More Details Announced for Epcot’s Frozen Ever After Attraction

As work continues on the Frozen Ever After attraction in Epcot's Norway pavilion, Disney has released new details about ride. The flume ride will be housed in the former location of Maelstrom and will use the former ride's Viking ships and water track.

Frozen Ever After in Epcot' Norway pavilionFrozen Ever After in Epcot' Norway pavilion

Frozen Ever After will feature audio-animatronic figures that use rear-projection technology making the faces look more life-like. This technology is currently in use at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the Magic Kingdom.

Guests will hear songs from Frozen including "For the First Time in Forever," "Do You Want to Build a Snowman," and the ubiquitous "Let It Go." The songs may feature lyrics that have been slightly altered, but it's a good bet that you'll have "Let It Go" stuck in your head all day.

The attraction tells the story of a Winter in Summer celebration in Arendelle where Queen Elsa has used her magical powers to make it snow on a summer day. The first scene of the attraction is the queue where guests will walk past Wandering Oaken's Trading Post.

The Viking ships will take guests past Sven the reindeer, an ice skating Olaf, and more. Riders will also come face-to-face with Marshmallow the giant, evil snowman and visit Troll Valley.

The attraction's big moment is when guests sail past Elsa's palace as she sings "Let It Go." The ride ends with a firework finale and a send-off from the characters.

In addition to the new attraction, the Norway pavilion will also be home to a Royal Sommerhus where guests can meet Anna and Elsa.

Frozen Ever After is expected to open in early 2016.

Are you looking forward to this new attraction in the Norway pavilion? Let us know in the comments.


Dave wrote on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 18:55:

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I am disappointed to hear the water track from Maelstrom is to be reused. Maelstrom was a very short ride, but this is Disney's most popular franchise at the moment.

It also raises the question why this ride is taking over a year and a half to build if it's just a re-theming of the Maelstrom structure. Tracks aren't being assembled, boats aren't being tested, and the heavy engineering is done already. With the large construction in the Norway pavilion, many of us hoped the ride would be larger making use of the new buildings.

Elsy wrote on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 14:59:

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Yes! I am very excited. I am a passholder and have been to all of the other parks millions of times but did not have a good experience when I went to Epcot for the first time and have not been back. I am hoping this will be a fun new ride and give me a chance to change my mind about Epcot.

Joy wrote on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 19:07:

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I will miss the Norwegian-theme however I am excited to bring my daughter since she is a Frozen fanatic.

Dee McGee wrote on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:10:

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Dave, I'm sorry you are disappointed. While the structure itself is intact, animatronics does take time to upgrade. I am a fan of Frozen but do hope they keep the integrity of the Norwegian culture as that is what the World Showcase is all about.

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