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When I visited the Disney Animation Studios and was given a sneak peek of Disney’s FROZEN before it was even finished – I was breathless. I must have looked like a little girl on Christmas morning as I gaped up at the screen, mouth open, eyes misty. It was absolutely amazing. When the film hit theaters my husband and I made a date afternoon to see it. Yes, just the two of us. Eli didn’t care that he hadn’t seen it yet, he still asked for everything he could get his hands on that featured his new best buddy, Olaf.
Tonight I saw something I’ve never seen before: Eli sitting still for over an hour, quiet and concentrating. On what? Frozen. I knew it was available yesterday so I surprised him by ordering it online. We made a family night of it – myself, Dan, both boys and my mother-in-law – all snuggled up across the living room while we watched. When Olaf appeared on screen, Eli had the same wide-eyed look that I did that awesome day at the Disney studios. When the end credits started rolling, his first words were “…can I watch it again?”
I know how many blankets we had tossed across the couches and chairs while we watched. I can’t even imagine the temperature it was inside Elsa’s ice castle! I don’t think this Southern-born girl could handle it. But, if I was feeling adventurous, the Hôtel de Glace in Quebec City is the place to be.
They announced their special “Frozen Suite”, modeled after Elsa and Anna’s bedrooms. (Neat fact: the hotel was an inspiration for creating Elsa’s ice castle) The rooms are made entirely of snow and ice. Brrrrr but beautiful. It will be open to the public starting this weekend and say farewell on March 23rd. Anyone up for a trip to Canada?
To celebrate the release of FROZEN, filmmakers visited the Hotel de Glace and you can check out the video HERE.