We’re one day into the grand opening of Frozen Ever After, which replaced the beloved Maelstrome in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. This is the first major attraction to open in the World Showcase and according to bloggers and common Disney enthusiasts, it did not disappoint.
Although the ride was down multiple times, due to reasons that have not been confirmed (rumors are the boat sensors triggering or not triggering and animatronics not functioning here and there), and the observed wait time for some was 5 hours (yikes), visitors left the ride with smiles and pleasant vibes! Cast Members kept the folks in line well hydrated and informed regarding wait times and closures. Most of the criticism for the ride revolved around the lack of preparation (very little if any soft openings for this ride to work out kinks) and the small capacity for the ride made the wait epically long.
The video above is a wonderful POV which includes some beautiful shots of the interior of the line queue! Below are some great photos that were shared onto the WDW Magic Boards.