Summer at Disney California Adventure is going to get a whole lot cooler, when a new musical inspired by Disney’s animated smash Frozen debuts in 2016.
This all-new theatrical production will open at the Hyperion Theater, and will “immerse you in the world of Frozen as never before.” Dana Harrel, Portfolio Creative Entertainment Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, told the Disney Parks Blog: ““Our stage production of Frozen will stay true to the heart and soul of the film. Anna and Elsa will carry the audience on an emotional journey that includes show-stopping production numbers and a few unique theatrical twists. We can’t wait for everyone to see it!” Disney Parks Blog notes that the new production will come complete with “elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.”
Of course, with a new show set to open at the Hyperion Theater, that means another one will sadly close. After nearly 14,000 shows, Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular will have its final curtain call on January 10, 2016. Since opening 13 years earlier (almost to the day, it’s opening date was January 16, 2003), the show has delighted millions of guests, as it magically recreated fan favorite moments and musical numbers from the animated classic. If you haven’t seen it yet, the show will still be performed several times daily up until January 10, 2016. So if one of your three wishes is to see this production, you still have time to make that happen!
“Thanks to our amazing cast and the many, many fans, Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular has enjoyed a longer run at Disney California Adventure park than we could have ever imagined,” said Vice President of Operations for Disney California Adventure park Kris Theiler told Disney Parks Blog. “Today, we are excited to share more exciting news about another story that will soon come to life for guests at the Hyperion Theater. With larger-than-life musical numbers, wondrous scenery and lovable characters, Frozen will begin entertaining guests in 2016.”
This new musical at Disney California Adventure is one of several Frozen-themed attractions on the way for various Disney theme parks. Next year, Frozen Ever After will open at the Norway pavilion in Walt Disney World’s Epcot, and an entire new Nordic port of Arendelle is on the way at Disney TokyoSea. (Currently the Coolest Summer Ever limited time event is winding down at Walt Disney World.) So if you’re a fan of the film, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to let it go over the next few years.