through September 9, 2022."