Frozen Ever AfterDistance: 1.5 miCompetitive Analysis Norway, Epcot World Showcase Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Frozen Ever After is a dark water ride attraction in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. Part of the Norway Pavilion of the park's World Showcase section, the attraction features scenes inspired by Disney's 2013 animated film Frozen as well as the 2015 animated short Frozen Fever. It opened on June 21, 2016 and replaced the former Maelstrom attraction, utilizing the same ride vehicles and a similar track layout.HistoryOn September 12, 2014, Walt Disney World officials announced that the Maelstrom attraction would be replaced by an attraction based on Frozen. Maelstrom's final day of operation was October 5, 2014.In June 2015, then-Disney Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs revealed that plans for a Frozen attraction were discussed prior to the film's release, but were accelerated after the film's worldwide success. On responding to whether converting a portion of the Norway pavilion into an attraction based on a fictional place was appropriate for World Showcase, Staggs stated: "If the goal is to give people a taste of something like Scandinavia with the Norway pavilion, then Frozen would only increase the extent to which people would be drawn to it. To me it doesn’t seem out-of-character at all."
Toy Story Midway Mania! is an interactive 4-D theme park attraction, located at three Disney theme parks: Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort and Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort.Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and inspired by Disney·Pixar's Toy Story franchise, the attraction was first unveiled during a press conference at Walt Disney World in January 2007. The Florida version opened officially on May 31, 2008, while the California version officially opened on June 17, 2008. The Japan version of the attraction opened on July 9, 2012.StoryAndy gets a new carnival play set for his birthday, and once comes down stairs for dinner, his toys come to life and assemble the carnival games.The California ride formerly had a single rider line, however it closed on January 1, 2010.ConceptPark guests wear 3-D glasses (Carnival Games Goggles) aboard spinning vehicles that travel through virtual environments based on classic carnival midway games. Ride vehicles seat up to eight in four back-to-back pairs. Small children are also able to ride on an adult's lap if they are facing forward with their legs securely underneath the safety bar.
Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian Distance: 0.2 miCompetitive Analysis PO BOX 420508 Orlando, FL 32830
Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian was a one-room walk-through style attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, which opened on June 27, 2008. It replaced "Journey into Narnia: Creating The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"", which closed on January 1, 2008.Guests begin their adventure in the waiting queue where their knowledge of the Narnia stories is tested by trivia questions appearing on screens. Next, guests enter into the pre-show area where you view behind-the-scenes footage featuring the film's director, Andrew Adamson.Passing through a rockwork archway, you enter Aslan's Stone Table Chamber, the underground vault where Aslan sacrificed himself in the first movie. Guests stood amidst stone carvings in one of the most pivotal sets in the series and the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.There guests saw a short edited clip from the movie. Multiple screens, dimensional sound and in-theater effects enhance the scene of Peter and Edmond's temptation to use the power of the White Witch against the evil King Miraz to win back Caspian's rightful place on the throne.Finally, the walkthrough concludes with a look at the authentic concept art and storyboards that contributed to bringing the motion picture to life, as well as some of the actual props and costumes used by the cast and crew during the making of the film."Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian" closed on September 10, 2011. The attraction was replaced by The Legend Of Captain Jack Sparrow, opened on December 6, 2012.