Arendelle is coming to Florida!
It was only a matter of time before Disney increased the presence of Frozen at its theme parks and it seems Epcot is to become the first to get the Anna and Elsa treatment. On Friday Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced a new attraction based on the hit movie, which the company plans to launch in early 2016.
Frozen will be coming to Epcot by 2016
“We’ve made Frozen a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more,” said Staggs. “So I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new Frozen attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot.”
Disney has said the attraction will “take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film.” It will be replacing ‘Maelstrom’ a popular Viking-themed boat ride which had been in the Norway pavilion.
Frozen fans will also be excited to hear that the pavilion will include a royal greeting location where fans can meet the film’s main characters Anna and Elisa. "We think these Frozen elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film,” added Staggs.
Several other new Frozen related experiences where also announced on Friday for other areas of Walt Disney World, including the plan to transform Cinderella’s Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November and adding characters from the movie into ‘Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.’
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