In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel poses on July 28, 2015 with Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Disney's 'Frozen' during 'Frozen Summer Fun' at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Menzel took a break from her world tour to visit Walt Disney World Resort.
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
"Frozen" fever is taking over Orlando’s Disney World this week, but it may be quicker to visit Norway or watch the movie three times than it is getting on the attraction.
The “Frozen Ever After” attraction opened at the Norway pavilion in Epcot on Tuesday with a wait time reaching five hours almost immediately. The boat ride replaced the previous Maelstrom attraction, which offered guests a brief tour of Norway and closed in 2014 to make room for the new experience based on the popular animated film.
The attraction has many of the same features as Maelstrom, but with “new special effects, lighting, and animatronic figures based on characters from 'Frozen,'” Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 300-minute wait time would allow guests to watch the movie 2.9 times while in line or take a flight from Orlando halfway to Norway, Yahoo News said. The line extended past Norway into China and nearly to Mexico in Epcot's World Showcase.
Disney World offered free water and ice cream to those waiting in line.