FROZEN-Themed Attraction Heading to EPCOT's Norway Pavillion?
Pull on your snow boots and zip up your parkas! It looks like an all-new attraction based on Disney's hit animated film FROZEN, now in theaters, is heading to EPCOT's Norway Pavilion in Disneyworld, according to Moviefone.com.
The film, tells the story of fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) who sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice ofIdina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Surpassing the $500 million mark worldwide last month, Frozen held its number one box office spot on New Year's Day, bringing in $8.7 million for a six-week total of $271.9 million.
Yesterday, Disney historian Jim Hill, appearing on the Disney Dish Podcast, shared what Disney had in store for a planned "Frozen," attraction at the Norway pavilion of Florida's EPCOT, a logical setting for the Nordic-themed film.
"They're already looking at 2014/2015 and where does that fit into our holiday plans," explained Hill. Hinting that days might be numbered for the present Norway attraction, the Maelstrom boat ride, Hill suggested, "Those of you who love the Maelstrom might want to go visit it."
He continued, "Disney's not going to make the mistake they made with "The Little Mermaid" again. They're not going to wait 20 years to get a ride," Hill said, referring to the Ariel's Undersea Adventure attraction which opened more than 20 years after "The Little Mermaid" debuted in theaters.
Commenting on the proposed time table for the new attraction, Hill said, "There will be something in the next 18 months. Supposedly there's something larger in the works for Disneyland but that's in line behind the Marvel and the 'Star Wars' stuff."