They’ve lasted 12 years, but now ‘Aladdin’ has used up its three wishes. The musical at Disney California Adventure will be replaced next summer by a new Disney hit — ‘Frozen.’
The Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park is about to feel chills! Walt Disney execs announced on Sept. 9 that Disney’s Aladdin — A Musical Spectacular is coming to end next summer and will be replaced by a musical based on the 2013 hit film Frozen. The movie absolutely blew up since its release, and the hype hasn’t stopped — a sequel is already in the works.
“Our stage production of Frozen will stay true to the heart and soul of the film. Anna and Elsa will carry the audience on an emotional journey that includes show-stopping production numbers and a few unique theatrical twists. We can’t wait for everyone to see it.” Dana Harrel, Portfolio Creative Entertainment Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, said in a statement.
Kris Theiler, the VP of Operations for the park also wanted to be sure to call out the “amazing cast and the many, many fans, ‘Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular'” who made it possible for the show to run since its debut in 2003. It has been played more than 14,000 times inside the theater, which seats 2,000.
“We are excited to share more exciting news about another story that will soon come to life for guests at the Hyperion Theater,” she said. “With larger-than-life musical numbers, wondrous scenery and lovable characters, ‘Frozen’ will begin entertaining guests in 2016.”
Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, also announced recently that in 2016, they’ll be launching “Frozen Ever After” ride in Epcot! They even gave us a first look at the ride, which will take guests through the kingdom of Aredrelle, and will see the Winter in Summer Celebration, Elsa’s Ice Palace and the North Mountain. Of course, the amazing music from the film will also be included.
Are you excited for Frozen?
— Emily Longeretta