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Frozen Fun: Where to Meet Anna, Elsa, and Olaf at Walt Disney World

Frozen Fun: Where to Meet Anna, Elsa, and Olaf at Walt Disney World

Calling all Frozen fans! If you are heading to Walt Disney World, we have everything you need to know to make meeting your favorite characters from Frozen (and Frozen 2!) a breeze.

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Here’s everywhere you can meet or see Anna, Elsa and Olaf at Disney World

Note: You’ll notice that we don’t list the meeting times below. That’s because those times can frequently change. Instead, we have an entire post on how to use My Disney Experience to locate characters and find their current meeting times. Make sure you take a few minutes reviewing that if you’re new to the process! Interested in meeting other characters on your next trip? Be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Characters at Walt Disney World for info on other characters.


Epcot is the only park where you can actually meet Anna and Elsa. Unfortunately, Olaf isn’t here (but you can meet him at Hollywood Studios).

You’ll find their meet and greet in the Norway pavilion. Keep in mind that Anna and Elsa are both still extremely popular, and you can’t use Genie+ to meet them.

The lines are typically the shortest first thing in the morning and if you are traveling with a Frozen fan, it can make sense to start your day by rope dropping Frozen Ever After and then hopping in line to meet the sisters.

Note: There is only 1 queue for both Anna and Elsa; you’ll meet one and then the other, but you can’t take pictures with both of them at once.

Royal Sommerhus (Anna & Elsa meet and greet)

  • Meeting Location: Royal Sommerhus – Norway – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: Dark green dress and cape
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Anna and Elsa meet together in the same queue here.
  • Meeting Location: Royal Sommerhus – Norway – World Showcase – Epcot
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: White gown
  • Photopass Available? Yes
  • Autographs: Yes
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: Anna and Elsa meet together in the same queue here.

Frozen Ever After (attraction)

If you are a Frozen fan, you’ll definitely want to plan for a ride on this Frozen themed attraction!

Frozen Ever After is a beautiful & gentle boat ride with all your favorite Frozen characters. While the World Showcase as a whole opens at 11, this attraction is available for guests to ride at park opening.

Note: There is a small portion of the ride where your boat will travel backwards.

Frozen Ever After
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 5 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes, especially for Frozen fans
  • When to visit: 1st hour (or anytime with Genie+)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Tip(s): After exiting Frozen Ever After, head over to meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus.

Norway pavilion

Magic Kingdom

You can see Anna and Elsa at Magic Kingdom, but you won’t be able to meet them there.

Festival of Fantasy parade

Anna and Elsa at Disney World
  • Location: Standard parade route – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Parade
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes, included with Genie+
  • Costumes: Traditional
  • Performers include: Alice, The White Rabbit, Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Beast, Belle, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Peter Pan, Chip ‘n Dale, Daisy and Donald Duck, Snow White, the 7 Dwarfs, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather, Flynn Rider and Rapunzel, Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio, Tinker Bell, Mad Hatter, Alice, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Tiana and Prince Naveen, Pluto, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Prince Philip and Aurora,
  • Tip(s): After the final Christmas Party of the year, this parade is replaced with the Once Upon A Christmastime Parade.

The Festival of Fantasy is so much fun to watch because the floats are so huge and colorful, and it’s just pure DELIGHT! And, good news for Frozen fans, the sisters get their own float in the parade.

The train station at the front of Magic Kingdom is our recommended place for viewing.

You used to be able to watch from the top of the station under the covered portion, but now that area is reserved for VIP guests (every time we find a good idea, Disney finds a way to charge for it!).

So, if you aren’t on a VIP tour, we recommend you watch from the bottom level of the train station, which is still covered and will get you out of the sun (a VIP tour guide said she much prefers the bottom level vs. the top level).

After the parade, you can easily exit the park from here or hop on the train to travel to another part of the park, avoiding the crowds that have gathered on Main Street.

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire new costumes
  • Location: Cinderella Castle Stage – Main Street, U.S.A. – Magic Kingdom
  • Type of character experience: Castle Stage Show
  • Costumes: Mix
  • Performers include: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Tiana, Naveen, Louis, Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck
  • Tip(s): This stage show happens multiple times per day. Check the My Disney Experience App for showtimes.

Stage shows are a great way to catch a glimpse of a bunch of characters, including Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, however, they can also be a challenge since crowds can make it difficult to see.

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire takes place several times a day in front of Cinderella Castle and for the best view you’ll want to get there early and aim to get as close as possible or, if crowds are too heavy, you can try for a spot further back where you can still hear everything, but you just may not be able to see as clearly.

If you are a person that enjoys Disney shows, then you might want to add this to your list of must-dos; however, the downside to the daytime castle shows is that there is little to no shade and standing on the pavement during the summer months can be brutal.

So, if you intend to see this show, plan accordingly for that.

During the holidays

There are some additional ways to see Anna and Elsa during the holidays at Magic Kingdom. One requires a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and one does not.

Frozen Holiday Surprise

This stage show takes places twice each evening in front of the castle (on nights with a Christmas party, one takes place before the party and again during the party) and includes a bit of dialogue between the Frozen characters, including Olaf.

Frozen Holiday Surprise

The finale of this stage show is the lighting of the castle using projections, which is beautiful.

Find a spot in The Hub area (the closer to the castle the better) about 30 minutes beforehand to make sure you get a spot to see the show.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime parade

During Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party (and daily for the days between the last party and New Years), characters from Frozen can be seen in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

Olaf Once Upon A Christmastime

This extremely popular parade is shown twice during the parties, but we generally recommend you aim to attend the 2nd parade.

Frozen Once Upon A Christmastime

The second parade will always be more lightly attended. Find a spot between Casey’s Corner to the flag pole to view it so you can get the full effect of the snow falling on Main Street with a view of the castle and the parade.

Note: After the final Christmas Party of the year, you can typically see the parade during the day without a party ticket.

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is home to a couple of opportunities for guests of all ages to “Let it Go”. 

For the First Time in Forever – A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

This 25 minute sing-along takes place in the Hyperion Theater (former home of the American Idol Experience).

frozen sing-along hollywood studios
  • Location: Hyperion Theater – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Stage Show
  • Costumes: Various
  • Performers include: Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff
  • Tip(s): During the holiday season, a special finale is added to the show and includes an appearance by Olaf as well.

The show is basically clips from the movie with (hilarious!) historians as the hosts.

Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff appear on stage for a portion of it. This show is a lot of fun for people who are fans of the movie, and since the historians are hilarious, even non-Frozen fans can be kept entertained.

Genie+ is a good idea to guarantee entry, especially if you plan to go later in the day because most shows get full. Earlier in the day you can typically get a seat without too much problem

Using Genie+ here allows you to enter before the standby line and sit closer, if you’d like (about 5-10 rows back from the stage in the center is a good spot to watch).

Note: From early November through the first few days of January, this already delightful show gets a special holiday-themed ending with a special guest appearance by Olaf!

Frozen Sing Along Holiday version

Meet Olaf

Anna and Elsa may be over in Epcot, but the only place you can meet Olaf is at Hollywood Studios inside the Celebrity Spotlight area, which is located near Star Tours.

Olaf Celebrity Spotlight
  • Meeting Location: Celebrity Spotlight – Echo Lake – Hollywood Studios
  • Type of character experience: Meet & Greet
  • Costume: None
  • Photopass Available? Yes (automated)
  • Autographs: No, but autograph cards are provided
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Tip: You can find this meet and greet by going inside and to the back of Walt Disney Presents.

There’s a rarely much of a wait to see him, but stop by in the morning or at the end of the night for the lowest wait times.


So, is Frozen a big part of why you’re planning your trip? Do you still have questions about finding Anna and Elsa at Disney World?

Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.

Kevin Fouche

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Going to Epcot in 3 weeks. So for the meet and greet there are no FP available or needed and the wait lines are not as long as they were at MK last year, is that what I'm getting out of this? I know Epcot generally isn't as busy as MK but just curious as to if that is true because my girls would love to meet them.

Shannon Albert

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

There isn't a FP+ available to meet them at Epcot, and the line rarely exceeds 20 minutes. It's one of my favorite meet-and-greets because they built them their own home there. Enjoy your trip!


Sunday 22nd of January 2017

Hello. We are heading to Magic Kingdom on April 18th or 19th, 2017. Please tell me that my 6yr old will see Elsa and Anna there! Thank you :)

Kelly McLaughlin

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Just got back from WDW on the 24th. The best way to see Anna ^ Elsa is to have a before the park opens reservation at Akershus. We finished dining at 9:05am from a 8:15 reservation. We got finished with 6 princesses by 9:30. We also walked right onto the Frozen Ever after ride with only a 10 minute wait. No Fast pass needed.

Kathy Chrisbacher

Sunday 5th of May 2019

I'm totally booking this for my up coming trip at the time you stated. Thank you thank you! This is the main thing we are coming to see for our 3 year old and you answered the question I was looking for.


Monday 15th of August 2016

My boyfriend and I are visiting WDW in September 2016. The schedule on the WDW website only has Olaf available mostly for Mondays and Wednesdays for almost the whole month, and we're only there Thursday night through Sunday. Does anyone know if this is a tech glitch, or if we're really not able to meet Olaf while we're there? Thanks!!


Wednesday 13th of July 2016

My family and I are going to WDW in September 2016. I know the Elsa and Anna meet and greet has moved from Magic Kingdom to Epcot but will they be in Epcot in September?

Shannon Albert

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

They have permanently moved to Epcot, with a special house built just for them.