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D23 Expo Guests get a surprise concert by Idina Menzel from Disney’s “Frozen”

The 2022 D23 Expo kicked off on Friday as thousands of eager, excited, and costumed fans made their way through the doors at the Anaheim Convention Center, and during one of the days biggest panels, audience members got a special surprise from one of the newest Disney Legends, Idina Menzel from Disney’s Frozen.

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Menzel is best known for her breakout role as the voice behind Queen Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and Frozen 2. Her strong mezzo-soprano voice spans nearly three octaves, and it’s part of the popularity behind the frosty Disney films, as “Let It Go” and “Into the Unknown” became instant hits, especially when Disney’s younger audience.

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On Friday, during the Disney Legends Ceremony at the 2022 D23 Expo, Menzel was honored with the Disney Legend Award, and she shared some history about her grandfather’s role in her love for Disney. She always loved the “OG” classics like Disney’s Cinderella, and one of her favorite Disney songs was “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Disney’s Pinocchio. Menzel told audience members present during the ceremony that she often sang the song when she was with her grandfather.

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After graciously accepting her award, Menzel thanked fans, especially fans of “Let It Go,” but before stepping away, she mentioned one of the tiniest Disney characters of all.

“And in the words of Jiminy Cricket,” she said, and then burst into song, surely reminiscent of those lazy days as a little girl visiting her grandfather.

Fans cheered as Queen Elsa made her way across the stage to stand with The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek for a photo as she held her Disney Legend award.

Menzel is known best as Queen Elsa, but she will also play a role in Disney’s upcoming Disenchanted.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!