A new dawn rises over the fjords. Ships pull up to the docks. Guests pile out.

DOCK MASTER: Welcome to Arendelle!

A BOY tries to get away as his MOTHER tries to stuff him in his bunad jacket.

BOY: Why do I have to wear this?

MOTHER: Because the Queen has come of age. It's Coronation Day!

BOY: That's not my fault.

They pass the May Pole being raised and a Sami ice harvester chatting with his reindeer. Meet KRISTOFF and SVEN. Sven excitedly nuzzles Kristoff's chest.

KRISTOFF: What do you want, Sven?

Kristoff leans in and speaks for Sven, as if he can.

KRISTOFF: What's the magic word?

Sven lets out a loud, complaining sound. That's good enough for him. Kristoff pulls a carrot out of his shirt pocket and hands it to Sven. Sven tries to bite the whole thing.

KRISTOFF: Hey, hey, hey! Share!

Sven takes a smaller bite. Kristoff then has a bite himself, not seeming to care that it's covered in reindeer slobber.

We move on to PERSI and AGGIE, a super-excited couple who rush towards the castle.

PERSI: I can't believe they're finally opening up the gates!

AGGIE: And for a whole day! Faster, Persi!

We leave him and head down the bridge towards the castle gates, passing an Irishman and a Spanish Dignitary.

IRISHMAN: Oh, me sore eyes can't wait to see the Queen and the Princess. I bet they're absolutely lovely.

SPANISH DIGNITARY: I bet they are beautiful.

We move past them, to a particular castle window.



Anna, 18, snores. Drools. KNOCK. KNOCK.

KAI (O.S.): Princess Anna...?

Anna sits up. She's got major bedhead. She coughs. Snorts. Pulls a hair from her mouth.

ANNA: ...Huh? Yeah?

KAI (O.S.): Sorry to wake you, ma'am but-

ANNA: No, you didn't. I've been up for hours. [She falls back asleep while sitting. She snores. Her head drops, startling her awake. ]

ANNA: Who is it?

KAI (O.S.): It's still me, ma'am. Time to get ready.

ANNA: Ready for what?

KAI (O.S.): Your sister's coronation, ma'am.

ANNA: My sister's cor-neration...

One eye opens enough to catch sight of her coronation dress. She bolts, wide awake in excitement.

ANNA: Coronation Day! Ha ha!



Anna bursts out of her room, wearing her coronation dress. She finishes pinning ribbons in her hair. Seeing the hustle and bustle of preparations, she can't help but SING.


The window is open! So's that door!
I didn't know they did that anymore.
Who knew we owned eight thousand salad plates….?

-Anna slides along the floor of the ballroom in her socks.

For years I've roamed these empty halls.
Why have a ballroom with no balls?
Finally they're opening up the gates!

-She shakes hands with a suit of armor. Breaks it. Hides the evidence.

There'll be actual real live people—
It'll be totally strange.
But wow, am I so ready for this change!

-Anna comes to a window and jumps out onto a window washer's pulley. She raises herself up to see the ships arriving.

For the first time in forever
There'll be music, there'll be light
For the first time in forever
I'll be dancing through the night

-Anna walks through the garden and follows a family of geese.

Don't know if I'm elated or gassy,
But I'm somewhere in that zone
'Cause for the first time in forever,
I won't be alone.
I can't wait to meet everyone! (small gasp) What if I meet...THE ONE?

-Anna twists herself in a velvet drape like it's a gown. She acts like she looks gorgeous, but she looks ridiculous.

Tonight imagine me gown and all—
Fetchingly draped against the wall.
The picture of sophisticated grace.

She smacks herself with the drapery's tassel that she was coyly twirling. She notices the bust of a man across the room.

I suddenly see him standing there,
A beautiful stranger, tall and fair.
(with a mouth full of chocolate) I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face!

-She grabs the bust of the man and swings it around.

But then we laugh and talk all evening,
Which is totally bizarre.
Nothing like the life I've lead so far.

The bust goes flying and lands on the top of the cake.

-Anna bursts into the portrait room, bounces happily on the furniture, and interacts with the paintings.

For the first time in forever,
There'll be magic, there'll be fun.
For the first time in forever,
I could be noticed by someone.
And I know it is totally crazy
To dream I'd find romance.
But for the first time in forever,
At least I've got a chance!

-INT. LIBRARY. ELSA, now a very poised 21, watches out the window as the coronation guests arrive.


Don't let them in.

Don't let them see.

Be the good girl you always have to be.

Elsa moves to a painting of her father's coronation. She takes off her gloves and mimics the painting by holding a candlestick and ornament in place of an orb and scepter.

Conceal. Don't feel.

Put on a show.

Make one wrong move and everyone will know.

The candlestick and ornament ice over. Elsa gasps, slams them back down onto the table. She tries to reassure herself.

But it's only for today….

We cut between Anna's excitement and Elsa's nerves.


It's only for today!


It's agony to wait.


It's agony to wait!


Tell the guards to open up the gate.



-Finally, the gates are open! Anna moves through the crowd, admiring the people around her.


For the first time in forever….


Don't let them in, don't let them see.


I'm getting what I'm dreaming of….


Be the good girl you always have to be.


A chance to leave my lonely world,

A chance to find true love!



Conceal. Don't feel. Don't let them know.

-Anna hurries over the bridge and into the village square.


I know it all ends tomorrow,

So it has to be today!

'Cause for the first time in forever….


-Anna SLAMS right into the breast of a HORSE! She falls back and lands in a small wooden boat. It tips off of the dock. She's heading overboard. But just then, the horse slams his hoof into the boat and steadies it.

ANNA: (frustrated) Hey!

HANS: I'm so sorry. Are you hurt?

The rider, HANS, sure is handsome and regal.

ANNA: (gentler) Hey. I-ya, no. No. I'm okay.

HANS: Are you sure?

ANNA: Yeah, I just wasn't looking where I was going. But I'm okay.

He hops down from his horse and steps into the boat.

ANNA: I'm great, actually.

HANS: Oh, thank goodness.

He offers her a hand and their eyes meet. Chemistry. He helps her to her feet.

HANS: [formal bow] Prince Hans of the Southern Isles.

ANNA: [curtsey] Princess Anna of Arendelle.

HANS: Princess...? My Lady.

He drops to his knees, head bowed. The horse bows too, curling his hoof up and out of the boat. The boat tips. Hans tumbles on top of Anna. Awkward.

ANNA: Hi...again.

The horse slams his foot back into the boat to stabilize it. Anna and Hans tumble the other way. Anna lands on top of him.

HANS: Oh boy.

ANNA: Ha. This is awkward. Not you're awkward, but just because we're- I'm awkward. You're gorgeous. (did she just say that?) Wait, what?

Hans quickly gets to his feet and helps Anna up again.

HANS: I'd like to formally apologize for hitting the Princess of Arendelle with my horse...and for every moment after.

ANNA: No. No-no. It's fine. I'm not THAT Princess. I mean, if you'd hit my sister Elsa, that would be- yeash! 'Cuz, you know...(pats the horse) Hello. (to Hans) But, lucky you, it's-it's just me.

HANS: Just you?

Hans smiles, amused. She smiles back. The bells RING. She doesn't notice at first; she's too busy drinking in Hans's handsomeness.

ANNA: ...The bells! The coronation. I-I-I better go. I have to...I better go.

She hurries off, stops, turns back. Gives Hans a little wave.

ANNA: Bye!

As she rushes off again, Hans waves back. The horse waves too, once again taking his hoof out of the boat.

HANS: Oh no.

The boat falls, with Hans in it. SPLASH! It lands upside down in the water. Hans raises it up off of him, gasping for air.



Elsa stands at the alter. Anna stands off to one side. She peeks out to the audience. Hans waves at her from the pews. He's changed his clothes. The crown is placed on Elsa's head. The scepter and orb are presented to Elsa on a pillow. She slowly reaches for them.

BISHOP: (in a whisper) Your Majesty, the gloves.

Elsa hesitates. She breathes nervously, removes her gloves, and places them on the pillow. Her hands shake. She takes the orb and scepter, and then turns to the people.

BISHOP: [Formally announces in Old Norse]

The scepter and orb start to freeze over.

BISHOP: ...Queen Elsa of Arendelle.

Just in time. Elsa manages to set the orb and scepter back down on the pillow before anyone notices the ice. She picks up her gloves and slips them on. She made it.



Springy music fills the Great Hall. Guests dance. Eat. Laugh.


KAI: (announcing) Queen Elsa of Arendelle!

Elsa enters, poised and looking surprisingly content. She stands under a formal awning.

KAI: Princess Anna of Arendelle!

Anna runs into the room, waves awkwardly. Kai ushers her over to stand right next to Elsa.

ANNA: Here? Are you sure?

She and Elsa sneak awkward peeks at each other.

ELSA: ...Hi.

ANNA: Hi me...? Oh. Um. Hi.

ELSA: ...You look beautiful.

ANNA: Thank you. You look beautifuller. I mean, not fuller. You don't look fuller, but more beautiful.

They look out at the celebration.

ELSA: So, this is what a party looks like?

ANNA: It's warmer than I thought.

ELSA: And what is that amazing smell?

They both close their eyes and inhale.

ANNA and ELSA: ...Chocolate!

Their eyes pop open. They laugh. Elsa looks back out at the party. Anna looks at Elsa. She wants to say so much, but she can't think of where to start.

ANNA: Hey! Do you remember that time we snuck into to the kitchens to steal a piece of Mama's birthday cake?

ELSA: Yes! We knocked the whole thing over and Gerta chased us out with the wooden spoon.

ANNA: Our behinds were sore for days! [Absentmindedly rubs her backside]

They both laugh at the memory.

ANNA: Or how about the time we snuck out to go bobsledding?

ELSA: (taken aback)…. You remember that?

ANNA: I remember a lot of things….Elsa, what happened? We were so close.

Elsa struggles. Dare she?

ELSA: Anna, I—

KAI: Your Majesty. The Duke of Weaseltown.

DUKE: Weselton. The Duke of Weselton. (to Elsa) Your Majesty, as your closest partner in trade, it seems only fitting that I offer you your first dance as queen.

The Duke does a funny flitter of his feet, a hitch-kick, and a deep bow. Show off. As he holds out his hand, head down, his toupee dips forward. Anna giggles. Elsa looks at Anna, stifles a giggle herself.

ELSA: (to the Duke) Thank you...only I don't dance.

DUKE: (offended) Oh...?

ELSA: But my sister does.

ANNA: What?

ELSA: (to Anna) I've seen you. You're quite good.

ANNA: How did you—?

DUKE: Lucky you...

ANNA: (to the Duke) Oh, I don't think-

The Duke grabs Anna's arm and yanks her away before she can protest.

DUKE: If you swoon, let me know, I'll catch you.

Anna looks back at Elsa, desperately.

ELSA: Sorry.

KAI: Your Majesty, there are others who wish to congratulate you.

ELSA: Yes, of course.

Elsa is led to a cluster of foreign dignitaries and trade partners. She greets each with the proper bow, and a phrase or two in their own language. Very impressive. Her polite cordiality is charming.

OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR: The Duke showboats, but he's just awful. Anna tries to make the best of it.

DUKE: Like an agile peacock….CLUCK-CLUGGLE-CLUCK!

He lands on her feet.


DUKE: [groove full on] Hang on! They don't call me 'The Little Dipper' for nothing.

He dips Anna back. Elsa peeks through the crowd, can barely hold in her laughter. Anna shoots Elsa funny, help-me looks.

BACK TO ELSA: The group of people around Elsa has swollen. She is becoming uncomfortable.

DIGNITARY #1: ….So great to have the gates open, yes?

DIGNITARY #2: Such a shame they have been closed all these years.

DIGNITARY #3: Why did they shut them in the first place? (to Elsa) Do you know the reason?

They are closing in on her. She takes a step back.

ELSA: I-I'm not sure. [She looks for Anna but cannot see her anymore] If you'll excuse me….

She scurries back to her place under the awning.

DIGNITARY #1: (To the others) Such a delightful girl.


Anna limps back to Elsa.

DUKE (O.S.): Let me know when you're ready for another round, M'Lady.

ELSA: Well, he was sprightly.

ANNA: [rubbing her sore feet] Especially for a man in heels.

ELSA: Are you okay?

ANNA: (loving Elsa's attention) I've never been better. This is so nice. I wish it could be like this all the time.

ELSA: (Sincerely) Me too...

But then Elsa catches herself. She stiffens up, looks away.

ELSA: But it can't.

ANNA: Why not? If-

ELSA: It just can't.

Anna's smile drops. She tries not to get emotional.

ANNA: Excuse me for a minute.

She walks away. Elsa watches her go, saddened.

Moving through the crowd—she. will. not. cry.—Anna gets bumped by a bowing man's butt. She falls. Just before she hits the floor, Hans catches her. He smiles perfectly.

HANS: Glad I caught you.

ANNA: Hans.

He leads her into a graceful waltz.


LATER: Anna and Hans drink and chat.

ANNA: I often had the whole parlor to myself to slide... Oops. Sorry.

She hits him in the face by mistake with her hand. He laughs.


-THE CASTLE DOORS: Anna and Hans stroll out of the castle.

ANNA: ...Your physique helps I'm sure.


-THE ROSE GARDEN... Hans notices her white streak.

HANS: (about her white streak) What's this?

ANNA: I was born with it, although I dreamt I was kissed by a troll.

HANS: I like it.

He's a goner.



Anna teaches Hans how to eat krumkake.

ANNA: Yeah, the whole thing! You got it.

They laugh as the krumkake crumbles in his face. Anna reaches for the napkin to help at the same time as Hans. Their hands touch briefly. Is he leaning in for a kiss? Anna blushes and pulls away.

ANNA: Okay wait, wait. So you have how many brothers?

HANS: Twelve older brothers: Anders, Bjarne, Carl, Eirik, Felix, Jakob, Mikkel, Petter, Thomas and Tordbjøn, Oscar, William, and then me.

ANNA: Wow! It seems like you had a great childhood—you always had someone to play with or talk to.

HANS: I don't know about that. Three of them pretended I was invisible... literally...for two years.

ANNA: That's horrible.

HANS: It's what brothers do.

ANNA: ...And sisters. It's always been just the two of us. Elsa and I were really close when we were little. But then, one day she just shut me out, and I never knew why.

He takes her hands. Leans in close.

HANS: I would never shut you out….Promise.

ANNA: Okay, can I just say something crazy?

HANS: I love crazy.


All my life has been a series of

Doors on my face,

And then suddenly I bump into you.

HANS: I was thinking the same thing, because like. . .


I've been searching my whole life to find my own place.

And maybe it's the party talking,

Or the chocolate fondue.


But with you—


But with you,

I found my place.


I see your face.


And it's nothing like I've ever known before!

They jump to the neighboring balcony and enter a door.

They come out on top of one of the castle's towers.


Love is an open door!

Love is an open door!

Cut to them sliding across an empty hallway in their socks.


Love is an open door!

ANNA: With you!

HANS: With you!


With you!


With you!

They hop up on the castle roof and watch a shooting star.

HANS: I mean it's crazy—

ANNA: What?


We finish each other's—



HANS: That's what I was gonna say!

They slide down the back of the roof out of sight.

We next find them strutting on a bridge ledge.


I never met someone—


Who thinks so much like me.

ANNA/HANS: Jinx!...Jinx again!

Are they doing the robot? No. They're imitating the mechanical figures on the clock tower.







And I—






Meant to be!

Anna and Hans dance on top of the lighthouse and cast dancing shadows across the sails of ships in the docks.


Say goodbye—


Say goodbye—


To the pain of the past.

We don't have to feel it anymore!

Love is an open—

They play hide and seek amongst the stable doors.


Door! Love is an open door!

They climb to the waterfall looking out over the kingdom. Anna raises up her hands to frame the moon. Hans puts his hands on top of hers. Together their hands form a heart.


Life can be so much more—


With you!


With you!


With you!


With you!


Love is an open—





HANS: Can I say something crazy...? Will you marry me?

ANNA: Can I just say something even crazier? Yes.



Anna pushes through the crowd towards Elsa, Hans in tow.

ANNA: Oops! Pardon. Sorry. Can we just get around you there? Thank you. Oh, there she is. Elsa!

Elsa turns to Anna. Anna curtseys awkwardly.

ANNA: I mean...Queen... Me again. Um. May I present Prince Hans of the Southern Isles.

HANS: (bowing) Your Majesty.

Elsa gives a polite but reserved curtsey.

ANNA: We would like-

HANS: -your blessing-

ANNA: -of-

ANNA/HANS: -our marriage!

ELSA: Marriage...?

ANNA: Yes!

ELSA: I'm sorry, I'm confused.

ANNA: Well, we haven't worked out all the details ourselves. We'll need a few days to plan the ceremony. Of course we'll have soup, roast, and ice cream and then-Wait. Would we live here?

ELSA: Here?

HANS: Absolutely!

ELSA: Anna-

ANNA: Oh, we can invite all twelve of your brothers to stay with us-

ELSA: What? Oh no, no, no, no, no.

ANNA: Of course we have the room. I don't know. Some of them must-

ELSA: Wait. Slow down. No one's brothers are staying here. No one is getting married.

ANNA: What?

ELSA: May I talk to you, please. Alone.

Anna sees Hans' worried face, she hooks arms with him.

ANNA: No. Whatever you have to say, y-you can say to both of us.

ELSA: Fine. You can't marry a man you just met.

ANNA: You can if it's true love.

ELSA: Anna, what do you know about true love?

ANNA: More than you! All you know is how to shut people out.

ELSA: You asked for my blessing, but my answer is no. Now, excuse me. [She pulls away and starts to head for the door]

HANS: Your Majesty, if I may ease you—

ELSA: (flustered) No you may not. And I-I think you should go.

Elsa walks away. As she passes she waves down the Royal Handler.

ELSA: The party is over. Close the gates.

ANNA: What? Elsa, no. No, wait!

Anna grabs Elsa's hand. She pulls off Elsa's glove. Elsa GASPs, spins around and reaches for the glove in panic.

ELSA: Give me my glove!

Anna holds the glove away from her sister.

ANNA: Elsa, this could be my only chance for love. Just let me have this!

ELSA: Is that what you want? Him? [gestures to Hans] This isn't true love. No.

ANNA: (desperately) Elsa, please. I can't live like this anymore.

Elsa is fighting back tears.

ELSA: (weakly) ….Then leave. Take your love and go.

Elsa sees Anna's hurt face. It's too much. She can't hold it in. She turns and rushes away.

ANNA: (heartbroken)...What did I ever do to you?!

The party goes silent as everyone watches the sisters.

ELSA: Enough, Anna.

ANNA: No. Why? Why do you shut me out?! Why do you shut the world out?! What are you so afraid of?!

ELSA: I said, enough!

Ice shoots from Elsa's hand, spikes across the floor! Guests cry out in shock, back away.

DUKE: (ducking behind his men)...Sorcery.

ANNA: Elsa...?

Elsa rushes out of the room.



Elsa bursts out of the castle door. The CITIZENS CHEER! Everything is frantic.

CROWD: There she is. Your Majesty! Long live the Queen! Hail! Queen Elsa... Come drink with us.

Elsa ducks through the crowd, clutching her bare hand.


TOWNSWOMAN WITH BABY: Your Majesty? Are you all right?

Elsa backs away from the baby, afraid. She knocks into the fountain, grabs its edge. The waters freeze at her touch. It twists into dark shapes.

GASPS of shock and fear sweep over the crowd.

The Duke and other partygoers come out the door.

DUKE: There she is! Stop her!

ELSA: (to the Duke) Please, just stay away from me. Stay away!

Magic accidentally shoots from her hand and turns the staircase into ice. The partygoers and the Duke fall.

The crowd panics. A snowstorm begins.

Elsa flees.

Anna runs out of the palace doors, carrying the glove.

ANNA: Elsa!

Hans follows closely behind her.

GATES TO THE KINGDOM: Elsa runs out of the gates and down to the water's edge. The shoreline freezes under her feet. Anna calls to her from the gates.

ANNA: Elsa! Wait, please!

Elsa glances back at Anna, but turns away. She tentatively steps out onto the fjord. It freezes instantly. She breaks into a run, as the water freezes over with each step.

ANNA: Elsa, stop!

Anna rushes out onto the fjord ice, slips, falls.

HANS: Anna!

Hans rushes to Anna's side.

Elsa reaches the far shore. She doesn't look back. She just scrambles into the forest.


HANS: (shocked) ...The fjord.

The ice spreads out until the entire fjord is frozen, locking the ships in place.


Snow falls. Hans and Anna move through the panicking crowd.

CROWD WALLAH: Snow? It's...snow...in July.

HANS: ...Are you all right?

ANNA: (in shock): No.

HANS: Did you know?


TOWNSPERSON #1: Look! It's snowing! It's snowing!

TOWNSPERSON #2: It's the prophecy! The prophecy has come true!

TOWNSPERSON #3: The Queen has cursed this land! She must be stopped!

TOWNSPERON #4: Kill the frozen heart!

ANNA: [rushing up to the crowd] Wait, no!

DUKE: You! Is there sorcery in you, too? Are you a monster, too?

ANNA: No. No. I'm completely ordinary.

HANS: That's right she is...(He realizes how that sounds)...in the best way.

ANNA: ...And my sister's not a monster.

DUKE: She nearly killed me.

HANS: You slipped on some ice.

DUKE: Her ice!

ANNA: It was an accident. She was scared. She didn't mean it. She didn't mean any of this... Tonight was my fault. I pushed her. (to the crowd) So I'm the one that needs to go after her.

HANS: What?

ANNA: (to the Royal Handler) Bring me my horse, please.

HANS: Anna, no. It's too dangerous.

DUKE: Prophecy?

ANNA: Elsa's not dangerous. (to the Duke) It's an old story every child of Arendelle is told as growing up. I didn't think it was real. It was just a nursery rhyme. I didn't know she….I'll bring her back, and I'll make this right.

The Royal Handler brings Anna her horse and a cloak.

HANS: I'm coming with you.

ANNA: No, I need you here to take care of Arendelle.

He sees the desperation in her eyes.

HANS: ...On my honor.

She throws on the cloak and hops right onto the horse, coronation dress and all.

ANNA: (to the crowd) I leave Prince Hans in charge!

HANS: (before letting her go) Are you sure you can trust her? I don't want you getting hurt.

ANNA: She's my sister; she would never hurt me.

She snaps the reins and rides out. Hans watches after her.

The snow picks up and overtakes our view. We push through a blizzard...lose our way...then finds ourselves...


Well above the snow-line, a small figure climbs the highest peak. It's Elsa. Finally, she stops, looks around. Catches her breath and sings...


The snow glows white on the mountain tonight,

Not a footprint to be seen.

A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I'm the queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside.

Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I tired….

Don't let them in.

Don't let them see.

Be the good girl you always have to be.


Don't feel,

Don't let them know.

Well, now they know!

Elsa takes off her glove and throws it into the air.


Let it go. Let it go.

Can't hold it back anymore.

Elsa creates a snowman, just like the one she made with Anna when they were children.


Let it go. Let it go.

Turn away and slam the door.

I don't care what they're going to say.

Let the storm rage on.

The cold never bothered me anyway.

Elsa lets her cape fly back into the wind.


It's funny how some distance makes everything seem small.

And the fears that once controlled me can't get to me at all.

It's time to see what I can do.

To test the limits and break through.

No right, no wrong

No rules for me…I'm free!

Elsa creates ice steps and climbs them.


Let it go! Let it go!

I am one with the wind and sky.

Let it go! Let it go!

You'll never see me cry.

Here I stand and here I'll stay.

Elsa slams her foot down and forms a giant snowflake.


Let the storm rage on….

In a flurry of creative release, she raises the snowflake on ice beams, builds walls, archways, a glistening chandelier, and an intricate ceiling that leaves the sky visible.


My power flurries through the air into the ground.

My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around.

And one thought crystalizes like an icy blast—

Standing firmly in her mighty ice palace, Elsa removes her crown and throws it away.


I'm never going back,

the past is in the past!

She takes down her hair and creates a new dress made of ice.


Let it go! Let it go!

And I'll rise like the break of dawn.

Let it go! Let it go!

The sun rises. Elsa struts onto out onto a balcony and into the light. She's free.


That perfect girl is gone.

Here I stand in the light of day.

Let the storm rage on!

The cold never bothered me anyway.

She turns and slams her ice palace door on us.