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Elsa's Ice Palace was created by Elsa the Snow Queen in the 2013 Disney animated film Frozen, during the sequence of "Let It Go" on the North Mountain. This palace was where she was supposed to live in isolation in order to protect people from her so that she can be safe from getting into trouble. The menacing snowman and Elsa's personal guard, Marshmallow and the snowgies, live in the palace after Elsa vacated it.

Architecture

The entire palace is centered around the hexagonal shape of a snowflake. A "flawless" staircase leads to double doors which can open by themselves into the palace. The first room has a beautiful frozen ice fountain, also a small crystal is hang in the center of roof and two curving staircases along the sides which join together on a platform above and across from the entrance. Another curving staircase branches off from the platform up into the "heart" of the palace. This is the room with a grand ice chandelier and Elsa's signature snowflake and with double doors which open to a round balcony.

In the "heart" of the ice palace, the floor and walls change color to match Elsa's emotions, much like a mood ring: blue when happy, purple when sad, red when frightened, and amber when angry.

Appearances

Frozen

Olaf leads AnnaKristoff and Sven to Elsa and the ice palace at their request. Anna pleads her sister to come back home with her to restore summer to Arendelle together ("For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)"). Upon learning of the eternal winter Elsa caused even all the way up in her palace, she becomes distressed and her powers explode out, striking Anna in the heart. Anna still refuses to leave Elsa, and to protect her from further harm, Elsa creates Marshmallow to throw Anna and Kristoff out.

Later on, Hans, the Duke's henchmen and other soldiers arrive at the ice palace searching for Anna. Hans orders "No harm shall befall the Queen" but Marshmallow roars at the intruders and a fight commences. With the distraction, the thugs go after Elsa, defying Hans' orders and following the Duke's. Hans slices Marshmallow's left leg off, causing the snowman to lose his balance and fall off the mountain where his claw breaks Elsa's staircase and almost makes Hans fall to his death.

Meanwhile, the thugs chase Elsa up to the snowflake room which is glowing amber. Frightened, Elsa talks to the thugs as they aim their crossbows at her, "No. Please." Elsa freezes an arrow inches from her face, reluctantly beginning to use her powers in defense. The tables turn and Elsa threatens both men's lives. And it doesn't seem like she intends to stop. Hans and the rest of the search party enter the room then, and Hans implores, "Queen Elsa! Don't be the monster they fear you are!" Stunned, Elsa stops, allowing the time for one of the guards to aim his crossbow at her. Hans sees this and runs, deflecting the crossbow up where the arrow slices the ice chandelier and falls. Elsa manages to run away before it crashes on her but she still gets knocked out and is taken with the party back to Arendelle.

After the end credits, Marshmallow is seen limping in the ice palace. He finds Elsa's tiara and happily places it on his head, now crowning himself King of the Ice Palace.

Frozen Fever

At the end of Frozen Fever, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven escort the snowgies to the ice palace which becomes their new home.

Once Upon a Time

Although it doesn't appear on the show, it is referenced when Elsa asks Ingrid if she has ever built an Ice Palace. When Elsa arrives in Storybrooke, Ingrid builds a smaller Ice Palace, which bares resemblance to Elsa's, when it is in the process of being created.

Disney INFINITY

In the Disney INFINITY series, the palace appears as part of the Chill in the Air sky that is activated by a Power Disc. It also appears in the third game as a building that can be placed in the Toy Box.[1]

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Trivia

  • Several members of the Frozen production team traveled to Quebec to visit an ice hotel that served as inspiration for Elsa's ice palace. Though the artists were wowed by the icy architecture, none opted to spend the night in the chilly abode.
  • Although it seems that the ice palace has many floor levels, it is in fact only two stories.
    • It also seems to only have two rooms, one is the main entrance and the other is the heart where it changes color depending on Elsa's mood, and where it has her signature snowflake, but there may be other rooms, like Elsa's bedroom, as conceptualized by Victoria Ying.

References


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Media
Films: FrozenFrozen FeverOlaf's Frozen AdventureFrozen 2

Television: Once Upon a Time
Video games: Frozen: Olaf's QuestFrozen Free FallDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition Disney Enchanted Tales
Music: SoundtrackDisney Karaoke: Frozen
Books: Frozen: The Essential GuideThe Art of FrozenBig Golden BookLittle Golden BookFrozen: The Junior NovelizationA Sister More Like MeBig Snowman, Little SnowmanAnna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy MagicElsa's GiftA New Reindeer FriendFrozen Ultimate Sticker BookDisney Read-AlongStorybook DeluxeGraphic NovelPhantoms of ArendelleOlaf and Sven On Thin IceAnna Is Our BabysitterA Frozen HeartFrozen Fever: The Deluxe NovelizationAnna's Birthday SurpriseOlaf's Perfect DayAnna and Elsa's Secret PlaytimeAcross the SeaFrozen Spring FeverMelting HeartsA Year with Elsa & Anna (and Olaf, too!)Journey To The LightsKristoff's Crystal AdventureOaken's InventionTime for Bed, Olaf!Our Adventure NotebookComic BooksElsa's Perfect PlanLet It Glow
Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic: All Hail the QueenMemory and MagicA Warm WelcomeThe Great Ice EngineThe Polar Bear PiperThe Arendelle CupThe Secret AdmirerReturn to the Ice PalaceAnna Takes Charge

Disney Parks
Frozen LandFrozen Summer Fun!Anna and Elsa’s Frozen FantasyDisney Animation BuildingFrozen Ever AfterIt's a Small WorldStorybook Land Canal BoatsWandering Oaken's Dancing Sleighs

Entertainment: Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationFrozen: Live at the HyperionGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal Theatre
Shops: Anna & Elsa's Boutique
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeFrozen Fantasy ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisneyland ForeverFrozen ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightOnce Upon a Time: Special Winter Edition
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney Dreams! of Christmas“Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWorld of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
Frozen: AnnaElsa the Snow QueenKristoffHansOlafSvenThe Duke of WeseltonGrand PabbieMarshmallowKing Agnarr and Queen IdunaThe Duke of Weselton's BodyguardsTrollsBuldaOakenSitronWolvesKai and GerdaCastle GuardsHans' Brothers

Frozen Fever: Snowgies

Locations
ArendelleElsa's Ice PalaceThe Southern IslesWeseltonArendelle CastleValley of the Living RockArendelle ChapelWandering Oaken's Trading Post and SaunaThe North Mountain
Songs
Frozen: VuelieFrozen HeartDo You Want to Build a Snowman?For the First Time in ForeverLove is an Open DoorLet It GoReindeer(s) Are Better Than PeopleIn SummerFixer Upper

Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
Deleted songs: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterMore Than Just The SpareLife's Too ShortSpring PageantYou're YouReindeer(s) Remix

Objects
Kristoff's Sled
See Also
Ice HotelMusicalThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicFrozen: The Official MagazineDisney On IceAs Told by EmojiFrozen: Northern Lights