Review: A Frozen Holiday Wish at the Magic Kingdom
By Dave Shute
Up til this year, the holiday lights of Cinderella’s Castle were lit by the Fairy Godmother who was joined by Cinderella, Mickey, Minnie, etc.
The Castle is stunning in its holiday garb, but the lighting show itself was a very minor attraction—something worth watching if you happened to be there, but not worth a walk.
In the new version, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf of you-know-what take over the lighting duties.
The show is insipid, with dull filler material, crowds are high, and it’s only worth viewing by the most die-hard of Frozen fans. The Frozen Sing-Along at Hollywood Studios is much better, and the Castle will light whether or not you see this show.
(For a more positive take on this show, see this.)
A Frozen Holiday Wish begins with Anna, Elsa and Kristoff taking the stage, with a bit of so-so banter.
Olaf joins, reminds us that he likes summer and hugs in case we have forgotten, and the conversation turns to the beauties of the winter landscape. If only the Castle were decorated with ice and snow…but who could do that?
The obvious answer emerges, and Elsa goes to work. However, it takes her a while…This presents the opportunity for some so-so graphics to show up on the castle, but is out of character. We know that Elsa could do this in a second if she wished to, so the delay in achieving it creates not the intended feeling of suspense, but rather worries about Elsa’s health.
She is eventually successful…
And the results, as always, are spectacularly lovely.
The show happens twice a night, at 6.15 and 7.30p on nights the park is open late, and at 6.15 and 8p on party nights. (On party nights, the second show is only for MVMCP attendees.)