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Expanded Frozen area detailed for EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion

The addition of Frozen to the Norway Pavilion was officially announced in September of 2014. As was detailed then, the Maelstrom ride has been removed and a new attraction will be installed there.

Unannounced at the time was plans for moving the Anna & Elsa characters back to Norway for a meet and greet. If you recall, when they first appeared after the movie, in a temporary area carved out from the retails store footprint, lines to see the Queen and Princess of Arendelle would sometimes grow to 4+ hours.

That last detail probably explains the news that has been hitting all the discussion boards today. A brand new building will be added to EPCOT’s World Showcase to house the Frozen Meet & Greet.

Plans filed with the county reveal, the building will take the space between the current Norway and Mexico pavilions. The entire complex is about 13,000 sq ft and will include remodeled restrooms (and a larger women’s facility) and some backstage parking in addition to the new meet and greet.


It’s definitely a little sad to see on of the potential locations for a new country go to a meet and greet. But the nature of meet and greets are temporary, so I don’t worry too much for World Showcase as it has a number of other plots available right now.

Credit goes to Stitch Kingdom for finding the county filings.

4 thoughts on “Expanded Frozen area detailed for EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion”

  1. You could probably answer this question better than most John.
    What in your opinion is the size of this building, compared to say the Princess Hall meet and greet at MK? I ask because I’m wondering if it’ll be big enough to house, not only a meeting with the two sisters(and possibly Olaf), but also like a Frozen fun zone like they have at HS. Kids playing in fake snow, a Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, maybe some interactive Frozen-themed games, etc.

    I do hope so, because if it’s a whole ‘Frozen experience’ with multiple things to do inside, that would be nice. An entirely new building just for meet and greet tho, is a bit disappointing like you said.

  2. With the demand that the two characters will have, I would wager a guess that they will have multiple meet-and-greet rooms for the princesses much like ToonTown had and like Disneyland has to meet Mickey (sorry to ruin any Magic!). With two rooms they could meet the demand much better and keep the line somewhat shorter.

    1. That’s just silly Sean. How could Anna and Elsa be in 2 rooms at the same ti………(single tear rolls down cheek)

  3. LOL! Um… So maybe what I should clarify that it could be like Disneyland when you meet Mickey and he has different rooms for his backgrounds. Maybe they might use an ice palace setting for the one and regular castle setting for the other?

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