Bye Bye Maelstrom, Hello Frozen!

 Looks like Florida just Froze over! The Frozen event at Hollywood Studios was such a big hit that Disney decided to keep the Frozen party going longer and to extend it to the other theme parks.

A brand new "Frozen" attraction  and character greeting area will be constructed at the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. The sad news is that the new attraction, will replace the  Maelstrom! That kind of makes me sad because that was a great ride! It was a great "go to" ride when you needed to get out of the heat and stand in an air conditioned line!

But anyway, the new ride will be a journey through Arendelle and you will be able to experience moments and music from the film. The attraction will also host a greeting location for Anna and Elsa!

The last day to ride the Maelstrom will be October 5th! That stinks for me because I wasn't planning on visiting Epcot until the 6th :(

The project is anticipated to be complete by early 2016, but the Norway pavilion will remain open through construction.

"Frozen" fever will also continue into the Magic Kingdom during the Holiday season .

Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf  will be participating in  "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade," along with"ice" skaters, skiiers, and ice cutters from the Kingdom of Arendelle. This parade will only be offered during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

But don't worry, you will still be able to see Anna and Else when they appear in a new show on the castle stage each evening beginning on November 5th.  Elsa will be using her powers to transform Cinderella's castle into a glimmering ice palace!

Who's excited about this?


  1. Oh no! I loved that ride (and the air conditioned line you mentioned!). I'm sure the new one will be great too though. Frozen fever has definitely taken over Disney World.

  2. I figured with winter coming they would really let Frozen be the main focus....

  3. Our plan is also to be at Epcot on October 6th. I'm sad I'll miss one last ride o. maelstrom but the ride is kind of dated so I'm glad that there will be something new there.

  4. I always enjoy Maelstrom, but it does look a little worn like a lot of Epcot attractions. I'm not sure I like the idea of Norway losing their attraction, but I'm sure the new ride will be great.

  5. Beat me to it, my post for Tuesday is going to be about this. I'm not happy with it at all, and I love Frozen.

  6. I saw this and was so sad! Thankfully, I rode it back after the marathon in January, but still : (

  7. I enjoyed Maelstrom but it wasn't a favorite so I don't really mind the replacement. But I know it has been a widely unpopular change so part of me wonders if they should reconsider (highly doubtful they would though). Maybe it will surprise everyone and be a really cool new ride!

  8. I never knew about Maelstrom until earlier this year and was planning on riding it during Wine & Dine weekend. Bummer it'll be closed before then. I'm sure the new ride will be a lot of fun, though :)


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