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A Look Inside Frozen Ever After at Epcot

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Frozen Ever After, the first Disney Parks attraction inspired by the film “Frozen,” recently opened its doors at Epcot.

Frozen Ever After takes guests on an adventurous journey through the kingdom of Arendelle. Guests visit the “Summer Snow Day” Celebration where Queen Elsa uses her magical powers to create a beautiful “winter-in-summer” day for the kingdom. Next, guests will pass Troll Valley on their way up the icy North Mountain to Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace before their return trip to the Bay of Arendelle.

For a peek inside the attraction, be sure to check out the video below!


  • I think it looks absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to get on it! Just 9 more days before I return ‘home’!!

  • I have seen quick sneak peeks and from others who have been on it and have said it is amazing. Just 11 more days until our trip. Cant wait!

  • It really looks amazing!

    I really hope that Disneyland in California will get some type of Frozen ride someday.

  • How does Disney justify a fictional story inside of a non-fictional pavilion?

  • Are the cast members at the pavilion really from Arendelle? Is there a college program at Arendelle U (or is it the University of Arendelle)?

  • Daniel– The kingdom of Arendelle from Frozen is directly inspired by Norway. Including the architecture of the buildings and the clothing of the characters. It’s really no different than people meeting Aladdin in the Morocco pavilion, or the three caballeros in the Mexico pavilion.

  • Hello Jeffrey Stanton and Fred Sindi! I see! Okay! In this way, it makes sense. Apologies. I haven’t been to EPCOT since Millennium Celebration (which was AWESOME!!).

    I look forward to experiencing it when I go back!

    The attraction DOES look really, really cool – from whatI have seen!

  • I rode it two weeks ago and it truly is so immersive!! Can’t wait to go back in September to ride it! 🙂

  • Great job with the refurbishment from Maelstrom to Frozen.
    I’m really looking forward to riding this September.

  • Fred – I would say Frozen Ever After is very different than meeting fictional characters in a World Showcase pavilion about a real country. I don’t think anyone objected to Anna and Elsa’s meet & greet in Norway. The Grand Fiesta tour takes place in the real country of Mexico. You meet Aladdin and Jasmine in the real country of Morocco. If Maelstrom were redesigned to be something like “Anna and Elsa take you on a tour of the country of Norway,” it would be a fair comparison, and one that more people would have supported. Frozen Ever After rejects Norway for the fictional land of Arendelle, which is why people complain.
    If Morocco were replaced by Agrabah, or Mexico by Avalor, you’d see similar objections by people that think World Showcase should showcase places that exist in the world.

  • Jeffrey– Thanks for your reply.
    Well, as I said, Arendelle is directly inspired by Norway. From the architecture to the character’s clothing. The filmmakers went on a research trip to Norway, and some of Norway’s landmarks even appear in the film. Arendelle basically *is* Norway. Plus, the pavilion itself is still the Norway pavilion, which is the most important thing. The Internet is chock full of cynicism, and I have grown tired of that.

  • Is this ride wheelchair accessible? Disney does great on most of their rides for wheelchair users. Sure hope this one is accessible!

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