Disneyland’s California Adventure Park has many different experiences for everyone to enjoy. One of those experiences includes a Broadway-like stage show in Hollywood Land. For years, the stage has delighted visitors with one of the best performances at the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. Aladdin, Jasmine, and the amazing Genie have taken a flying carpet out of California Adventure to make way for a new stunning and rather spectacular show, Frozen Live at the Hyperion. Frozen Live brings the animated blockbuster to life in a theatrical display and through the use of technology and huge props, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and the rest of the cast delight fans and newcomers alike.
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We spent the day at Disneyland this past weekend and personally experienced the show and discovered some helpful travel tips that will make Frozen Live even more enjoyable from beginning to end.
One of the best tips is to keep in mind the time. Frozen Live at the Hyperion is a little over an hour long; that means everyone in your party should be ready to sit for a longer period of time. The seats are lush and comfortable like a theater should be and the show and cast definitely keep your focus, but being mindful of the time is important.
Exit Stage Left
If your child gets a bit antsy or needs a restroom, you can exit at any time during the show. Sitting on the outer ends of an aisle is a good choice if you have younger kids as you can leave without disrupting those around you any more than necessary. Cast members are on hand in total Disney style and will direct you to where you need to go.
Divide and Conquer
Because the show is longer, this is the perfect time to split up and let older kids experience the rides and roller coasters that younger ones may not be able to enjoy. The air conditioning and comfortable seats provide for a mid day rest so younger children can join the fun later on with renewed energy.
Before the Show
You’ll also be sitting outside before the show and the popularity of Frozen Live has a direct effect on your wait before the show so plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Keep in mind that seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Even if you get a Fastpass for the show, you will want to get there early to get a good spot in line. You will wait in line outdoors with limited shade so be sure to have sunblock, hats, snacks and something to keep little ones occupied while you wait.
Upgrade your Show Experience
Disneyland now offers Frozen Live Pre-Show Packages starting at $49 per person. Every package includes pre-show activities; free Frozen inspired snacks, popcorn, beer or wine and photo opportunities inside Stage 17. Other packages include dining at a table service restaurant inside the park and a backstage experience for the whole family. If your family and children love Frozen, these packages take your entire show experience to the next level.
No matter which package you choose, you will meet at Stage 17 in Hollywood Land, enjoy the activities and snacks, after which you will be escorted to the orchestra section where you can sit anywhere you’d like before anyone else is let into the theater.