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Review: Frozen Summer Fun and Food at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Perhaps you’ve heard of a moderately successful Disney film called Frozen? ;)

Frozen at DHSWell, it’s time to celebrate with some Frozen Summer Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Frozen Summer Fun!

Frozen Summer Fun!

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!

Elsa and Anna Letting It Go!

Elsa and Anna Letting It Go!

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 ;) .

Performers at Frozen Funland Ice Rink

Performers at Frozen Funland Ice Rink

Frozen Funland Ice Rink

Frozen Funland Ice Rink

You’ll want to make sure your Take-Along Olaf is snapping plenty of selfies!

Take-Along Olaf

Take-Along Olaf

Or maybe just take some time to gaze at the gently falling snow covering the pine– I mean, palm trees.

Let it SNOW!!

Let it SNOW!!

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.

Wandering Oaken's Trading Post sign

Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post sign

Frozen Krispy Treats

“Frozen” Krispy Treats

Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake Cookies

Chocolate-covered Moose Cookies

Chocolate-covered Cookies

Blue and White Brownie Pops

Blue and White Brownie Pops

And these days no bakery case in Disney World is complete without the Olaf Candy Apple!

Olaf Candy Apple

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.

Sweet Treat Bar

Sweet Treat Bar

Sweet Treat Bar Menu

Sweet Treat Bar Menu

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.

Elsa Cupcakes

Elsa Cupcakes

Anna Cupcakes

Anna Cupcakes

Olaf Cupcakes

Olaf Cupcakes

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!

Take-Along Olaf with Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake

Take-Along Olaf with Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake

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.

Inside of Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing

Inside of Olaf Carrot Cake Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing

The little “snow cap” pieces generously sprinkled on the outside add a cute touch as well as a nice bit of crunch.

"Snow cap" crunch

“Snow cap” 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?

"Do you want to build an Ice Cream Sandwich?"

“Do you want to build an 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).

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

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.

Olaf Souvenir Cup at Min & Bill's Dockside Diner

Olaf Souvenir Cup at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner

Olaf Souvenir Cup

Olaf Souvenir Cup

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.

Frozen Fun Treats sign

Frozen Fun Treats sign

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.

Frozen Fun Snack kiosk

Frozen Fun Snack kiosk

Frozen Fun snack kiosk menu

Frozen Fun snack kiosk menu

This is where I grabbed my Arendelle Punch: a super tasty and refreshing non-alcoholic mix of pineapple juice, ginger ale, and grenadine.

Arendelle Punch

Arendelle Punch

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.

Animation Bar

Animation Bar, pre-opening

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, 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

Elsa and Anna

Elsa and Anna do, too :) !

What Frozen Summer Fun treat would you like to try? Please let us know with a comment!

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13 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    That all looks like so much fun! (Except for the sing-a-long — I have two young daughters and have lived through a several-months-long sing along in the spring and have no intention of getting that started again.)

    The only item here I wouldn’t chose is the Anna cupcake. Frosting that dark scares me. And the Olaf apple really creeps out my older daughter, so I guess that’s off the list, too.

    Now I just need an excuse to make a pile of those rice krispy snowballs.

  2. Asuka says:

    I’m so sad that I won’t get to go to this. It looks like the best time ever. But I also wouldn’t want to be in Disney during summer. :/ I hope they keep some things around after its over, especially the treats!

  3. Lisa says:

    You would think Arendelle Punch would include loganberry juice and not have pineapple. But I am probably just thinking too much.

  4. Mike Venere says:

    Cannot wait to see how my 6 and 4 year old enjoy this….we are doing the premium package as a surprise for them as well.
    And Sue….geez….your on vacation, live a little!!!!

  5. Chris says:

    All of those treats look amazing! I especially want to try that Olaf carrot cupcake :)

  6. Amy says:

    This is so exciting! We’re doing this for my niece’s 5th birthday and she will be OVER THE MOON. Thank you for the great write-up and sneak peek, now just counting the days ’til August! :)

  7. Melanie says:

    I’m definitely trying out that Olaf carrot cake cupcake! I was thinking, I’m going to get one of those and then go to writer’s stop and get a carrot cake cookie and share with my family, we’ll be in carrot cake heaven!:) Thanks so much for posting this, I’m looking forward to trying it in August.

  8. I die! This looks like a fun event – and yummy! How were the crowds?

  9. Lisa says:

    Are there raisin’s in the Olaf Carrot Cake cupcake? That’s a deal breaker for me…Raisins ruin everything! ;)

  10. Joanne says:

    We were there last weekend and loved every minute of the premium package. The dessert party had so many goodies, such a great way to end the day.

  11. Becky says:

    This event looks incredible, and those cupcakes are clearly calling my name! But, I gotta ask, what’s with the “chocolate covered cookies”? Looks like they were digging through the holiday cookie cutters and found a Chai symbol for Hanukkah!

  12. Vinotinto says:

    Can you bring snacks to the Sing Along? I think it would be fun to have one of those a frozen treats and a drink, but you probably can’t bring it in, can you?

  13. Sarah says:

    Cannot wait to see all of the entertainment! Food allergies will keep me away from most of the treats though, unfortunately!

    Becky, I’m guessing it’s supposed to be Sven shaped cookies? I think the angle is just weird in the photo. If it’s not supposed to be Sven I have no clue!

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