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Frozen Ever After is a dark ride attraction at the Epcot theme park in Florida's Walt Disney World Resort and upcoming Hong Kong Disneyland. Part of the Norway Pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase section, the attraction features scenes inspired by Disney's 2013 animated film Frozen as well as the 2015 animated short Frozen Fever. It opened on June 21, 2016 and replaced the former Maelstrom attraction, utilizing the same ride vehicles and a similar track layout.

History

Epcot

On September 12, 2014, Walt Disney World officials announced that the Maelstrom attraction would be replaced by an attraction based on Frozen.[3][4][5] Maelstrom's final day of operation was October 5, 2014.[6]

In June 2015, then-Disney Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs revealed that plans for a Frozen attraction were discussed prior to the film's release, but were accelerated after the film's worldwide success.[7] On responding to whether converting a portion of the Norway pavilion into an attraction based on a fictional place was appropriate for World Showcase, Staggs stated: "If the goal is to give people a taste of something like Scandinavia with the Norway pavilion, then Frozen would only increase the extent to which people would be drawn to it. To me it doesn’t seem out-of-character at all."[7]

Disney also released the first details on the new attraction and revealed its final name, "Frozen Ever After".[7] The attraction uses the same ride vehicles and course that was used for Maelstrom.[7] The Audio-Animatronics figures for the attraction feature improvements in facial animation that were first used on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which opened in 2014 at the Magic Kingdom.[7] The Audio-Animatronics are also the first ever all-electric Audio-Animatronics, with previous Audio-Animatronics using either pneumatics or hydraulics.[8] While there are no new songs in the attraction, some of the original songs from Frozen have revised lyrics written by the original composers.[7]

On May 20, 2016, Disney Parks revealed that the attraction would open June 21, 2016.[9][10]

Hong Kong Disneyland

On 22 November 2016, the Walt Disney Company and the Hong Kong Government announced plans for a multi-year, HK$10.9 billion[11] expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland. The proposed expansion includes a Frozen-themed area, a Marvel-themed area, a redesigned Sleeping Beauty Castle, multiple new attractions and even live entertainment.[12][13][14][15][16]

Ride experience

As part of the June 2015 reveal of the attraction, Disney officials described some of the key sequences of "Frozen Ever After". Riders arrive in Arendelle during its summer season, when the residents celebrate the Winter Festival.[7] After passing Wandering Oaken's Trading Post, riders board their boats and encounter Olaf and Sven as they prepare for the festival.[7] Grand Pabbie tells the story of how Anna and Kristoff met; then the boats ascend to find Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf together and enjoying the winter weather.[7] Riders next see Elsa the Snow Queen in her ice palace with the song let it go, then Marshmallow and his mini-snowman friends, the Snowgies, that were first seen in Frozen Fever.[7] Riders return to Arendelle through a cloud of mist and experience a fireworks finale and a send-off from Elsa, Anna and their friends.[7]

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See also

References

  1. "Frozen Ever After Attraction & Royal Sommerhus Set to Open at Epcot June 21". 
  2. "CONFIRMED: Hong Kong Disneyland Removing Original Castle, Announces Frozen & MARVEL Themed Lands w/ Original Rides". 
  3. "‘Frozen’ Attraction Coming to Epcot".. Disney Parks Blog (September 12, 2014). Retrieved on September 12, 2014.
  4. "Disney Adding ‘Frozen’ Attraction at Epcot", Variety (September 12, 2014). Retrieved on September 12, 2014. 
  5. Pallotta, Frank (15 September 2014). "Yet another 'Frozen' spinoff: An Epcot theme park attraction".. Retrieved on 29 September 2014.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Maelstorm_official_page
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 Fritz, Ben (June 9, 2015). "‘Frozen Ever After:’ An Exclusive Look at Disney’s Upcoming Attraction".. Dow Jones & Company, Inc.. Retrieved on June 9, 2015.
  8. "9 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Disney's New 'Frozen' Ride". Forbes (October 13, 2016). Retrieved on November 2, 2016.
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  11. "Frozen and Marvel superhero attractions to boost Hong Kong Disneyland in HK$11 billion expansion", South China Morning Post. Retrieved on 22 November 2016. 
  12. Barnes, Brooks (November 22, 2016). "Hong Kong Disneyland, Seeking Return to Profit, Plans $1.4 Billion Upgrade", The New York Times. 
  13. Miller, Daniel (November 22, 2016). "Hong Kong Disneyland in line for a $1.4-billion expansion, adding a 'Frozen' themed land in a bid to boost growth", Los Angeles Times. 
  14. "Hong Kong Disneyland Set for Multi-Year Transformation with All-New Attractions and Entertainment". news-en.hongkongdisneyland.com. Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Retrieved on 22 November 2016.
  15. "Multi-Year Expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland Announced by The Walt Disney Company and Hong Kong Government". www.edmontonjournal.com. CNW Group. Retrieved on 22 November 2016.
  16. "Disneyland to receive HK$5.8 billion in gov’t funds to expand park", Hong Kong Free Press (22 November 2016). 


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Deleted songs: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterMore Than Just The SpareLife's Too ShortSpring PageantYou're YouReindeer(s) Remix

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