Check Out This Sneak Peek of Disney’s First ‘Frozen’ Roller Coaster

Characters, songs, and stories from Frozen (2013) have been a staple of several Disney Park experiences since the animated film debuted 10 years ago. With the continued success of the original film following Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff, followed up with the sequel, Frozen 2 (2019), Disney is continuing to expand upon Frozen-inspired offerings in the theme parks.

Frozen Ever After

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Lots of Frozen fun can be found right at Walt Disney World. Many fans of the films will want to head over to EPCOT, where Guests can meet Anna and Elsa and ride Frozen Ever After, a ride that follows up the 2013 film.

In Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests will find that one of the most popular live performances in the Park is For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. (We’ve found that the adjacent merchandise location is a great place to shop for Frozen souvenirs as well.) This Park is also home to Fantasmic!, the beloved Disney nighttime spectacular which recently debuted a new scene showcasing Elsa’s “Show Yourself” from Frozen 2.

In the Magic Kingdom, Anna and Elsa are featured in Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade and in the inspiration for select looks at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Characters from Frozen can even be found at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park as Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and “snowgies” have taken over the theming at Tike’s Peak.

Disney's Blizzard Beach Frozen Theming

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For the ultimate Frozen experience, including Disney’s first ever Frozen-themed roller coaster, you’ll want to start planning your trip overseas to Hong Kong Disneyland.

Arendelle is coming to life at this Disney Park with a new expansion set to include Queen Elsa’s Ice Palace and the North Mountain along with an updated version of Frozen Ever After, multiple shops, and a quick-service dining location, plus Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs.

Disney recently shared a first look at the construction progress on the new family-style coaster:

Oaken's Wantering Sleighs at Hong Kong Disneyland

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The largest expansion to date at Hong Kong Disneyland, World of Frozen will bring together all of the elements of the Frozen films that Guests love, including characters, scenery, storytelling, and of course, music, with existing features at the Park and even intentional design choices to work with the real-life mountains seen from inside the Park.

Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs is set to bring on the next level of immersion in terms of Disney’s family-friendly roller coaster lineup. And, this immersion will surely continue with the expansion’s enhanced version of Frozen Ever After using a more realistic face design on the ride’s Audio-Animatronics figures.

Social media influencer David Vaughn shared his excitement for the new coaster with the following clip from Walt Disney Imagineering:

Walt Disney Imagineers test ride the upcoming Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs coaster. The attraction will debut as part of a World of Frozen land opening in Hong Kong Disneyland later this year.

World of Frozen is set to open at Hong Kong Disneyland in the second half of 2023. As always, we will continue to monitor updates on upcoming attractions at Disney Parks and will report back with more information as it is available here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."