I’m surprised that nobody else has seen this yet. I’m also surprised that I didn’t see it until just now. Well, here goes:
Disney announced on Sept. 12 that they will be building a Frozen ride.
My first thought was it was going into MK. It isn’t.
It’s going into Epcot. But where could they possibly fit something like that in? Certainly not Future World. That somewhere in leaves World Showcase. Again, where?
Get ready to say good bye to the Maelstrom.
“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.”
They also announced that they’ll be adding Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. (Which really messes up the footage from last year’s parade that I was going to edit in with this year’s parade:pirate:)
This from Entertainment Weekly:
After months of speculations and wishes among fans, Disney Parks confirmed Friday that a new attraction based on the hit animated film will replace the Maelstrom ride, in the Norway section of Epcot’s World Showcase. Construction is beginning now, and though no exact timeline has been given, you can bet it will take longer than building a snowman.
The ride will likely keep the basic structure of the Maelstrom, which opened in the summer of 1988 and takes guests on small Viking ships into various scenes of Norwegian history. The currently unnamed attraction will take riders right to Arendelle and into some of the most memorable moments of the film. Norway served as inspiration for the Disney animators when designing the fictional kingdom.