PHOTOS: Work on ‘Frozen’ Land Continues Despite Disney Park’s Closure

Disney Frozen land
Credit: @hkdlfantasy (left); Disney (right)

On a subtropical island, a frozen mountain range is taking shape. Seriously.

Just a few years ago, Disney Parks Experiences and Products announced that Walt Disney Imagineering would bring Princess Anna and Queen Elsa’s Nordic kingdom Arendelle to Disney Theme Parks around the world in a magical and permanent way. We at Disney Fanatic recently shared updates on the Frozen-themed land taking shape at Disneyland Paris’ second gate Walt Disney Studios Park. Now, we have some updates on another new Frozen expansion underway at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

arendelle frozen disneyland paris

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While Hong Kong Disneyland has been closed for four additional months this year, it appears that some work has progressed in that time–especially now, after the Park’s reopening was announced for later this month. 

The updates come from Twitter user HKDL Fantasy (@hkdlfantasy), who shared images that peer into the Park, saying, “As paint work continues at #ArendelleWorldofFrozen”, snow can now be seen below the North Mountain.”

This image gives viewers some sense of their mountainous size, as Space Mountain sits nearby and is dwarfed by the new addition.

First announced in 2016, Arendelle: The World of Frozen has been taking shape for several years now as part of a multi-year expansion project Disney has with the Hong Kong Government, which included the transformation of its recreation of Disneyland Park’s Sleeping Beauty Castle into the original Castle of Magical Dreams.

Hong Kong Disneyland

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Along with new levels of fantastical immersion into the world of Walt Disney Animation’s instant classic, Guests will also be treated to some brand new rides like a new roller coaster called “Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs.”

Wandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs concept art

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Despite delays due to Covid-19 concerns, Arendelle: The World of Frozen is reportedly set for a 2022 opening at Hong Kong Disneyland. In the meantime, Frozen fans can find Anna and Elsa at EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion at the Walt Disney World Resort where the dark ride Malestrom was transformed into Frozen Ever After. We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on more Disney Parks news as more information comes to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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