Disney Cruise Line: ‘Frozen’ Characters take to the Sea

Anna, Elsa, and Olaf are ready to meet-n-greet guests aboard Disney Cruise Lines. Photo: Matt Stroshane

Anna, Elsa, and Olaf are ready to meet-n-greet guests aboard Disney Cruise Lines.
Photo: Matt Stroshane

Wanna build a snowwwwmannn … in the sand? Olaf’s sun-loving attitude and wonderlust for warm is a perfect representation of my own attitude toward winter. Yeah, it’s pretty, but I’d rather be where it’s warm. Now, Disney Cruise Line has figured out how to combine the best of frozen family fun with a summer adventure. Ice picks and parkas not necessary.

Beginning in summer 2015, Disney Cruise Line guests sailing on select Disney Magic and Disney Wonder trips can immerse themselves in everything “Frozen” with new experiences and special events that include a spectacular deck party, a three-song stage show production number, new character meet-and-greets, storybook adventures ashore, and much more.

The "Frozen" sisters, Elsa and Anna. Photo: Matt Stroshane

The “Frozen” sisters, Elsa and Anna.
Photo: Matt Stroshane

Frozen Fun On-Deck

Disney Cruise Line guests are transported to the land of “Frozen” when the ship is transformed into a winter wonderland and a day of frozen fun culminates with an extravagant celebration with friends from the Kingdom of Arendelle.

On one special morning, guests will awake to find that a magical freeze has overtaken the atrium lobby. Sparkling icicles adorne the grand staircase, resembling the majestic mountain-top ice palace of Queen Elsa. Icy adventures and fun for the entire family take place throughout the day and include:

  • Memorable moments – Anna, Elsa, and for the first time in forever, Kristoff and Olaf will be meeting and greeting guests.
  • Anna’s Chase for the Chocolate – A scavenger hunt for those who share Anna’s sense of adventure. There is a special surprise for those who finish the game.
  • Do You Want to Build a Snowman – Kids take on Elsa’s magical powers to make snow and ice.
  • The Maypole Swirl and Twirl – Families will learn a traditional Scandinavian dance of spinning and braiding giant ribbons.
  • “Frozen” themed dining – The menu is inspired by traditional Nordic and by the film.

The evening fun kicks off with “Freezing the Night Away with Anna, Elsa and Friends,” a family-friendly interactive deck party featuring the famous sisters of Arendelle and their fun-loving Nordic companions. By now, the freeze has spread and the upper decks of the ship are covered in giant snowflakes, icicles, and snow-covered rocks.

"I like warm hugs" - Olaf Photo: Matt Stroshane

“I like warm hugs” – Olaf
Photo: Matt Stroshane

The celebration begins with a high-energy line dance, set to the movie’s ice cutting scene, featuring the arrival of Kristoff, impressively twirling his ice picks, and Princess Anna.

Anna and Kristoff’s beloved companions. Sven, the trolls, and Olaf make virtual appearances at the party. Sven engages the crowd in reindeer games like Sven Says and the Troll Stroll, and Olaf leads a sing-along to his signature song “In Summer.”

Elsa arrives in a snowy gust of wind as she calls on guests to sing “Let it Go” with her as she conjures up a wintry spectacle to cool things down for Olaf. In true Disney fashion, Elsa unleashes her magic and sends a chill through everyone as the powerful Academy Award-winning song echoes from the ship.

The evening concludes with more family time fun and dancing on the pool deck, followed by fun just for adults in the nightclub that features dance performances and frozen specialty drinks.

Disney Cruise Liner at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. Photo: David Roark

Disney Cruise Liner at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas.
Photo: David Roark

New Production Number in “Disney Dreams” aboard the Disney Magic

This summer, friends from “Frozen” are making their stage show debut at sea in the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Magic. In the Disney Cruise Line original production, “Disney Dreams … An Enchanted Classic,” Anna, Elsa, and Olaf join the line-up of beloved Disney characters who together teach a young girl the power of her dreams.

Brand new scenes featuring “Frozen” characters include renditions of three popular songs: “Let it Go,” “For the First Time in Forever,” and “In Summer.” The new show segment is a heartfelt, humorous, and memorable tribute to the “Frozen” film, preserving its endearing and playful tones with an inspiring message. Special effects are magical as snows falls throughout the theatre and the young girl’s room takes a breathtaking transformation into her own very ice palace.

Magical Meet and Greets

Olaf will be giving warm hugs when he joins Anna and Elsa on their royal tour of the Disney Cruise Line ships this summer. Children and families will have the opportunity to meet and take photographs with their favorite “Frozen” friends on the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream, Disney Wonder and Disney Magic.

The Disney Fantasy at sea. Photo: Walt Disney World

The Disney Fantasy at sea.
Photo: Walt Disney World

Adventures Ashore in Norway

Disney Cruise Line guests who travel aboard the Disney Magic to the real life Norway (the land that inspired Arendelle) will have the opportunity to join exciting new Port Adventures that bring this fairytale setting to life. One signature adventure ashore in Alesund,Norway, created exclusively for Disney Cruise Line, will immerse guests in the splendor and charm of Norway, along with the help of Anna and Elsa, in an enchanting storybook village.

Other shore excursions take Disney Cruise Line guests to the breathtaking natural wonders, stunning architecture, and rich Scandinavian culture depicted in the film. Seven and nine-night voyages begin June 6, 2015 with sailings through Norwegian fjords and ports-of-call such as Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen, Norway.

Pelican Plunge at Castaway Caty. Photo: Matt Stroshane

Pelican Plunge at Castaway Caty.
Photo: Matt Stroshane

Olaf’s Summertime Freeze on Castaway Cay

With the help of everyone’s favorite snowman, Disney Cruise Line is cooling down Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, with the addition of Olaf’s Summertime Freeze bar. Serving non-alcoholic specialty frozen drinks in souvenir cups, the creative menu features refreshing beverages such as Olaf’s Flurry Freeze, Sven’s Carrot Delight, and Warm Hugs. Olaf’s Summertime Freeze opens summer 2015 near the Pelican Point tram stop by Castaway Cay Family Beach.

The atrium of the Disney Wonder. Photo: Walt Disney World

The atrium of the Disney Wonder.
Photo: Walt Disney World

To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a “Frozen” vacation, please visit Disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500, or contact your travel agent. If you’re in the market for an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, check out my friends at MouseKTravel.com. They will find you the best deal and package for your Disney needs, and there is no extra charge for their expert services.

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