Frozen Ever After is one of the most popular attractions at EPCOT in Walt Disney World as it takes Guests into the story of the 2013 animated film. The attraction replaced Maelstrom a few years ago due to its overwhelming popularity and to help draw more Guests into the Norway pavilion.
In fact, did you know that Frozen Ever After compromises a majority of the pavilion due to its overwhelmingly large show building?
In case you weren’t aware, many Disney Parks attractions have large show buildings. These show buildings are a necessity to house an attraction that lasts as long as, say, Splash Mountain, The Haunted Mansion, or Pirates of the Caribbean without taking away from the attraction’s facade.
Basically, rides such as Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Frozen Ever After needing a lot more space to tell the full story, but utilizing giant industrial-looking buildings are, of course, not pleasant to look at and will take away from the theming that Disney is known for. So, in order to make this work, these show buildings are often hidden from Guests’ views to preserve the Park’s magic.
Even though you cannot see these show buildings while standing inside the park — you can see them from a bird’s eye view! We decided to take a look at the Frozen Ever After location on Google Earth and when doing so, we noticed just how big the Frozen Ever After show building is.
In both the images above and below, you can see just how massive the Frozen Ever After show building is. It is so big that it practically takes up a majority of the Norway pavilion! But you wouldn’t notice this when visiting the pavilion in real life since Disney does such a great job of utilizing the space and making things appear just the way they envision it.
The Norway pavilion that Guests visit is really just a small walkway that connects a few shops, the Frozen Ever After attraction, and where Elsa and Anna used to greet Guests. But when looking at the pavilion from a bird’s eye view in Google Earth, we can really see that the Frozen Ever After show building takes up a little over half of the pavilion.
More on Frozen Ever After
Below is the official ride description, courtesy of Disney:
Voyage to Arendelle aboard an ancient Nordic vessel as you take a musical tour of the wintery world of Frozen.
Let it Go, All Over AgainFind a seat aboard your boat and let the lapping waters take you through a frozen willow, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some “boulders”—a.k.a. Kristoff’s family from Troll Valley—before bracing for the cold. High up in the icy blue world of the North Mountain, Queen Elsa’s enchanting ice palace awaits. Behold the wonder… and keep an eye out for Anna, Olaf and a few more Frozen friends. This enchanting “Summer Snow Day” celebration—complete with many of your favorite Frozen tunes—is sure to melt even the coldest hearts!
Know Before You Go
This song-filled journey is a slow-moving boat ride with backward and forward plunges down short waterfalls. You may get wet!
Did you realize just how big the Frozen Ever After show building is? Let us know in the comments below.
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