Miniature Frozen added to Disneyland’s Storybook Land Canal Boats


Disneyland’s Storybook Land Canal Boats is one of the park’s original attractions. It has managed to stay relevant to new audiences over the years by periodically updating the stories told within to include references new audiences will be familiar with.

There is nothing more relevant to young Disney fans these days than the hit animated feature Frozen. So that explains why the Kingdom of Arendelle, Queen Elsa’s Ice Castle, and Oaken’s Trading Post have been added to the attraction.

Arendelle replaced the windmill scene that was based off the Academy Award winning “The Old Mill” one of Walt Disney’s 1937 animated Silly Symphony shorts and the first to us the multiplane camera. So it’s sad to see a bit of history going like that. A Disney spokesperson has said that Imagineers are currently looking for opportunities to bring back the “The Old Mill” scene in another capacity. That’s good news.

(photos courtesy Disneyland, Paul Hiffmeyer)

3 thoughts on “Miniature Frozen added to Disneyland’s Storybook Land Canal Boats”

  1. I was just at Disneyland a month ago, too bad that I missed this.

    Storybook land was surprisingly fun. I wish they’d add a version of it at Disney World. A larger scale version of it could be added to and incorporate Pixar (and Star Wars?) scenes to tie it back to movies and not just Disney fairy tails.

  2. Storybookland is really one of the great classic attractions — appropriate for all ages, and something with great repeatability, because there’s always more detail to see.

    That said, there’s plenty of room in the attraction for new scenes, so why was it necessary to remove a scene in order to add a new one?

  3. Athena was absolutely entranced by this new addition. She lit up brighter than Small World when we went past it and couldn’t stop talking about the “whale tunnel” ride for the rest of the trip. The ice castle is absolutely gorgeous at night.

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