Over the last few months, Disney Parks has released a lot of new information regarding the Frozen-themed land coming to the Disneyland Paris Resort sometime in the future.
The Disneyland Paris Resort first opened as EuroDisneyland in 1992, and despite some initial trials and tribulations, it celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year, even culminating in the summer opening of its very own Avengers Campus location inspired by that of Disney California Adventure Park. What’s more, at the Resort’s second gate, Walt Disney Studios, Guests can soon enter into another realm of Disney magic and interact with some of their favorite characters, like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven.
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However, with so many new and exciting plans reported by the Walt Disney Company involving the double film franchise, it’s hard to know just what is happening, when, and where! For Frozen fans planning a vacation for the first time in forever, here’s everything we know you’ll find once you step inside the kingdom of Arendelle on your next visit to the Disneyland Paris Resort.
Disney’s plans for the Kingdom of Arendelle
Which Disney Park has frozen?
While the Frozen franchise features at every Disney Park, including Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s international Parks will certainly receive some of its coolest new additions (pun intended). But, if it feels like you have no idea where this expansion is, or what it means, “we know better!”
Disney Parks first shared details of a new land for Disneyland Paris in April 2022, which Walt Disney Imagineering will base around the kingdom of Arendelle featured in Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019). In fact, according to the Disney Parks Blog, the “heart” of the Park will immerse Guests in the movies’ familiar “wintery atmosphere,” inside a Norwegian-inspired village housing both retail and dining locations inspired by characters such as Wandering Oaken.
Here, Guests will discover Nordic-style fare served with an Aredellian flare, complete with a view of Elsa’s Ice Castle in the distance, standing atop the 131-foot tall, snow-capped North Mountain. But that’s not all you’ll find when you step into the unknown…
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What will Guests experience in the Frozen area?
Will Guests be able to meet Elsa and Anna?
Yes! In fact, the magical area provides all-new experiences, such as a “royal meet and greet” with Queens Anna and Elsa! Plus, Disneyland Paris has promised a new attraction will open inside the Kingdom of Arendelle land, where Guests embark on a thrilling (or maybe chilling) journey alongside “iconic Frozen characters.”
Some have speculated this attraction could be a dark ride similar to that of Frozen Ever After at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Norway Pavilion in EPCOT Park, or a more unique concept just like the first ever Frozen rollercoaster announced for Hong Kong Disneyland’s “World of Frozen” at Disney’s D23 Expo. Specifically, Josh D’Amaro, Chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, told attendees that the Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs thrill ride coming to Hong Kong by the “second half” of this year.
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At the Expo, Guests observed a ride vehicle that looked very similar to Kristoff’s own sleigh first seen outside Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna in the first film, and which Disney has hinted could even make a similar appearance at a future third gate for its Southern California Resort!
Location for the Kingdom of Arendelle Expansion
Where is Disney’s Frozen land going in Disneyland Paris?
Walt Disney Studios Park invites Guests into the Kingdom of Arendelle, placing the construction site of Arendelle’s fjord just outside of the new Avengers Campus. Additionally, Disney Parks has stated that Arendelle will connect to the upcoming Picturesque Promenade, “a beautiful promenade surrounded by lush landscape, green walkways and themed gardens – the perfect spot for magical daydreams.”
Far from just a new table-service restaurant offering a beautiful view of the future lake as well as Disney character dining, the Art Nouveau style area will offer a transition into Avengers Campus, the Kingdom of Arendelle, and the highly anticipated Tangled ride areas from the non-IP areas of the theme park.
When does Disney’s Frozen expansion open?
Has Disney provided an opening date for the Kingdom of Arendelle?
While the exact opening date is not certain just yet, previous reports estimated the completion of the Walt Disney Studios Park expansions between 2021 and 2025. Although most anticipate the Kingdom of Arendelle area to open sometime this year or the next, it’s unclear how unforeseen circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic, not to mention internal tensions with some of Disney’s Parisian Cast Members, have impacted the project’s intended timeline.
Of course, we know the area is slated to open around the same time as Hong Kong Disneyland’s World of Frozen, which has a confirmed deadline of late 2023, as well as Tokyo Disneysea’s Fantasy Springs expansion, which opens the following year in 2024.
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Therefore, follow along with DisneyTips for updates, news, and more when the Kingdom of Arendelle comes to the Disneyland Paris Resort!