Walt Disney World has announced more experiences are coming based on the hit film “Frozen”, including a new attraction and updated holiday show.
Over at Epcot, a new “Frozen” attraction will be added to the Norway Pavilion, replacing Maelstrom. The ride will take guests on a journey to Arendelle, immersing them in their favorite moments and songs from the film. In addition, a new meet and greet location for Anna & Elsa will open in Norway. No time frame has been given as to when Maelstrom will close to make way for this new ride, but guests currently cannot book a FastPass+ for the ride past Oct. 5.
UPDATE (9/13/14): Disney has confirmed the final day of operation for Maelstrom will be Oct. 5, 2014. The new Frozen attraction is scheduled to open in early 2016.
See our POV video of Maelstrom below:
At Magic Kingdom, the ‘Frozen’ characters will have a bigger presence in the park for the upcoming holiday season. The annual ice castle lighting show at Cinderella Castle will be updated with Queen Elsa using her powers to transform the castle into an ice palace instead of the Fairy Godmother. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade will also feature Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf for the first time.
The Frozen Summer Fun event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been a hit with guests, even being extended through the end of September. Now, some elements of the event are getting extended through the holiday season, including “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” and Wandering Oaken’s Frozen Funland, which will move to a location closer to the show and feature a larger play area with real snow.
UPDATE (9/13/14): The ice skating will end on Sept. 28 when Frozen Summer Fun ends. It will not be a part of the new Frozen Funland.
Check out our Frozen videos in our Frozen Video Playlist Here.