Elsa’s snowstorm continues to spread throughout Disney’s California Adventure. It started by freezing over the Animation Academy with an Anna and Elsa Meet-and-Greet and it’s now sending a blizzard to the Hyperion Theater. Frozen will become the new musical spectacular at the Hyperion Theater in the summer of 2016.
The Hyperion Theater, modeled after the Los Angeles Theatre off Broadway in Los Angeles, sits between the Tower of Terror and the Mad-T-Party in California Adventure’s Hollywood Land. The theater originally opened on February 8, 2001. It hosted a variety of musicals throughout the first two years, but, on January 16, 2003, Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular debuted on the stage and never left. It became a fan favorite and won this year’s Theme Park Insider Award for the world’s best theme park live show. Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular is a classic, humorous and timeless show, bringing a crowd to the Hyperion Theater’s doors for the past 12 years. However, On January 10, 2016, Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular will pack its bags and bid farewell with its last performance.
Though Frozen is already shown at the Fantasy Faire Royal Theater in Disneyland and at the “First Time in Forever” Sing Along just a few steps away from the Hyperion Theater, it will build its ice castle over Agrabah’s sand dunes and replace Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular. According to Shawn Slater, Walt Disney’s Parks and Resorts’ Communications Manager, “This new show will immerse you in the world of “Frozen” as never before, with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.”
Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular showed approximately 14,000 times at the Hyperion Theater. Perhaps it really is time to let it go.