A new gallery, Norsk Kultur, opened its doors in the Norway pavilion at Epcot over the weekend. The gallery showcases a collection of artifacts and objects that inspired the world of Disney’s “Frozen.”
Norsk Kultur, meaning “Norweigan Culture,” will feature items such as: an authentic hand-made bunad, the traditional costume of Norway; A hardanger fiddle and other handmade instruments; Hand-carved artisan furniture; Examples of rosemaling (traditional Norse decorative painting) and more. The collection will also feature a Southern Sami Man’s outfit – in the film, the character of Kristoff represents a blend of both Northern and Southern indigenous Sami culture. Some artifacts on display date back as early as the 1200s.
Don’t forget – Disney’s “Frozen” opens in theaters November 27.
(Loans courtesy of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, Iowa)
Read the posts below for more information on Disney’s “Frozen”
This week’s “Caption This” image was shot at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It sure looks like this snowman is enjoying the view at Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights!
Is he doing “a bit of Christmas dreaming”? What’s he looking at? You tell us. Go ahead and “Caption This” photo in the “Comments” section below!
On November 18, 1978, Mickey Mouse celebrated a very special occasion – his 50th birthday – with a new parade at Magic Kingdom Park.
Mickey Mouse and the Main Street Philharmonic kicked off the birthday procession, surrounded by banners that read “Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse.” The parade that followed featured plenty of balloons, wrapped gift boxes, party hats, a larger-than-life birthday cards and a 50th birthday cake. And of course, all of Mickey’s friends were marching in line for his special occasion, including Winnie the Pooh and friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and many more. The parade also featured some new faces, including Orville the Albatross from the 1977 release, “The Rescuers.”
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While Disney’s “Frozen” doesn’t arrive in theaters until November 27, character greetings and other offerings inspired by this film have already made their way into Disneyland park, Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot and even Disneyland Park (Paris).
Guests can now greet two characters from the film, Anna and Elsa, in Fantasyland at Disneyland park and (when the sisters travel east to Walt Disney World Resort) they appear at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
At Magic Kingdom Park, guests can enjoy a new “Frozen” segment in the nightly “Celebrate the Magic” castle projection show.
“World of Color – Winter Dreams” opened November 15 at Disney California Adventure park and runs through January 6. This all-new nighttime spectacular is hosted by lovable snowman Olaf, and features songs from Disney’s “Frozen,” including the show-stopping “Let it Go.”
At Disneyland Paris, “Frozen” has inspired a slew of new holiday offerings, including snowman Olaf leading the park’s nightly “Disney Dreams! of Christmas” show, and more.
Steven Miller also shared a sneak peek at some of the film-inspired merchandise you can now find at both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort. Check out the new items below!
Be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog next week for more on new “Frozen”-inspired guest offerings.
The Candlelight Processional, one of the highlights of the holiday season at Epcot, will return to the park just one week from today!
Candlelight Processional combines a retelling of the Christmas story with live performances of holiday music by a massed choir and 50-piece orchestra. The show takes place nightly November 29 – December 30, at 5:00, 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. at America Gardens Theater stage. (Note: Showtimes on December 8 are 6:45 and 8:15 p.m. only).
This year’s Candlelight Processional narrators are:
- Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – Gary Sinise
- Dec. 2-3 – Neil Patrick Harris
- Dec. 4-5 – Ashley Judd
- Dec. 6-7 – Whoopi Goldberg
- Dec. 8-10 – Sigourney Weaver
- Dec. 11-13 – Dennis Haysbert
- Dec. 14-16 – James Denton
- Dec. 17-19 – Edward James Olmos
- Dec. 20-22 – Trace Adkins
- Dec. 23-25 – Steven Curtis Chapman
- Dec. 26-28 – Blair Underwood
- Dec. 29-30 – Amy Grant
If you’re heading out to enjoy this holiday offering, consider booking a Candlelight Dining Package, which includes a meal at an Epcot restaurant, reserved seating for the show and VIP viewing of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.” Learn more here.
Which narrator are you looking forward to hearing this season? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
Earlier this week, the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show at Magic Kingdom Park debuted a new wintery scene from the upcoming Disney film, “Frozen” – just in time for the holiday season.
The new segment opens with Cinderella Castle being transformed into the castle of Arendelle, with a winter storm blowing past and covering it in ice. Princess Elsa appears and sings her song “Let It Go,” while clips from the movie – featuring characters like Anna, Olaf and Kristoff – appear on the castle.
This segment, which is a part of “Limited Time Magic,” will be a part of the show through January 4, 2014.
For more “Frozen” offerings at Disney Parks, including character greeting opportunities and merchandise, be sure to check out the list of previous posts below.
Are you looking forward to the release of Disney’s “Frozen”? If so, you just may add a last-minute trip to Disneyland Paris on your list for Santa Claus after reading this post, because this year the resort is focusing their holiday celebration around the new characters from the film.
The holiday celebration, which runs through January 6, 2014, will feature “Frozen” heroines Elsa and Anna in the park’s “Disney Magic on Parade!” holiday procession. The film’s Olaf the snowman will also serve as the master of ceremonies for the park’s new nighttime “Disney Dreams! of Christmas” show, a new spectacular created for the holiday season. As a part of his role, Olaf will conduct the show’s orchestra, as well as its projections, fountains, special effects and fireworks. Other Disney characters will come to life in the form of projections on the castle, including the cast of “Toy Story,” which will perform their own take of “The Nutcracker” ballet.
Throughout the celebration, guests can also have their photos taken with Santa Claus, who will have his very own village at Disneyland Paris and will appear in a special musical parade called “Christmas Cavalcade.”
Also new for this year is the park’s new Christmas tree, which measures 78 feet tall and will be adorned with nearly a thousand decorations from around the world. The tree will be lit each night during a special ceremony called “Magical Christmas Wishes,” which is led by Pinocchio and his pal, Jiminy Cricket.
Are you excited for the opening of the film, Disney’s “Frozen”? Here at the Walt Disney World Resort you can already meet two stars from the film, the royal sisters Anna and Elsa.
We recently stopped into the Prinsesse Plass (located just across from Akershus Royal Banquet Hall), for a look at their new greeting space. Check it out in the video below – and don’t forget to go see Disney’s “Frozen” when it debuts on November 27!
Another Christmas Parade lit up Magic Kingdom Park with holiday cheer in December 1977.
In this Christmas parade, Chip ‘n’ Dale baked holiday treats on a traveling kitchen float, while surrounded by dancing gingerbread men. Some Disney characters, including Mary Poppins and Bert from “Mary Poppins” and “Dumbo“, traveled atop large drums decorated for the holidays. Goofy played elf by working in a Santa’s workshop float, building toys. A larger-than-life gingerbread house also traveled down the parade path.
This week on the Disney Parks Blog we shared a lot of updates that were sure to please Disney Princess fans.
First up, Steven Miller announced that Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts are now offering makeovers inspired by Disney’s “Frozen.” Young guests can enjoy Anna- and Elsa-inspired styles now through January 3, 2014 (or while supplies last).
Speaking of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Steven also shared that a Cinderella-inspired Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will open its doors at Harrod’s (Knightsbridge, London), on November 25. This will be the first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique location to open its doors in the United Kingdom.
And in other Princess news, Tokyo Disney Resort just added a new Disney Princess offering to their 30th anniversary celebration. The “Disney Princess: Welcome, Little Princess” experience allows girls ages 11 and younger to meet Disney Princesses, hear princess stories from the “Princess Lesson Book,” and participate in a daily Little Princess Procession.