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?
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.
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:
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.
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.