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Tips for Meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World

by Mommy Frog on November 13, 2014

More than a year after the debut of the animated film "Frozen," meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World remains as popular as ever. The Disney World powers that be have made changes over the course of the year to make it easier to meet the sisters. But the fact remains that meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World remains a top must-do for most visitors, and the waits can still be very high.

tips for meeting Elsa & Anna at Disney World

One big change that helped with lowering wait times and increasing the odds of securing a FastPass+ for Elsa and Anna was increasing their greeting time period from park opening until 30 minutes prior to closing. Additionally, the sisters greet in the same room, but no longer together, so you'll get a solo pic with Elsa and then move on to Anna. While this does make the experience a little less magical, it has made it possible for more people to meet the sisters. Disney World experimented over this summer with cast members distributing paper, old-Fastpass-style return tickets to guests wishing to meet Elsa and Anna who did not have FastPass+ reservations. But so far, nothing permanent has come of that test.

meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World

Meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World is an absolute delight. Anna is as spunky as she appears on screen, warm and super friendly to all. Queen Elsa is more reserved by nature, but as regal as you would expect of a queen.

Meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World - Queen Elsa

Waits for Elsa and Anna are still consistently much higher than any other meet-and-greet at Disney World. So, yes, meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World still requires careful planning in order to visit them with minimum wait times. It’s important to have your strategy in place BEFORE you head to the parks if you want to meet Elsa and Anna with the shortest waits.

Here are our best tips for meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World:

Meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World

1. Book FastPass+ reservations for the sisters. 

We recommend you make your reservations as soon as you are eligible to. For resort guests, that's 60 days in advance starting at midnight EST. Guests staying off-site can make reservations up to 30 days in advance. You don't want to mess around and lose out on the opportunity to book FastPasses for Princess Fairytale Hall, so definitely book these as early as you are eligible to. If there is no availability on the day you are looking to visit Magic Kingdom, keep trying!! Yes, we think it's worth setting the alarm for this one. Another trick is to see if there is availability to book one FastPass+ reservation. If you can secure one, you can then try to copy your selections to your other party members. From the desktop, select FastPass+ under My Disney Experience and then select Add Friends and Family to existing FastPass+.  From the app, select FastPass+ > Modify My Existing FastPass+ Selections and then "Copy existing FastPass+ selections from one Party Member to another." That is often a "backdoor" way to get difficult reservations, but you might have to still keep trying to get it.

2. Book an early breakfast in Magic Kingdom Park.

This, too, requires advance planning. But if you're set on meeting Elsa and Anna, this is another strategy. Make an advance dining reservation ADR for breakfast at Magic Kingdom before the park opens, and make sure you are lined up outside of Fairytale Hall no later than 8:40 a.m. We hear that cast members are holding restaurant guests and park guests together, so getting to the park early enough to be one of the first people in the park will be as effective. Be sure to check our crowd calendar, because this won't work on a day when Magic Kingdom has the morning Extra Magic Hour. The only hitch is that you actually should make this reservation ahead of FastPass+, since you can book your ADRs 180 days in advance of your trip (reservations open at 6 a.m. eastern online). AND the Magic Kingdom table service reservations fill up quickly.

3. Visit them during morning Extra Magic Hours

The princesses do greet guests during the Extra Magic Hours starting at 8 a.m., so if you are a resort guest, this gives you an opportunity to get a jump on the crowds. We generally don't recommend visiting a park on EMH days because of the extra crowds that come with it, but if Elsa and Anna are a priority, then this is a solid strategy. If you are going to do this, we recommend getting to the entrance to Magic Kingdom by 7:30 a.m. Also, bear in mind that you are going to lose valuable touring time because you will still be using a fairly significant chunk of time meeting the sisters when crowds are at their very lowest.

Other ways to see Elsa and Anna at Disney World

Meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World - Disney Festival of Fantasy

The Frozen sisters appear daily at Magic Kingdom in the Welcome Show before the park's official opening and in the Disney Festival of Fantasy parade. During the holiday season, you can catch them in "A Frozen Holiday Wish," in which Kristoff, Olaf and Anna encourage Queen Elsa to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace. Over at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can see both sisters in "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration."

Those are our tips for meeting Elsa and Anna at Disney World. Have a tip we didn't mention? Share it in comments below. 

Related: Disney World Character Greeting Tips for Your First Visit

Happy meet-and-greeting! 

Mommy Frog

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Vern Woodruff Mar 11, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

You mentioned making a breakfast ADR at Akershus and then having one person go and wait in the line for Anna and Elsa. For that person waiting in line, do you make an ADR that they don't use since they are standing in line? Does one person wait in line for the first 30 minutes (say 8 - 8:30), then switch off for part of the breakfast with another member of your party that ate a quick breakfast? Or, should one person plan on eating very quickly and then getting in the line?

Has this strategy become widespread? Cinderella's Royal Table has traditionally been the most difficult ADR to get, but perhaps breakfast at Akershus has taken that top spot over for the time being. Do you know what the breakfast costs are for a child and adult?

I'm hoping that the lines will have decreased some by the time we visit after Thanksgiving, but I may make a breakfast ADR just in case so we can minimize the wait to see Anna and Elsa.

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Michelle T. Mar 12, 2014 at 12:40 p.m.

Vern- I priced it b/c there was a breakfast ADR available one of our days. For 2 adults and 1 child it would have cost us $150...and you have to pre-pay. $60/adult and $30/child

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Vern Woodruff Mar 12, 2014 at 4:31 p.m.

Michelle, thanks for the information. My oldest son will be 10 at that time, so I would need reservations for 3 adults and 2 children. $240 for breakfast just to rush through it in order to see Anna and Elsa with a shorter wait is more pricey than I think I want to spend. Hopefully the lines will be shorter by December.

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Lisa Nov 16, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

We met Elsa and Anna a few days aho. According to the calendar published by Disney, this was supposed to be one of the least crowded weeks to visit Disney. Even though it was less crowded the line for Anna and Elsa never dropped below 1-2 hours. There were no fast passes available, and all of the breakfasted were booked months in advance. I refused to stand in line longer than an hour with a toddler. However; I watched the line and checked the wait times. Toward the end of the day, around 9pm, I checked the line one last time. Those working said that the wait time was 75 minutes. I decided to give it a shot with the option to bail if It took too long. We were in the room with Anna and Elsa in 20 MINUTES! Not 75! So if breakfasts and fast passes are not available, jump in line during the fireworks!

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DisneyGirl0328 Feb 2, 2015 at 2:53 a.m.

Sadly, the only best time to meet Anna and Elsa is during the amazing fireworks? I was there during this Christmas and I really wanted to see them! But when I got in line, i thought the wait time said 50 minutes. Nope! 500! Every 10 minutes, you walk 2 steps! We had to get out of line because we had a fastpass waiting. Even though Pirates of the Caribeann was worth the fastpass, i still wish i could one day see them!

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Vicky Adams Mar 19, 2015 at 12:25 a.m.

Hi Vern Woodruff my name is Vicky Adams I would love to meet my 2 favorite princess and queen Anna and Elsa so badly and when can I see them and meet the beautiful sisters from my favorite movie Frozen. Let me know as soon as possible.

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Sliver Mar 11, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

We got to meet the princesses last month, we went on a thursday, got to Epcot around 9:30 am and went straight to Norway and the queue line was for 4 to 5 hours. There we looked at our options (since it was our first time there) and decided to go and look at all the attractions we could, we went to test track, spaceship earth, got around the world showcase, met the other princesses like Aurora and Belle (There was little to no line) and by the time we ate and looked around more, at around 3:30 pm we got in line to meet Anna and Elsa and the line was half the lenght it was in the morning. We used turns to look individually some villages nearby, and by the time we got in there it was around 5:00 pm almost less than two hours in line, and we used that to rest, I don't know if we got lucky, but I would recommend to first see all you could do in Epcot and get to the last schedule to secure a place (the last hour is 4:20 pm) that way you can use the time to rest, and will be less people in line than in the morning.

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Kaly Mar 11, 2014 at 11:46 p.m.

We went at end of jan. Got to Epcot before opening

I left the family and went straight to Norway. I got there briskly walking and there was about 50 people in front of me. I don't know how they got there do quick!!! It was cold and raining that day but no one was giving up their place in line.

Finally got into meet them at 1223

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Dawn Mar 12, 2014 at 1:22 a.m.

THANK YOU!!! We are going a the end of June and since it's my daughters first trip I want to make sure to see an meet everyone we can!!!

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Michele Mar 12, 2014 at 2:17 a.m.

I am going with my 11 year old daughter in August and Anna and Elsa are our MUST SEE. Since I have no other adult with me to hold a space in line. What would your recommendations be? We are going on a day that Epcot has morning extra magic hours with alot of flexibility aside from a tour @ 3:45 and Dinner @4:50 in the Land Pavilion. Was not sure if by Mid August their appearance schedule will have changed or not but either way we will be in the gate at 8am but most touring plans are showing that world showcase does not open until 11am. Should we use the morning to get our fast pass+ rides done so we have all afternoon for the girls and world showcase OR flip the order and just make a mad dash for Norway at rope drop and just wait it out.

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FrogBlog Mar 12, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

Hi Michelle,

We don't know what the schedule for Elsa and Anna will be in August, but if the situation is similar to how it is now, we recommend you be there before the EMH rope drop and ready to move quickly once you get in. World Showcase is not open, but Norway is because of the character breakfast at Akershus and now the meet-and-greet.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Meri Anne Mar 12, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.

We were there 2/26. We had NO idea the line would be so long, so we took our time getting back to Norway. We didn't get back there until after lunch and the line at the time was suppose to be 2 hrs 45 mins. We were told at 9a, it was FIVE hrs, so I was glad we didn't rush there straight away. My daughter ( 3 1/2) & I waited in line while hubby & our 2 sons (12 & 10) wondered to other villages & did the kidcot stations, grabbed snacks, etc. My daughter would NEVER have let us leave the line, as this was the ONE thing SHE wanted out of the entire week. So we waited and she did GREAT! The princesses were AH-mazingly sweet & wonderful & kind... with her. We had a good 3-5 minutes total & have THE best video of them both interacting with my little girl. Truly the single most magical moment for her & I from our entire trip. Totally worth the wait (which ended up being only 2 hrs 10 mins after several in front of us left)

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GG Sills Mar 12, 2014 at 9:17 p.m.

If I know Disney like I think I know Disney, this problem will be rectified soon with other meet and greet options. Disney is in the business of making people happy. Elsa and Ana are new and I am sure this overwhelming popularity was somewhat of surprise. But, nothing going on at Disney is without someone working on a happier "Disney" experience. Our trip is booked in November and I have confidence in the Disney Dream Team in providing a solution to this loooong wait.

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Jay Mar 14, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.

March 13th. Got in (from ADR at akursha). Got in line at 820am. Was #3. Waited 40 min to do meet and greet.

By the time we left Norway @ 9:45, we were told the wait time was 5:20. Yes, 5 hours and 20 minutes!

Get ADR. It's the only way!

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connie from Canada Apr 16, 2015 at 6:53 p.m.

what is ADR

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FrogBlog Apr 20, 2015 at 8:29 a.m.

Hi Connie,

It's an Advance Dining Reservation you make through Disney.

Mommy Frog

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Dawn Mar 14, 2014 at 4:18 a.m.

Just saw Anna & Elsa today. All my daughter talked about on our flight to Florida was seeing Anna and Elsa. You can imagine our shock and disappointment when we went to Norway on our Epcot day to get in line for the character greet and be told that the wait was 4 hours...at around noon. After googling these tips, we decided to take a shot at it on our very last day. We were obviously too late to make a breakfast reservation, but we got to the gates of Epcot at 8:00 am and were the second ones in line. By 8:30 you might as well forget about it as there were hundreds of people there. There was one guy beside us in line who was seriously in running gear. The dropped the ropes at 8:45, we were first through the gates and my daughter and I ran like lunatics to Norway.....;picture a scene from Amazing Race....we ended up getting there about 5th or 6th from all "the runners" at the gate.....the cast member even asked us if we were there for the "Elsa and Anna Marathon"....and although there were breakfast goers in line, we managed to get into the first group, but I would say only about the first 15 or 20 to get there from the gates were in the first group. We only had a 45 minute wait (well in addition to the hour we waited at the gates) and it was worth it to see the look on my daughter's face when she met them. They were delightful and charming and really took a lot of time with each kid. By the time we exited the line at 9:45 the wait was already 4 hours. Crazy! Tip: If you buy the Golden Books version of the Frozen book at the Norway shop for $10, Anna and Elsa will sign it and it makes a great souvenir.

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cwhitley Mar 14, 2014 at 3:50 p.m.

was there last week-5 hour wait and they close the line when it gets too long-so if you aren't in the line early...you will be turned away. we got there at 9:30 and were told 5 hours-

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Jay Mar 15, 2014 at 5:52 a.m.

Just announced. Elsa and Anna are moving to Magic Kingdom....with FP+ (Duh!)

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/03/anna-and-elsa-from-frozen-heading-to-magic-kingdom-park/

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Jen Mar 14, 2014 at 4:59 p.m.

When will the FastPass+ be available to schedule?? Our trip is May 3-10th and I just checked and it's not showing up as an option yet for MK.

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Hi Jen,

We do not know when it will be available to schedule, but I suggest you check daily until it does.

Mommy Frog

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Disney mom Mar 28, 2014 at 4:17 p.m.

Anna and Elsa will be moving to Magic Kingdom as of April 20th. There will be a FP+ available. If you do not see times available on MDE it may be that they are already filling up.

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T Scott Mar 14, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.

Just wondering if anyone knows if this will be a separate FP selection, like they have a selection for meet Cinderella, and meet Rapunzel. I just checked and I do not find a selection for Anna and Elsa ? Thanks

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.

Hi T,

It's not yet in My Disney Experience, but we expect it will be soon. I suggest you keep checking every day until your trip.

Mommy Frog

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NancyO Mar 15, 2014 at 1:22 a.m.

If you have an 8 am reservation will the bus get you to the park on time.

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2014 at 1:48 p.m.

Hi Nancy,

The buses generally start running an hour before the theme park opens, but I would check specifically for your bus at the resort to confirm.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Lisa b Mar 18, 2014 at 5:17 a.m.

I waited 4hours at the end of feb with my 2&3 year old granddaughters. Anna and Elsie were a must see and one of the main reasons we booked the trip. yes it was worth the wait. The princesses were wonderful with both my granddaughters and the girls were thrilled to meet them.

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ChicagoMom Mar 18, 2014 at 10:07 p.m.

We were there on March 1st- took a cab from our resort, got into the park at 8:30 with plans to dash in at open, and 3 year old declared he had a potty emergency. This left me to navigate the pre-park crowd with my 5 year old in a double stroller, and I got in the wrong line... some scanning issues ahead of us had me sweating bullets. It took forever to get scanned in (ok, maybe 7-10 extra minutes) and I ran in flip flops to Norway. At 9:08, the wait was 2.5 hours long. We saw the princesses at about 11:20. I'll be honest, the Elsa we saw was not as convincing as the ones we saw online, but when my daughter is asked what the best part of our trip was, she says "meeting Anna and Elsa" without fail :)

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Ann Aleixo Mar 21, 2014 at 2:34 a.m.

We saw Elsa and Anna after a 2 and 1/2 going on 3 hour wait. I kept hearing different things from everyone. One lady ahead of me in line at the Be Our Guest Restaurant (worth experiencing for the ambience and magical service) said if we wanted to see them, we should go straight to Norway and expect to wait hours. We stopped at the character spot when we arrived at Epcot (15 min. wait mid morning) and someone there said the same thing. Another cast member there said to wait until later in the afternoon and check the wait time then. This is what we did. We had fastpasses to the big globe at the entrance to Epcot (sorry can't think of its name, which by the way, late in the day has no line), Soarin' and Nemo. Nemo and Spaceship Earth (is that what it is called) do not need fastpasses, but it was kind of neat to walk right in when we got there. These were our choices after Soarin in the first tier. We did Sum of All Thrills and even had lunch before heading to Norway around 4:00. It is true what someone above said. If you get in the line around this tme, you will be among some of the last to see the Princesses. It was a very long (snails pace) wait, partially in the sun (and the sun can be brutal in Florida, even on a coolish day, in late afternoon).I had two girls with me and at one point had them hold my place in line while I went for something cool to drink. The very last leg of the line seemed to me the most tedious.I have a bad low back and it got to me at the end. The Photopass guy tried to rush me through after all that time waiting and I held my ground and tried to get a few extra shots in. Is it just me or is Photopass not as great as they used to be and they get in my way when I use my own camera. Elsa and Anna were not super friendly and according to my twelve year old, they were even a little rough getting the kids to stand in the right places for the shoot. This was our one big wait during our visit, so cannot complain too much. After all, I was free to get out of line if I wanted. I am hard headed though and once I start something I want to finish!! Now I hear here are moving to Princess Hall in Magic Kingdom w/Fastpass available.....oh well, something to talk about!

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Lynn Mar 21, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.

End of Feb trip to Disney and we knew from the blogs that Elsa and Anna had these massive wait times so we didn't even tell our sons (5 and 2) about this princess option (even though they loved the movie). It was the talk of our Epcot area resort with many dads in line 3-4 hours.

We ended up with Fastpass+ to walk right in and meet Ariel in her grotto instead and that was perfect. One Dad we met at Ariel used all his Fastpass+ for princesses! Smart guy when you compare the 5 hours for Elsa/Anna to the 2 1/2 hours for Space Mountain!

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Mary Mar 23, 2014 at 9:32 p.m.

What kinda of wait time will it be if we are staying onsite and there is a extra magic hour where Epcot opens at 8:00am? Is this our best option for beating the long lines? Thanks

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FrogBlog Mar 24, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

Hi Mary,

I think this could be a very good strategy. You will at least be in line an hour since they Anna and Elsa wouldn't come out until 9 a.m. Remember, that the princesses are moving to Magic Kingdom on April 20.

Mommy Frog

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Miss Kitty Mar 25, 2014 at 12:17 a.m.

Oh darn! I pre-reserved the breakfast at the Norway pavillion in Epcot in July mainly to (hopefully) have a relatively short wait to see Anna and Elsa. Do you think there will be another set of Frozen princesses at both places possibly?

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FrogBlog Mar 26, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

Hi Miss Kitty,

Unfortunately, I don't think so.

Mommy Frog

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Stacy Mar 27, 2014 at 12:59 a.m.

We are going to Akershus on Fri 3/29. 9:15am seating. Last time we went they let us in before all others. Is that not the case anymore. Will there still be a long wait?

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FrogBlog Mar 27, 2014 at 2:44 p.m.

Stacy,

You should be able to enter the park before the park opens and highly recommend you arrive at Epcot's entrance by 8:30 a.m. If you arrive at Akershus at 9:15 a.m., the wait is likely to be at least an hour.

Mommy Frog

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Stacy Mar 27, 2014 at 12:59 a.m.

I mean Sat 3/29

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jen Lynch Mar 28, 2014 at 10 p.m.

Went to meet Anna and Elsa today with my two girls. Got to park early, ran to Norway, etc. Got on line by 8:50 and told it was going to be 2 hours 20 minutes. People who got on line at 9 were told 3.5 hours and by 9:15 the wait was five hours. We wound up waiting about 3 hours. The people who manage the lines are nice but WDW does nothing Nothing to make the wait pleasant or interesting. Many saner people shook their heads and declined to wait, but their little ones were so disappointed. Lots of sad children. Not the end of the world, but not what you expect from Disney, either. Guess it takes three months for corporate to approve more wigs and dresses. Big black eye for Disney IMO.

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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Hi Jen,

We sympathize, and while it's little help for you, Anna and Elsa are moving to Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom on April 20. This move will definitely improve wait times, and it includes the option to use FastPass+.

Mommy Frog

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Jock Apr 4, 2014 at 1:45 a.m.

Thank you for the tips! I tried to get to Epcot by 8am, but was delayed by a young daughter getting ready, etc. We arrived by 8:20 and there was a healthy lineup already. I took a chance, standing in a line in no-man's land, close to the entrance being used by the breakfast reservation crowd. At 8:40, they closed the breakfast entrance and moved our group in front of the Mickey readers and I was first in line! Sure enough at rope drop a dozen dads (and some mom joggers) took off at a run to Norway. The odd cast member tried to stop the running, but no-one was going to be the first to stop. I got in line at the meet and greet. 90 seconds later they started the second line around the corner. We were out the other side by 10:10, happy to still have our day in Epcot. I will say, even in the first wave group, there was great grumbling about how much Disney has underestimated the popularity of Frozen. It amazes me how little merchandise there is as well. Disney has really dropped the ball on this.

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Mikayla Apr 11, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

I went to Disney World last month with some of my friends (I am 19), and we were really hoping to meet Anna and Elsa. We knew the wait times would be long, but we had no idea they were so extreme. In the end, we decided against waiting because we wanted to get the full experience out of the rest of our day. For the young adult/adult crowd like myself and my friends who's sole, crucial priority isn't to see Anna and Elsa, I would for sure suggest just going inside the gift shop and sneaking a peek at them, like she mentioned in the post! We were able to peek around the curtain and snap photos of Anna and Elsa from inside the gift shop, and they were only a few feet away! We got some fantastic photos of them, and we were all so pleased! If you ultimately decided against waiting, definitely visit the gift shop! It will be worth it to at least get a photo of the lovely princesses!

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Vern Apr 29, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

Any idea on how quickly the FastPass+ reservations are being booked up in advance for a day? If you have a FastPass+ reservation, approximately how much total time should be allocated for a visit (i.e. if you have a reservation time starting at 10:30 and you arrive then, would 30 minutes be adequate)? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Apr 30, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.

Hi Vern,

We are hearing that it takes about 20 minutes, but I would assume that would be the very fastest. Meeting characters in general varies because guests are allowed to spend as much time as they would like with them. How fast you get through the FastPass+ line varies based on different factors, including, of course, how many other people are in line ahead of you.

Mommy Frog

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Stacey T. May 1, 2014 at 9:02 p.m.

So it's 7 weeks out before my visit and every available FastPass+ for meeting Anna and Elsa is booked. Le sigh. I'm doing strategy #3 to try and get my preschooler to meet them. Wish me luck!

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Reyna May 3, 2014 at 12:20 a.m.

Help me please. Im writting from Central America. I have my trip to disney on july 7th. I read about fast pass to meet anna and elsa in magic kingdom. How can I get a fast pass for this date? Can i get a fast pass without staying in a Disney Hotel.....

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FrogBlog May 7, 2014 at 11:49 a.m.

Hi Reyna,

You will need to purchase your tickets in advance and then link them on the My Disney Experience website in order to make advance FastPass+ reservations. I suggest purchasing tickets now if you haven't so that you will be able to book a full 30 days in advance (if you are staying offsite).

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Nancy May 6, 2014 at 5:03 p.m.

We were at Magic Kingdom last week and my 2 granddaughters saw Elsa and Anna. What a thrill! We noticed the wait time for Aurora and princess was 10 minutes. That didn't seem long so we went in line. Low and behold when we were brought into the room it wasTHEM.....Anna and Elsa! My jaw dropped and I'm 63! You should have seen the reaction of my 4 and 8 year old granddaughters......the time frame for this was about 6:30. They were not expected to be there at that time. Take the chance like we did and you too may have a magical Disney experience.

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FrogBlog May 6, 2014 at 6:23 p.m.

Wow! Great tip, Nancy. Thanks for sharing!!

Mommy Frog

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Koko May 13, 2014 at 4:32 a.m.

I was just at magic kingdom on saturday and had the same experience :) i dont remember exactly what time it was but it was def past 5pm. There was a short 10min line for aurora and a mystery princess while there was a 45min line for rapunzel and cinderella so we opted for the shorter line..... And there they were! Elsa and Anna. It might be worth taking the chance if you notice the sign's up for a greet with aurora and a mystery princess to see the two sisters ;) sure beats a 3hr wait!

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Laura May 13, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.

We have Cinderella Castle reservations for 8:10 in June on a day that is not extra magic hours. Any tips for getting on time (as in line before the crowds) to see Anna and Elsa or does the breakfast take a long time? I definitely don't want to short change the breakfast, but that was before the Anna and Elsa obsession of my five year old. It is a shame they don't make an appearance at the castle before their scheduled meet and greets at Fairytale Hall...

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FrogBlog May 14, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Hi Laura,

You would need to get there BEFORE 8:45 a.m. to beat the crowds. I would carefully weigh whether you want to rush through the meal at the castle considering what a treat it is, not to mention how difficult it is to get that reservation. Even Elsa and Anna might not be worth it, but that is ultimately your call. I would continue to check FastPass+ at least daily leading up to your trip just in case something opens up.

Let us know what you do!

Mommy Frog

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Laura May 14, 2014 at 11:35 p.m.

Guess what?? Two Fastpasses opened up for 2:25-3:25 the day we will be at Magic Kingdom! Woohoo! Now we can enjoy our breakfast and my five year old and I are guaranteed to see Elsa and Anna! It pays to keep checking! :) :)

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Jacky May 15, 2014 at 6:38 p.m.

Hi Laura, could you please share how were you able to get the FastPass? I'm going on May 31st and I'm checking the website every single day with no luck :(. What time did you check? When are you going to Magic Kingdom? I also have a 5 years old that is crazy about Frozen. We plan this trip for her to be able to meet them and now we have this problem :(

I'd really appreciate any suggestions

Thank you so much!!

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Laura May 16, 2014 at 4:03 a.m.

Hi Jacky. I had been checking at random times every day. We have five people going, but really just my five year old is crazy about Frozen. So, I just began checking for TWO fastpasses instead of five. I used the My Disney Experience app and clicked on the day we are going to Magic Kingdom(June 20). I kept clicking on select new fastpass, then clicking on my name and the five year old's. Tuesday afternoon around 3:30 CST, I saw that Anna and Elsa were available at a time we had fastpasses for something else. I quickly hit the back button a few times, clicked on change existing fastpasses, and switched just the two of us to Anna and Elsa. Good luck, maybe reduce the number of people needing to see them, and check as often as you can!

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Jacky May 16, 2014 at 1:38 p.m.

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much for your reply! Yes, I've been trying just with myself and my daughter since actually she's the only one that is crazy about Frozen lol (everybody else in my party is an adult) but even with that I still haven't had luck :(

I called Disney and they told me to keep trying because some people might change plans and release their tickets. So I'm just going to keep trying and hopefully get the couple of fast passes I need for my little one!

Thank you so much and enjoy your trip!!! :)

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Laura May 16, 2014 at 9:35 p.m.

Good luck and don't give up trying! Maybe even up until the night before your visit and even throughout that morning if you have the app on your phone. Other people's plans can change last minute. I am hoping you can see them!

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Julie May 22, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Yes, most importantly, try just ONE name at a time! When I tried to book my daughter and I at the same time it would not allow me, but when I tried to book ours separately it allowed me to do so for the same time. My daughter is 9 but I'm not sure if you can book a 5 year old separate. If you cannot , book your fast pass first then book another member of your party just to get the slot. Then, call Disney and tell them you would like to switch that fast pass to another member in your party (your 5 year old) and ask them how to do so. That's what I would do, lol! It does pay to keep trying! I couldn't believe I was able to book them after I read everywhere that it was nearly impossible, lol, but I was!!! So just keep trying and good luck!!!

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Robyn May 20, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.

Hi, we've got our ADR for Crystal Palace at 8:05am for our visit to Magic Kingdom this Novb, just wondering if they let you line up early outside PRincess Fairy tale Hall... I've heard that the entrance area to Fantasyland is roped off and cast members do not let you queue early, even if you are already in the park. Was hoping to get a head-start on the Anna and Elsa line (in the event I can't get a FP reservation). Also, do you know if Anna and Elsa will be among the princesses available for meet and greets during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party? (Looking at all options for my kiddos, so they can take in as much as possible without spending all our time in the line for A & E!)

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Travis May 20, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

Fast Pass Trick! Try checking ONE name when you try to book Anna & Elsa, Then, copy ONE person at a time to the fastpass reservation. The times will be in 10 min increments, but all will be in the reservation window. Good Luck!

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dubthethorax May 22, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.

I just got back today. My 5 year old was dying to meet them. I tried all week and the wait times ranged from 3 hours to 5.5 hours (seriously). Fastpasses were impossible to get. We even had 3 unlimited use FPs from doing the vacation plan tour and we still couldn't get in to them using those.

Our last day, we got up very early and got close to the front of the line at MK around 8:15am. The cast announced "We know why you are here, and we are telling you right now there will be no running, pushing, yelling, etc:". When 9am rolls around, we will be setting up a barrier and walking you back to the princesses. If you pass the barrier, we will remove you from the park.

Well, we kept our way towards the front, walking at a brisk pace behind the barrier and employees, with strollers of angry parents nipping at my feet. We got there and they already had the 5 hour wait sign up. The employee told me that was only what they had anticipated in the next few minutes. As we approached, we saw the early breakfast group corralled as well. They got to go in right when we did, so booking the breakfast doesn't give you any advantage. A few people did but in front of us, but we were in there by 9:05 and out by 9:35. By the time we got out it was a 330 minute wait.

Bottom line, if you want to see them, get your butt out of bed SUPER early, and get to be one of the first people in line. I'd suggest packing light, ditching the stroller, and walking with your kid on your shoulders to get there because it is packed with people trying to get up front on the walk back behind the castle.

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Jessica Jun 6, 2014 at 3:19 a.m.

Thank you for the tip about the new time slots for Anna & Elsa! I had originally tried to book the Elsa/Anna character meet for our dates in late June-waking up at midnight each night to do so, with no success. Today I was just playing around on My Disney Experience, and was thrilled to see availability for the princesses !! We were able to get evening FastPasses, and some are still available. I agree with your recommendation to book NOW. They will go quickly.

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Jan Anderegg Jun 16, 2014 at 3:09 a.m.

We tried the early extra magic hours trick and still found a four hour wait by the time we got to the Princess Hall. I had tried to get a Fastpass to no avail. While waiting in line I tried again and scored a 10:30-11:30pm Fastpass for our last night at WDW.

We left the line and went on that last night with our five-year-old granddaughter -- waited 5 minutes. So my advice is to keep trying multiple times a day to get a Fast Paa because sometimes they open up as people's plans change.

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Dennis Jul 4, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

It is worth mention that the sisters no longer meet together as a pair as shown in the video above.

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FrogBlog Jul 14, 2014 at 3:59 p.m.

Hi Dennis,

Yes! Great point.

Mommy Frog

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Casey Jul 8, 2014 at 9:11 a.m.

Hello Everyone!

I just came back from Disney World a few days ago and I DID get to see Anna and Elsa! My best tip would be to skip the Electrical Parade and fireworks and get in line to see them! Or get in line after the fireworks (if your kids can hold up that long!)! We waited in line about 45 minutes, and honestly it did not feel that long and the wait was not too painful! :) But if you can I would defiantly try your hardest to see them! They were both soooo great! Anna talked a long time and knew exactly what she was talking about! And Elsa's dress and appearance is so perfect to the movie!!! Good luck and have fun! :)

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Giselle and Gianna Jul 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Elsa how do you get frozen powers

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Stacy Jul 17, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.

We just returned from WDW and had great success meeting Elsa and Anna! We stayed for the late EMH when the park was open until 2AM. We met the princesses at 1AM with ZERO wait. They had time to really interact with their guests and that made the meeting even more memorable. On a side note, we had extremely short to no wait times for every ride! Unheard of for the first week in July. If your children are old enough to handle being up this late, I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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Cathy Sep 5, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

THANK YOU to those who suggested booking FastPasses under one name at a time. It worked!

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Stephanie Sep 28, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.

We are going to Disney the week of Thanksgiving- 2014. I can reserve fast passes now, but it says that Anna and Elsa at Fairytale Hall is Standby Only. Any advice? Will this open up possibly closer to the date?

Thanks!

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FrogBlog Sep 29, 2014 at 7:39 a.m.

Hi Stephanie,

Yes, you can keep trying every day. Another option is to try adding Anna and Elsa one at a time. So try to add it to your plan and then copy it over to the other family members.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Heath Oct 1, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

My window for FP+ reservations opens soon and I have a quick question. I am traveling with my wife and 2 children (7 & 4). Do I need to make FP+ reservations for all four of us, or just the kids? We will obviously be going through the queue with the kids and taking photos of them, but the kids will be the ones interacting.

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FrogBlog Oct 1, 2014 at 10:50 a.m.

Hi Heath,

Unfortunately, you will all need FastPass+ reservations if you plan to all go through the queue together.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Heath Oct 1, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

Thank you for the info. I wouldn't want to show up unprepared.

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Vern Oct 1, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.

For anyone that is planning a future visit, it is extremely important to try making your FastPass+ reservation for meeting Anna and Elsa as soon as your FastPass+ reservation window opens. For those that are resort guests, you may want to plan visiting them near the end of your stay. This is because your window opens at midnight EST 60 days prior to your arrival, but then you can make reservations for your entire stay. When my 60 day window opened at midnight, I tried to make a reservation for our first day but no FastPasses were available. I then looked at a day in the middle of our stay, 65 days in advance. Even that far in advance, I could not book Fastpasses for 5 of us. I was fortunately able to book two in the afternoon for me and my daughter, but I wanted an earlier time if possible. I then was able to book one FastPass for my wife, but the earliest time available was 11:10 am. I tried adding my daughter to my wife's time, but it instead showed the only option being to change my wife's time to the afternoon. The next morning, still 65 days out, I tried to change my wife's time to see if anything earlier was available, but it showed that there were no alternate times available at all. This really surprised me that a full 65 days in advance that there were no available alternate times for just one person. I'm very thankful for the time we were able to reserve, because given the extraordinary popularity of Anna and Elsa, and the difficulty of obtaining a FastPass+ so far in advance, I'm sure there are hundreds (if not thousands) of visitors that will not have the opportunity to have the magic of meeting two beloved characters.

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Carolyn Oct 8, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.

Is there still a standby line for Elsa and Anna? Is it possible to get in line at park opening if we rush right back to Princess Hall?? How early before rope drop would you recommend that we arrive?

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FrogBlog Oct 9, 2014 at 12:53 p.m.

Carolyn,

If you cannot get FastPasses, the next best thing is getting to the park easy. We always recommend arriving before rope drop. Plan to arrive at the entrance at least 30 minutes ahead of official opening. You won't be able to "rush" back to Princess Hall, but you will be in good company with plenty of other people trying to do the same thing!

Mommy Frog

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David Nov 17, 2014 at 5:49 a.m.

Headed to Disney on December 21 - 24. Is there a different strategy to see Frozen characters and Rapunzel during this time?

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FrogBlog Nov 17, 2014 at 8:56 a.m.

Hi David,

There is no different strategy. If you have not already made FastPass+ reservations for this, then expect very long wait times. I would still check for last-minute FP+ reservations at least daily. Rapunzel should see a much shorter wait, but her line will also be very long.

Mommy Frog

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Michael Oct 10, 2014 at 6:22 a.m.

We went to Mickey's Not So Scarey Party tonight and around 10:45 pm the wait was posted for 40 minutes. It took us 21 minutes to get back there and see Anna and Elsa. We've been here all week and the line has been a 2 hour wait. We couldn't book a Fast Pass+ beforehand due to unavailability. So my suggestion is go late in the evening on during Mickey's Not So Scarey Party. Worked for us! Plus we got to ride the new 7 Dwarf's ride 3 times!

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Jessica Nov 19, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.

We were able to meet them in oct during the magic kingdom magic hours around 1am and only had to wait in line around 25 minutes!! :) totally worth it!!

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Kim Nov 20, 2014 at 7:41 p.m.

We went in August saw Anna, Elsa, Cinderella and Rapunzel in less then 30 minutes. Went on a Monday morning saw the wait time was 30 minutes jumped in line and then cast member suggested my husband wait in line for Anna and Elsa then we went with no wait for Cinderella and Rapunzel come out and met up with husband in line and were able to see them all within 1/2 hour!

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Pam Nov 29, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

We went there yesterday on Thanksgiving day and waited in line around 8.10 am and finally got to meet them around 9.15am. Anna was so friendly but Elsa on the other hand was not much of a friendly person.How would you describe Elsa's character?As a queen,is she really a reserve type of person?

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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2014 at 7:12 a.m.

Hi Pam,

Yes, Elsa is quite reserved, while Anna is super chatty. If you'll recall, Elsa spent most of her years trying to restrain her icy powers, and you see that she is not quite as outgoing as her sister :) I do love that they remain true to themselves even with all of the people from the different kingdoms who come to meet them.

We do hope you enjoyed seeing them both!

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Julia Casey Dec 10, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.

Just wondering of Elsa and Anna are involved in the Character breakfasts?

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FrogBlog Dec 11, 2014 at 2:40 p.m.

Hi Julia,

Elsa and Anna are not currently part of any of the character breakfasts.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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kate Jan 5, 2015 at 1:16 a.m.

Please do not encourage people to hold spots in line. Having a half dozen people push through to meet up with the rest of their group is just downright rude and annoying!

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FrogBlog Jan 16, 2015 at 9:24 a.m.

Hi Kate,

It's no longer possible to hold spots in line since most of the queue is now inside, but when Anna and Elsa were at Epcot, it was recommended that only one party member stand in line since families were waiting outside for many hours. It is actually preferred and should not change the wait time, since you go into the attraction as a group rather than individually.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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James Green Jan 8, 2015 at 12:23 p.m.

How early does your breakfast reservation have to be to get in the park early? We made one for 9:30 because that was the earliest available and the park opens at 9. Will we be able to get in early to hopefully get in line for Anna and Elsa before we eat?

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FrogBlog Jan 8, 2015 at 10:01 a.m.

Hi James,

This is a good question. I am not sure you will be allowed in any earlier with a 9:30 reservation time, but it's possible you could still get to the park early enough to be one of the first ones in when it opens. You'll want to position yourself in front of the entrance tunnels rather than in the center of the holding area. Unless opening procedure has changed, you would have as good a shot as guests with early reservations, because that group is also held until the first park guests meet up with them.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Aimee Jan 15, 2015 at 3:55 a.m.

Hours for Magic Kingdom were just updated and now the park is opening up @ 8am 2/15/-2/16/15, I was planning to get to the park around 7:15, so I could be there to be one of the first ones inside then go right to fairytale hall, to meet Elsa and Anna, is there a special procedure I should be aware of, and is it likely that I'll get in to meet them with a minimal wait time? I will have 4 young children with me. Thanks. The park was originally opening at 9 on these 2 days but now its opening earlier, and the times to meet the sisters has also changed to 8, would the fast passes have reopened to include this change of time or will they just stay the same? This is the one thing that's a must do for my kids.

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FrogBlog Jan 16, 2015 at 9:07 a.m.

Hi Aimee,

I would continue to check daily for FastPass+. Look for availability just for yourself and then if you find a time, take it and then copy over to the rest of your party.

If you arrive before opening and are positioned to be one of the first in the parks, it's possible you could get in relatively quickly, but I would still expect a fairly long wait because of the holiday crowds. More than likely everyone will be walked back by cast members, so it should not be a free for all.

Mommy Frog

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Dick McFlickleberry Jan 22, 2015 at 2 p.m.

We just got back from a nine-day stay with the mouse in Florida and found that checking FP+ frequently (every half-hour or so) allowed us to book Anna & Elsa when someone changed their FP+ to another experience. This proves that the system is dynamic and will allow someone else to reserve a FP+ when another guest gives theirs up.

-There's no more pixie dust on my Visa card?!?

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Karina Jan 22, 2015 at 11 p.m.

Can you still meet Elsa and Anna in Norway at EPCOT? Or are they only in the Magic Kingdom now?

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FrogBlog Jan 23, 2015 at 11:38 a.m.

Hi Karina,

They are only at Magic Kingdom now, although they will move back to Epcot in 2016 when the new Frozen attraction and meet-and-greet opens in Norway.

Best,

Mommy Frog

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Karina Jan 23, 2015 at 7:12 p.m.

Thank you! We have reservations at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and hoped they might be there. We will just do our best to meet them at the Magic Kingdom!

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April Jan 29, 2015 at 2:31 a.m.

what do you mean by copy to the rest of your group in the reservation process? Planning a trip in oct 2015 for Halloween party and really only my daughter and I need to see them...

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FrogBlog Jan 29, 2015 at 12:47 p.m.

Hi April,

You have the option to book your entire party's FastPasses at one time, or you can book your FastPasses at one time and then "copy your selections" for another member of your party afterwards. Sometimes you can try to get a FastPass for your whole party at once, and none will be available. But sometimes you can snag one FastPass reservation, and then copy it to your other party members' successfully. Occasionally, you can't get the exact same 1-hour time for all party members, but you will have a window of time overlap.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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JT Apr 30, 2015 at 7:15 p.m.

Thanks for all the helpful tips! I was able to get 1 fastpass but need 4 for the family. I tried "copy selections" from the one member to another member but did not work (tried from both the web and the app). Disney seems to have fixed the previous "backdoor".... Would you have other suggestions how I can get additional fasspass for rest of family?

Also, the 1 fastpass time is 2:30-3:30 which unfortunately overlaps with the Festival of Fantasy Parade. Would you suggest I go to Meet Anna & Elsa BEFORE or AFTER the Parade? Thank you!

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FrogBlog May 5, 2015 at 9:25 a.m.

Hi JT,

This tip does not always work. If you are not successful in copying them over, then there is no availability. I would keep trying, though, as a cancelation could happen. Meeting the princesses at this time will be a little bit tricky. If you meet them before, you are not likely to make it out in time for the parade, or you could end up without a good viewing spot. I would watch the parade in Frontierland, near Liberty Square Riverboat, so you are in the best position to get over to Princess Fairytale Hall without disruption. After the parade goes by, take the path from Frontierland to Fantasyland. You can arrive up to 15 minutes after your FastPass+ window, so you should have enough time to get it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Gabe Feb 4, 2015 at 7:14 p.m.

I am having the same problem with Anna and Elsa. My 60 day window opened yesterday and was able to get one FP for me at noon, but the other 3 in my party were put in a 6:50PM slot. I have since been checking the site and have been able, with a little patience, to move the rest of my group up in time closer to me bit by bit. Currently, 2 of my party now have times that feature an overlap, such that they can enter together (but are for a time around 5), but no luck on the other single, as the best time I have as of now is still 3 hours after mine. Copying and pasting did not work, as it kept trying to lump everyone to an evening slot and I don't want to hold my last FP hostage, such that I can't book any other rides.

If for some reason, I can't get the other 3 in my party (2 little ones) within my FP window by the time we go, what are the chances we can stop by guest relations and ask to be lumped together in my FP window? If so, can we ask at any park's guest relations desk, or just MK?

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FrogBlog Feb 4, 2015 at 2:44 p.m.

Hi Gabe,

You could try that. You can also head to Anna and Elsa during the overlap period and explain to the cast member on hand you could not get your one party member the same time and see if he or she will let you all in anyway. Cast members do have some leeway in that regard, and you might all get in then.

Let us know what happens!

Mommy Frog

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Elizabeth Feb 14, 2015 at 1:58 a.m.

I read all these threads and just wanted to add my success story! I only tried booking our fast passes the night before, as we are in Orlando for 2.5 weeks and I wasn't sure what day we'd do Disney. I didn't want to commit to a rainy day! So I booked a fast pass the day before but obviously couldn't get Elsa and Anna. I tried to get just one but no luck. I planned to go before opening and race to the Princess Hall where they are and get in line. And then my two year old woke me up at 330am, so, since I was up, I tried again to an Elsa and Anna FP and got one! Just one, for 5-6pm, when I need two, one for me and one for my 4 year old. So we still went early, and when everyone else went right to get in line, I went to a FP kiosk and asked very, very nicely if the woman could ever help me. I said I was flexible with any time, if she could ever get me two FPs instead of one. Well, she fiddled around, and then actually gave me two FPs to be used ANYTIME! So we went right away, and saw her at about 9:15am. Even when we left, the line was only about an hour, which I certainly would have waited. We went on a Weds morning, mid February, before the holiday. I wish I got that woman's name because she just made our entire day. So, it's worth trying in the middle of the night, and if you get just one, they may give you more, since you all go in at once and it doesn't add any time anyway! Good luck!

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Zoe Feb 22, 2015 at 9:26 a.m.

Hi,

I'm going next month to disney florida, I am getting up at 5am our time to log on to try and book a fast pass for my husband , me and my 3 year old daughter but none are available, I have managed to book 2 seperate ones for the same day , one at 9-30 pm - 10.30 and the other 10-30 pm - 11-30 pm , obviously for a 3 year old this is far to late but I'm running out of ideas, I keep praying a slot will become available for all 3 of us at a decent time but it's not happening , we're going for our honeymoon and are all so excited , any ideas anyone?

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FrogBlog Feb 23, 2015 at 7:31 a.m.

Zoe,

Keep trying! Check intermittently between now and your arrival date, and see if you can get one reservation at an earlier time. Then copy that reservation to the other party members.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nancy Feb 24, 2015 at 6:42 p.m.

This trip would not be the same without Elsa and Anna Meet and Greet for my 6 year old daughter.

I have unfortunately been unable to obtain two fast passes for the entire 7 days that we are there!

I am staying on resort and have checked with concierge at the Beach Club-they are unable to help with fast pass.

What do you recommend at this point to be able to see Elsa and Anna without a monstrous wait time? Early or Late magic hours for resort guests? I will check back and try to find FP of course.

What hours are they there? And anywhere else? Just Magic Kingdom?

Thank you so much!

Nancy

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FrogBlog Mar 2, 2015 at 7:55 a.m.

Hi Nancy,

You can only meet Anna and Elsa in Magic Kingdom. I don't know how far out you are, but I would keep trying. And do try the trick about searching for just one person at a time. Since you are on-site, I would go on a morning with Extra Magic Hours. Good luck! Let us know how it works.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Paige Mar 4, 2015 at 1:54 p.m.

Hi! My 4yo wants to wear the Elsa costume when she meets Elsa and her Anna costume when she meets Anna. In what order do you meet them? Also, what are the parks like for a 7 am EMH? We've had no luck with a FP, so we are thinking the 7 am EMH is our best bet!

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FrogBlog Mar 4, 2015 at 8:26 a.m.

Hi Paige,

Oh, my goodness, that sounds too precious. It's going to be so much fun for you all. You meet Anna first and then Elsa. The wait will depend on the crowd level for that day, but if you are there at 7 a.m. for the EMH, the wait shouldn't be too bad. Let us know how it goes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jack Mar 7, 2015 at 3:55 p.m.

Hello. I'm staying at Disney World in May with my wife, 5 year-old daughter and baby son. Our FastPass window opens in a couple of days. We have five-day tickets and plan to spend two days at the Magic Kingdom. If need be, we can add a day and visit during morning extra magic hours on our departure day (late flight). Which is our best bet for seeing Anna and Elsa: Setting up a FastPass at 4:00 pm or so on our second day at the Magic Kingdom, or heading over during EM hours on our departure day? Are the waits for those two comparable? Thanks in advance.

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FrogBlog Mar 9, 2015 at 2:41 p.m.

Hi Jack,

If you can get FastPasses, that is the absolute best way to meet them. During EMH on your last day would also be a good option. Waits should be comparable. If you do EMH, make sure you are at Magic Kingdom at least 20 minutes ahead of the EMH opening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Debi Mar 9, 2015 at 10:52 p.m.

Are Anna & Elsa available during the evening EMH's?

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FrogBlog Mar 16, 2015 at 8:13 a.m.

Hi Debi,

Yes, they are!

Mommy Frog

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TEB2350 Mar 24, 2015 at 7:52 p.m.

Hello,

If I am unable to secure FastPass to Anna and Elsa- what is the next best strategy to wait the least amount of time to see them? There are no EMH on the day we are going. We are planning on being there at rope drop but will waiting for A&E cut into the shorter ride lines? Thanks for your help.

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FrogBlog Mar 25, 2015 at 10:39 a.m.

Hi there,

Unfortunately, waiting for them first thing will cut into the shorter ride lines, which makes it tough decision. If you and your group are set on meeting them, though, I am pretty sure you will find that it is worth it :) Your other option would be to wait and see them within the last two hours of closing. Let us know what you decide to do and how it works out.

Mommy Frog

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Patrice Mar 26, 2015 at 3:14 a.m.

We are on our way to Disney last week of March. Where do we see Elsa and Anna. I love all the suggestions, but not quite sure where I can wait in line at 7 am with my kids. Thanks so much. My daughter has told everyone that she cant wait to meet the real Elsa and Anna this coming week.

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FrogBlog Mar 26, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.

Hi Patrice,

Meeting Elsa and Anna really is an incredible experience! They are inside Princess Fairytale Hall right behind Cinderella Castle.

Mommy Frog

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Gillian Cromwell Mar 29, 2015 at 4:40 a.m.

Hi there!

We are planning on booking a trip to Disney the end of January for my daughter's 5th birthday. She is absolutely obsessed with Elsa and Anna so I want to focus our days on a great Frozen experience. When will The new meet and greet begin at Epcot and what would you suggest for a Frozen experience?

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FrogBlog Mar 31, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.

Hi Gillian,

No official opening date has been given, but it is expected to be in 2016. My guess is we'll get more details in the coming months. For now, I would plan on meeting them at Magic Kingdom. No doubt, you will also want to take her to For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney's Hollywood Studios so she can see more of the Frozen characters and sing along with favorite tunes from the film!

Mommy Frog

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Tyler Apr 7, 2015 at 5:57 p.m.

Ok, so I am going with my wife and twin 2-year old girls in June. I have snagged a FP+ for Anna and Elsa, but I am wondering if 1 is sufficient for both girls since they are under 3? I really want a picture with both of my girls at the same time, but I am hoping I don't need 2 FP+'s... Can anyone confirm or clarify?

Thank you

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FrogBlog Apr 8, 2015 at 7:06 a.m.

Hi Tyler,

You do not need FastPass+ for the girls, just yourself to meet the princesses!

Mommy Frog

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Al T. Cobb Apr 10, 2015 at 1:49 a.m.

see above text about Cadence

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Lynn S Apr 13, 2015 at 12:16 a.m.

Hi,

I booked Fast Passes for 5 of us at the Sing Along with Anna and Elsa and I'm just not sure if we are all actually booked. The item shows twice on the itinerary - first time it shows "FastPass+ for 5 Guests" and indicates to arrive between 10:00 - 10:15. Then, the next item says "Stage Show for 1 Guest".

So, while it looks like we have a Fast Pass for all of us, then it seems like only one of us have access to the 'stage show'.

??

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Lori M Apr 25, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.

Perhaps in addition to booking the fastpasses, you also added it to your itinerary. Adding something to your itinerary doesnt book fastpasses it just gives you an idea of the items you would like to do on your trip. The fastpasses with the set timeframe are what actually book you into a timeslot.

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Lori M Apr 25, 2015 at 1:56 p.m.

We logged in at midnight 30 days our from our trip and they were booked. I logged in every night, 30 days out for our entire trip length and they were booked. I "peeled" myself away from our group in the fastpasses so I could "change experience" and hit refresh while I was watching tv and one night, a fastpass appeared (and not at 11pm!) so I snagged it. I then "peeled" my daughter away from our fastpass group of 15 in case something opened up for her. The next night, again while watching tv and hitting refresh every so often, I looked down and found a second fastpass for Elsa and Anna and the times OVERLAPPED!! I snagged it, and then figured I would try for the other two little girls in our group. BAM and BAM two more fastpasses at the exact same time as my daughter. Got the 4 we needed. it can happen! dont give up! :)

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FrogBlog Apr 29, 2015 at 9:50 a.m.

Lori,

This is awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

Mommy Frog

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JT Apr 29, 2015 at 10:59 p.m.

Would you please explain how to "peel" someone?

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