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The Best Ways to Meet Anna and Elsa at Walt Disney World

by Mommy Frog on May 3, 2022 207 Orlando

Guide to Seeing Anna and Elsa at Disney WorldEver since the movie "Frozen" debuted, many Disney World travelers (us frogs included!) get toadally excited to meet Anna and Elsa at EPCOT. And then after "Frozen 2" came out, Anna and Elsa got an exciting makeover and new clothes, making them just as popular as ever.

As of April 18, 2022, traditional meet-and-greets are gradually returning to Disney World, and the Arendelle royalty have already returned to normal greetings! For the first time in forever, it was so wonderful to share nice warm hugs with Anna and Elsa in EPCOT. You can also see the sisters in various shows and parades at Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

While we have a royal guide to meeting all the princesses at Disney World, the continued popularity of the Frozen franchise means they get their own guide. Let's head into the unknown and learn all about how to meet Anna and Elsa at Disney World!

The Best Ways to See Anna and Elsa at Disney World

There's a variety of ways to get your "Frozen" fix at Walt Disney World through meet-and-greets, rides, shows and parades (oh my!). Here's all the ways to see Anna and Elsa by park.

The Best Ways to See Anna and Elsa at EPCOT

Guide to Meeting Anna and Elsa at Disney World - Meeting at the Royal Sommerhus

At EPCOT, Anna and Elsa have their own meet-and-greet location at the Royal Sommerhus in the Norway pavilion. You wait in one line and then meet both of them separately. This is the only location thus far on property where they wear their "Frozen 2' outfits.

Keep the Frozen adventures going at EPCOT and head next door to Frozen Ever After! The slow moving boat ride brings the characters and songs of "Frozen" to life through technologically advanced animatronics. Plus there's a ride photo to remember the adventure! Wait times can increase very quickly for this popular attraction, so we recommend riding first thing in the morning or at the end of the night for lower waits (download our app and you can see wait times for all attractions). If a priority for your family, we also suggest booking a Lightning Lane selection via Disney Genie.

The Best Ways to See Anna and Elsa at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Entertainment - Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire

At Magic Kingdom, catch the "Frozen" sisters at the castle show and parade. Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire stage show features a variety of characters including Anna, Elsa and Olaf. The show is performed in front of the castle at various times throughout the day. The sisters are also on the first float of the Festival of Fantasy parade. Magic Kingdom is the best place to see the most amount of princesses, so we're glad there's some chances for some cool waves and greetings.

The Best Ways to See Anna and Elsa at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Frozen Sing Along – Elsa and Anna

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can see both sisters and Kristoff in “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” at the Hyperion Theater. Get ready to "Let It Go" with this show for the whole family. Now this isn't just any Frozen sing-along. This fun and comical retelling of the events of Frozen will have all frogs laughing and singing along. During the holiday season, Olaf may even make a special appearance for a festive finale!

The show is typically performed every hour, so there are plenty of opportunities for your Frozen-obsessed frogs to catch a show. Shows do fill up quickly, so we suggest arriving at least 20 to 30 minutes ahead of showtime to secure your spot. We also recommend trying for the earlier shows just in case they hit capacity and you need to wait until the next show.

While there are no meet-and-greets with the sisters at Hollywood Studios, enjoy the show and then head next door to meet with Olaf!

Those are some of the best ways to meet Elsa and Anna at Disney World. Have a tip we didn't mention? Share it in comments below. 

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Disney World Characters

Hoppy planning!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Julia,

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

Best,

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elsa how do you get frozen powers

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

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

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

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

Hi Dennis,

Yes! Great point.

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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May 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. Julie Says...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I mean Sat 3/29

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

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

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

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

Hi Miss Kitty,

Unfortunately, I don't think so.

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

what is ADR

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

Hi Connie,

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

Mommy Frog

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

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

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

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

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

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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