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Live Disney’s ‘Frozen’ This Summer With Adventures By Disney

NORWAY FAMILY VACATION HIGHLIGHTS •	Bergen 

Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney's epic animated-adventure, Frozen. 	•	Fjord Country 

Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way. 	•	River Rafting 

Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway's breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder. 	•	Learn Norwegian Folk Dancing 

Take part in the rich history of one of the region's most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you'll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen. 	•	Trout Fishing 

Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local. 	•	Visit Stave Churches 

Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway's heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film's architecture.
Relive Disney’s “Frozen” with Adventures By Disney in Norway. // (c) 2013 Disney

Disney’s newest blockbuster animation film, “Frozen”, has taken over the minds of my children. They are singing all of the songs (actually, they sing everything now, imitating princesses Elsa and Anna), they want to build a snowman (tragic, as we live in Los Angeles) and they are dying to go to Arendelle, the fictional Scandinavian kingdom where the movie takes place.

Thankfully, Adventures By Disney has anticipated my children’s (and I’m sure many other children’s) desires and launched a new guided tour in Norway, beginning in late spring/early summer. Already an ideal family destination, young explorers can now feel a little closer to their new heroes with a visit to the country’s fjords and charming villages and explore the Nordic culture that inspired the film. Girls can dance like Anna, explore the northern sea by boat and visit the ice with a stop at a glacier. Although it’s inspired by the film, the adventure offers much more with visits to local farms, river rafting adventures and scenic hikes.

Itinerary At-A-Glance

  • Bergen

    Begin your adventure with a visit to this storybook village which served as the inspiration for the kingdom of Arendelle, home to Anna and her sister Elsa—in Disney’s epic animated-adventure, Frozen.

 

  • Fjord Country

    Discover the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this dramatic Scandinavian region as you meet local storytellers, fisherman and farmers along the way.

 

  • River Rafting

    Feel the exhilaration as your family floats along the waters of one of Norway’s breathtaking rivers as it carries you through the gorgeous Norwegian landscapes of natural beauty and wonder.

 

  • Learn Norwegian Folk Dancing

    Take part in the rich history of one of the region’s most beloved pastimes—folk dancing—where you’ll feel like a local from Arendelle as you whirl around like Anna in Frozen.

 

  • Trout Fishing

    Step into the glacial blue waters of Lake Loen for a net fishing experience to catch some of the native trout in this unique activity that will have you feeling like a true local.

 

  • Visit Stave Churches

    Get a close-up look at these wooden masterpieces that remain an important part of Norway’s heritage as well as serving as the inspiration for much of the film’s architecture.

Departures being on May 31 and start around $4,800.

www.adventuresbydisney.com

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Winter Dreams Come True With Disney’s New World of Color

Disney World of Color Winter Dreams with Frozen's Olaf // (c) 2013 Disney
Disney World of Color Winter Dreams with Frozen’s Olaf // (c) 2013 Disney

I feel very lucky to have been invited to attend the new World of Color – Winter Dreams at Disney California Adventure and it was made even more fun since I was able to see the show through the eyes of my 4-year-old daughter…quite literally actually, since she was sitting on my shoulders for most of the show. Her excitement at the site of Olaf from the yet-to-be-released movie “Frozen” is a testament to Disney’s marketing machine. Her shouts of “Olaf” and knowledge of the story behind the movie shocked me. I have no idea what it’s about, but she knows all about good queens and bad ones and the story of this little snowman, who leads guests through the new World of Color – Winter Dreams.

The show begins with the Honor Choir singing “Glow”, which was specially written for the World of Color. Then Olaf takes guests on a winter sleigh ride where he meets Bambi, Thumper and the sisters “Frozen”  — Anna and Elsa. This leads to a visual projection of holiday cards created by Disneyland Resort guests and cast members, which I thought was a unique personal touch for the season. Following, however, was my favorite part…The “Toy Story” Nutcracker with its offbeat rendition of the classic play as performed by Woody, Buzz, Jesse and company. It’s adorable, and I really hope that it’s made into a television short as it would definitely be a part of my essential holiday viewing list. I won’t post any real spoilers about what happens except that Rex wears a tutu…don’t miss it.

The show wraps with a holiday sing-a-long, a blazing light display and closes with the Honor Choir. A holiday visit to Disneyland Resorts is a must for many SoCal residents and, if you do go this year, World of Color – Winter Dreams is a must-do. Don’t forget to pick up fast passes for the show when you arrive to ensure you don’t miss out.

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