Just when you were finally free from “Let it Go” getting stuck in your head! Elsa and co. will be front and center in the newest Walt Disney World attraction, “Frozen Ever After,” slated to debut in 2016. Set to be a showcase ride (in the same vein as “It’s a Small Small World”), “Frozen Ever After” will be based on the 2013 animated mega-hit Frozen, but Imagineering creative executive Kathy Mangum specifies that the ride is not meant to be a re-enactment of the film. Movie composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez will even be providing new lyrics for the film’s existing songs.Mangum explains:
“What we try to do is take you back to the movie without retelling that story,”
“This is a celebration of the characters, a way for guests who love the film to experience it in a completely different way.”
Visitors are taken to the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, where the Winter Festival (which takes place in summer) is under way. While in line, an animatronic Oaken can be seen from his infamous Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, wiping steam off the windows and yodeling his trademark “Yoo hoo!”
Log transports carry you through the ride, where you’ll see the familiar faces of Olaf the snowman and Sven the reindeer at the Winter festival. Passing Troll Valley, you’ll hear from Grandpappy Troll about how Anna and Kristof met, and then you’ll be transported up a ramp to find Olaf singing among the ice skating trio of Anna, Kristof and Sven. Through a set of doors you’ll find Elsa, surrounded by simulated snowflakes on her ice castle balcony (while singing “Let it Go”, of course!). Passing Marshmallow the giant snowman, and the Snowgies from the Frozen featurette Frozen Fever, the ride ends with a fireworks display and a departing wave from Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven, and Kristof.
Fans of the franchises’ own “Frozen fever” is still running high, so this ride is sure to be a huge hit. Adults and children alike have fallen under the Frozen spell, and the new songs mixed with the familiar faces seems like it will provide a fresh, interactive experience that’s not just like another viewing of the movie.
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