Frozen Ever After is a popular attraction located in the Norway Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot theme park. The ride opened in the summer of 2016 and is modeled after the original Frozen movie.
This review covers everything you need to know about experiencing Frozen Ever After on your next vacation. And if you are a Frozen fan, make sure not to miss the list of Everything Frozen to do at Disney World.
Below is a quick reference chart that gives details about Frozen Ever After.
|Frozen Ever After||Epcot Attractions|
Disney Height Requirements:
Yes, Tier 1 when available
Boat, Mild Thrill
Seats Per Vehicle:
2-3 per row
Disney’s Rider Switch:
Extra Magic Hours:
Mild drop similar to Pirates
of Caribbean at Magic Kingdom
On-Ride Photo Opportunity
Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After is listed in the Tier 1 category of FastPass+ at Epcot. The attraction meets to long wait times throughout the majority of the day.
When selecting your initial FastPass, I recommend choosing between Frozen Ever After and Test Track. These two options are the most difficult to obtain, and both will have you waiting an hour or more on average to ride. Of course, this advice will change when newer attractions like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the Guardians coaster open.
If you arrive in the Norway Pavilion and decide you want to ride Frozen Ever After without a FastPass, know that the queue set up is really difficult to gauge. When the line is extremely long, it will loop around in an exterior portion of the queue. If the line is completely stopped outside, I suggest returning later to ride it.
The interior part of the queue winds around and is quite lengthy. If the line is fully indoors, but you can’t venture far into the interior portion, you are probably looking at a full hour wait. This can vary depending on how many people will experience the attraction using FastPass while you are waiting.
Frozen Ever After FAQ’s
- Is there a height requirement for Frozen Ever After? No, there is no height requirement to enjoy this attraction.
- Is there a ride drop? You can expect a small backward drop in the boat during the Elsa scene. It is very gradual, and you might be a bit taken by surprise more than anything. You will likely end up enjoying the surroundings from a bit of a different vantage point.
- Additionally, to straighten back up and finish the ride, there is a forward drop toward the end. Think Pirates of the Caribbean drop for comparison. It’s not anything major, and there might be a minimal splash.
- Is there a PhotoPass opportunity? Yes–at the end of the ride on the forward-facing drop, remember to look up and smile for the camera.
- When is the best time to ride Frozen Ever After? Waits are currently lower at Epcot in general. The ride is a headliner for the park. FastPass+ for the ride has been a lot more plentiful within the past 6 months or so. If, for some reason, you find yourself at Epcot on a busy day, wait until the end of the night. With this option, you will give up your chance to view the fireworks, but the line should be at its lowest point then.
- Can we ride Frozen Ever After during Extra Magic Hours? Yes, Frozen Ever After is available during Extra Magic Hours. I would recommend making it your last priority during extra magic hours, though. This line tends to fill up first as soon as Extra Magic Hours begin. Ride attractions in Future World before making your way over to the Norway pavilion.
This attraction is a lot of fun and worth experiencing on your next vacation.
If you are looking for more Epcot Attractions to experience during your vacation, check out these reviews:
Resorts Gal has a lengthy list of Disney World Resort Reviews here on the site. Make sure to check out some of our favorite Epcot Resorts. For instance, the Yacht and Beach Club sit right outside the International Gateway entrance to Epcot.
And my review of Disney’s Boardwalk Inn goes over all the different dining and amenities in the area.
Have fun riding Frozen Ever After!