First look at new 'Frozen Land' coming to Disneyland Paris
Back in 2013, I don't think any parent could have apprehended just how big Disney's Frozen would become.
But after receiving two Academy Awards - one for Best Animated Feature and the other for Best Original Song ('Let It Go') - and per Box Office Mojo, the movie grossed a whopping $1,290,000,000 USD worldwide, surpassing Toy Story 3 as the highest-grossing animated movie ever.
Could they top that? Well, yes. Back in November 2019, Disney released the highly anticipated sequel, Frozen II, which surpassed its predecessor to become the highest-grossing animated movie ever, scooping $1,437,433,181 worldwide - making it the 10th highest-grossing film of all time.
In case you missed it, check out Idina Menzel and the world's Elsas performing 'Into The Unknown' at this year's Academy Awards:
With so much love for Frozen, it was only a matter of time before Disney started incorporating it into their international theme parks.
In Disney World, the Frozen Ever After ride can be found in the Norway Pavilion of Epcot's World Showcase, along with meet-and-greets with Anna and Elsa. There is also a live Frozen singalong show at Disney's Hollywood Studios just down the road.
But now, Frozen is getting a major spotlight at one of the Disney parks, as an entire Arendelle-themed land looks to be making its way Disneyland Paris.
Nobody does immersion better than Disney, and the 'Frozen Land' promises to make visitors feel like their in the movies, complete with a 7.5-acre lake - just like Arendelle's own fjord. Per The Sun, water-based shows will take place, with 360-degree views available to guests.
Young fans (and old, I'll definitely be there) will also get the chance to meet their favorite characters in a designated meet and greet area, where Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Olaf, and others will be found.
And from the lake, Elsa's incredible ice palace will be visible in an icy mountain range - which is also believed to be home to the land's "major attraction" (believed to be a replica of Epcot's Frozen Forever After ride).
The Palace of Arendelle can be seen in the concept art as the centerpiece of the land, and we have also been told that there will be a shop and restaurant available to visitors.
Per DLPToday, 'Frozen Land' is a part of the European parks' major, multi-year expansion.
OutsidEars, an account which releases media and news regarding Disneyland Paris "without press release, without constraints", wrote:
"Known today as Frozen Land, this new area will consist of an aquatic attraction, sister of the one under construction in Hong Kong Disneyland, two shops as well as a restaurant and a meeting place with two queens of Arendelle."
As you can see from the project map below, there is also a Star Wars-themed section in the works at the Paris parks:
Sadly, 'Frozen Land' isn't expected to be open until 2023, so don't book your annual passes just yet! But if you need your Frozen fix, guests can visit Disneyland Paris restaurants for a Frozen Celebration "EATertainment", which combines dining with spectacular shows.