A brand-new “Frozen”-themed land is coming soon to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Arendelle: World of Frozen is set to open up its gates later this year, allowing Guests to see fan-favorite characters from the film and ride “Frozen”-themed attractions, including Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs roller coaster — a ride that will take Guests on a journey through Arendelle after they pay a visit to Oaken’s famous store.
Now that Disney is inching closer to the opening date, select Cast Members were the first to experience the new roller coaster!
Cast Members Ride Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs
Disney Parks shared a video of Cast Members experiencing the soon-to-be attraction, and it is obvious it was a hit!
“It’s a wonderful addition to Hong Kong Disneyland,” one Cast Member said after riding the ride,” It’s really going to bring this whole land to life.”
Another Cast Member described Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs as “unbelievable” before adding that he cannot wait to ride it again.
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“Hoo hoo 👋 Imagineers and cast had the opportunity to be among the first to give Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs at #WorldOfFrozen a try!,” Disney Parks wrote alongside the video. “Soon you will be able to embark on a scenic ride designed and built by Wandering Oaken himself at @HKDisneyland.”
“Powered by his buddies Olaf and Sven, they’re working together to pull the sleighs to the top of the lift hill. We just can’t wait to get on this ride when the gates finally open in the second half of 2023!” they continued to write.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed earlier this week that the new “Frozen”-themed land is set to open in the second half of 2023 at Hong Kong Disneyland. A second “Frozen”-themed land is also under construction at Disneyland Paris, which is expected to open sometime next year, or later.
World Of Frozen
World of Frozen is Hong Kong Disneyland’s largest expansion and it will be the world’s first “Frozen”-themed land. Guests can expect to experience two new attractions, Frozen Ever After, which is a sister attraction to the current EPCOT version, and the “first-of-its-kind” “Frozen”-themed family-friendly roller coaster, which will be called Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs. The land will also be home to a quick-service restaurant and merchandise outlets. as well as character meet and greets and more.
Earlier this year, Disney Parks shared some exciting news relating to the World Of Frozen Land, explaining that the project team “has taken immersive storytelling to the next level”.
“The entire themed land is a recreation of the kingdom of Arendelle drawing upon the natural landscape of Lantau Mountain behind Hong Kong Disneyland as a backdrop,” Disney shared. “In creating World of Frozen, we have the vision of making this land a living and authentic Arendelle where guests can step into the cinematic scenes from the ‘Frozen’ movies. We recreated iconic landmarks of Arendelle that will instantly resonate with the fans of ‘Frozen’ and all guests alike.”
The gates to World of Frozen will open in the second half of 2023. An exact date has yet to be released.