Frozen Fan Fest introduces its first-ever ‘Virtual Playdate’

by Susan and Simon Veness

The second-annual Frozen Fan Fest celebration takes place on Oct. 18, with games, activities, new merchandise, sing-alongs and more, plus an exclusive sneak peek at “Once Upon a Snowman.”

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Building on the five mystical elements theme in “Frozen 2″—water, fire, earth, wind, and the Fifth Element—Frozen Fan Fest returns this year with a full schedule of family fun, highlighted by a first-ever “Virtual Playdate” on Oct. 18 with host Ayesha Curry, chef and two-time New York Times best-selling author.

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It all starts on Oct. 12 with Frozen Fashion Week, a series of short fashion shows featuring new footwear and apparel, and culminates in the main-event fashion show from the United Kingdom on Oct. 18, with never-before-seen styles inspired by the key elements of “Frozen 2” and its characters, all set against imaginative vignettes inspired by the movie.

Then, Oct. 18’s “Virtual Playdate,” a digital celebration of all things Frozen, kicks off with a message from Anna and Elsa from “Frozen,” the hit Broadway musical, after which viewers can try their hand at making an earth diorama, taking a sign language tutorial of “Show Yourself,” and creating snowflakes using glue and salt. And no one wants to miss out on the unique opportunity to learn how to draw Olaf under the guidance of Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, the directors of the upcoming Disney short, “Once Upon a Snowman.”

Add your voice to the sing-alongs, “Some Things Never Change,” “Into the Unknown,” “Lost in the Woods,” and “All is Found”; take a cooking lesson with Ayesha Curry; send secret origami messages; and much more. There is even a Frozen Birthday Bash, “Frozen 2” Trivia, and a choreographed virtual dance party.

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Throughout the event, watch for new Frozen-inspired apparel, fashion accessories, bedding, toys, party décor, and costumes from Hasbro, Lego, Party City, Disguise, shopDisney and more.

Also watch for guest appearance by social influencers, “Frozen” fans, Radio Disney host Cameron McLeod, and Jason Maybaum from Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home.”

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Keep the fun going with downloadable digital activities, games, coloring pages, and “A Taste of Arendelle” recipes you can create at home.

To cap off a perfect day, participants will also be treated to an exclusive first-look at the trailer for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short, “Once Upon a Snowman,” coming to Disney+ on Oct. 23.

Frozen Fan Fest’s Virtual Playdate takes place on Oct. 18 only, starting at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST.

To join in the fun, download games and activities, and see the full schedule of events, visit Disney.com/FrozenFanFest.


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