Two-and-a-half years after Frozen was released and went on to become Disney’s biggest film ever, Disney have opened a ride themed to the hugely popular film called Frozen Ever After. Here’s everything you wanted to know about the new Frozen ride…
Where is it?
Frozen Ever After is located at EPCOT, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. The theme park is split into two sections: Future World, which focuses on technological innovation and World Showcase, which celebrates world cultures. There are 11 country pavilions in World Showcase and one of them is the Norway Pavilion, which is where Frozen Ever After can be found.
What type of ride is it?
Frozen Ever After is a dark water ride. Though it does have a drop, it’s still suitable for families and the drop isn’t too big, so you shouldn’t get too wet on it. There’s no height restriction and the ride is suitable for all ages. Park guests board boats and are taken past various scenes featuring inspired by both Frozen and the animated short Frozen Fever.
How long are the queues?
Queues for the ride have been very long indeed, though to be fair, any ride themed to Frozen is going to have huge queues. A key problem with Frozen Ever After is that it has a low hourly capacity, so the queues don’t move too quickly. Another problem is Disney’s Fastpass+, a free system that allows you to book rides in advance by computer or app; if you’re booking it on the day, you can also use an in-park kiosk, though because the ride’s so popular, it’s suggested you book it in advance.
What do I do to guarantee I get on the ride?
If you’re planning a trip to EPCOT in advance, look into Fastpass+ and get Fastpasses for Frozen Ever After booked, that way you’ll be guaranteed a ride. If you’re not planning your trip in advance, get to EPCOT for when it opens and head straight to the ride – get there later and the queues are going to be quite long.
Can I meet Anna and Elsa?
Also in the Norway Pavilion is the Royal Sommerhus, a cozy summer cabin where you can meet Anna and Elsa, chat with them and pose for photos.