The race to Norway will soon end. Starting April 20th, Anna and Elsa will be moving to the Magic Kingdom. They will be joining other princesses at the Princess Fairytale Hall. The move to the Magic Kingdom makes a lot of sense long-term, but how will it affect lines and wait times to see them? Is this attraction fastpass eligible? Finally, what time periods will the Frozen stars be available?

Anna and Elsa at Epcot

Fastpass Eligible!

The good news is that you can now book fastpass plus times to see Anna and Elsa at the Magic Kingdom! We highly encourage you to make this a priority. If you have a trip scheduled, you’ll need to make these reservations 60 days out.

If you haven’t made reservations, and are arriving the day of, you will need to get there early, and try and make same day fastpass choices in the first 15 minutes or so. This likely will be the most difficult fastpass in all of the Magic Kingdom, as there just aren’t many character fastpasses to go around. But it likely will be an absolute necessity, as wait times will likely be extremely long.

Princess Fairy Tale Hall

The new place to meet Anna and Elsa

Inside Princess Fairy Tale Hall

Inside Princess Fairy Tale Hall

How long will wait times be?

Fastpasses are a great addition, but they will make the standby line excruciatingly long. Popular characters usually have very long wait times due to the slow movement of the line, small children being involved, and the time that it takes to move small kids and groups through these lines.
There were substantiated reports of lines between 4 and 8 hours in Epcot during February! Anna and Elsa are moving to the Magic Kingdom in April, which is the kickoff of the busiest time of year. While it’s impossible to know how long the wait will be, 4-6 hours seems very likely, as the Frozen momentum isn’t going anywhere. After all, the movie is in the middle of the DVD release, so the popularity will only skyrocket.

Seeing Anna and Elsa without a Fastpass

Currently, the schedule for these two will begin early in the morning and then end in the early evening. This means, you have three choices:
1. Fastpass
2. Get there at rope drop and run
3. Wait a long time

There is no other real option. If you get there at rope drop, or if you schedule a breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table (never an easy feat), you will probably be able to wait less than an hour. But if not, you will spend a large portion of the day waiting.

Frozen Characters Anna and Elsa

What to do if you have to wait

Allow one parent to wait in line, and let another adult take the kids and ride other attractions. Parents can also swap places, so that one person doesn’t have to sit in line for 3-4 hours. Generally, this is going to be just fine. However, what isn’t fine is one person waiting in line for a large group. If you have a group of 3-4 families, you need to have a member of each family in line. Even though you can POSSIBLY get away with one person waiting in line, you are running the risk of angering an already tired and exhausted queue of people waiting in line with you. We would highly recommend not doing that!

Once Anna and Elsa officially make their move to the Magic Kingdom, Mousehints will keep you updated on wait times, and any other changes that occur. Please note that until April 20th, the duo will still be stationed in Epcot at Norway. See our article on Anna and Elsa at Epcot if you will be visiting Disney before April 20th.

 

 

5 comments on “How to see Anna and Elsa at the Magic Kingdom

  • Hi. Any updates/revised strategies for seeing Anna & Elsa in MK? We can’t book fast passes until 30 days out and I’m concerned they will be all booked before I get a crack at them 30 days out. We have a breakfast scheduled at Cinderella’s Royal Table for 8:25am. Do you have any suggestion on how I could work that to my advantage? Thanks! Tricia

    • Tricia,

      Unfortunately the reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table probably won’t help you much. By the time you are done, the standby line for Anna & Elsa will be quite long. So enjoy the breakfast and don’t stress about getting through with it quickly.

      As for fastpasses, all you can do at this point is wait until your 30 days. Make sure and begin logging on at midnight ET 30 days before your trip, and keep refreshing until you are able to book fastpasses. At times they turn on fastpasses at midnight, and sometimes they do it at 1AM. So you might have to wait awhile.

      If they are sold out, there is nothing you can do about it, aside from continuing to check availability as much as possible in the 30 days before your trip. Learn to use your app and quickly check fastpass availability for that day. Check when you are in line at the grocery store, waiting for kids at school, or any other time where you have free moments. People usually change around their reservations, people cancel, and availability opens up as things change, but you have to consistently check.

      If you can’t get a fastpass..unfortunately you’ll just have to wait, and that’s a painful process. Anna & Elsa are extremely popular and so wait times are high!

    • Rope drop refers to when the Magic Kingdom opens in the morning. Rope drop typically happens at the Magic Kingdom at 9AM, but you need to check the park hours on Disney’s website for the date in which you are going.

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  • Hi. Any updates/revised strategies for seeing Anna & Elsa in MK? We can’t book fast passes until 30 days out and I’m concerned they will be all booked before I get a crack at them 30 days out. We have a breakfast scheduled at Cinderella’s Royal Table for 8:25am. Do you have any suggestion on how I could work that to my advantage? Thanks! Tricia

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