Walt Disney World has unveiled new artwork and scene-by-scene details of the upcoming “Frozen” ride at Epcot, officially called Frozen Ever After.
The details were released exclusively to Wall Street Journal.
Frozen Ever After replaces Maelstrom in the Norway pavilion at Epcot with Imagineer Kathy Mangum at the helm. Mangum was previously responsible for overseeing big Disney projects including Cars Land at Disneyland.
The new ride will follow the same path as Maelstrom, but all of the scenes are being remade into “Frozen” ones.
It’s set in Arendelle, naturally, in the middle of summer. The queue will include Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post with steamy windows from the sauna.
On board, Olaf and Sven will be the first characters seen, preparing for a Winter Festival. From there, guests will encounter the trolls retelling the story of Anna and Kristof first meeting.
Next, Olaf again appears singing and ice skating with Anna, Kristof, and Sven.
Of course, this ride wouldn’t be complete without a big reveal of Elsa singing “Let It Go” atop her ice castle balcony.
Marshmallow, the giant snowman, and small Snowgies from “Frozen Fever” will appear, also exclaiming “Let It Go” before sending guests down into the finale featuring fireworks and a last look at Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristof.
Characters will be represented via the latest audio-animatronic technology, with projected animated faces similar to the dwarfs in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the newly added Hatbox Ghost at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion.