Before our most recent trip to Disneyland, our family sat around the dinner table and each gave our "Top 5." These were the five attractions, shows, or experiences that we most wanted to have while at Disneyland and California Adventure.
My five were: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, It's A Small World, A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Soarin' Around The World, and Radiator Springs Racers. PLUS, I slipped in a sixth - Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater!
There are typically three Frozen Live performance times each day at the Hyperion Theater in California Adventure: 12:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm. You can check the Disneyland app for up-to-date times and any related notes on the day of your visit.
I tweeted @DisneylandToday to ask about approximate wait times and they recommended that we arrive at least an hour prior to the show due to its popularity. We almost opted out because 60 minutes is an awful long time to wait with four young children (including a newborn!). In the end, though, we went for it and I am SO GLAD we did.
The Hyperion Theater itself is absolutely beautiful - stunning and intelligent in design. Indeed, it's really almost impossible to get a bad seat. If you want to be closer to the stage, get in the "Orchestra" line. Otherwise, choose "mezzanine" or "balcony."
Seeing a show at the Hyperion is worthwhile because they truly rival Broadway shows in talent and production. As a freelance writer, I've seen a number of touring Broadway shows...and I assure you that Disney's performances at the Hyperion will blow you away.
The stage is enchanting and you'll be held spellbound by the bold use of technology for special effects (of which Frozen requires plenty). The costumes are gorgeous and extravagant (just wait until you meet Kristoff's rock family!). As for the cast, there is no doubt that they were expertly chosen for their vocal and theatrical talent. At the performance we went to, we were particularly entranced by the gentleman who pupeteered Olaf. He was hilarious and heartwarming - and sounded exactly like the Olaf we know and love from the animated version.
Another reason why the wait was so worth it - the show is a FULL hour long. Once you get settled in your seat, you'll be treated to what feels like a full-length musical. Most Broadway show tickets range in price from $30-$150/person so it seems like a screamin' deal to be able to attend a professional show for "free" (included with your park ticket).
Have you seen Frozen Live? Share your thoughts + pro tips in the comments!