This is exciting news for Frozen fans, because it’s the first look at the “Frozen Ever After” ride that is coming to Norway in Epcot.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the ride will take you back to the movie, but without retelling the story. Guests will encounter Anna, Elsa, Kristof, Olaf, and the Snowgies during the ride.
Another fun fact is that the ride vehicle and the path of the ride will remain the same. The scenes will, of course, be different and will features scenes relevant to Frozen.
In the article, it goes into some detail about the queue line revealing that guests will walk by Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post (and yes, you will hear Oaken’s famously hearty “yoo-hoo!” as you pass by).
The setting for the ride is described as a winter festival that takes place in the summer. The article describes the layout for the ride and the first scene (after boarding the ride vehicle) guests will see are Olaf and Sven setting up for the festival.
Next, you will make your way to Troll Valley to see Grandpappy Troll telling the store of Anna and Kristof to a group of troll children. Also in this scene are Olaf, Anna, and Kristof, singing and ice skating.
Elsa’s appearance is next and she will be singing “Let It Go” from the balcony on her ice castle. Wouldn’t be a Frozen ride without that song showing up at least once! Expect elaborate effects that will create simulated snow crystals that fly around the room for this part.
Marshmallow will also appear during the ride. He’ll be yelling “Let It Go” in time with Elsa’s song. This is the second to last scene of the ride.
The final scene is where you will see fireworks and Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff will give you a wave as you pass by.
The audio-animatronic characters are expected to be cutting edge, because Disney will be using new technology for them. The new technology includes projectors pointed at their faces for more lifelike animation. The same animation was used for Seven Dwarfs Mind Train.
The placement of this ride has been received with very mixed reactions. Some love the addition and some are still angry at the replacement of Maelstrom. We’ll have to wait and see if this boosts attendance for Epcot when it opens in 2016.
Are you planning on riding “Frozen Ever After” when it opens?
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Source: Wall Street Journal