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Disney World Shares First Image of New Frozen Ride at Epcot

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | June 10, 2015

Disney World Shares First Image of New Frozen Ride at Epcot

The movie Frozen was one of the biggest successes in Disney history, and the company is looking to capitalize on its popularity by opening a ride dedicated to the movie in Epcot that is expected to be completed in 2016.

According to Disney’s official website, the new attraction—dubbed Frozen Ever After—is being built inside the former Maelstrom ride in the Norway pavilion at Disney's Epcot park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., and it will transport guests into the kingdom of Arendelle, the mythical location of Frozen.

Using the technological advances Disney has developed over the years and the memorable scenes and characters from the children’s movie, the ride’s designers have developed an attraction that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages.

Walt Disney World’s official Twitter account shared a sneak preview of the new ride:

The goal of designers was to transport park guests into the world of Frozen, and that includes recreating several of the backdrops from the movie and re-introducing passengers on the ride to their favorite characters.

The attraction will be based off the idea that Queen Elsa will be using her powers to begin a Winter-in-Summer Celebration, and the guests will be transported from the Queen’s castle to North Mountain before ending the experience in the Bay of Arendelle.

While the focus in the Norway Pavilion will be on the new attraction and the excitement for the Frozen-inspired ride, Disney developers are not forgetting to pay homage to the Norwegian heritage as is customary at Epcot.

With the design of the building inside and outside reflecting on Norwegian heritage, the addition of the Frozen attraction should help bring more guests to the pavilion and teach more people about the Scandinavian nation.

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