Saturday, September 13, 2014

Frozen Characters Taking Over Maelstrom at Epcot

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Announced via the Disney Parks Blog by Tom Staggs himself, Epcot will be receiving a new attraction based on the super-mega-popular film Frozen.  The attraction, which was announced to travel agents as opening in early 2016, will replace Maelstrom at the Norway Pavilion.

Virtually no details of the attraction, let alone concept art of any sort, were released with the news.  I would assume that the cause of the release was more to let everyone know that Maelstrom will close for good on October 5th, 2014 since that is only three-ish weeks away.  The story also mentions that a new "royal greeting area" for the Frozen crew will be a part of the project.

Maelstrom is a dark boat ride that tells of Norway's history using various scenes and animatronic figures.  It opened in 1988 and is one of only a few rides located within the various country themed Pavilions in World Showcase.

Hopefully as time goes by Disney will release some additional information on exactly what the ride will hold!