Frozen Ever After Officially Opens


Frozen Ever After officially debuted today in Epcot's Norway Pavilion. The attraction replaced Maelstrom which closed in October of 2014.

The attraction will open daily at 9 AM, as will Gran Fiesta Tour in the Mexico Pavilion. The Stave Church is expected to re-open on June 29, 2016.

A full description of the attraction can be found below:

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.

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.

Full video and photos of the attraction courtesy of

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