New Showtimes and Enticing Details for ‘Frozen Holiday Surprise’ Released

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The holiday season has started at Walt Disney World. Decorations have appeared, and the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will occur this week. As part of the holiday celebration, guests will enjoy a new show called “Frozen Holiday Surprise.”

Although we knew the new show was coming this holiday season, Disney released additional information, including showtimes for Magic Kingdom.

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Frozen Holiday Surprise

During the new show, guests can see Olaf and more than 100 of his Snowgie siblings. Together, they will decorate Cinderella Castle with holiday magic.

Along with Olaf, guests will also be able to see Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff in new holiday looks. Each will bring something special to their royal holiday gathering.

Related: Frozen 3 Confirmed by Disney

Elsa will wrap up the festivities by adding a sparkling finish as she transforms Cinderella Castle into a shimmering crystallized palace. This magical transformation, we assume, will be inspired by Elsa’s Ice Palace on the North Mountain.

Once the transformation takes place, it will remain throughout the evening.


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Times Announced

For those heading down to Magic Kingdom this holiday season, they will have numerous times to enjoy this new Frozen Holiday Surprise.

Starting November 7th at Magic Kingdom, Frozen Holiday Surprise will occur each evening. When Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the show will take place twice an evening.

The show will occur at 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Christmas Party nights. This is excellent news for those not purchasing a ticket to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Even those who don’t have a particular party ticket can enjoy the new show at 6:15 p.m., as this is before they are required to exit Magic Kingdom for the evening.

On non-party evenings, there will be one show taking place at 6:15 p.m. Frozen Holiday Surprise is scheduled to take place each evening throughout the holiday season.

If you want to enjoy the show, you will want to get a spot in front of Cinderella Castle early. The show only lasts seven minutes, so if you are late, you will miss out.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

For guests wanting to add extra holiday magic to their Walt Disney World vacation, they can choose to purchase tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This is a special ticketed event that takes place on select evenings in the Magic Kingdom, starting November 9 to December 22, 2023.

During the party, guests will not only be able to enjoy a special showing of the new Frozen Holiday Surprise, but they will also be able to enjoy numerous other holiday events.

The party’s highlights include a special firework show called Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, and  Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Guests can enjoy rides, stage shows, dance parties, and cookies throughout Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday season, and we are thrilled for the new Frozen Holiday Surprise this year as well.

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.