Frozen Attraction Confirmed By Disney To Replace Maelstrom In Norway

As rumored for many months now, Maelstrom in Norway is on its way out and a Frozen attraction is on its way into Epcot. Disney’s own Tom Staggs wrote on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, and confirmed that a Frozen attraction will indeed be coming to Epcot and there’s even more.

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Per Disney:

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.

“Frozen’s” popular characters will also have a bigger presence at Magic Kingdom Park this 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.”

We’re extending some favorite elements of Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!, too, so that guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can continue singing along to “Frozen” songs with Queen Elsa and Princess Anna. Wandering Oaken’s will set up shop closer to the show through the holiday season and will feature a larger play area with real snow (in Florida!).


The Frozen attraction is coming and Maelstrom is going. It’s a huge and exciting day for Disney fans, but also a sad one all at the same time. There has been no set date for the new Frozen attraction or anything else, but you can be sure that it’s all coming soon.


  1. John Berggren says:

    Part of me hopes that the initial rumor of the Frozen attraction opening in December bears out. I’d love to give it a try while I’m there.

    I’d also be content if they needed more time to make a better experience.

  2. John Berggren says:

    Nevermind. I’m starting to see “early 2016” indicated.

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