Take a Fresh Look Inside Disney's New 'World of Frozen'

February 7, 2023, 1:07 PM · Get ready to visit Arendelle. Disney's first park land themed to Frozen is nearing completion.

World of Frozen will open in the second half of this year at Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disney is sharing some fresh looks inside the construction site.

World of Frozen brings the movies' Arendelle to life with North Mountain and Elsa's Ice Palace sitting above Arendelle Castle, around which visitors can experience two attractions, eat in a quick-service restaurant, and shop for whatever Frozen souvenirs fans of the movies don't already own.

World of Frozen
Concept art courtesy Walt Disney Imagineering

The land's two attractions will be Frozen Ever After, which includes a plussed version of the Elsa Audio-Animatronic from the Walt Disney World boat ride (see it in the video above), and Wandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs, a family roller coaster.

Stay tuned for more news about World of Frozen in the weeks ahead, including an official opening date.

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Replies (15)

February 7, 2023 at 1:12 PM

Looks like it’s gonna be a beauty once it’s finished. I’m getting a “plussed New Fantasyland” vibe

February 7, 2023 at 2:58 PM

Imagine a Disney park with nothing but its IP lands: Star Wars, Cars, Avatar, Toy Story, and now Frozen. (And maybe Toontown, too.) Would that be the world's best theme park, or a logistical mess?

February 7, 2023 at 3:53 PM

@Robert Niles, I think in terms of cohesiveness and immersion, although impressive on their own, all the different worlds thrown together would be abrupt and jarring, instead of the escape they're meant to be. It's a reminder of reality, rather than a suspension of it.

February 7, 2023 at 4:32 PM

This looks fantastic!

I'm curious: does anyone know what happened to HK:DL's planned Avengers Campus area? Last I heard, they were supposed to get an Avengers Quinjet attraction (originally planned for this year, pre-pandemic). Is this ride still a go? Will it be replaced with the other Avengers ride that's been confirmed for Avengers Campus in DLR?

February 7, 2023 at 5:16 PM

Will Disneyland ever receive a Frozen Land?

February 7, 2023 at 5:19 PM

Man, I really hope Disney starts moving away from the projected face approach in America so that we can start getting animatronics like that one again.

February 8, 2023 at 3:51 AM

It's terrific news that HK Disneyland is getting this and it looks great.

The problem for Disney however is fast becoming the location, given that the political environment around HK Disneyland has changed radically from when it opened and the decision to invest was made. I appreciate that technically Disney are only a minority shareholder in both HK and Shanghai but given that the majority shareholder is the Hong Kong Government that must be becoming increasingly uncomfortable for a company founded on ideas of freedom and universal goodwill. HK itself has seen a massive drop in popularity as a destination because of the actions of its government and the increasingly repressive measures being introduced there sit badly with the Disney vibe. One wonders whether the finances still add up?

February 8, 2023 at 8:29 AM

It really looks beautiful and full of details. I love how it really feels like a large area.
Does anyone know when this land will open in WDS in Paris?

February 8, 2023 at 9:28 AM

@ Robert Niles

That is essentially what DHS is supposed to be now right, except with a Hollywood main street / hub?

February 8, 2023 at 9:32 AM

Looks pretty impressive, and the Elsa animatronic looks much better than the one we have in our version of Frozen Ever After. It does give me hope that we will see this type of animatronic in Tiana's Bayou Adventure in 2024.

February 8, 2023 at 5:14 PM

Wow, way to read the room, Disney. I’m sure hearing about future plans for its Chinese parks is really what a lot of US fans want to hear right now.

It sure would have been nice if Disney had invested all the money it used for Shanghai and Hong Kong into its US parks. But I guess it’s more important to pander to a market that is openly rattling its sabers and threatening war with the US and we’re just engaging in more “Disney bashing” by pointing it out.

February 8, 2023 at 7:35 PM

that seems like a pretty deliberate misreading of the geopolitical context in Hong Kong.

February 8, 2023 at 10:36 PM

Bob Iger has always been obsessed with China.

February 8, 2023 at 10:43 PM

you and bob have something in common!

February 9, 2023 at 10:48 AM

What are you? 13?

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