Last Sunday on Easter, the Frozen characters Anna and Elsa made their transition from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom for a new meet and greet location. The Princesses are now at the new Princess Fairytale Hall located near the New Fantasyland. Part of the the goal of the move was to accommodate the mass amounts of people waiting to see the girls from Frozen, and to allow guests to get a FastPass for the meet up. Sounds good in theory.
Since the opening, FastPasses for the Frozen meet up were hard to come by, unless you planned far in advance. I know a lot of our readers already have FastPasses scheduled for upcoming trips for May and June, which is a smart move. The stand by line for Anna and Elsa has been horrendously long! Word is, that shortly after rope drop, the stand by wait time quickly rises to 3 hours. Yes, 3 hours just after the park opens. Last week we were told that the line time was up to 7 hours at one point. 7 hours is a LONG time to wait to meet characters, regardless of who they are. So, that stirs up a question for a lot of people….. do you wait, or do you skip it?
Main Streeters have been debating all week on this very topic. To wait or not to wait…. Most say no way. People sometimes wait a long time to be able to go on a Disney vacation, and to spend an entire day waiting in line seems like a waste of good park time. If you’re an AP holder, I suppose you have the option to visit the parks more often, so it’s not as big of a loss to wait in line, because you’ll get to come back sooner than a yearly (or longer) visitor. Most folks have a certain amount of time allowed for each day and each park for the duration of their vacation, and taking an entire day to wait to see some characters doesn’t seem to fit in. I suppose it comes down to priorities. How bad to you want to meet Anna and Elsa? Some parents don’t mind waiting in line, if their child has their heart set on meeting the Frozen gals, and that’s fine and good. Most however can’t justify the wait in the stand by line. Hopefully the hype will die down a bit, and more guests will be able to visit their favorites from Frozen a bit easier. Until then, try to get your FastPasses ahead of time! If not, bring a book, pack a lunch and wear comfy shoes…. it’s going to be a long day!
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