Rumors have been swirling for some time now about the fate of Maelstrom in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. Today the hammer has dropped and Disney is closing the Norwegian history ride after 26 years.
A new Frozen attraction will be taking the place of the ride but there isn't much more information than that. Will the attraction be just an overlay on top of Maelstrom? Is it a total rebuild? Is it even a ride at all? All we know so far is Maelstrom is closing October 5th, 2014 and a rumored date for the new attraction is early 2016.
Anna & Elsa will be moving back to the Norway Pavilion. Their meet and greet is set to have a permanent home near their new attraction.
Frozen Summer Fun at Disney's Hollywood Studios is being extended once more into the holidays with Wandering Oaken's being moved and expanded.
Elsa will now host the ceremony to light Cinderella's Castle each night during the holidays in the Magic Kingdom. Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf will also be appearing in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.
There are understandable many haters of all the Frozen festivities taking place in the parks, especially Maelstrom closing. I for one am pretty excited to see new things in the parks and especially something new in the World Showcase. What do you think?