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Frozen Walt Disney World? Farewell Maelstrom on Oct 5

September 12, 2014
It looks like Frozen is taking over Walt Disney World!  I know lots of little princesses that will be happy.  I also know some very sad Maelstrom fans. Over the falls!! Over the falls!!!

Maelstrom at Epcot Replaced with Frozen


The Last Day To Experience Maelstrom Will Be October 5, 2014.

Frozen is an amazing box office success. Disney can't seem to satisfy the need guests have to experience something, anything Frozen while in Walt Disney World.  I am happy to see them answering that need, but oh so very sad to see Maelstrom go.  That attraction shares history about Norway.  Disney keeps introducing animated characters into the historical parts of Epcot’s World Showcase and that is too bad.  I felt the same way when Donald Duck took over Mexico. So, that is that.  I expressed my sad feelings. 

I am not totally upset because I know Disney will make these new experiences special.  Here is the news, directly from Disney, all official and ready to call NEWS!

On Epcot’s new attraction, which will include a Meet and Greet area with Anna and Elsa: The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take you to Arendelle and immerse you in many of your favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location with Anna and Elsa. These "Frozen" elements are great additions to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film.

In order for work to begin on the attraction and character greeting area, the last day Guests can enjoy the Maelstrom attraction is Oct. 5, 2014. The project is anticipated to be complete by early 2016, and the Norway pavilion will remain open through construction.

Frozen enchants Magic Kingdom: The wintry wonder and magic of "Frozen" will also enchant Magic Kingdom Park this holiday season. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf join the festive holiday procession, "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade," along with a flurry of skaters, skiiers, and ice cutters from the Kingdom of Arendelle. This parade is offered during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, select nights Nov. 7-Dec. 19, 2014. The parade will also be presented daily Dec. 20-31, 2014.

Each evening beginning Nov. 5, 2014, Anna and Elsa will appear in a new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage at the heart of Magic Kingdom Park, as Queen Elsa uses her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a glimmering ice palace for the holidays.

Of course, Frozen will still be offering experiences at Hollywood Studios: "Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios yet, has been continued. Your can enjoy "For the First Time in Forever: A 'Frozen' Sing-Along Celebration," a hilarious and interactive presentation of the "Frozen" story - extended indefinitely! The show is presented up to 10 times per day in the park's Premiere Theater on Streets of America, and Disney Fastpass+ service is now available.

Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Funland will be moving on Sept. 28, 2014 from Soundstage One to a new space, in Streets of America near the exit of the Studio Backlot Tour. The new Wandering Oaken's, expected to operate through the holiday season, will feature a larger-than-ever play area with real snow, plenty of "Frozen" merchandise, character cupcakes, and other treats.

Start planning your next Disney World vacation.  There arestill discounts available for dates in 2014.