Back in 2015 when we headed to Walt Disney World first with our kids the 3 little princesses with us just had one wish. To see their favourite princesses Elsa and Anna. Unfortunately, due to their popularity, we weren’t able to snag the FastPass+ needed to see them. However, with some careful planning, we had less than 20 minutes in line before meeting and greeting them both. With Frozen 2 coming out this year their popularity is sure to soar again so we have some top tips that will make it more likely that if like us you and your kids miss out on the FastPass+ you can get to see the Norweigan Sisters at Epcot this time. So here we go our Top Tips on Meeting Elsa and Anna at Walt Disney World.
Where Can You Find Elsa and Anna at Walt Disney World
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Although you can see Elsa and Anna at shows and parades in other places (scroll to the bottom we have a list) in Walt Disney World their main location is in Epcot, in the World Showcase, Norway, at the Royal Sommerhus next door to Frozen Ever After ride.
The Frozen Ever After Ride can have huge delays – so try your best to get a FastPass+ for that when you book your selection however if you don’t, follow these ideas and they “should” cut the queue time by a lot as well!
Top Tips for Seeing Elsa and Anna at Epcot, Royal Sommerhus
Here are our top tips – please note that the extra magic hours are only available if you stay onsite but the others you can do if you have a hotel or villa outside of Walt Disney World.
1. Go To Epcot During Extra Magic Hours
When Epcot has the extra magic hours GO – Norway unlike much of the World Showcase in Epcot is open early so head there first and get to see the princesses.
It’s also a great opportunity if you don’t have FastPass+ to get on the Frozen Ever After ride without much of a queue.
2. Make your Way There First
Top tip – is that if you get to Epcot as it opens (check the daily opening times) make your way straight to Norway in the World Showcase.
Unlike a lot of the World Showcase at Epcot Norway opens when the rest of the park opens. You can avoid the crowds and get in the queue before others realise that it is open!
3. Have Breakfast at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Sometimes Anna and Elsa have been known to join the cast of characters at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for breakfast. But, this can’t be predicted or known beforehand.
However, if you book to have breakfast as early as possible (8 am start) and make your way out about 8:45 then you can jump over to Norway and get in the queue for the ride and the meet and greet with Elsa and Anna.
Try and avoid this on one of the Extra Magic Hour days as the ride and meet and greet will already be open.
4. App Watch!
If you have the Walt Disney World app on your phone or the Undercover Tourist App on your phone you are able to watch the wait times.
For our crew of 4, we knew that around 45 minutes was going to be the maximum that they would wait peacefully in a moving line before it was impossible for them so we kept an eye on times for rides and shows that they wanted to attend.
You know your child so look at the wait times – early morning, around meal times and then just before the fireworks seem to be the best wait times for the meet and greet and the Frozen Ever After Ride.
Where Else Can You See Elsa and Anna and the Frozen Characters At Walt Disney World
Your Frozen characters pop up around Walt Disney World from time to time.
In the summer you can see Elsa and Anna every day in the main parade “Festival of Fantasy” in the Magic Kingdom as well as with Mickey in his “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire”.
They are also on stage at the “First Time in Forever: Frozen Sing-along” in Hollywood Studios at the Hyperion Theater. We loved this show and all of us (yes even me) sang along with all the words thanks to the never-ending viewing that we had gone through with T. Olaf is at the meet and greet near here check the times on your WDW apps or show guides for when you can meet him.
For the holiday season, you can also see the cast in front of Cinderellas castle at “A Frozen Holiday Wish”, where Anna challenges Elsa to turn Cinderella’s castle into an Ice Castle for the holidays.
Other Experiences to Have at Walt Disney World
Although J liked meeting the Frozen Characters he was waiting for his own favourite. Jedi Training at Hollywood Studios. Read our guide to help you make the most of this fantastic experience for your little Padawans this year.