Exclusively aboard the Disney Wonder in the Walt Disney Theatre, ìFrozen, A Musical Spectacularî tells the classic story from the animated feature ìFrozenî and is presented like never before with an innovative combination of traditional theatrical techniques, modern technology and classic Disney whimsy. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Disney’s Oscar-winning animated hit Frozen is cooler than ever aboard the Wonder Cruise line


Frozen has been out for nearly three years, but the musical gains new fans everyday. While original viewers of the movie still have a warm heart towards the hit.

For the first time in forever, Disney’s Wonder cruise ship is letting fans – old and new- relive the adventure in a unique Broadway style, musical stage show.

California Life’s Audra Stafford traveled to Disney’s Cruise Line Rehearsal Facility in Toronto to give us a sneak peak at “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.”

At the rehearsal facility, Audra was able to see the talented cast practicing their best dance moves to some of the movie’s biggest hits including “Love is an open door,” “Fixer Upper,” and “In Summer.”

While actor Michael Mendez, explained how he brings the beloved snowman, Olaf, to life as a puppet for the audience.

“I will do a scene in front of a mirror and go, ok, this is what I want to do, and then I’ll go in the mirror with him and be like, how do I get him to smile, and how do I get eyebrows if I want him to do something funny,” Mendez says, “It’s such a combination of bringing my actor skills and then having people help me with puppet work.”

However, that’s not the only challenge when it comes to the show. The creative team also thought outside of the box to develop the show’s enchanting set.

“In the Walt Disney Theatre on board the ship, there are multiple shows being performed… so the show has to be designed to fit into a certain space and to be changed over from night to night.”

Watch the video below to see all of Audra’s cool sneak peek and how the new play brings Frozen to life. Or tune into this week’s episode of California Life with Heather Dawson airing nationwide.