We took a good look around the Royal Sommerhus at Epcot just a few days after it opened as part of this post.
At that time, I had this to say:
Thanks to a healthy capacity, Royal Sommerhus has averaged a wait under 20 minutes thus far with the longest waits from 9:45am to 11am. That makes some sense as those heading to Frozen Ever After first thing ride and then move over to the meet and greet after. That means an afternoon visit is more intelligent than a late morning visit. And because most of the queue is air-conditioned and nicely done, you probably won’t mind an actual wait of 15 to 20 minutes. You certainly would not want to deal with the rope drop craziness in order to head to the meet and greet first. And I don’t think spending an extra 15 minutes walking up here and back to Future World before 11am makes a ton of sense over getting in line later in the day. As you can see, on 6/21, Royal Sommerhus is open during evening Extra Magic Hours to nonexistent waits as well.
Now that we have a couple of months of data to look at, we should be able to come to some more concrete conclusions. Here’s the chart of posted waits:
And fortunately, it looks like our hypothesis was mostly accurate.
Posted waits for the Anna and Elsa meet and greet are perhaps surprisingly short given the peak of Frozen Fever just a couple of years ago when people would wait 3+ hours at Epcot or shortly after their move to Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom.
While it’s true that waits are shortest first thing in the morning, I don’t think it’s worth spending the time and effort to visit the sisters first thing. If you want to commit to riding Frozen Ever After in standby first thing and stay in World Showcase, then you might start with the ride, then move to the meet and greet, then do a bit of shopping, and then visit either Kringla Bakeri or La Cantina de San Angel for breakfast or a snack. But it seems like it makes more sense to focus on Future World first thing and then visit World Showcase beginning when the rest of it opens at 11am. There’s more advice on securing FP+ and minimizing waits for the Frozen Ever After ride in this post.
It looks like just about any time of day will result in a wait under 20 minutes, though a reduction in capacity looks to occasionally push wait times up temporarily. Should you run into a long posted wait, it should ease up if you find something else to do for 15 to 30 minutes.
This is what the outdoor section of the main queue looks like. If you were to be backed up to here, your actual wait would be about 25 minutes. If it’s any shorter, you’re in even better shape. Remember that the Sommerhus does not offer FastPass+, so it’s first come, first served.
That should do it for Norway and we’ll move up to China.