Meeting Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus in Norway at Epcot
With the addition of the new Frozen Ever After Ride in Epcot, many Frozen fans were left wondering where they could meet Anna and Elsa. While the entire re-imagining of Norway is still a hot button issue for some Disney fans, I personally am glad they were moved into Royal Sommerhus. Not only does it provide a much better experience for meeting these two royals, designating their own unique space much like we see in Ariel’s Grotto in Fantasyland, but it also has dramatically decreased wait times, which in my book is always a good thing.
I remember the first time we met Anna and Elsa, it was the first year they were available to be seen in Princess Hall, during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. The queue stated it was a 20 minute wait…..and well, it was wrong. Very wrong. And chaotic. Since then, we’ve seen lines to meet the dynamic duo well over 2 hours. I’m not much of a line waiter(is that a thing?), and once was good enough for G so we’ve never even attempted it since then.
But with the introduction of Royal Sommerhus, the longest queue we ever saw while there this past fall was 30 minutes; which really in Orlando heat, 30 minutes of strolling through an air conditioned, beautifully decorated cabin is a blessing. We waited about 15 minutes during a morning at Epcot and we were pleasantly surprised. Like all thing Walt Disney World, the attention to detail is stunning.
And of course, meeting these two princesses without the chaos and long lines we had previously experienced was a huge bonus for us too.
At first, I was a little skeptical about having these sisters moved to Epcot, however now that we’ve seen the improvements and decreased waiting times, we actually prefer it and think it is a must see for you WDW trip, especially if you have Frozen fans in your party. Like I said before, I am really not much one for waiting in lines, even at Walt Disney World, but with the detail and beauty that the Imagineers were able to dream up here, the low queue times, this was one line I was totally fine with waiting in!