Known for voicing the lovable snowman Olaf in the “Frozen” franchise and for portraying Lefou in Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast,” Gad decided to take in everything the Parks had to offer when recently visiting Walt Disney World — including riding Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and, of course, Frozen Ever After.
Josh Gad Meets Olaf
The “Frozen” actor was visiting EPCOT ahead of his final performance of the Candlelight Processional, where he just had to take a ride on the Frozen Ever After attraction in the Norway Pavilion of World Showcase.
While on the ride, Guests can spot characters from the “Frozen” franchise including Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and, of course, Olaf.
Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, rode Frozen Ever After and when he passed by Olaf in the boat, he had to take a video. After Olaf welcomed the Guests into Arendelle, Gad panned the video to himself where he jokingly said, “Sounds good.”
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“Two Olafs dont make a right. #frozeneverafterepcot #Epcot #waltdisneyworld @disneyparks @waltdisneyworld,” he captioned the Reel.
Fans got a kick out of Gad’s post as many users were quick to comment, “Did you find Samantha?,” and “Must be a trippy and surreal thing hearing your voice.”
Josh Gad Narrates Candlelight Processional
Josh Gad was at Walt Disney World this past weekend as he was narrating the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. Last night was Gad’s final performance of the show, but prior to hitting the stage, the “Frozen” actor thanked everyone for coming out.
Gad thanked his fans for coming out. “Thank u all who have come & celebrated #Candlelight at #Epcot with us. The crowds have been INSANE & apparently record breaking ❤️🙏,” Gad wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a joy to celebrate with you. For those of you who haven’t, I invite you 2 join tonight for my final ever 3 performances as I say farewell! @waltdisneyworld @disneyparks.”
As for the upcoming hosts Disney World Guests can see at the Candlelight Processional, Gloria Estefan will be next, performing on December 13 and December 14, 2022, followed by Neil Patrick Harris from December 15 through December 18, 2022. Mariska Hargitay will be there December 19 and December 20, 2022 with Cal Ripken Jr. from December 21 through December 23, 2022.
The final three hosts include Marie Osmond (December 24 through December 26, 2022), Courtney Vance (December 27 and December 28, 2022), and Angela Bassett (December 29 and December 30, 2022.)
Josh Gad Become Disney Legend
Josh Gad was inducted into the Disney Legends earlier this year at the D23 Expo. During his acceptance speech, which was hilarious, yet sentimental, he admitted most of his inspiration came from the late Robin Williams as he watched him portray the lovable character, Genie, in Disney’s “Aladdin.”
But the ending of his speech is what had the audience up from their seats and roaring with applause.
“And finally, to the person who rejected me at Disney Casting Headquarters in Orlando, Florida when I was 18 years old and applying to be a Jungle Cruise Skipper — true story — please make sure to update my resume to Disney Legend Josh Gad,” he said before walking away from the podium.