Frozen Attraction to Replace Maelstrom at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World announced today that an attraction based on Frozen is coming to the Norway Pavilion in Epcot and will replace the Maelstrom ride.

“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 Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “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. The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests. We think these ‘Frozen’ elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film.”

He adds that characters from the film will also have a bigger presence at the Magic Kingdom park this holiday season. “In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in ‘Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.'” You can view a photo of the Cinderella Castle frozen over below.

They will also be extending “Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!”