We’re nearly a month away from the newest land opening at a Disney Park. This one happens to be across the Pacific in Hong Kong Disneyland, as they’re set to open World of Frozen on November 20th. It was a week full of news for the Disney Parks community (we’ll get to it over the next week but had some personal things come up, sorry for the delay) but this rings as the most optimistic and exciting. In this post, we’ll cover the land’s details including attractions, dining and more. I’ll add some commentary where I see fit. Let’s get to it!
Where can you find everything in World of Frozen?
World of Frozen consists of two sections: Arendelle Village and Arendelle Forest. The village is where most of the citizens live and is where you can find Frozen Ever After, Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles, Golden Crocus Inn and Northern Delights.
It’s also home to many landmarks such as Arendelle Castle, Friendship Fountain, Clock Tower Square, and the North Mountain with Elsa’s Ice Palace. King Agnarr Bridge – named after Anna and Elsa’s father, and Arendelle’s one-time king – connects the village to the forest side where Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs, Playhouse in the Woods, Forest Fare and Traveling Traders are located.
That’s a very un-theme park map but I do like it. The theme is deliberately regal and looks good. I do think it makes the area probably appear bigger than it actually is, but I’ll reserve judgment on that until I actually visit.
Separating the ‘world’ into two sections is a nice touch and something I’ve enjoyed recently in different lands like Galaxy’s Edge and, to a lesser extent, Pandora. Having the forest side should give the new area needed depth and more to explore, rather than just some pretty facades!
What attractions can you ride at World Frozen?
Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs
Built just in time for Summer Snow Day, Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs is a family-friendly coaster, exclusive to Hong Kong Disneyland! Before hopping aboard, you will enter through the charming Trading Post with delightful summer treasures and a selection of winter wonders on display. Oaken is there too, ready to greet you from his sauna as he wipes away the mist from the window to reveal his face.
Making your way to the loading area, here you can jump into a sleigh decorated with patterns resembling Kristoff’s sleigh. With the help of Olaf and Kristoff’s reindeer, Sven, you will ascend towards the summit and embark on an exciting journey through the forest with stunning views of the land.
Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After is a slow boat ride and a replica from Walt Disney World’s Epcot. Here you will journey through the North Mountain and see Elsa’s Ice Palace, Troll Valley, and more.
Frozen friends can be found throughout, including Olaf and Sven greeting you with “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” at the beginning of your travels. These characters have been brought to life like never before with the most technologically advanced Audio-Animatronics figures ever at Hong Kong Disneyland.
I’m far more interested in the coaster, largely because it’s the original attraction of the two. Frozen Ever After is fine and might be better than that if the animatronics live up to the hype. While I’m eager to see the Sliding Sleighs, I do have a little bit of trepidation. This is a very short coaster and that can be frustrating. It does look very pretty though and I’m happy to see that the queue is well thought out.
Where to eat at World of Frozen?
Golden Crocus Inn
In need of a hearty meal? Golden Crocus Inn is your spot! This cozy, nautical-themed quick service restaurant in Arendelle Village features a variety of offerings inspired by delicious Norwegian homey food from seafood to pasta.
What’s that wonderful smell? Chocolate, of course! This iconic treat is a must at World of Frozen and can be found at Northern Delights in Arendelle Village. This upscale neighborhood sweets shop features a variety of desserts and sweets, packaged gift confectionery, and cooking goods galore.
After a day full of adventure, a snack may be in order — Forest Fare has you covered! Over at Arendelle Forest, this quaint cart features churros, cookies, shaved ice and more. It’s just the bit of extra fuel you need to take on Arendelle.
The first two eateries on this list are very pretty, with colorful facades while looking pristine inside. I’m eager to see some reviews trickle in for Golden Crocus Inn. Hopefully their are some delicious options to go inside of the beautiful building.
Where can you meet Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Oaken?
Playhouse in the Woods
Elsa has opened the doors to her secret childhood hideaway, Playhouse in the Woods! This first-of-its-kind, unique, and engaging theatrical experience found in Arendelle Forest features Anna, Elsa and Olaf, and comes to life through singing, projection mapped content, special effects and sensory elements.
Not only can you meet Anna and Elsa at Playhouse in the Woods, more Frozen friends can be found throughout the land. Say “hoo hoo” to Oaken or ask Kristoff for his best ice advice — they’re excited to celebrate Summer Snow Day with you!
Where can you find World of Frozen merchandise?
Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles
A cherished, centuries-old toy shop in Arendelle Village, Tick Tock Toys has all the best goodies to bring home! From adorable Olaf-themed headbands to Nordic-inspired sweaters, there is something for everyone here. Plus, don’t forget to check out the “Royal Post of Arendelle” located right outside the shop where you can send postcards to friends and family.
This pop-up shop located in Arendelle Forest is the perfect little spot to pick up small gifts such as keychains, shoulder plush, headbands and more.
Overall, I think the land will be a welcome addition to Hong Kong Disneyland. I have some cautious optimism about the attractions but an more bullish on the restaurants and overall aesthetic. The area looks much better than I originally thought. We’ll see how World of Frozen handles crowds and wear & tear in the future but, for now, it will be a welcome addition.
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