There were some more details for the new Frozen Ever After ride at Epcot recently released. The animatronic figures will use rear-projection technology that will make their faces look more lifelike. The same technology was used on Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disneyland and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.
You can expect to hear your favorite songs from the movie as well as some other songs with some slightly different lyrics. There were no new songs written just for the ride.
The ride begins with the queue of course, it is being referred to as scene 1. You will be entertained while strolling through the queue. You will walk past Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, where he will wipe away steam from the windows and greet you with his famous “Yoo-Hoo!
Once on the ride you will board a Viking log. You will Sven helping set up for the Winter in Summer festival, you will glide past Olaf who will be ice skating, Marshmallow will make an appearance, and last but not least you will visit Troll Valley. This is where Grandpappy will tell you the story of when Kristof and Princess Anna met.
The story that you will follow throughout the ride starts with a Winter in Summer celebration where Queen Elsa uses her amazing magical powers to make it snow on what appears to be a warm sunny day in Arendelle. Eventually you will get to Elsa’s Ice Palace, where she will make it snow. She will sing everyone’s favorite, “Let it Go”. The ride will end with a fireworks show and the main characters sending you on your way.
“What we try to do is take you back to the movie without retelling that story,” said Kathy Mangum, the lead Imagineer on the new attraction.
The newly reimagined Norway pavilion at Epcot will have a Royal Sommerhus which based on a historic Norwegian log cabin. This is the spot where you can meet Elsa and Anna, they will sign autographs and take pictures.
Disney is planning more Frozen magic for other parks in the future. There is a “Frozen” musical planned for Disney California Adventure in 2016 and an Arendelle type land is supposed to open at Tokyo DisneySea in 2017 or 2018.
I can’t wait for this ride. What do you think?
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