Guests who visit Walt Disney World love spending time exploring the theme parks and enjoying the wonderful experiences found there. From thrilling and classic attractions to unique dining opportunities and live entertainment, there are countless experiences for guests to enjoy on a Disney vacation. One experience that all guests love is taking the time to meet Disney characters. Guests in Walt Disney World can meet everyone from Buzz Lightyear to Mickey Mouse, but some of the most popular characters are the Disney Princesses. While there are several places to meet the Disney Princesses including character meals, there are two characters in particular which draw huge crowds. Anna and Elsa from the smash Disney animated hit Frozen can currently be found in The Royal Sommerhus in the Epcot’s World Showcase and are ridiculously popular. Guests with their hearts set on meeting the sisters should definitely plan ahead as the wait time for their meet and greet can easily be hours long on busy days in the park. By following a few simple tips and tricks, guests can meet Anna and Elsa with ease and feel like Arendelle royalty! Here are six tips for seeing Anna and Elsa at Walt Disney World.
6. Go First Thing
One of the best ways to easily meet Anna and Elsa is to head straight for The Royal Sommerhus in Norway immediately when the World Showcase opens. By heading straight to Norway, guests can get in line for the meet and greet before the crowds begin to assemble and meet Anna and Elsa with a relatively low wait time. Guests who are staying at a Disney Resort and have access to Extra Magic Hours should also use this plan as only certain areas of the park open early each morning.
5. Bring Your Own Camera
Guests who meet Anna and Elsa want to remember the experience forever and can do so by bringing their own camera. While there is a Disney PhotoPass photographer on hand, they are often fine with taking pictures on guests’ personal cameras leaving them with wonderful keepsakes of the experience.
4. Dress Up Little Ones
Little kids who are big fans of Anna and Elsa should definitely dress up to meet them! Girls can dress like either of the Disney Princesses and boys can dress like Kristoff or even Sven! By dressing up, the kids are sure to get extra attention from the sisters and also take beautiful photographs with them.
3. Be Familiar With The Characters
One of the best ways to make the most out of any character meet and greet in Walt Disney World is to know about the characters before heading in. By being familiar with their personalities, their stories, and the way that they act, guests can initiate conversations that the characters will then elaborate on making for memorable interactions.
2. Play Along
Often times Anna and Elsa will initiate conversations themselves and tell guests all about a certain aspect of their lives. In fact, Anna has been known to talk all about her favorite kinds of chocolate! The best meet and greets happen when guests are flexible and happily play along with the sisters when they initiate conversations.
1. Watch The Festival Of Fantasy Parade
While Anna and Elsa can be found one on one in the Norway Pavilion they can also be seen in other places in Walt Disney World which is perfect for guests who might not want to spend lot of time waiting in line. Guests can spot Anna and Elsa in the afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade in the Magic Kingdom on one of the first floats waving to guess as they move through Frontierland, Liberty Square, and Main Street. With so many great places to meet the sisters from Frozen, guests are sure to make magical memories on their next Walt Disney World vacation!