Disney has confirmed that a new Frozen attraction is in the works and will replace the Maelstrom at the Norway pavilion in Epcot. This has been a very heated rumor and now that Disney has confirmed it, let the madness begin.
Details for the upcoming changes are slim, but Tom Skaggs (WDW Parks Chairman) posted this message to the Disney Blog today:
"We’ve made “Frozen” a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more. So I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. 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. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests. We think these “Frozen” elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film.
No specific dates have been given for the closure of the Maelstrom, but we are told that Norway will remain open while the ride is under construction.
Disney also released information that the Frozen characters will be making an appearance at the Magic Kingdom this holiday season and released the image below with the following quote:
“Frozen’s” popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Parkthis holiday season. In addition to the ongoing character appearances, Queen Elsa will use her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace every night starting in early November. And Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party-goers can see Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf in “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”
This has been a hard month for Epcot purists with the cancellation of the live music groups and now the demise of a fan favorite. What are your thoughts on the Frozen-Norway news?