Olaf Character Sighting Returning Soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

olaf meet and greet
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Another character sighting is returning to the Walt Disney World Resort, and fans of Frozen (2013) will be excited for this one!

Olaf, the loveable snowman created by Elsa herself, will soon be returning to his original meet and greet location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Beginning January 15, 2022, Guests will once again find Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight in Hollywood Studios.

Like other character locations around Walt Disney World at this time, the Olaf meet and greet is a “character sighting,” implying there will be distance between Guests and Olaf. While Guests are able to meet the characters and pose for photos and selfies, they must remain behind the roped off area of the room. Additionally, autographs are not available while character sightings remain physically distanced.

Olaf Celebrity Spotlight

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While visiting characters at Celebrity Spotlight and other indoor character sighting locations at Walt Disney World, Guests are also required to keep their masks and face coverings on. As these locations fall under Disney World’s indoor mask requirement, Guests must also keep their masks on while taking photos with the characters.

Celebrity Spotlight is tucked into the section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios adjacent to the Mickey Mouse Shorts theater, and across from the entrance to Star Tours and the Backlot Express quick service restaurant. Once the Olaf character sighting locations reopens on January 15, Guests will be able to visit him daily between 10 AM and 5 PM.


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For more Frozen fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, be sure to check out For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. Part retelling of the his Disney animated film and part sing-along, the show features favorite characters from the film including Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, accompanied by the hilarious Royal Historians of Arendelle. For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration typically takes place hourly, be sure to confirm showtimes in the My Disney Experience app as you plan your visit.

We love seeing more characters return to Walt Disney World, and hope to be back with updates on additional meet and greets coming back soon!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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