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Disney Girl: Why I Think “Frozen” Shouldn’t Be In World Showcase

Anna and ElsaLet me start off this post by saying that I LOVE FROZEN! I saw it 3 times in the movie theater (don’t even ask me how many times I’ve seen it at home), had a big Frozen birthday party, and my sister and I CANNOT wait for Anna and Elsa to be on Once Upon A Time!  NOW to the real reason I’m here – today I am going to be talking about a subject that will make half of you estatic and the other half very disappointed. Recently, Disney announced that they are going to be replacing Epcot®‘s Norway attraction, Maelstrom, with a new Frozen attraction. People are going nuts about this, so let’s discuss!

The whole Norway Pavilion is be made over during 2015.  This has been a rumor for a while, but Tom Staggs confirmed it on the 12th. He says that the Frozen attraction “Will take guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film”.  There will be an area changed into an Anna and Elsa Meet & Greet, and we assume that the whole Norway Pavilion will have a Frozen overlay added to it. No exact dates for the attraction’s opening have been announced.

My opinion: To me, Epcot®‘s World Showcase is about discovering countries and learning about their cultures!  Now that they are changing Norway’s signature attraction into a ride inspired by a movie that  is located in a made-up kingdom is very disappointing.  I’m sure that it will  be amazing, (I’m expecting a generous amount of trolls), but I don’t think that Norway would like to be represented like that.  I’m sad I’ll never get to ride Maelstrom a last time.  And, also, kids don’t need Frozen rides to want to go to Epcot®.  That’s what people have been saying, but that’s not the case.  Things don’t need to be dumbed down for kids…we can handle it, really!  I think an Anna and Elsa attraction would be great in Disney Hollywood Studios® (so do my friends in the Jr. Imagineers), being that it is one of the most popular movies of all time!  Now 3 out of 4 Walt Disney World® parks have something Frozen related – keeping it in one land or park seems better to me!

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Well you’ve defenitly heard my thoughts on the subject, but now I want to hear YOUR opionion! Here is a poll to see what you, the readers, think of this matter!

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That’s it for today folks, but before I leave, here are my questions to you:

I know you’ve already voted with the poll, but tell me in the comments how you personally feel about this! No Frozen? Yes Frozen? Any questions or other thoughts? Tell me in the comments down below, I really want to hear from you!

Thanks for listening and have a magical day! – Ruby 8:)


Ruby is a twelve year old Disney fan, and she credits her mom with starting her early love of Disney. In addition to her enthusiasm for Disney, Ruby enjoys singing and writing. She will be reviewing Disney-related topics that are of interest to younger Disney fans—and their parents and grandparents!