ANAHEIM – With little girls in sparkly dresses and Mickey Mouse-eared toddlers often in tow, parents are excitedly sauntering up to a new attraction at Disneyland – before pausing in shock.

“Frozen” has surpassed “The Lion King” as Disney Animation’s most successful movie of all time, making more than $950 million worldwide. The frenzy has a by-product: unprecedented waits in line to meet Disney characters.