Over the weekend at the D23 Expo as Disney Parks Chairman, Josh D’Amaro has stated that three markets are getting the Frozen treatment on the blockbuster franchise at selected Disney Parks. Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo are the selected ones to embrace the Kingdom of Arendelle. Hong Kong Disneyland got a updated time frame for opening in the second half of 2023 of the fiscal year for their Frozen.
The World of Frozen will be inspired by Walt Disney Animation Studios’ and will blend Arendelle with the park’s natural landscapes on Lantau Island. The area will feature a version of “Frozen Ever After” from EPCOT, including a new attraction well, for all-new Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs roller coaster.
It was first announced at the D23 Expo back in 2019 for a huge expansion towards Hong Kong Disneyland, as guests will be able to experience the world of “Frozen” for enjoying its sights, sounds, cuisines and traditions. Here’s another look from the D23 Expo, which is the same one that was released also again for the D23 Expo 2022.
And here’s a look at the cast member costumes and the ride vehicle as a maquette on the show floor from the D23 Expo 2022:
Also new concept art released for The World of Frozen coming to Hong Kong Disneyland:
New Walt and Mickey Statue:
For the first time ever as Hong Kong Disneyland is getting a new partners statue of Walt and Mickey as part of Disney’s 100th anniversary celebration. Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro, announced at the D23 Expo 2022 for the location to be near Cinderella Carousel, just behind the Castle of Magical Dreams.
This is the latest in an ever-growing line of Walt Disney statues, including “Partners” at many Castle parks, “Storytellers” at Disney California Adventure and Tokyo DisneySea, and the new statue coming to EPCOT called “Walt the Dreamer.”