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Are you a "Frozen" fan who just can't get enough Olaf? If so, does Disney Consumer Products have an ice surprise for you

Are you a "Frozen" fan who just can't get enough Olaf? If so, does Disney Consumer Products have an ice surprise for you

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All day long, I've been getting e-mails from JHM readers about "Frozen Summer Fun: Live at Disney's Hollywood Studios," which kicks off on July 5th and then runs straight through September 1st. What people most seem to want to know is this really Disney's response to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (which -- not-so-co-incidentally -- officially opens to the public on July 8th)?

Anna and Elsa announce Frozen Summer Fun: Live at Disney's Hollywood Studios
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Well, while I enjoy a good Disney / Universal feud as much as the next theme park enthusiast, the fact of the matter is that what's going at DHS this summer isn't really about battling the boy wizard. But -- rather -- it's all about  the Mouse finding additional ways to cash in on the No. 1 top grossing animated film of all time.

Jim Hill holds up the robot Baymax and his boy Hiro from Big Hero 6
Behold the too-cool-for-school, must-have toy for the 2014 holiday season: Bandai's
Big Hero 6 Deluxe Flying Baymax. Photo by Nancy Stadler

Don't believe me? Okay. Then let me take you to the Level at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion. Which -- earlier this week -- was where Disney Consumer Products was holding its annual Holiday Showcase. Sure, there were products on display here like the truly cool action Big Hero 6 action depicted above. But to be honest, most of the 5th floor of this building was devoted to Disney "Frozen."

Anna and Elsa pajamas for children
Photo by Nancy Stadler

As you might expect, there were Anna & Elsa themed pajama sets & hats on display. Also lots & lots of dolls. Those ran the gamut from Anna & Elsa who were ready to ice skate ....


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... to toddler sized version of these characters who would have undoubtedly said "Yes!" if you asked "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"


Photo by Nancy Stadler

And speaking of snowmen ... Given that Disney Consumer Products has identified Olaf as "Frozen" 's breakout character, you should get ready for an avalanche of snowman merch this coming holiday season.


Photo by Nancy Stadler

These Olaf-related items range from a 3 foot-tall velcroed-together bean bag snowman to a "Frozen" Sing & Swing Olaf (which would be a perfect pairing with the "Frozen" sing-along storybook).


Photo by Nancy Stadler

If you're not sure which version of Olaf you liked from this Walt Disney Animation Studios production, I guess you could always pick up a copy of Frozen Mix 'Em Up Olaf.


Photo by Nancy Stadler

Or if you're in the mood for an icy treat while you're watching Disney "Frozen" for the umpteen millionth time, you could always purchase an Olaf Snow Cone Maker.


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Or if you prefer to watch "Frozen" before you fall asleep, I guess you could get dressed in some Olaf PJ Pals and then slip on some Olaf Slippers.


Photo by Nancy Stadler

Or if you're looking for more of a group activity before bed, you could always break out your copy of Hide-and-Hug Olaf. Which -- according to the side of the box -- will be "A Fun Family Experience" when it finally goes on sale this Fall.


Photo by Nancy Stadler

I will say this much: Were I to squeeze into that "Frozen" Olaf costume depicted below ...


Photo by Nancy Stadler

... I'm betting that I make one pretty Abominable Snowman.


Photo by Nancy Stadler

And just so you know: This is just the start of the new "Frozen" Olaf merchandise. According to what I was told just last week in Las Vegas at the 2014 Licensing Expo, there's a second wave of Olaf-themed merchandise coming in 2015 which will key off of that film's "In Summer" number.


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Believe it or not, a lot of this stuff would be beachware -- towels, swimsuits & the like. So if you're an Olaf fan ... Well, all I can say is you should try & snag this snowman stuff while it's hot.

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