Disney has finally given us our first glimpse of the long-awaited 'Frozen Ever After' ride that is due to open at Epcot in 2016 and for what feels like the first time in forever, I am truly excited about a new Disney attraction!
The official Disney image below appears to give us a tantalizing glimpse of the centerpiece of the ride where Elsa appears and urges passengers to 'Let it Go' before they float out of Arendelle:
The ride, which will replace the 27-year-old Maelstrom ride in 'Norway,' will take passengers on a magical boat journey that will make them "feel like they stepped into the magical world of Frozen."
According to the Wall Street Journal, the ride will allow fans to take in the following sights:
Wandering Oaken's Trading Post
Vistors will queue past Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and the thick-accented character will occasionally clean mist off the windows or yell his trademark phrase "yoo-hoo!"
Sven and Olaf
After riders board their boats, they will be greeted by animatronic renditions of Sven and Olaf larking around and setting up for the Winter Festival.
The next sight park goers will drift past will be troll valley with Grandpappy troll telling an adoring crowd how Anna and Kristof first met.
Elsa's Ice Palace
The climax of the ride will feature Elsa belting out 'Let it Go' on the balcony of her ice palace. This centerpiece features elaborate effects that will make digital snow crystal soar around the room.
When the boats sail past Elsa, they will be greeted by Marshmallow shouting along with the iconic tune.
A Wave Goodbye In Arendelle
After the boats pass through a wave of mist, passengers can enjoy a wave goodbye from Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristof amidst fireworks.
Frozen fans can expect their favorite characters to look as life-like as possible thanks to brand new cutting edge technology. Kathy Mangum, the creative executive for Disney Parks explained how using a new technology that includes projectors behind the faces will make the characters look more dynamic than ever before.