The Frozen sisters are taking over Walt Disney World and no one wants to stop them. Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts took to the Disney Parks Blog
earlier today with the announcement of a new Frozen
themed ride coming to the parks.
"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", said Staggs in the announcement.
Maelstrom Ride at Epcot (Courtesy Disney)
The Norway pavilion will also play host to a "royal greeting" area where guests will be able to meet and greet with Anna and Elsa.
"We think these “Frozen” elements are great complements to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film", said Staggs.
Construction on the ride, is set to start later this year and rumored to re-open sometime in 2016. The last day for rides on the existing Maelstrom will be October 5, 2014. No word on whether this means Anna and Elsa will leave the current meet and greet at Princess Fairytale Hall in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom once the new ride opens.
Maelstrom opened in 1988 and has been a favorite ride of many guests throughout the years. Response of the news by Disney fans has been mostly negative.
Artist Concept of Frozen Lights on Cinderella's Castle at Magic Kingdom (Courtesy Disney)
In addition to the changes coming to Epcot, Magic Kingdom will be a lot more Frozen
this holiday season when Queen Elsa takes over the castle lighting duties from Cinderella's Fairy God Mother.
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