If there is one movie that has really defined Disney over the past decade, it is the 2013 film Frozen. The movie told the story of Princess Elsa, who had to hide the fact that she could create snow magic with her hands. Keeping her secret lead to a fractured relationship with her sister Anna and the accidental summer snow in the kingdom of Arendelle. However, with the help of a snowman named Olaf, a man named Kristoff, and his reindeer Sven, Anna and Elsa are able to save Arendelle and discover the true power of a sister’s love.
Frozen — and its signature song “Let It Go” — has been enchanting audiences for more than eight years, and the Princesses have become incredibly popular at Disney theme parks around the world. In fact, Frozen was so popular that it even became a Broadway play that is now performed across the United States, and in countries like Australia, Germany, Japan, and England.
It is England’s Frozen venue that has been getting some notice lately for a new rule that has been instituted. Theatre Royal Drury Lane states that they will no longer be selling tickets to Guests under four years old and recommends that children wanting to see the show be at least 6 years of age. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane website currently states:
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 6+
We aren’t able to admit any children under the age of 4 and every customer must have their own ticket. To help us make sure everyone enjoys the show, your little ones need to be able to sit in their own seat without any assistance.
The move is a completely understandable one, but could also be considered a little unusual. Frozen’s biggest fans tend to be younger children, many of whom may not meet the age requirement to see the show. However, going to see a Broadway show is not a cheap excursion, so the Theatre Royal Drury Lane wants to make sure that each Guest has an amazing experience without the interruptions that younger children can sometimes cause.
What do you think of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane not allowing children under 4 into their theaters?