Epcot | World Showcase (Norway)
Frozen Ever After Description
Sail through the world of Princess Anna, Queen Elsa, Olaf the snowman, and other friends from Frozen (2013) on this visually stunning dark ride.
Frozen Ever After Ride Information
Opening Day: June 21, 2016
Type of Ride: Boat adventure
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration of Ride: About 5 minutes
Typical Queue Time: Very long
Single Rider Line: No
FastPass+: Yes, visit our FastPass+ Guide for more information on FastPass+.
Chicken Exit Available: Yes
Baby Swap Available: No
Type of Vehicle: Boat
Type of Restraint: None
Attraction Open During EMH: Yes; both morning and evening. See our Extra Magic Hours page for more information.
Ride Photo Available For Purchase: Yes
Height Requirements: None
Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No
Frozen Ever After Location
Shopping: Frozen-based merchandise, including apparel and plush dolls, are the highlight of the adjacent “Wandering Reindeer” gift shop. Norwegian goods, including fragrances, fleece, woolens, porcelain, pewter, and toys, can be purchased at “The Puffin’s Roost.”
Dining/Refreshment: Two restaurants, the table service Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and the counter service Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe, are situated in Norway. Akershus features character dining at breakfast, lunch, and dinner; breakfast is served family style, while lunch and dinner are a la carte affairs with varied offerings, such as a Norwegian turkey club sandwich, Kjottkake, a slow-cooked beef sandwich, salmon, and cod. Characters may include Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Mulan, and Mary Poppins. Meanwhile, Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe offers Norwegian sandwiches and pastries, including the cult favorite school bread and lefse.
Restroom: Facilities are situated near Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe.
Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Epcot smoking areas can be found on our Walt Disney World Designated Smoking Areas page.
Frozen Ever After Fun Facts
Did you know?
- Frozen and Frozen Ever After are set in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, which was inspired by the real Norway.
- Frozen Ever After transpires after the events of Frozen.
- On Frozen Ever After, guests sail through Arendelle to visit Elsa at her Ice Palace. Elsa has invited the entire kingdom to a “Summer Snow Day” celebration at the palace to honor Princess Anna’s unselfish act of true love that saved Elsa.
- Frozen Ever After’s queue takes guests through a courtyard and Oaken’s Tokens (and Sauna). Here, guests will encounter portraits of Kristoff and Sven, Scandinavian decorations, a notice to beware of the Duke of Weselton, a notice for a “Summer Snow Day Blowout” sale at Oaken’s, a pamphlet from Kristoff’s performance at the Royal Arendelle Playhouse, and a newspaper article noting Prince Hans’s fall from grace.
- Frozen Ever After includes music; vibrant lighting and snow effects; and animatronics of Olaf, the Trolls, Kristoff, Anna, Elsa, and Sven. Songs include “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Let it Go,” and “In Summer.”
- Frozen Ever After was the third major Frozen-based attraction to appear at a Disney theme park, the second at Walt Disney World and the first ride. “For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” premiered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in July 2014, and the “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” stage show debuted at Disney’s California Adventure in May 2016.
- Frozen Ever After replaced “Maelstrom,” a boat ride through Norwegian mythology coupled with a Norwegian travelogue, which operated from 1988 to 2014.
- Guests can meet Anna and Elsa at the adjacent Royal Sommerhaus. The sisters previously interacted with guests at the Magic Kingdom’s Princess Fairytale Hall.
Top 5 Tips for Frozen Ever After
- Keep in mind that Frozen Ever After opens at 9 AM, not 11 AM like the rest of World Showcase.
- Consider making a FastPass Plus reservation for a shorter wait.
- Fans of Frozen should make this attraction a priority.
- Consider (re)watching Frozen prior to your visit such as to better appreciate this attraction.
- Take in the details throughout the attraction, including the queue.