We review Disney World’s For The First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along Celebration located in Hollywood Studios.
Hyperion Theater, Echo Lake
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along Celebration is located in Echo Lake of Disney World, in an air conditioned venue (Hyperion Theater). It’s good entertainment for toddlers through the younger end of the school age (elementary school) spectrum. In fact, we think it’s one of the best attractions for toddlers at Hollywood Studios. Babies probably won’t be very entertained, but they will do well in the venue, as it is cool and comfortable. Older elementary school kids, tweens, and teenagers will be bored with this attraction, unless they are big Frozen fans. Most adults will enjoy the seats, air conditioning and the witty humor of the Royal Historians of Arendelle.
And who doesn’t enjoy belting out a few verses of “Let it Go”? I know I did.
There are some disappointments. No one has ever heard of the “Royal Historians of Arendelle” before, but they steal the show. They are the narrators and main characters of the show. Although their dialogue is funny – and targeted at the parents – it’s a little disappointing that we don’t get more time with Anna. And, Elsa doesn’t appear until the end. Sven, Anna, Elsa and Olaf all make appearances. Keep in mind, of course, this is a live show and not a character meet and greet. You won’t get a chance to talk to any of them.
For me and my 2 year old, the highlight of the show was when “snow” (bubble foam) rained down on us from the ceiling, during Elsa’s storm.
FastPasses are often not necessary, as the show occurs hourly on the half hour, regardless of when you arrive for your FastPass. The auditorium usually accommodates the entire standby line. However, at peak crowd times, some waiting in the standby line won’t get in, and will be given a FastPass to a later show. The show lasts about 30 minutes.
Overall, we give it 3.5 stars. If you have a toddler or a big Frozen fan in the group, it’s a don’t miss. If you are touring with mostly older kids, pass on this one.
Checkout this YouTube video if you want to preview the show:
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