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Elsa 'bout time! World-first 'Frozen' Land opens at Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong Disneyland has debuted the spectacular World of Frozen-themed land, welcoming Frozen fans of Elsa, Anna and Olaf the Snowman to the magical kingdom of Arendelle, inspired by the uber-popular Disney animated movies.

Hong Kong Disneyland has debuted the spectacular World of Frozen-themed land, welcoming Frozen fans of Elsa, Anna and Olaf the Snowman to the magical kingdom of Arendelle, inspired by the uber-popular Disney animated movies.

The World of Frozen Hong Kong Disneyland is the world’s first and largest Frozen-themed land where guests can discover Arendelle’s beloved locations, including North Mountain and the Bay of Arendelle, against the rugged backdrop of Lantau Island.

The brand-new World of Frozen Hong Kong Disneyland is home to a range of immersive experiences, including the ‘Frozen Ever After’ multi-sensory boat ride; ‘Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs’, a charming carnival coaster through Arendelle Forest; and ‘Playhouse In The Woods’, a theatrical show where the audience becomes part of the story.

An enchanted winter wonderland in Hong Kong

Golden Crocus Inn restaurant.

Officially opened on 20 November 2023, special guests included The Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Iger, Disney Experiences Chairman Josh D’Amaro and Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Oscar-winning writer/director of Frozen and Frozen 2.

The creative force behind the hit Frozen franchise, Ms Lee was delighted to witness the World of Frozen come to life.

Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs rollercoaster ride.

“We could not have dreamt that one day we would have the opportunity to walk through and truly experience the kingdom of Arendelle. I stand here – representing all of our artists who worked together to create the Frozen films – inspired and amazed,” she said.

Frozen Ever After boat ride.

“The Frozen franchise is one of the most successful in Disney history and it’s a testament to the power of great storytelling, which is the foundation of The Walt Disney Company,” Mr Iger said.

Mr Amaro added: “Our Imagineers worked with the Disney Animation team to ensure every detail is just right. World of Frozen transports you to another world, where you can have fun with your loved ones and make some incredible memories together.”

World of Frozen Clock Tower and Ice Palace.

Locally, the sold-out success of the first-ever Disney Magic at Sea sailings in Australia and New Zealand means Disney Cruise Line will introduce a new cruise season Down Under from 19 October 2024 to February 2025.

Travel surges to Hong Kong Disneyland & Hong Kong

The highly anticipated World of Frozen opening comes as the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) reported provisional visitor arrivals for October 2023 at around 3.46 million, thanks to a robust recovery from South-East Asian markets.

Altogether, approximately 26.8 million visitor arrivals were recorded from January to October 2023, exceeding the projected forecast of 25.8 million.

HKTB is confident Hong Kong’s annual visitor arrivals will reach 30 million this year, supported by a series of events and happenings in winter.

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