aka The Frazzled Mom
Sick of all things related to the movie Frozen? If not, then make a point to visit Disneyland California Adventure (DCA). Though frozen over, the area around Hollywood Pictures Backlot is anything but a wasteland.
At 6pm, the lights turn down and the music is cranked up. Freeze the Night officially begins. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a frozen treat (non-alcoholic or alcoholic-your choice). Dance to your hearts desire by the stage where a DJ spins popular tunes that, despite not wanting to admit it, everyone finds themselves moving to with delight. I only wish they had kept the Mad Tea Party band.
The entire area, inside and out it seems, is bathed in beautiful blues. Ok, I’m biased as blue is my favorite color.
My kids loved taking a picture with this giant. Sadly, Disney no longer uses puppeteers to animate the big guy, but there’s still an opportunity to take a silly photo with him.
Note: Just to the right (as you face him), there is a small area with foam “ice” blocks that kids can play pretend with in building ice castles or tunnels. Cast members stand by, ready to assist in the product as needed.
Nearby Marshmallow are air hockey tables and a projection that shines on a large area which changes from snow to ice. Passersby who walk over this area will find the ice cracking or footprints left in the “snow”.
The highlight for my kids?
Once again, everything is in blue. *Nice*
Be sure to get a place in line not only to get in on the “snow” play (really, more like shaved ice). Once that is open, hurry to the sled line. They will close that down as there is a limit. The sledding? It’s a small hill, one turn. But for kids that usually don’t have this opportunity, it’s a nice treat.
The inside of Olaf’s Snow Fest is a familiar….
It is a replica (mostly) of Arendelle frozen over, but in a good way. Still, the centerpiece fountain was a nice touch. And when you are done playing in the snow, there are plenty of snacks available for sale on the way out. The blue raspberry frozen lemonade was actually quite good.
Alas, there was no Prince Hans to be found…