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Complete Guide to For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Hollywood Studios

Complete Guide to For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Hollywood Studios

Warm up those voices! If you’ve ever caught yourself singing “Let it Go” in the car or in the shower (and who hasn’t?) you will fit right in at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Hollywood Studios.

Hear Arendelle’s Royal Historians hilariously recount the tale of their kingdom, as you are led in a sing-along, complete with projected lyrics to make it easy to belt out your favorite Frozen tunes!

You’ll also get to see some of your favorite characters in person, making this a magical experience for the little ones.

Keep reading for our complete guide to For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration!

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Quick Facts

  • Location: Echo Lake, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: About 25-30 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Definitely for Frozen fans
  • When to visit: Anytime, as scheduled
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Scheduled Refurbishments
  • Tip(s): If you don’t have a Genie+ reservation, be sure to show up about 20-25 minutes before show time to ensure a seat.
  • Description: This 25-30 minute show is hosted by hilarious historians from Arendelle who walk you through the story of Frozen with a chance to sing songs from the movie along the way. Characters from the movie appear on stage for a bit during the show as well.

Location

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration is located in Echo Lake between Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Indiana Jone Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Here is the location on the map:

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hollywood studios map

How to Watch For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration has a Standby Line and a Lightning Lane. There are different shows throughout the day. You can check the My Disney Experience app for daily showtimes.

Do I need to use Genie+ at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration?

Genie+ is available at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, however it is not an early priority as the show features plenty of seating and Genie+ availability rarely runs out.

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We don’t necessarily recommend using a Genie+ Lightning Lane Selection on a show. But if it’s a busy park day and/or you don’t want to line up early to grab a seat, Genie+ might be a good option for you.

Be sure to check out our touring plans for Hollywood Studios for more Genie+ advice.

Rider Switch/Child Swap

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration does not offer Rider Switch since this show is appropriate for all ages. Plus, Rider Switch isn’t normally offered for shows and reserved for rides.

You can learn more about Rider Switch via our handy guide.

What to Expect when you Watch

Queue

The Lightning Lane entrance is on the opposite side of the theater from the standard queue. Guests line up in an open-air queue before making their way to the waiting area.

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Before the theater doors open, make sure you watch the funny pre-show on the screens above. From there, the audience is seated in an enclosed and air-conditioned theater for the sing-along.

Accessibility Information

Since you are seated in a theater for this experience, those in wheelchairs and ECVs may remain in them. Guests using wheelchairs and ECVs will be seated in a special area of the theater. 

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Handheld captioning, assistive listening, and video captioning is available for guests.

In the Show

If you prefer to experience For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration without spoilers, make sure you skip over this section!

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Guests are welcomed to the show by Princess Anna, who introduces everyone to the Arendelle Royal Historians. There is a festival happening in Arendelle, but Elsa is missing! So Anna goes to find her sister, leaving the historians to recount the story of the kingdom to the crowd.

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They start from the beginning of the first film, 2013’s Frozen. As they narrate the story, songs from the movie play on the large screens behind the historians with lyrics included at the bottom so you can sing-along!

Fan favorites like, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”, “For the First Time in Forever”, “Love is an Open Door”, and “Let it Go” play, before Kristoff makes an appearance, then he too heads off to meet up with Anna.

And this Frozen sing-along wouldn’t be complete without Olaf’s anthem, “In Summer.”

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The historians then speed through the rest of the film’s plot before Anna and Kristoff enter with Elsa still missing.

But on the screen behind them, it begins to snow in the kingdom, a blizzard roars and on the side of the stage Elsa appears.

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After a tender moment between the two sisters, the Royal Historians tell Queen Elsa that the audience has done a wonderful job singing along. Queen Elsa commends them, as well as the historians, before leading everyone in a finale of “Let it Go.”

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The cast bids the audience good bye. Elsa casts a spell above the auditorium and “snow” falls from overhead.

Is For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Kid-Friendly?

This is definitely a show for the whole family, especially if you have some Frozen fans in the group!

Strollers

Strollers are not allowed in most queues or theaters at Walt Disney World.

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You’ll need to leave your stroller in the designated stroller parking area near the entrance to the queue at For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.

History

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration originally premiered at the Premiere Theater in the Streets of America section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the 2014 Frozen Summer Fun on July 5, 2014. That section of the park was demolished to make way for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

The show moved into its current location at the Hyperion Theater in Echo Lake on June 17, 2015. The theater is the former home of The American Idol Experience which closed in August 2014.

Hollywood Studios closed due to the pandemic on March 16, 2020. Even though the park reopened on July 25, 2020, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration did not reopen until October 5, 2020.

Other Fun Details

  • Versions of the show have also played in Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure, but the only other permanent spot for the show can be found in Shanghai Disneyland.
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  • In the winter, the cast will often do a Holiday version of this show featuring Olaf and songs from the short, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017).

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