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Disney confirms the arrival of Anna and Elsa from Frozen to appear in Norway in Epcot

I’ve been telling you since February that the characters, Anna and Elsa, from the upcoming movie Frozen would begin making appearances in Walt Disney World.  In July I has able to confirm that those characters would appear in the Norway pavilion in Epcot.  The Disney parks blog specifically mentions a “November” start date.  I’ve heard they could appear as early as October 27th, but that date isn’t confirmed, so don’t book a vacation around that date.

In the comments section of the Disney Parks Blog Shawn Slater stated that these characters are “only expected to appear in Norway at Epcot through January 4, 2014.”  I’ve heard that the date could be extended depending upon the popularity of the meet and greet and the popularity of the movie.  People are speculating that the meet and greet will take place inside the Puffin’s Roost store while the new gallery will be in the Stave Church.

This information comes from Disney Parks:

anna and elsa norway epoct meet and greet“This November, the enchanting story and characters from “Frozen” will be brought to magical life with new experiences coming to Disney Parks. At Disneyland park, Olaf is preparing a special, snow-capped spot in Fantasyland, where you can spend time visiting with Anna and Elsa. When the royal sisters travel east to Walt Disney World Resort, they’ll be appearing at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, where you’ll also find a new gallery exhibit exploring how the culture and beauty of Norway-inspired the filmmakers in the creation of “Frozen.”

And in the evenings this holiday season, a sequence celebrating “Frozen” will join “Celebrate the Magic,” the nighttime projection show that transforms Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Olaf will also play host for the wondrous all-new nighttime experience, “World of Color – Winter Dreams” at Disney California Adventure park.”

Are you excited to meet these two new characters?

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Princess Fairytale Hall: How to meet the Princesses with no confusion

Princess Fairytale Hall is the new location for 4 of Disney’s most popular Princesses. You’re guaranteed to meet either Cinderella in one queue line with a visiting Princess or Rapunzel in another queue line with a guest Princess. You’ll find that almost all the time it will be Cinderella with Aurora/Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel with Snow White.  “Legacy” or paper Fastpass (we’ll get there) and Fastpass+ are available to meet each Princesss group.

Location:  Former Snow White’s Scary Adventures building right behind the Castle on your right as you pass through the Castle

Best time to go:  Rope drop, fireworks or immediately after fireworks or use a type of Fastpass.

Should I use FASTPASS?  I recommend waiting in one standard queue to experience the large artwork and Cinderella’s slipper and use some type for Fastpass for the other.  I would go there at rope drop one day or during fireworks to experience the regular stand by queue.

Who has the longest wait?:  Ususally Rapunzel, but in the early morning everyone heads to Rapunzel, then switches queues to Cinderella.  (We used Legacy FP for Cinderella and found that to be a better solution.

How’s the lighting?  It’s really beautiful and regal inside the new meet and greet area.  It’s much better than the old flat backdrops, but the lighting is difficult on inexpensive cameras.  I recommend using a fill flash if you don’t get a good photo.  Don’t leave without inspecting your photo!  All these photos were taken with a pocket Sony RX 100, which is a high-end hand-held camera.

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The EXTERIOR

Princess Fairytale Hall Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Exterior (6)
Daylight photo near opening time with giant crane ruining my artistic interpretation!

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Worldwide Wednesdays – Captain Jack Sparrow at Disneyland Paris

It’s unfortunate for us Americans to have to travel to a foreign park to meet the great Captain Jack Sparrow. We can see him daily in Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial in the Magic Kingdom and see him in video form in the Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow in Hollywood Studios, but can only meet him currently during parties or special events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

EuroRob is sharing a couple of great pictures of the Capt. Jack for you today.

Jack Sparrow doing daily Meet'n'Greets
Jack Sparrow doing daily Meet’n’Greets
Jack Sparrow doing daily Meet'n'Greets
Jack Sparrow doing daily Meet’n’Greets

Bumblebee

Bumblebee at Universal Studios Orlando June 2013
Bumblebee at Universal Studios Orlando June 2013
Bumblebee at Universal Studios Orlando June 2013
Bumblebee at Universal Studios Orlando June 2013
Bumblebee at Universal Studios Orlando June 2013
Bumblebee at Universal Studios Orlando June 2013
Bumblebee Transformers Universal Studios Hollywood 2012
Bumblebee Transformers Universal Studios Hollywood 2012
Bumblebee Transformers Universal Studios Hollywood 2012
Bumblebee Transformers Universal Studios Hollywood 2012
Bumblebee Transformers Universal Studios Hollywood 2012
Bumblebee Transformers Universal Studios Hollywood 2012

Dora the Explorer and Diego

Diego Marquez at Universal Studios Orlando 2013
Diego Marquez at Universal Studios Orlando 2013
Diego Marquez at Universal Studios Orlando 2013
Diego Marquez at Universal Studios Orlando 2013
Dora and Diego Universal Studios Hollywood 2007
Dora and Diego Universal Studios Hollywood 2007
Dora-parade
Dora the Explorer Universal Studios Orlando 2012 parade unit
Dieog-in-parade
Diego Universal Studios Orlando 2012 parade unit
Dora the Explorer at the Nick Hotel 2009
Dora the Explorer at the Nick Hotel 2009
Diego Nick Hotel 2009
Diego Nick Hotel 2009

 

Minions at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Studios Orlando Minion Stuart (2)
Despicable Me Minion Stuart at Minion Mayhem June 2013
Universal Studios Orlando Minion Stuart (1)
Despicable Me Minion Stuart at Minion Mayhem June 2013
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Minions Universal Studios September 2012  – Stuart
Minions Universal Studios  2012
Minions Universal Studios  September 2012  Dave
Minions Universal Studios  2012
Minions Universal Studios September 2012  – Bob