Earlier this week, Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of the summer season, and along with it has come the kind of temperatures one would expect for this time of year in Central Florida. Luckily for those looking for a way to cool off, Queen Elsa from “Frozen” regularly shows off her winter-in-summer skills at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. “For The First Time In Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration” originally debuted as a temporary offering at the park’s “Frozen Summer Fun” event in 2014, but was held over indefinitely due to popular demand. When “Frozen Summer Fun” returned for its second and final year in 2015, an upgraded version of the show moved from its initial location at the now-demolished “Premiere Theater” on the Streets of America Backlot to its current, more predominant home at the “Hyperion Theater,” just steps away from the park’s main hub.
Hosted by the hilarious Royal Historians of Arendelle, “For The First Time In Forever” utilizes appearances by characters from “Frozen” and some winters special effects to retell the story of Anna and Elsa. However, as the name implies, the central focus of the show is the opportunity for guests to sing along with a few of the musical numbers from Disney’s 2013 blockbuster, including the Academy Award-winning “Let It Go.” For those few who have actually been able to get the songs from “Frozen” out of their heads since it’s 2013 debut, the lyrics appear on-screen with a bouncing snowflake in place of the typical sing-along bouncing ball. While “Frozen Summer Fun” may have only run for two summers as a special event, it has certainly left a longer-lasting mark on Disney’s Hollywood Studios thanks to the the enduring appeal of “For The First Time In Forever.”