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Old 07-08-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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(MNSSHP) YES, I would LOVE to build a snowman!!! Frozen Summer Fun Done Differently

YES, I would LOVE to build a snowman!!!
Frozen Summer Fun Done Differently


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I have a new favorite season at Disney! Never thought I'd find a better time than Star War Weekends or Christmas time. But they've been replaced by Frozen Summer Fun! My dh and ds would beg to differ. SWW is still their favorite. But they had to admit that this event came a close 2nd. Come, follow along with us and see why.

ETA (8/26): This TR has just become a PTR as well. Heading to MNSSHP over Labor Day. Trying out the new FP+ for the Frozen Sing-along on Tuesday! In addition, we've been walking on the dark side, so some Universal reports will be added as well!




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Old 07-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Day 1 part 1: Resort Check in and First Glimpse of Frozen Summer Fun

Day 1, Part 2: Frozen Penny Pressed Penny, Parade Entrance Gate, etc

Day 1, Part 3: Sven Magic Shot, Premium Package Check-in

Day 1, Part 4: Premium Package - Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome

Day 1, Part 5: Premium Package - For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

Day 1, Part 6: Pop Century and Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Funland

Day 1, Part 7: Premium Package - Frozen Dessert Party

Day 1, Part 8: Premium Package - Frozen Fireworks

Day 2, Part 1: No Package, No Problem: Anna and Elsa's Royal Welcome Parade


Day 2, Part 2: No Package, No Problem: Wandering Oaken's Frozen Funland

Day 2, Part 3: No Package, No Problem: Frozen Fireworks

Check Out Day: Parade, Take 3. Kristoff Makes Magic

Premium Package: Done Differently: Part 1: Parade

Premium Package: Done Differently: Part 2: Funland, Singalong, Aurasma App, Magic Shots.

Premium Package: Done Differently: Part 3: Dessert & Fireworks

7/19 Another FSF: Checking out Standby for the Sing-along

A Day on the Dark Side, WOW!

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So excited to hear all the details! Thanks for writing a trip report!
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Originally I had planned for either dh or myself to spend 1 night somewhere onsite when my son had to stay overnight for a 24 hour Video EEG in Orlando, the other parent would stay with ds. But when I was making the reservation, I saw a passholder special for 2 night stays and free Memory Maker. That sounded great to me! But why just 2? Let's make it 3 nights and have some fun after the test! So I booked July 7-10.

Then the Frozen Summertime Fun was announced. DS and I were very excited. Next came the announcement of the Summer Fun Premium Package. I went and booked it for July 5th, the first day!

Dh asked how on earth we would be able to stay all day at DHS in this heat. Our son can't control his body temperature. He doesn't sweat. So I called Disney and was able to change our reservations for July 5 to 8, passholder room only with free Memory Maker. We were set.

I was told that I needed to check into the resort first in order to activate the MM. So our first stop was to Pop Century. A cm with a handheld checked me in before I even entered the queue. She said our room wasn't ready and tried to find us a room that was. She found a few but they were all on the 2nd or 3rd floors.

A few months back, ds and I were stuck in an elevator and we both are a bit reluctant to use them. He can't do flights of steps. So I opted to wait until a 1st floor room was ready. She took down a contact number and said I'd be texted when the room was available. I asked if there was any Frozen Summer Fun information available. She handed me this brochure. I thanked her and we were off to DHS.







Parking was easy. Bag check went smoothly. Saw these two people sitting on buckets behind a big sand pile. Wondered what they were going to make. Ds says, I bet they are going to build a snowman!



As we passed by the ticket counter I snapped this picture.


Off to the entrance were we. (Oops, no Yoda talk here. Time to change modes from SWW thoughts to Frozen ones. Hope I don't get a brain freeze.)

Have you ever had a magic band not work? During SWW we stayed at Disney 4 weekends. (Oh, I'm back to Star Wars again. What can I say, it's a big part of our lives. Guess the Star Wars talk stays too.) Anyway, back to the magic bands. One weekend our bands wouldn't work for the room. We had two rooms and both rooms had problems. Another weekend, it was just my band. It wouldn't work for room entry. Took an hour to fix. Then it wouldn't work for park entry. That was another hour spent at Guest Services. Would the band work this first day of Frozen? Would Memory Maker work?

Yes, it worked first try! We were in! Take-along Olaf was easily spotted.







Frozen was everywhere. There were banners, marquees, and Olaf. The only thing missing was Frozen music. The park was eerily quiet and void of any music. Is DHS always music free when it's not SWW?








It was almost 9:30. We knew it was time to get ds into the air conditioning so he'd be cooled off before the parade. Oaken's Trading Post sounded like a good way to cool off. But how would the line look? Would we be able to get in there and inside in time to cool off before checking in for the Premium Package?
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Yay!! a FSF TR!! Loving the pics!
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I cannot wait to read the rest of the TR. We will be there on July 25th.
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Enjoying your report. We plain to have our first day at HS on 12th August but as it's my sons 14th birthday I don't think there will be much Frozen on the agenda. Will be a quick visit to ride his favourite rides then off to Typhoon Lagoon for the waves. But we have 18 nights in Orlando as part of our 23 night trip so sure we will find the time. Looking forward to reading more.
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Enjoying your report. We plain to have our first day at HS on 12th August but as it's my sons 14th birthday I don't think there will be much Frozen on the agenda. Will be a quick visit to ride his favourite rides then off to Typhoon Lagoon for the waves. But we have 18 nights in Orlando as part of our 23 night trip so sure we will find the time. Looking forward to reading more.
Welcome. Thank you so much. Even if you don't get to have Frozen Fun on the 12th, you can still check things out from a distance and have a better idea of what's going on. Wow! 18 nights in Orlando! You'll have plenty of time to see it later. I hope your so enjoys his 14th bday!
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I'm jumping in and following I love the thread you started on the event and can't wait to read your report.

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I wouldn't miss this for the world! Marking my spot for now and will be back to read all of the details.
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