• Epcot
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    Norway Pavilion’s ‘Frozen Ever After’ Preview

    According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, a small group of press were shown a preview of the new Epcot attraction “Frozen Ever After.” Long time Walt Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum, who is the creative head for Walt Disney World, lead a walk through of the show mock-ups at Imaginering’s Glendale, Ca headquarters. The […]

  • Disney Cruise Lines
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    Frozen Cast to Visit Cruise Guests in Norway

    For the first time Anna, Elsa and Kristoff will join Disney Cruise passangeers ashore for a one-of-a-kind port excursion when the Disney Magic visits Ålesund, Norway. At this exclusive event at the outdoor Sunnmøre Museum, only Disney passangers will be invited to a Norwegian summer celebration where the festivities culminate with the arrival of Anna, Elsa and Kristoff. At this outdoor […]

  • Epcot
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    Details Emerge on Frozen Meet & Greet at Norway

    Permit drawings have just been release for the new “Frozen Meet & Greet” at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. Scheduled to open in 2016, the drawings show the building envelope, the location of the facade, waterfall, exit, fiord entrance queue and a small bridge going over the fiord. Backstage a support building is being re-located next to […]

  • ABC
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    Scuttlebutt – Trolls Get ‘Frozen’ Out

    Norway Pavilion’s Maelstrom Will Close October 5th. Epcot’s Maelstrom in the Norway pavilion closing date has been set. The last ride will be October 4th. It will be replaced with a Frozen-themed attraction. There is no word what type of ride system will be used or if the current boat ride will be re-themed. Rumor […]

  • Epcot
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    More Frozen Mania

    It’s the news some have dreaded – Frozen is replacing Maelstrom in EPCOT.  Here’s the information direct from Tom Staggs. When Walt Disney promised that Disneyland would never be completed, so long as there is imagination left in the world, he made a promise to our guests that we take seriously at all our locations […]

  • Disney Cruise Lines
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    Mousellaneous News Briefs

    Kouzzina at WDW Boardwalk to Close. Kouzzina by Cat Cora, the Greek/Mediterranean restaurant located on Disney’s BoardWalk in Walt Disney World, will be closing its doors in September 30, 2014. Reservations can be made up until then. A new restaurant concept will open in its place this fall. No word yet on what type of […]

  • Cast Members
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    Kidcot Fun Stops

    Kidcot Fun Stops are craft stations for kids 3 to 6. Located in World Showcase pavilions, it is a fun way to “travel the world” while drawing, writing, and stamping too. Kids get to meet Cast Members from different countries and learn about their customs. Kidcot Fun Stops are at: Mexico Pavilion (near Animales Fantasticos) Norway Pavilion (The Puffin’s Roost) […]

  • D23
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    Reflections on the last 24 hours – Part 2

    It is Epcot’s 30th Anniversary and it is oppressively Hot Went to the D23 event and enjoyed it thoroughly. I will report about it in greater detail in the up-coming days Met my old boss Marty Sklar backstage and chatted a little before he went onstage to speak to several thousand attendees. Looks like I […]

  • Kidcot Fun Stops

    Kidcot Fun Stops are craft stations for kids 3 to 6. Located in World Showcase pavilions it is a fun way to “travel the world” while drawing, writing, and stamping too. Kids get to meet Cast Members from different countries and learn about their customs. Kidcot Fun Stops are at: Mexico Pavilion (near Animales Fantasticos) Norway Pavilion (The Puffin’s Roost) […]

  • Walt Disney World
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    The Norway Pavilion

    By Mark Hickson: On of my favorite pavilions at World Showcase is Norway. Being 1/16th Viking I always feel at home here. I never tire of “Maelstrom” and those young Norwegian ladies working in the shops. The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall used to be my favorite place to eat until it got taken over by “princesses.” […]