Entrance Torn Out of Beloved Disney Park Ride as Its ‘Frozen’ Makeover Continues

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New images from one Disney theme park show a major feature removed from one ride.

For better or worse, Disney’s theme parks are always changing. No two visits to Disney World, Disneyland, or beyond are the same, with each trip bringing surprise character encounters, new foods to try, and different ride experiences.

Guests walking in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom behind Cinderella Castle
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The most frustrating thing that can change from trip to trip is what’s actually available during your vacation. Like all theme parks, Disney has to carry out regular maintenance to keep its attractions in tip-top condition.

Disney informs guests of these refurbishments well in advance. From Disneyland Resort to Tokyo Disney Resort, every Disney resort worldwide shares its refurbishment calendar online so you can plan your trip accordingly.

An empty curved auditorium with wooden benches, featuring multiple large projection screens displaying an expansive image of the Great Wall of China and surrounding mountains at the Disney World China attraction. The room is lit softly, with blue curtains covering the lower half of the walls.
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Most of the time, these closures have pretty clear-cut opening and closing dates. For example, earlier this week, Walt Disney World Resort confirmed that Reflections of China – the show presented in EPCOT’s China Pavilion – will close from June 13 to June 14, 2024.

Next door at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith also closed on January 8 and is set to reopen on July 27.

But sometimes, Disney is a little more vague about when rides will reopen. This typically happens when a ride is undergoing a massive refurbishment or retheme, such as the one that just wrapped up at Magic Kingdom to transform Splash Mountain into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse wave from a colorful parade float adorned with various decorative art, while Timon smiles at the camera. In the background is a fairytale castle and bubbles floating in the air, creating a magical atmosphere.
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That’s currently the case at Disneyland Paris, where Le Pays des Contes de Fées has been undergoing pretty major maintenance since March 10, 2024.

As well as the usual steps to repair typical wear and tear, the ride – which is the Disneyland Paris version of the Storybook Land Canal Boats – is receiving a brand-new scene inspired by Frozen (2013), complete with Elsa’s ice palace, as well as scenes based on The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) and Up (2010).

Guests pass a scene on the Disney ride Le Pays des Contes de Fées in Disneyland Paris
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New images shared from the park also seem to suggest that other sections of the ride are getting a major revamp. DLP Report revealed that the book that usually sits at the entrance to Le Pays des Contes de Fées has been removed, leaving behind an empty metal frame.

This book has looked a little worse for wear for a while now, so it’s good to see Disneyland Paris finally treating it to some TLC.

It follows a string of positive changes made at the park recently, including the shock return of self-service paper maps at the entrance to Disneyland Park and the reintroduction of the Main Street Residents – a collection of “streetmosphere” performers who interact with guests on Main Street, U.S.A.

What should be next on the to-do list for Disneyland Paris? Let us know in the comments!

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