If you are a Frozen fan or have one in your family you want to be sure to ride Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavillion at Epcot! This slow-moving boat ride takes you on an adventure through Anna and Elsa’s Summer Snow Day celebration. Of course, throughout your adventure you find yourself singing along to some Frozen classic songs. The downside, Frozen Ever After typically has a standby line wait from 45 to 90 minutes. So let’s dig into some more ride facts, how to have a short wait, and more to help you have the best ride on Frozen Ever After.
Where Can I Find Frozen Ever After?
If you are looking to go on a ride with all of your favorite Frozen characters, then you will need to head to the Norway Pavillion in Epcot’s World Showcase section. This is the country that comes right after Mexico so you want to head left when you reach World Showcase.
Once in the Norway Pavillion, you will want to head past the bathrooms and hang a left after you pass the adorable Stave Church Gallery. There you should be almost instantly reaching the overflow line for Frozen Ever After. If it happens to be a slow day you would want to keep heading to the back of the pavilion past Akershus character dining, there you will find the official entrance to Frozen Ever After.
How to Avoid a Long Wait on Frozen Ever After
Get a Lightning Lane
Your best shot to get on the ride with the shortest wait is to book a Lightning Lane for Frozen Ever After. If you have young kids this ride and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure are going to be the top go-tos for Lightning Lane picks. I don’t find that it sells out instantly but if you choose to purchase Disney Genie and if Frozen Ever After is a must-do attraction I would be sure to put it in your top three Lightning Lane picks to snag for the day.
Rise and Shine
Get to Epcot for park open also known as rope drop, this is typically when rides have the lowest wait times. Just last month we were able to walk straight on to Soarin’ within a half hour of the park open at Epcot. Even during the busiest times of the year (I am looking at you Christmas and New Year’s Eve), you will find shorter wait times first thing in the morning. Part of this has to do with the fact that Lightning Lanes are used as much first thing in the morning.
Hang Around until the Park Shuts Down
Not a morning person? No worries, getting in line just as the park closes is just as effective as rushing in first thing in the morning. All the Disney theme parks allow people to get in line right up until park close, despite how long the line is.
We tested this out the other night and got in line for Frozen Ever After just 10 minutes before Epcot closed and only waited 15 minutes! The line was just about to the door but since Lightning Lane was basically done for the evening the line moved way faster than it typically does during the day. Just note that the downside to staking this attraction to the last of the day will likely mean that you will miss Epcot’s park close fireworks show.
Surviving the Wait in Line
I think we can all agree that being stuck in a long line at Disney really stinks. The great thing about Disney World is as they update the rides they are making the queues more interesting. Frozen Ever After is no exception, pay close attention when you reach the sauna room door, you may encounter a familiar friend. There is so much to see while waiting in line, it is completely different from the former ride here, Maelstrom.
What the Frozen Ever After Ride is Like
If you are a seasoned Disney World traveler who has been visiting for years I can allow you to skip this section by really quickly getting out of the way that Frozen Ever follows the exact same track as its predecessor, Malestrom.
For everyone else, your journey on Frozen Ever After takes place inside a wooden boat that sits you in four rows of up to four people. I do recommend if you are a party of four adults, to request to split up as it’s a tight squeeze.
Once you leave the loading area you will be greeted by Olaf asking if you would like to join him in building a snowman. Along with Olaf, you will be able to spot Sven the reindeer. Then Olaf lets you know that we are heading up to visit Elsa’s Ice Palace.
Then you come across a group of Trolls retelling Elsa’s story of how she became the Snow Queen. They mention how Elsa saved Anna with her act of true love. Immediately after you will begin climbing a large lift hill on your way to the ice palace.
At the top of your steep climb you will find yourself inside Elsa’s Palace. Once again we see Olaf, this time skating and singing, “For the First Time in Forever.” With inticipating building you will at last see Anna and Kristoff singing the same song as Olaf.
When the doors open for the next room you will want to get ready to belt out “Let it Go” with Elsa! Here we see Elsa on her balcony singing that iconic song. This is where the boat track changes and you will start sailing backward and go down a small drop.
When the song Let It Go ends you will be greeted by Marshmellow and her Snowgies be sure to smile as your photo gets snapped and you plummet down a small drop to the small Norwegian Village of Airendelle.
The last scene shows Anna and Elsa holding hands watching Olaf sing his song In Summer…. he will be a happy snowman!
Don’t Forget to Smile For Frozen’s On Ride Photo
Frozen Ever After wouldn’t be complete without an on-ride photo. This one is a little different from most other Disney attractions. You must wear your MagicBand and it will automatically show up in your Photopass account. The picture is taken during the drop at the end of the ride, so don’t forget to smile when you see the pile of Snowgies shown above!
Stop In and Say Hi to Anna and Elsa
Okay, this one isn’t a part of the ride but it’s a fun bonus of the Norway Pavillion! Whether you get a chance to get on the attraction or not you should head on over to Royal Sommerhus to get a chance to say hi to Anna and Elsa.
This is their new meet and greet location (formerly located over at the Magic Kingdom). The Royal Sommerhus is next to the Attraction Frozen Ever After but on the side closer to the Mexico Pavilion. Remember where the bathrooms used to be in Norway? You can now find new Frozen bathrooms along with Royal Sommerhus.
Video of Frozen Ever After
What useful tips have you uncovered while trying to get a chance to ride Frozen Ever After? If you want a sneak peek of the attraction you can catch the full ride through POV of Frozen Ever After in 4K below!
Popular FAQs for Frozen Ever After
Do you get wet on Frozen Ever After?
Yes, you will get a small splash of water when you head down the drop at the end of this attraction. There is also a heavy misty cloud you encounter when you see Marshmellow though I wouldn’t say the mist makes you wet.
Is there a drop on Frozen Every After?
There are actually two drops on Frozen Ever After. The first is a very small drop when you first start out moving backward. The second is a larger 28 ft drop at the end of the attraction.
If you are worried about the latter it’s very tame and similar to the drop on Pirates of the Caribbean at the Magic Kingdom. There is no height requirement or lap bar for this ride so that also tells you how gentle it is.
Are the voices in Frozen Ever After the same as the movie?
Yes! Disney hired the original voice actors to come back and voice the various scenes in Frozen Ever After.
What was the ride in Norway before Frozen Ever After?
Maelstrom was the boat ride here before Anna and Elsa took over. Maelstrom featured Vikings and the history of Norway.
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