VIDEO: Construction Update from World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland Shares Closer Look at Elsa Audio Animatronic

Today, Hong Kong Disneyland shared progress on the upcoming land – World of Frozen. The world’s first Frozen-themed land, World of Frozen, is set to open later this year. It will be the park’s largest expansion, featuring two new attractions, Frozen Ever After and Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs, a restaurant, and shopping outlets.

The Disney Parks Blog shared time-lapse animation of what the land will look like as it transitions from day to night.

“In this time of happily-ever-after, peace, and prosperity have returned to the kingdom of Arendelle, guests are invited from near and far to take part in this joyous celebration on Summer Snow Day,” said Michel Den Dulk, Executive Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering. 

At a recent Hong Kong Disneyland FanFest event, Den Dulk gave fans some additional construction updates on the new land.

He stated that The World of Frozen will take “immersive storytelling to new heights.” Den Dulk went on to say that the goal was to “create a genuine and lively Arendelle for guests to fully experience the world of the Frozen movies.”

Disney also released drone footage of the construction site showcasing the kingdom of Arendelle. The land is highlighted – and made more realistic – from the Lantau Mountain behind Hong Kong Disneyland.

As seen in the drone video, the construction of the Arendelle village is nearly finished, with the clock tower, Elsa’s Ice Palace on the North Mountain, and Arendelle Castle in place.

Den Dulk said that the Frozen Ever After attraction offers guests a unique chance to fully enter the world of Arendelle and interact with lifelike Audio-Animatronics figures of their favorite Frozen characters.

Last month, we reported that they will also feature an updated Elsa audio-animatronic — and possibly the attraction’s other animatronics. Instead of having Elsa’s facial expressions projected onto the audio-animatronic head, all of her features are built-in.

In the video below, you can see how her eyes and mouth work seamlessly and are more realistic. Her skin also looks more natural and blends with the rest of her body. Hopefully, the figures at the EPCOT attraction will eventually be replaced with these newer versions.

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