Disney has officially extended the Frozen Summer Fun Live! through September 28th, 2014. Rumors now have the event continuing in some capacity through 2015. The popular event includes:
- Frozen Fireworks: Originally performed nightly, the reverted to Friday - Saturday beginning September 2nd, 2014.
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along Celebration: Multiple performances daily at the ABC Sound Studio. Rumored to move into the American Idol Experience building in October.
- Wandering Oaken's Trading Post: Merchandise location set up inside Soundstage 1. The location also includes an indoor ice skating rink and food options.
Preparation is already under way to move "For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing Along Celebration" into the American Idol Experience theater beginning in October. The American Idol Experience Show has it's last day of operation on August 30th, 2014.
Additional changes include the potential relocation of the Wandering Oaken Trading Post from Stage 1 to the now vacant AFI Showcase/Shop. This relocation would not include the ice rink, but would include snowman building, merchandise and the snack location.
September 28, 2014: Many components of the Frozen Summer Fun LIVE festivities ended on September 28th. The Sing Along as well as the Wandering Oaken's Trading Post (no ice skating) will continue.
September 7, 2014: WDWMagic.com user JimboJones123 has reported that the Wandering Oaken Trading Post will be relocated from Stage 1 to the former AFI Showcase/Shop location at the end of the Studio Backlot Tour. The Ice Rink would not be relocated, but the merchandise, snowman building, and snack location would be relocated. The given time frame was October 1st, and it was also speculated to help facilitate construction of a third track for Toy Story Midway Mania! This portion of the rumor is not confirmed.
August 31, 2014: Signage has been removed from the now closed American Idol Experience/Superstar Television Theater building.
August 30, 2014: The American Idol Experience had it's last performance
August 19, 2014: JimHillMedia.com is reporting that Hollywood Studios management is pushing to have the Frozen Summer Fun Live! activities continue through 2015.
August 10, 2014: On Episode 62 of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish podcast with Jim Hill, he mentioned that the Frozen Sing a Long from Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! may move into the American Idol Experience building. This may take place prior to the expected January closure.
August 7, 2014: The Disney Parks Blog officially confirmed that Frozen Summer Fun Live will be extended until September 28th. All daily activities will continue and Frozen Fireworks will show from Friday - Sunday.
August 3, 2014: WDWMagic.com user Jason71 has hinted that the American Idol Experience may close prior to January and as soon as three weeks from now.