For the first time in forever, Disney announced the official opening date for an all-new world in one of its Parks.
With two of the highest-grossing films of all time sparking a phenomenon among Disney fans, Imagineers couldn’t “Let It Go” much longer—it was time to dream up a world dedicated to Frozen and Frozen 2.
Although Elsa enthusiasts have adventured with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf at the Norway Pavilion in EPCOT on the “Frozen Ever After” ride and sang along with the princesses at Hollywood Studio’s “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” no Disney Park experience has measured up to the one coming down the luge.
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After sneak peeks and speculation, Frozen fanatics can finally plan to immerse themselves in the fan-favorite film at Disneyland Hong Kong’s Arendelle: The World of Frozen in November 2023. Aptly debuting on the 10th anniversary of the Frozen film’s premiere, the World of Frozen will feature chilly attractions, Denmark dining, and breathtaking palace views.
What to Expect in the World of Frozen
With the stage for The World of Frozen set after Queen Elsa and Princess Anna have created a summer snow day in Arendelle, the land features two main attractions: “Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs” and “Frozen Ever After.”
A thrilling Frozen attraction, “Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs” is a family coaster taking Guests on a winding journey through Arendelle. Before you take off, you’ll visit Oaken’s store, and Olaf and Sven will pull your sled to the top of the lift. Last week, Disney shared a first look at the sliding sleigh ride being tested by Disney Imagineers.
Walt Disney Imagineers test ride the upcoming Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs coaster. The attraction will debut as part of a World of Frozen land opening in Hong Kong Disneyland later this year. pic.twitter.com/rlrLlWfg9F
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In a replica of EPCOT’s “Frozen Ever After,” Disneyland Hong Kong is including an animatronic upgrade to the characters with realistic physical features. Unlike the projected images in “Maelstrom” ‘s replacement at Walt Disney World, the Hong Kong rendition will feature life-like portrayals of Disney’s Frozen favorites.
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Where else to Experience Frozen in Disney Parks
Although the buzz is around Hong Kong Disneyland chiseling off a part of Denmark in its Frozen-themed land, it’s not the only Disney Park to feature the famous animated film. Frozen Kingdom will be a featured land in Tokyo DisneySea’s Fantasy Springs, a new expansion set to open its gates in spring 2024.
In 2025, Walt Disney Studios Park at the Disneyland Paris Resort will join the Arendelle arrangements with an all-new Frozen expansion.
In the meantime, no blueprints are in the works for Frozen-themed additions to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Frozen fans will need to catch The Royal Ship (or a flight) overseas to get the full Frozen experience.