Hold onto your clogs because for the first time in forever, a Frozen ride is coming to Disney World!
After months of speculations and wishes among fans, Disney Parks confirmed Friday that a new attraction based on the hit animated film will replace the Maelstrom ride, in the Norway section of Epcot’s World Showcase. Construction is beginning now, and though no exact timeline has been given, you can bet it will take longer than building a snowman.
The ride will likely keep the basic structure of the Maelstrom, which opened in the summer of 1988 and takes guests on small Viking ships into various scenes of Norwegian history. The currently unnamed attraction will take riders right to Arendelle and into some of the most memorable moments of the film. Norway served as inspiration for the Disney animators when designing the fictional kingdom.
Disney also announced that Cinderella’s Castle would be transformed each night during the Christmas holiday season into Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace and that Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf would appear in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. Now that the summer is over (sorry, Olaf), it’s clear that Frozen has become Disney’s new wintertime standard.