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Frozen dresses for $1,500? Let it go | Moms

If you have young daughter, you know my world. That world is the one of our lovable Elsa, Anna and Olaf.

So what happens when your almost 4-year-old wants nothing but an Elsa Frozen dress for her birthday? Complete momma-bear chaos.

Since the Disney movie's release in late November, Frozen has become the highest-grossing animated film in history, pulling in $1.2 billion at box offices worldwide.

Merchandise for the movie has been sold out of parks and Disney stores, creating quite the push-and-shove on bidding sites like eBay.

If you didn't know this, just trust me. I sent people to Disneyland to search and made a number of phone calls to stores only to get laughed at.

Parents are shelling out hundreds up to $1,600 for that sparkly blue ice queen dress. Yes, I just said $1,600 (it's a limited edition, folks.)

Well, just as this mom was about to break my girls dreams and break-out the sewing machine, Grammie saved the day.

Clackamas Town Center in Portland does an opportunity drawing every Saturday morning of Frozen merchandise.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and be prepared to stand in line. The first in line get a chance to put their name in a drawing which is read at about 11:15 a.m. back in store.

My mom, Grammie, said it was quite the scene with all sorts of hooting and hollaring (and sweating) when names were being called.

That hooting also came from Grammie as she was called second to pick out her preferred size Elsa dress and matching shoes.

Good luck, fellow Frozen moms! It is a frenzy out there.

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The News-Review Updated Jul 1, 2014 11:53AM Published May 30, 2014 09:37AM Copyright 2014 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.