Type

Boat Ride

Status

Opened

Fastpass+

Yes

On-ride Photo

Yes

Memory Maker and
On-ride Photo Details

Level

D - Major Attraction/Headliner

Height Requirement

None

Disney Warnings

Supervise children at all times.

Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Extra Warnings

You may get wet.


About

Frozen Ever After is a boat ride that transports guests to the Summer Celebration in Arendelle with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and more.

 

Disney Description

Board a boat in Arendelle, and set off into a world of "Frozen" fun! This song-filled journey includes a backward and forward plunge down short waterfalls.

 

Location

Located in the back of the Norway Pavilion between the Puffin's Roost shop on the left and Akershus on the right.

 

Appeals To

Children, fans of the movie Frozen, fans of warm hugs.

 

Times Guide – Opening/Closing

This attraction opens with the park.

 

Fastpass+ Notes

Frozen Ever After is one of the high demand Fastpass+ reservations in the park. Same day availability will be limited and guests will typically save at least 60-90 minutes using Fastpass+ even on low crowd days.

It is a "Tier 1" Fastpass+ attraction. Test Track, Soarin' Around the World and Frozen Ever After are the highest demand Fastpass+ attractions in the park.

 

Queue Notes

The queue takes guests into Arendelle. The queue also ventures past Wandering Oaken's Trading Post. The trader occasionally clears steam from the windows and shouts, "yoo-hoo!" at guests walking by.

 

Vehicle Description

Each boat has four rows that can seat 2-3 guests each.

 

Story

The attraction begins in a snow covered landscape. The boat departs the loading area through a dark cave that opens up to another snow covered landscape. Olaf is singing a variation of , "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" while Sven watches. The new lyrics set up the premise of the Winter Festival and informs us that all of us will be going up to Elsa's Ice Castle.

The next scene is at Troll Valley where Grandpappy Troll is telling the troll children how Anna and Kristoff met and how Anna saved her sister with an, "Unselfish act of true love." One of the troll children also mentions that the guests are going up to the Ice Palace.

Ceremonial music plays as the boat travels up a ramp towards the ice palace. Snowflakes line the pathway during the ascent.

At the top of the hill Olaf is ice skating and he welcomes us to the Ice Palace. Nearby, Anna, Kristoff, and Sven are also greeting us by singing a variation of "For the First Time in Forever." Snow falls behind them as they inform us that Elsa is inviting everyone to her Ice Palace.

Behind a set of doors, Elsa awaits on a balcony singing Let It Go in her Ice Palace. This section features special effects and projections to simulate snow crystals flying around the room. The boat then travels backwards through additional snow projections and an "icy blast".

The boat continues backwards through another icy landscape before stopping at a track switch. Waiting at the stop is Marshmallow, the giant snowman as well as the Snowgies from the "Frozen Fever" short. Marshmallow yells "Let It Go" and the boat descends down a hill forwards through a mist cloud, past some additional Snowgies.

At the bottom of the hill, the boat passes some puffins from the original Maelstrom attraction before into the final scene. The final scene includes Olaf singing, "In Summer" alongside Anna and Elsa.

 

Historical Notes

Frozen Ever After replaced Maelstrom. Maelstrom was open from 1988 - 2014. Puffins from the original Maelstrom attraction can be found in the second to last scene of the attraction.

 

Similar Attractions

As a boat ride the attraction is similar to Pirates of the Caribbean or "it's a small world". The animatronics are similar to those found in Seven Dwarfs Mine Train with the show sets being similar to Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

 

Videos

The below video is used with permission from the YouTube channel Virtual Disney World. These videos allow users to manipulate the camera a full 360 degrees using their cursor or directional arrows on their computer. Users on a smartphone or tablet can also manipulate the camera by moving their device in the direction they wish to look.

 

Music

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Significant Personnel

  • Michel den Dulk - Imagineering Designer
  • Wyatt Winter - Imagineering
 

Photos