Hong Kong Disneyland World of Frozen

Hong Kong Disneyland World of Frozen Update Tracker | Opens November 20

Excitement is building for the highly anticipated opening of the World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland. Fans of the beloved animated film can look forward to immersing themselves in a magical world filled with their favorite characters and activities. From interacting with Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf to enjoying their enchanting performances, there will be endless opportunities for visitors to create unforgettable memories. The highlight of the experience will undoubtedly be the chance to ride on a sled, just like in the movie!

Additionally, visitors can indulge in ice and snow-themed delicacies and purchase exclusive souvenirs to commemorate their visit. With the opening set for November 20th, 2023, fans can hardly wait to step into this frozen wonderland and experience the magic for themselves.

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Here are the latest updates on the World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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You can now purchase Early Entry Access and Hotel package exclusively through KLOOK!

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Early Park Entry with Park Ticket includes:

  • 1 x One-Day Park Ticket
  • 1 x Early Park Entry Pass* to get into Hong Kong Disneyland an hour earlier than everyone else.

Attractions available during the early entry hour:

  • World of Frozen
    1. Frozen Ever After
    2. Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleigh
  • Fantasyland
    1. Cinderella Carousel
    2. Dumbo the Flying Elephant
    3. Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

[November 4] “First look at Arendelle – A preview of World of Frozen” Hotel package includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in Standard Room at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel (Nov 3 to Nov 4)
  • 2 x One-Day Park Ticket
  • 2 x Wristbands for admission to “World of Frozen” between 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on 4 Nov 2023
  • 2 x Disney Premier Access – 8 Attractions
  • 1 x “Frozen In-Room Celebration” Overlay
  • 2 x buffet breakfasts for adult at Enchanted Garden Restaurant

2023

October 19, 2023: Hong Kong Disneyland’s official xiaohongshu account has recently shared a delightful array of photos showcasing the enchanting World of Frozen themed food. From delectable Frozen-themed ice cream to mouthwatering desserts, the offerings are sure to transport visitors into the magical world of the beloved Disney film. The attention to detail in these culinary creations is truly remarkable, with each dish beautifully adorned with Frozen-inspired decorations and colors.

September 8, 2023: World of Frozen will Open its Gates on November 20, 2023 at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and the countdown has begun on the Resort’s website.

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June 24, 2023: Hong Kong Disneyland shared more pictures of World of Frozen, including Frozen Ever After, the Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs, Tick-Tock Toy Shop, Arendelle Harbour Restaurant, Northern Lights Candy House, and the Forest Playground. The Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs is the first of its kind to be themed around Frozen, while Tick-Tock Toy Shop is run by a woodcarver and his wife, offering toys and gifts. Arendelle Harbour Restaurant, marked with the royal emblem of saffron, has been a favorite dining spot for generations of Arendelle people. Northern Lights Candy House offers a wide variety of candy and desserts, while the Forest Playground is where Elsa practiced her ice and snow magic as a child.

June 10, 2023: Emily, a Disney Imagineer, shared her insights on the creation of the vehicles for the two major attractions in World of Frozen, The Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs and Frozen Ever After in a reel released by Disney Parks. Additionally, the physical entrance sign for The Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs was revealed for the first time at the beginning of the clip.

June 6, 2023: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort unveils test footage and interior photos of the new attractions, Frozen Ever After. Visitors will enter through the entrance of the Arendelle Clock Tower and pass by the workshop of Kristoff, the ice delivery master. They will also see the storage area for hay for Sven the reindeer. At the Royal Dock, guests will board a wooden boat that can carry up to 16 people and wind through the river towards Elsa’s Ice Palace, where they will see familiar characters such as Anna, Elsa, and Olaf along the way.

May 15, 2023: Michael Moriarty, Hong Kong Disneyland’s Managing Director, announced that the world’s first Frozen-themed park, World of Frozen, will set to open in November 2023. The latest conceptual artwork of the park’s landscape by Imagineer Michel den Dulk was released along with the announcement.

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May 12, 2023: the first mountain scenery photo of the family-style roller coaster “Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs” at World of Frozen, along with pictures of Olaf and Sven inside the attraction, were jointly released by six official social media accounts. These accounts are Disney Moments HK, 米通 Magic Post, michael.e.moriarty, HK Disneyland Ambassador, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Disney Parks.

The Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs was tested by a group of Imagineers, leaders, and performers who became the first passengers to experience crossing the mountain and appreciate the scenery of Arendelle. The park also shared a half-minute testing day video that displays the physical model of the sled and its operation on the track.

March 29, 2023: Hong Kong Disneyland released three World of Frozen posters for the park and attractions on four official social media accounts (Disney Moments HK, 米通 Magic Post, michael.e.moriarty, and HK Disneyland Ambassador). The first poster, featuring the World of Frozen, which was previously displayed at the D23 EXPO and exhibition hall events in September 2022, but this latest version has made new color adjustments. The second poster features the “Frozen Ever After” ride, and the third poster features the family-style roller coaster “Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs,” both of which are being revealed for the first time. The poster designs use simple lines and bright monochromatic colors, paying tribute to Disney theme park attraction posters from the 1950s.

January 6th, 2023: Several official accounts, including Magic Post, michael.e.moriarty, and Jill Estorino, shared photos of Jill Estorino, the President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International, along with Michael Moriarty, the Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland, and Imagineers visiting the World of Frozen and its construction site. The park also reserved the largest snowflake from the recent Magic Snowflake Signing Moment for Jill Estorino to sign on the untouched Adel Bay, and this magical enchanting will be placed on the entrance of the Arendelle Castle.

2022

December 8, 2022: Multiple official accounts, including Disney Moments HK, Magic Post, Michael.e.Moriarty, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Disney Parks, have released several pictures of the Magic Snowflake Signature Moment event at the World of Frozen on November 22, 2022. Michael Moriarty, the Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland, led a team of leaders and performers from various departments involved in the World of Frozen project, as well as Disney Imagineers, to sign the back of six giant magic snowflakes that will be displayed on the Arendelle Castle lookout tower and round tower.

Attendees were also presented with commemorative certificates to signify that they were a part of the opening team of the World of Frozen. These meaningful activities are a longstanding tradition in Disney theme parks worldwide and mark a significant milestone for the project.

November 3, 2022: Several official accounts, including Disney Moments HK, Magic Post, michael.e.moriarty, Walt Disney Imagineering, and Disney Parks, have released the latest official images of the World of Frozen, with a focus on the recently completion of the Arendelle Castle.

September 12, 2022: Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, announced the new artistic concept and showcased the latest architectural scenes of the “Frozen” themed park at the D23 Expo 2022 “A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products” event. He officially named the park “World of Frozen” and it will make its highly anticipated debut in the second half of 2023.

Hong Kong Disneyland’s World of Frozen will be the first of three (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris) “Frozen” themed parks to open globally. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort also released related information during the “Wonderful Surprise New Year” 2023 program announcement on the same day.

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The electronic version of World of Frozen poster is released simultaneously with the event. The poster features the snowflake fountain in the center of the town, with the background showcasing the clock tower (entrance to the Frozen Ever After ride), the main peak of the Northern Mountain, the ice castle, Arendelle Castle, and the bay pier pavilion. The upper right corner displays the World of Frozen logo.

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September 9, 2022: Inside the “Wonderful World of Dreams Disney Parks & Experiences” exhibition hall at D23 EXPO, the opening corridor showcased three top-notch decorative models of the “Wonderful Dream Castle.” The inner hall featured the first-ever showing of the ride vehicle models for World of Frozen. These included the human-made wooden boat for Frozen Ever After and the sleigh-shaped vehicle for the family-style rollercoaster, Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs. The exhibition also displayed two costumes that were designed specifically for the area.

January 14, 2022: According to the Trademark Acceptance Register released by the Intellectual Property Department on January 14th, DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. has successfully registered the trademark name “World of Frozen” for the Frozen themed land.

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2021

November 20, 2021: Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, presented the latest updates on Disney Parks worldwide at the Destination D23 event. He showcased the latest construction progress of the Frozen themed area at Hong Kong Disneyland, releasing official photos of the area for the first time. However, no opening date for the area was announced.

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February 19, 2021, the central pathway and railway archway in the Frozen section of the park, which is situated between Fantasyland Train Station and Fantasy Garden, have been finished. The theme boards that used to be up have been taken down in preparation for the park’s third reopening. Moreover, the exit path of Fantasyland Train Station near Fantasy Garden has been reconstructed, and the area has been enclosed by iron railings. It is currently not accessible to the public.

2019

November 13, 2019: The Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) website showcased a partial model of the Frozen themed land at Hong Kong Disneyland, with various design images including architectural reference and blueprint plans in the background. Comparing the model with the concept art released on May 24, 2018, there are some differences in the town’s design, indicating potential adjustments to be made.

The model is also closer to the first concept art design released on November 22, 2016, suggesting it may be an earlier version. According to the rough observation of the blueprint in the picture, the pathway to the Toy Story headquarters seems to have been canceled, while the pathway connecting to It’s a Small World has been adjusted. The actual situation remains to be seen until the latest official images are released.

November 13, 2019: the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) website displayed a partial model of the Frozen themed land at Hong Kong Disneyland, which included various design images such as architectural reference and blueprint plans in the background. There are some differences in the town’s design when compared to the concept art released on May 24, 2018, indicating possible adjustments. The model appears to be closer to the first concept art design released on November 22, 2016, implying it may be an earlier version. Based on the blueprint in the picture, it seems that the pathway to the Toy Story Land has been removed, while the pathway connecting to It’s a Small World has been modified.

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October 17, 2019: According to data from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the shops in the Frozen theme land are called “Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles” and “Northern Delights”. The restaurant is called the “Golden Crocus Inn” and the docks are called “Bayside Wharf 190815”. There is also a “Playhouse in the Wood”.

August 26, 2019: Bob Chapek unveiled the first concept art for the Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs roller coaster in the Frozen-themed area at the “Sneak Peek! Disney Parks, Experiences and Products” panel at D23 Expo 2019.

On the same day, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort announced the names of two attractions – Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs and Frozen Ever After.

In addition, the Frozen themed area has been officially confirmed as a separate land and will become the eighth land at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

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On July 28th, 2019, according to Hong Kong Buildings Department’s monthly report for July 2019, it was revealed that a new building complex for the Frozen themed area has been granted a construction permit. This complex will include a restaurant, a store, a large dining area building, and two large buildings for amusement park rides.

April 30, 2019: According to Hong Kong Buildings Department’s monthly report for April 2019, the heart-shaped pavilion in the “Fantasy World Dream Garden” has been approved for dismantling by the building authority. This project is in conjunction with the “Frozen” themed area.

March 7, 2019: The construction fence of the Frozen themed area from the Heart-shaped Pavilion in the Fantasy Garden to the Fantasyland train station has been decorated with Frozen theme, and a notice has been posted stating that preparations for “Summer Snow Day” are underway!

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February 1st, 2019: according to the Trademark Acceptance Register released by the Intellectual Property Department, Disney Enterprises, Inc. has registered trademark names for the Frozen theme park area, including the area name, Arendelle: World of Frozen, the boat ride attraction, Frozen Ever After, and the roller coaster, Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs.

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