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'Frozen'-style partying coming to Disney cruises this summer

Disney cruises to get the 'Frozen' treatment on selected sailings this summer

Expect winter in summer as the crazy popular "Frozen" show and characters set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line. The company announced Thursday that the Kingdom of Arendelle will appear on some Disney cruises to Europe and Alaska.

Disney's blockbuster 2013 animated film has already spawned stage shows and character events at Disneyland and Disney World.

As part of the "Frozen" fun on trips aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, cruise passengers will awaken to a "magical freeze" when icicles appear on the atrium's grand staircase. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf appear too, according to the company.

Eventually the freeze spreads to other decks in the form of giant snowflakes, icicles and snow-covered rocks.

"Frozen"-inspired events on board include a scavenger hunt called Anna's Chase for the Chocolate, a snowman-building activity and a Maypole Swirl and Twirl that teaches family members traditional Scandinavian dances and ribbon braiding.

In the evening, "Freezing the Night Away With Anna, Elsa and Friends" engages kids and parents in a "Let It Go" singalong and line dancing with the movie's characters.

The Disney Magic alone will feature the stage show "Disney Dreams ... An Enchanted Classic" in its theater.

"The new show segment is a heartfelt, humorous and memorable tribute to the 'Frozen' film, preserving its endearing and playful tones with an inspiring message," a company statement says. (And yes, expect some snowfall too).

Passengers on all Disney ships can expect to see Olaf, Anna and Elsa during meet-and-greets and photo opportunities.

Norway was the inspiration and backdrop for "Frozen," and it's a destination for Disney cruises too.

The Disney Magic will sail to fjords and port towns on seven- and nine-night voyages starting June 6. Shore excursions include a visit to the village of Alesund with Anna and Elsa. The cruise stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen.

Info: Disney Cruise Line, (888) 325-2500 or contact a travel agent

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