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Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, a Broadway style adaptation of Frozen opened May 27, 2016 at California Adventure. The details on this spectacular production including where to sit, when to see it and more.
Frozen — Live at the Hyperion
The Hyperion Theater located in Hollywood Land of California Adventure was home to Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular since 2003. Fans of Aladdin nearly lost it when they heard Frozen was coming to replace their beloved Genie-in-a-lamp. The last weeks of Aladdin’s run were performed in front of “sold out” crowds while fans petitioned to keep this California Adventure classic.
We know it’s always hard to see change at our Disney theme parks. And there were plenty of skeptics who did not want even more Frozen stuff filling the parks. I’ll admit, I wasn’t super excited about it myself. But one thing I tell myself with the Disneyland Resort is to wait and see. They always seem to do things better than I could ever imagine.
When it came to Frozen, I didn’t watch any leaked videos or behind the scenes footage. I wanted to be completely surprised. Not only was I surprised, I was blown away!
Even if you’re a little bummed about the never-ending Frozen takeover at the Disneyland Resort, the bottom line is, you want to see this show. Today we will talk about when and where to see Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, along with bonus tips for planning your day at California Adventure.
Tickets to Frozen — Live at the Hyperion
Let’s start with tickets. You do not need a separate ticket to attend a showing of Frozen – Live at the Hyperion, only valid theme park admission is required.
While Disney could easily charge big bucks for this Broadway-worthy show, your discount Disneyland Resort ticket will get you in at no extra cost.
No Frozen FASTPASS Needed
FASTPASSES were only used to combat extremely high demand during the first few months. Just arrive before the show time and you should be good to go inside.
Seating Frozen — Live at the Hyperion
The area where you line up indicates where will sit inside the 2,000 seat theater which will be either Orchestra, Mezzanine or Balcony seats. Someitmes you can choose to wait in line for either Orchestra, Mezzanine or Balcony seats, but other times a Cast Member will direct you to a specific area. PS, you can buy snacks and drinks just outside the venue and bring them inside! Hello, popcorn!
Every seat offers a pretty good view and there is action at every turn, so don’t be worried! Little ones may have a hard time seeing, so consider bringing a sweatshirt or stuffed animal to boost them up. Mom and Dad’s laps work well too.
The first block of seats near the stage is the Orchestra seating. Above the walkway is Mezzanine, where we sat. Just to the left of us is the VIP seating (more on that below). And of course over our heads are balcony.
The aisle way just the front and right of this photo was often used for cast exits, so sit there if your little one wants to see the actors up close.
Frozen — Live at the Hyperion VIP Experience
Note the VIP experience is subject to availability and may not be offered during your visit.
Looking to make your Disneyland visit extra special? There’s plenty of ways to make that happen and if you have a Frozen-crazed fan in your life, this just might be the ticket! Make reservations here.
Frozen Pre-Show Package. This package is no longer available.
Your VIP Frozen experience begins before the show when you enter Arendelle tucked inside Stage 17. You’ll get access to exclusive photo ops, a beverage station with both non and alcoholic drinks, along with a royal announcement inviting you to the show. You will also get access to priority seating as shown below. Price: $49 per person, reservations are required.
Carthay Circle Frozen Experience. Royalty at its finest. Choose from the Frozen lunch or dinner experience which begins with a 3 or 4 course meal at Carthay Circle and along the pre-show package above you’ll also have access to reserved seating inside the Hyperion. Prices: $89 per adult and $45 per child (ages 3 to 9), plus tax and gratuity.
Those that go with the dinner option will enjoy their meal after the show and step backstage to view incredible costumes and more behind the scenes surprises.
Frozen — Live at the Hyperion More Tips
- The show runs about one hour, but plan on about an hour and thirty minutes of your day to be spent here.
- Bathrooms are located outside the theater; make sure you stop there beforehand. You can leave to use the restroom during the show, but you won’t want to miss even a minute.
- Food and drinks are sold both outside and inside the theater so feel free to bring in snacks as well.
- Meet Anna & Elsa before or after the show inside Hollywood Land’s Animation Academy; check the Disneyland app for character meet and greet times and more.
- Want more Disney Princess tips? Learn about meet and greets, plus Disney Princess makeovers.
Did you see Frozen at California Adventure? Tell us what you loved and what tips we missed, we’d love to hear from you!