Disneyland Paris shared a sneak peek at the construction progress and photos of the audio-animatronic for Kristoff coming to Kingdom of Arendelle, the new “Frozen”-themed land being built as part of the reimagining of Walt Disney Studios Park.
Kingdom of Arendelle Construction
The video gave a look at the Kristoff audio-animatronic figure that was developed for Disneyland Paris.
The above and below photos show the progress on the clock tower that will serve as the attraction’s entrance.
Senior Project Manager Diane Oram gave a look at the scope of the land from what will be a lagoon.
More Photos and Video from Kingdom of Arendelle
In April, we got another look at photos and video of this project.
Walt Disney Imagineering released a video that gave us a sneak peek of the brand new “Frozen” themed land. The land, which will be called “Kingdom of Arendelle” will be located near the Marvel Avengers Campus in Walt Disney Studios Park. The expansion was initially announced in 2018, and totals over $2.5 billion.
Phase One of the expansion was Marvel Avengers Campus, and Phase Two of the expansion is the Paris version of Kingdom of Arendelle. There was supposed to be a Phase Three, which was set to be Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but it was cancelled.
Walt Disney Studios Park Expansion
The video shared above starts off with the concept art of the Walt Disney Studios Park expansion. We can see the Kingdom of Arendelle and Marvel Avengers Campus.
Construction is underway at Kingdom of Arendelle. Concrete structures have been erected and scaffolding is in place to build the structure upwards. In today’s images above, we can see the progress from this point in April.
In the background, you can see attractions from Marvel Avengers Campus, which opened last summer, in the background. It will be a “short walk” from Kingdom of Arendelle.
There are a lot of cranes and backhoes for clearing the land and digging. In the background, you can see a green, moveable bridge.
Imagineers are seen discussing plans for the blueprints for one of the featured attractions.
The spires that are towering over the rest of the construction, will be the frozen mountains as pictured in the concept art. This is likely where Queen Elsa’s Ice Castle will go. Her castle will stand atop a 131-foot tall snow-covered mountain.
Here, we can see a huge progression on construction for each of the rides and show buildings. While the “Frozen” themed land isn’t expected to be completed until 2025, construction seems to be moving along rather quickly.
Wallpaper, carpet, and other interior designs are being meticulously chosen to match the inside of Arendelle Castle from the “Frozen” movie franchise.
If you’ve seen “Frozen”, you will definitely recognize this wallpaper. It lines the walls of Arendelle Castle.
The Disney Imagineers are not leaving out a single detail from the land. It is said to be fully immersive
Disney Imagineers overlook a small replica of Kingom of Arendelle. You can see the snowy mountains and Queen Elsa’s Ice Castle in the background. You can also see bits and pieces of the buildings that will be the future home to the many attractions, shops, and dining.
Some of the rumored attractions coming are “Frozen Ever After”, among others. Some of the other rumored areas coming to Kingdom of Arendelle include Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles, Golden Crocus Inn, Bayside Wharf, and more.
A smaller-scaled model of Queen Elsa’s Ice Castle is seen here nestled away in the snowy mountains.
A close-up picture of the concept art for Queen Elsa’s Ice Castle.
Pictured above is the full concept art for the Kingdom of Arendelle. As you can see, it features Queen Elsa’s Ice Castle, which will sit atop a 131-foot-tall snow-covered mountain. It will also be next to a 3-hectare lake.
The land looks like a scene right out of the “Frozen” movies. The architectural style was inspired from the movies and will be completely immersive.
Kingdom of Arendelle will feature “Frozen” themed rides, shopping, and dining. The restaurant will serve up dishes with a Nordic flare. There will also be royal meet & greets with everyone’s favorite characters from “Frozen”.
At the 2022 D23 Expo, Josh D’Amaro —chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts — announced that the area will also feature a “Tangled” themed ride.