The perpetual hot button topic of Walt Disney World fans is what the next pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase will be. Will it be Australia? Brazil? Russia? Israel? One of the marvels of the existing World Showcase is just how much space is available for development on property for additional pavilions. Now thanks to filings with the South Florida Water Management District office, we have our answer: Arendelle. Of course this doesn’t mean that Norway has been saved from handing over its Maelstrom attraction to Anna and Elsa of Disney’s Frozen, rather Queen Elsa has annexed the current ‘vacant’ lot located between the Mexico and and Norway pavilions for a project titled ‘Frozen Meet and Greet Building.’
According to the filed documents, the new 1+ acre project consists of building an approximately 13,000 square feet facility that ‘will house a Disney guest attraction and a women’s restroom,’ as well as a new 2,000 square foot ‘modular type’ building that will replace one that needs to be demolished for the new project. In addition, two backstage parking spots with 18 spaces will be constructed. Judging by the illustration and aerial photographs included in the filing, it appears the new facility will have its own direct access to the World Showcase Lagoon area and will not connect directly with the existing Norway pavilion.
Of course the number of floors will be a factor, but to give an idea of the new building’s size, a Google search for 13,000 square feet usually results in the keyword ‘mansion.’