Walt Disney World has released some new details regarding the ‘Frozen Ever After’ attraction and permanent meet and greet location for Anna and Elsa as well as some additional information from the film’s songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The Lopezes speak about the attraction in the video embedded below which also includes appearances by their daughters, Annie and Katie (both of whom had parts in the original film).
Opening in summer of 2016, the ‘Frozen Ever After’ is an adventure fit for the entire family that will take guests through the kingdom of Arendelle. Guests will be transported to the Winter in Summer Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers and creates a winter-in-summer day for the entire kingdom. The family-friendly adventure picks up after the events in the blockbuster hit Frozen and celebrates a ‘Summer Snow Day.’
A stone archway entrance greets guests to the kingdom of Arendelle. Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, trolls and Marshmallow join them on their boat journey through the frozen willow forest, past Troll Valley and up to the North Mountain to Elsa’s ice palace.
After disembarking, guests can meet the regal sisters in the cozy Royal Sommerhus. Inspired by a cabin in the countryside of Norway, the sisters have opened their summer home for visitors.
- ‘Frozen Ever After’ is the first Frozen-themed attraction and the Royal Sommerhus is Elsa’s and Anna’s permanent meet and greet at Disney Parks.
- Guests will witness Elsa’s ice magic in ‘Frozen Ever After.’
- Composers Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez created new lyrics to the cherished Frozen film songs. As Bobby explains in the video below, the layout of the attraction — which doesn’t re-create the film, but shares the characters’ experiences — required characters to be integrated into songs that didn’t involve them in the film, hence the need for new lyrics.
- All of the original voice talent from the film returned and recorded dialogue and songs for the attraction
- WDI traveled to Norway to research architecture, decor and artifacts; guests will find their inspiration in the Royal Sommerhus.
- The design of Royal Sommerhus and the surrounding area is modeled after a traditional Norwegian cabin in Trondheim.