Maelstrom made it’s final voyage on October 5, 2014, and after that, the construction of the Frozen Ever After attraction began in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in the Norway Pavilion. Disney Parks Blog has announced today (April 20, 2016) the opening date – I should say opening month. Get ready to enjoy the new attraction in June.
For this attraction, guests will enjoy an adventurous boat tour through the kingdom of Arendelle. Once inside, you will be transported to the Winter in Summer Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers and creates a winter-in-summer day for the entire kingdom. Guests will pass Troll Valley on their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace, and later on return to the Bay of Arendelle. Sounds like the ride is pretty similar to Maelstrom.
After the ride is over, you will have the opportunity to meet the royal sisters Anna and Elsa in their new Royal Sommerhus greeting location that is inspired by a Norwegian countryside cabin.
It was also mentioned that the original voice talent from Disney’s Frozen returned to record new dialogue and songs penned by composers Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Walt Disney Imagineers traveled to Norway for architecture and design research, specifically visiting the Detli House in Sverresborg and the Open Air Museum of Cultural History in Trondheim.
Are you looking forward to seeing this?!! We sure are! 🙂
Updated on May 22nd: Frozen Ever After opens on June 21st!
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