"Frozen" musical stage show on the popular animated movie "Frozen" is coming to Disney Wonder in fall. "Frozen, A Musical Spectacular" debuts on the 1,754-passenger ship, which is also getting early fall refurbishment, on voyages starting November 10, 2016 from Galveston, Texas. The show will be unique to the ship, with an "innovative combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and classic Disney whimsy," according to the line.
In a press release, Jim Urry, Vice President, Entertainment, Disney Cruise Line, said:
"We're so excited to bring 'Frozen, A Musical Spectacular' to the stage of the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Wonder. The production is going to delight each one of our guests because it's a story for absolutely everyone in the family."
The runaway hit "Frozen" has been a revenue driver for Disney far beyond the film. The movie has been cited as an uptick for tourism to Norway, leading the cruise line to begin Norwegian Fjords cruises on Disney Magic in 2015, based on the movie's success. The film's writers are currently working on a stage musical that is slated to open on Broadway in spring 2018.
Other attractions coming to Disney Wonder in the fall include a Marvel Super Hero Academy, It's a Small World Nursery, Tiana's Place restaurant, an English-style pub and the Twist n Spout waterslide. The ship goes into dry dock in Cadiz, Spain on September 9 and will emerge October 23. The ship will operate Bahamas and Caribbean sailings from Galveston through January 2017, when it will move to Port Canaveral (via two short sailings to and then from San Juan) to homeport for the spring.