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Disney's Frozen ride coming to Epcot in 2016

Disney Frozen Ride Preview
Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-09 12:51:44-04

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Disney hopes to get vacationers to change their tune from "Let It Go" to "Let's Just Go!" when the theme park king opens their new Frozen-themed attraction next year.

The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy Blog got a special sneak peek of the attraction:

"The setting for “Frozen Ever After” is the winter festival that takes place in summer, when residents of Arendelle apparently celebrate their favorite season of the year in the midst of its polar opposite. ...

Once they board their logs, “Frozen Ever After” riders will first see goofy snowman Olaf and equally goofy reindeer Sven setting up the Winter Festival premise.

Next is a stop at Troll Valley, where Grandpappy Troll tells a gathering of children the story of how Anna and Kristof met, before the log goes up a ramp to find Olaf again, singing a song while ice skating, right next to Anna and Kristof, who are singing with their friend Sven.

Behind a set of doors is the moment any visitor is sure to be waiting for: Elsa, on a balcony, singing “Let It Go” in her ice castle. It’s the centerpiece of the ride, “the big, big scene,” Ms. Mangum said, and it features elaborate effects to create simulated snow crystals soaring around the room."

The ride replaces Maelstrom, a boat ride that highlights aspects of Norse mythology, and has now been gutted to make way for the Frozen attraction.