Margaritas aren’t the only thing “frozen” at the Salted Rim restaurant in Ocean View.
Families can now enjoy a Disney’s “Frozen” adventure aboard the railroad cars lining Route 26, which are decked in silver, blue and white tulle and icicles.
“It’s cold outside. It’s a frozen movie. It gives families something to do,” Karen Fritz, owner of the late-night Tex-Mex place.
“I think it’s gonna be awesome. I think they’re gonna love it,” as will the families, to see their children so happy, Fritz said. “That’s what you do it for — the kids! The excitement.”
Large-screen televisions will show the movie on the train cars several times daily, with a dinner buffet, each weekend through March 15.
“Frozen” fandom has swept America’s children since the movie’s release in 2013.
“Their eyes are just like saucers when they see posters of Anna and Elsa. I can’t imagine what it’s gonna be like when they see Anna and Elsa,” Fritz said.
During the movie, every child gets to meet, in person, the princesses, Anna and Elsa, who will lead the children in song for the popular “Let It Go.”
The Salted Rim has already hosted film-themed family nights aboard “The Polar Express” and “Thomas the Tank Engine.” In that magic atmosphere, children were absolutely glued to the screen, Fritz noted.
“I think they’re gonna be the same with ‘Frozen.’ The difference is these kids are gonna sing every song in that movie,” Fritz said.
“When we did ‘The Polar Express,’ all the little girls would come in in ‘Frozen’ outfits. We were looking around one day and thought, ‘Gosh… I didn’t realize how hot it was,’” Fritz said.
Each child goes home with a souvenir gift.
“We encourage them to come in their favorite ‘Frozen’ costume, princess gown or pajamas,” Fritz said.
The serving staff is dressed formally for the events. The meal is either a breakfast buffet or pasta station with meatballs, grilled chicken strips, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, green beans, roasted potatoes and rolls.
The price includes the all-you-can-eat buffet and soda, coffee, tea or apple juice. Guests can also purchase milk, chocolate milk or orange juice.
Ticket prices vary: $19.99 for adults; $14.99 for juniors, ages 8-12; $9.99 for kids, ages 2-7; and free for infants, 0-1. Reservations can be made online at www.saltedrimde.com/frozen. For more information or large groups (15 or more people), contact the Frozen hotline at (302) 537-7370 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Salted Rim is located at 27 Atlantic Avenue.