With Epcot’s new “Frozen” attraction currently underway, the Wall Street Journal shared some insight on the attraction. Replacing that of the 27-year old Maelstrom attraction is the newest attraction titled Frozen Ever After.
According to the article, Anna, Elsa, Kristof, Olaf, Sven, Marshmallow and the Snowgies will make appearances. Disney Imagineer, Kathy Mangum, shared a few words in regards to the project, “What we try to do is take you back to the movie without retelling that story. This is a celebration of the characters, a way for guests who love the film to experience it in a completely different way.”
Frozen Ever After will include music from the film which was composed by the duo team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez.
As for the route of the attraction, the previous track route from Maelstrom will stay the same for Frozen Ever After. Also, logs are to be used as ride vehicles.
In regards to the attraction’s setting, the article stated guests would be placed in Arendelle during a winter festival that is occurring in the summertime The queue line will include the likes of Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post. Be sure to listen for a “yoo-hoo!”
Here is a quick recap of what the attraction will entail:
Once they board their logs, “Frozen Ever After” riders will first see goofy snowman Olaf and equally goofy reindeer Sven setting up the Winter Festival premise.
Next is a stop at Troll Valley, where Grandpappy Troll tells a gathering of children the story of how Anna and Kristof met, before the log goes up a ramp to find Olaf again, singing a song while ice skating, right next to Anna and Kristof, who are singing with their friend Sven.
Behind a set of doors is the moment any visitor is sure to be waiting for: Elsa, on a balcony, singing “Let It Go” in her ice castle. It’s the centerpiece of the ride, “the big, big scene,” Ms. Mangum said, and it features elaborate effects to create simulated snow crystals soaring around the room.
Visitors will next ride by Marshmallow, the giant, formerly evil snowman from “Frozen” and his miniature Snowgie pals, who show up in the short “Frozen Fever,” which ran in front of March’s “Cinderella.”
Marshmallow himself yells “Let It Go” in time with Elsa’s song before the log travels through a mist cloud and reaches the final scene, which includes fireworks and a wave from Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristof.
Be sure to stay tuned for more information. Frozen Ever After is set to open in 2016.
So far, what are your thoughts?