World of Frozen opens in Hong Kong Disneyland: Rides, attractions, what to expect
HONG KONG — World of Frozen, the world’s first ever and so far only “Frozen”-themed park in the world, officially opens to the public today, November 20, in Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
Constructed for seven years and opened in time for the 10th anniversary of “Frozen,” the living land of Arendelle aims to transport guests to a world where you can be fully immersed in the magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” which are among the biggest animated films of all time.
HK Disneyland is Disney’s only park with mountains, which makes it unique and “special” among other Disneyland parks, Michel den Dulk, executive creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, explained why the entertainment and theme park giant Disney chose to open the first ever World of Frozen in Hong Kong.
Through captivating stories, beloved characters, stunning landscapes, enchanting music, and cutting-edge technology, the kingdom of Arendelle is presented as a fully-immersive travel destination to all guests for the first time in forever.
“Now that it’s open to guests, we want our guests to own this land. It’s going to be theirs,” Den Dulk told select press all over the world, including Philstar.com, at the World of Frozen’s press launch in Hong Kong Disneyland last week.
“Obviously, we want to give our guests the opportunity to meet the famous characters that they love and hear the music that they love so much with multiple experiences that will last.”
This is where most of the citizens live. As guests step into the village, they will first be drawn to the colorful collection of steep-roofed buildings, followed by the breathtaking view of the Bay of Arendelle, facing the landmark Arendelle Castle.
Near the entrance to the village, Friendship Fountain commemorates the love between Elsa and her sister Anna.
The fountain is a centerpiece that welcomes guests upon entering the park. Den Dulk, who grew up in New York where there a lot of fountains and squares, told the press: “Fountains, they are gathering points for people… You will always see people that sit in the fountain, and doing something that’s exactly the same here, not only it is a part of the story,