Anna and Elsa have left the building! The Royal Princess Fairytale Hall building at Magic Kingdom, that is! The sisters relocated to their brand new Royal Sommerhus in the beautiful, reimagined Norway Pavilion at Epcot. My girls delighted in meeting the Queen and Princess on our visit in August.
Shorter Lines in Epcot
Elated best describes the feelings of both of our girls for their first meet and greet with Anna and Elsa! Mom and Dad were also elated seeing a wait time of only 10 minutes displayed at the stand-by entrance. I could not believe my eyes; Disney magic for sure! In the past, we steered clear of Anna and Elsa because of the extensive wait times at Princess Fairytale Hall. Huge thanks to the brand new Frozen Ever After attraction nearby for slashing the wait time to meet Anna and Elsa. The wait time for Frozen Ever After was at 60 minutes when we exited the Norway Pavilion. Not bad, when I see Guests sharing photos of long lines and reports of wait times of 2-3 hours or longer on social media.
Anna & Elsa’s Summer Home
As we entered Anna and Elsa’s childhood Summer home, it was beautiful beyond my imagination! I immediately felt transported to a Norwegian cottage. The first room we entered was the entryway that housed a cozy fireplace. Also in the entryway, next to a grandfather clock, stood wooden carvings of Anna and Elsa as children. As the line moved forward, we reached the foot of a stairway. On the landing, I could see a portrait of Anna and Elsa along with their parents enjoying a summer picnic. I felt myself become emotional at the sight of it. The Imagineers really out did themselves with the amount of thought and detail put into this attraction.
As we entered the next area, we made our way down a narrow hallway with doors decorated with Norwegian Rosemaling designs and tapestries depicting the legend of the trolls of the region. This is the only time I wished that the line moved more slowly, so that I could appreciate all of the details. We passed through a couple more rooms, which appeared to be a library/sitting room, and a kitchen. I noticed that the Imagineers even painted the ceilings with Rosemailing decorations.
Meeting Anna & Elsa
We finally entered the room to meet Anna and Elsa! Princess Anna stood in front of a beautifully painted picture of Arendelle, and Queen Elsa in front of the North Mountain. I noticed that the Rosemailing designs and rich floor to ceiling wood carried into this room as well. Anna and Elsa each took a lot of time talking with my girls and posing for pictures. I was happy for my girls to finally meet Anna and Elsa, but the real standout of the attraction is the design of the Royal Sommerhus!
We exited through the gift shop and into the small village. The facades of the other buildings near the Royal Sommerhus made us feel as though we were in Arendelle itself!
Even if you are not that interested in meeting Anna and Elsa, I highly recommend taking advantage of the invitation to tour their Royal Sommerhus. It is absolutely stunning!