Frozen Summer Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios - what is staying, and what is ending

Sep 16, 2014 in "'Frozen' Summer Fun - Live at Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:49am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! at Disney's Hollywood Studios comes to a close on September 28 2014 after being extended from its original early September close.

The event has proven to be extremely popular with guests, and Disney will be extending some parts of the event through the fall. So here is a summary of what is staying, and what is going.

  • "For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration" will be remaining, playing in the Premiere Theater on the Streets of America. The number of shows per day vary, up to a maximum of 10. There is some speculation that the show will ultimately move to the American Idol location, but this has not yet been confirmed.

  • Wandering Oaken's merchandise location and play area will move to the former American Film Institute Showcase, located at the exit of the Studio Backlot Tour. There will be no ice skating, but the real snow playground and Frozen merchandise will continue to be available.

So what will not be continued into the fall? The Royal Procession mini-parade, the Frozen Fireworks show, and the Ice Skating will be coming to a close on September 28 2014.

Along with the extension to Frozen at the Studios, also look for Frozen characters to appear at the Magic Kingdom for the holidays. Anna and Elsa will be appearing in the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and a new castle lighting ceremony which replaces Cinderella's Holiday Wish.

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Marc GilSep 28, 2014

Well.... Ending tomorrow.

JoseSep 18, 2014


KristoffgirlSep 18, 2014

Isn't Kristoff also supposed to be appearing in the Christmas parade, along with Anna and Elsa?

SoccerMickeySep 18, 2014

Well it seems Frozen has made its way over to the Bill & Ted show at Halloween Horror Nights this year. The show this year features a full-figured Elsa with a Sno-cone singing "I Let Myself Go"

mm52200Sep 18, 2014

Every time I've gone on POTC the FP+ side is full of people, whether or not they're FP+ or standby. I've been sent over there as both FP+ and as a standby rider. Back on topic, I really wish that they would have kept the Frozen fireworks. I know they're expensive to put on but yet they brought in so many more people to the park in the evening(or atleast it seemed like it) and it was nice to have an additional nighttime spectacular besides Fantasmic. Honestly I wish they could have found some way to keep the processional too. I know the floats are in the Christmas parade but it was just nice having some kind of parade back at DHS. The park really needs it.

doctornickSep 17, 2014

People have said that they do and people have said that they don't. It obviously depends on the ride CMs, but they absolutely should be putting standby riders on the FP+ side of POTC if FP+ is not filled. Any CM not doing that is simply not doing their job properly.

note2001Sep 17, 2014

There are rumors here about DHS being renamed to DHA, where A = Adventure. Perhaps the third time's the charm?

MichWolvSep 17, 2014

Something like Disney's Hollywood Celebration would work better. But there hasn't been any chance of it being a working studio for a decade or more, so I don't think removal of SS1 necessitates removing "Studios" if all the previous changes didn't.

UofMGuy423Sep 17, 2014

So if SS1 falls to a TSMM expansion, then why even have "studios" in the park's name. It will have no hope of ever being a working studio again and have little resemblance to what it was when it opened.

DznyGrlSDSep 17, 2014

this is what I've been needing - thank you, as always @wdwmagic

BoltSep 17, 2014

Fireworks are difficult with Spectacle because on some nights, if it's windy, the street needs to be cleared out well in advance of fireworks. Spectacle runs one hour after park close so they would potentially run into guest dissatisfaction that way, too.

GiveMeTheMusicSep 17, 2014

Which they don't do at Pirates.

doctornickSep 17, 2014

Agreed. You could always send standby over to the FP+ (original) load to fill it if FP+ isn't fully utilizing it.

ToTBellHopSep 17, 2014

I have heard this but it just seems backwards to me. Shouldn't it be 2/3 capacity in the current building FP+, 1/3 capacity in the expansion for standby? I realize, of course, that this is all speculation (about something unprecedented).