All posts tagged frozen

→ ‘Frozen Ever After:’ An Exclusive Look at Disney’s Upcoming Attraction – Speakeasy – WSJ

Some really interesting bits in this Wall Street Journal article:

Maelstrom, on which visitors ride a floating log on a tour through Norwegian mythology, has been “gutted,” Ms. Mangum said, and is currently getting “a whole new overlay with ‘Frozen.’” While the logs and the path will remain the same, everything you see along the way is being replaced.

The audio-animatronic characters will be cutting edge, Ms. Mangum said, using a new technology that includes projectors behind the faces to enable more lifelike animation. It was first used on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride that opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom last year.

There is no doubt that the ride is going to be a huge hit, but I think it’s going to be a really good experience, too.

→ Adorably Fierce Photo of a “Frozen” Girls Softball Team Goes Viral

This is so great.

→ Possible May 2016 Opening for new Frozen Attraction in Epcot

Unfortunately, if Disney is estimating May 2016 as of today, I would assume we wouldn’t see this attraction open until at least the fall.

→ Frozen 2 is Officially Announced

Shocking, I know.

→ Giant Sand Castle in the Snow Announces 24-Hour Party, ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ at Walt Disney World Resort

I’m definitely bummed that Elyssa and I won’t be at 24 hour day this year.

→ Frozen Summer Fun to Return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Not a surprise. Disney had to do this in order to get people to the Studios this summer when so many of the attractions are in a state of flux.

→ Anna & Elsa Team Up with to Make Computer Science Cool

It’s awesome that Disney is getting behind this. If you know a child who is even semi-interesting in learning to program, point them in the direction of

→ Limited Edition ForzenSorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom Card To Be Distributed at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

I doubt these will be super-popular or anything.

→ Frozen is coming to Epcot (and replacing Maelstrom)

Tom Staggs just made the announcement:

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.

Personally, I am in favor of this change. Yes, I will miss Maelstrom, but I think switching to a Frozen-themed ride is the right way to go.

→ Disney announces upcoming “Frozen Fever” Short for 2015

Of course Disney is going to make more Frozen related things. I would have been surprised if they were not going to do this.

→ “Once Upon a Time” casts its Anna and Kristoff

Speaking of Frozen, it looks like Disney has started casting the Frozen characters for Once upon a Time. I still wonder who they are going to get as Elsa, though.

→ What if Frozen was more like Game of Thrones – Trailer

This is pretty awesome.

→ Frozen-based Enteratinment Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

I think this a good move for Disney. It gets more Frozen-based options into the parks, without forcing Disney to commit a large upfront cost, before Disney can figure out if Frozen has staying power.

→ Popularity of Frozen characters and merchandise changes the Magic Kingdom rope drop procedure

People are so crazy to see Anna and Elsa that Disney is actually walking the rope back to Fantasyland. That is impressive.

→ An Update on the Frozen Princess Meet and Greet in the Magic Kingdom

Speaking of Frozen, the meet-and-greet to see Anna and Elsa is still insanely popular.

→ Elsa appearance teased on Once Upon a Time

I have never seen Once Upon a Time, but I heard rumblings today that they that they teased an appearance of Elsa on the finale last night. I managed to find a clip on Youtube (linked), but I imagine that will be pulled before too long.

Though I am not sure this will make me watch the show, I have to Disney credit for bring her to the show so quickly.

→ Josh at EasyWDW shows what it is like to try and Visit Anna & Elsa

Waits first thing in the morning are going to be three to four hours. You’ll see similar posted waits later in the day, but they are exaggerated, to the point where the wait around 1pm will actually be around 90 to 120 minutes, even if the posted wait doesn’t come down.

This is insane. I thought visiting Anna & Elsa at rope drop would be no problem. I was very, very wrong,

→ Frozen characters Elsa and Anna arrive at Princess Fairytale Hall and already waits are over 2 and a half hours

If you want to see Anna and Elyssa over the next few months, I recommend you either (1) get a Fastpass+ for their meet and greet, or (2) be there right at rope drop and visit them first.

→ Frozen Meet and Greet Now Opens at 9am

Now, instead of trying to line up at 10:30am for the 11:00m am entry, you can just go there directly at rope drop. Unfortunately, if you want to meet Anna and Elsa without having to wait 2 hours, you should plan on making them your first stop.

→ The Frozen Meet and Greet at the Norway Pavilion Extended until January 31st

The meet and greet was originally supposed to go through January 4th, but has now been extended to last until January 31st1.

For anyone who wants to meet Anna and Elsa, I highly recommend being in line at 10:30am (for the 11:00am meeting session.) The amount of people that can be admitted for a given session is very short, so if you miss this first session, it could be a very, very long wait.

  1. I would not be surprised if it was extended again, too.