Hello, and welcome to a special Part 2 of this week’s Dateline Disney World. Today, we were planning on covering both Frozen Ever After as well as the new stage show at Magic Kingdom. But, due to extreme lines for Frozen, we’ll only be covering that today. Here we go!
So, what are my thoughts? Well, I think the attraction is adorable. The queue (once you get inside) is really nice, and if someone blindfolded you and brought you there, you would think you were in Magic Kingdom or Disneyland, not Epcot. The ride is pretty good as well. It takes full advantage of the musical score, and has very convincing Audio Animatronics. There is one portion of the ride that relies on screens a bit, so those who don’t like screens might be a bit miffed. There are also a few odd transitions in the ride where there is just darkness and not much going on.
This ride is already extremely popular. Both members of the couple I rode next to were crying during it, and I saw nothing but smiles from guests when leaving the ride, even after waiting almost four hours to experience it. Four hours is a little crazy, and it will eventually calm down from there, but I do see this attraction being a capacity nightmare for a while. The queue is not very big, and they can only load and unload one boat at a time. So, be ready to wait, even with your Fastpasses.
To sum things up, am I happy that this attraction ended up in Epcot? No. I would have rather seen something more in line with the idea of World Showcase here, and have Disney use an expansion pad somewhere in Magic Kingdom for it. But, it is here, it is popular, and it is going to definitely draw people to Epcot.
What do you think? Will you be riding this summer? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
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