UPDATE: Originally slated to run until September 1st, Frozen Summer Fun has been extended through September 28, 2014!
Perhaps you’ve heard of a moderately successful Disney film called Frozen?
And there is so much to do! Your first stop might be belting out “Let It Go” with Anna and Elsa at For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration!
Or maybe you’ll head straight over to Frozen Funland, where you can try your hand (or, umm, feet?) at skating on the indoor ice rink. Or you can do what I did and enjoy watching other people skate in your place .
You’ll want to make sure your Take-Along Olaf is snapping plenty of selfies!
Or maybe just take some time to gaze at the gently falling snow covering the pine– I mean, palm trees.
No matter which way you turn, there’s all sorts of Frozen Fun to be had, so you might need to refuel with a snack or two!
Several classic Disney Park snacks – such as Krispy Treats and Frosted Cookies, as well as a newcomer, Brownie Pops — have been spruced up for the occasion in hues of “Frozen” white and blue at the Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post (special for the event, you’ll find it in the Streets of America section), and Sweet Spells.
And these days no bakery case in Disney World is complete without the Olaf Candy Apple!
The Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post is the neighbor to Frozen Funland, the already-famous spot that includes the ice skating rink as well as the Sweet Treat Bar.
I know the choice of Hot Cocoa in July might not top your list, but they do keep it fairly chilly in there for the rink. Plus, the addition of Toasted Marshmallow flavor makes it a bit more enticing, no?
The Sweet Treat Bar is one of several spots around Hollywood Studios where you can grab the specialty cupcakes for Frozen Summer Fun: the Elsa Vanilla Cupcake with Buttercream Icing, the Anna Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Icing, and the Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing.
Of course, you can find the Olaf Cupcake at several Hollywood Studios Quick Service locations, including Fairfax Fare, Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet, and — the spot where I grabbed mine — Starring Rolls Café!
There is PUH-LENTY of divine vanilla cream cheese frosting topping the carrot cake here. The cake itself was moist, if not as well-spiced as I like. But the cream cheese frosting is THE reason to grab yourself an Olaf. Stat.
The little “snow cap” pieces generously sprinkled on the outside add a cute touch as well as a nice bit of crunch.
In the mood for something… well, frozen, instead? How about a stop at Hollywood Scoops for a Build Your Own Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich?
Upon receiving your Ice Cream Sandwich (I chose vanilla ice cream), the Cast Member assisting you will likely direct you to the spoons.
By all means, grab one! While the flavors are fine and the theme is fun, the sugar cookie is quite thin and brittle, and not as easily able to support the hefty serving of ice cream inside as the regular Hollywood Scoops Ice Cream Sandwich (which is also still available).
So, really, it ends up being two sugar cookies and a few scoops of ice cream… which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either ;).
Over at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner, you can find the coveted Olaf Souvenir Cup filled with your choice of Blue Raspberry Milkshake or Frozen Lemonade.
The Olaf Cup is available at several other locations as well, though your choice of beverage will vary per location. For instance, at Backlot Express, the cup comes with Strawberry Lemonade or a fountain beverage.
The Premiere Theater is playing host to For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, and this cute kiosk stands just outside.
This is where I grabbed my Arendelle Punch: a super tasty and refreshing non-alcoholic mix of pineapple juice, ginger ale, and grenadine.
A word to the wise: do your best to savor this drink. The fizzy, tangy refreshment paired with the intense midday heat meant – for me – that this drink was gone waaaay too soon. Plus, coming in around 12 ounces, it’s a smaller size.
Beginning at 4 pm every day, that same beverage mix becomes the “Let It Glow” with the addition of a glow cube! All of my Frozen fun took place earlier in the day, but this picture shows one of the spots where you’ll be able to find it: the temporary Animation Bar near the Sorcerer’s Hat.
Two adult libations will be available as well: the Summer Berry Margarita, and the Blue Dream, a mix of Citrus Vodka, Blue Curacao, Peach Schnapps, Sweet-and-Sour Mix, and Pineapple Juice. Oh, and those happily glow, too!
Frozen Summer Fun is taking place at Hollywood Studios through September 1st (UPDATE: This event has been extended through September 28, 2014), and the activities and treats listed above will be available throughout the run of the event. We hope to see you there…
Elsa and Anna do, too !
What Frozen Summer Fun treat would you like to try? Please let us know with a comment!