We Frozen fans are all eagerly awaiting the opening of the ride in Walt Disney World, and in the meantime, we just heard some updates that gave us chills. (See what we did there?)
Frozen Ever After, which will open its doors in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion in early 2016, will be a boat ride that takes visitors on a tour of Arendelle. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, the new ride will use rear-projection technology to animate the faces of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and more (it’s the same technology that makes the dwarfs in the Magic Kingdom’s Seven Dwarfs Mine Train look so lifelike). And here’s the super exciting part: you can expect to hear “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” and “Let It Go” on the ride, each with slightly altered lyrics.
It wouldn’t be a Disney Parks attraction without an immersive story, and Frozen Ever After will spin a tale by taking you through a Winter in Summer celebration in which Elsa makes it snow. The journey begins in the queue, where you’ll see Oaken peeking out from the steamed-up windows of his Trading Post and yelling “Hoo-hoo!” On the ride, you’ll see Sven helping set up for the celebration, Olaf ice-skating, and Marshmallow getting up to some still-unspecified hijinks. You’ll enter Troll Valley, where Grand Pabbie will recount how Anna and Kristoff met. Then comes the part we’re most excited for—a visit to Elsa’s ice palace as she sings “Let It Go” and makes it snow. The ride will end with fireworks and the characters bidding you farewell.
If all that Frozen fun has you eager to get some face time with Anna and Elsa, you’ll be able to stop by the Norway Pavilion’s Royal Sommerhus, where the sisters will be receiving royal guests.
Say it with us: is it 2016 yet?