Yesterday, it was reported by The Epcot Explorer’s Encyclopedia Facebook page about changes coming to the Norway Pavilion:
The international program Cast Members at the Norway Pavilion have been informed that attractions and merchandise positions at the pavilion will not exist beyond the end of September. CM’s with contracts in October and beyond are being offered transfers and training in Food/Beverage. Recruitment for Fall/Winter attractions/merchandise has been canceled.
Just word of this rumored change caused a spike in the wait time for Malestrom to 60 to 80 minutes as people assume the rumored changes going to convert the Norway Pavilion into the Kingdom of Arendelle with Anna and Elsa taking over the area.
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Many sources are reporting that Disney and Norway are having disagreements as to who should pay for any refurbs and upgrades to the Norway pavilion at EPCOT. Disney is asking Norway to pay $9 million to keep Norway in the Norway Pavilion at EPCOT. If Norway does not pay the $9 million, Disney will go ahead with plans to convert Norway into the Kingdom or Arendelle with a much smaller Norwegian presence in the pavilion. This leads me to today’s question, who should be paying for the refurbs and upgrades to the Norway pavilion? At the end of the article, please take the time to answer our poll question with your opinion.
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THIS IS ALL JUST A RUMOR AT THIS POINT!
I heard reports, last night, of a new way that Disney is handling the queue for Anna and Elsa. Reportedly, gone are the days of the Frozen 5k. It is being reported that the queue will be limited to a 30 minute wait. You can still meet Anna and Elsa if you are not in this first 30 minute group or don’t have a Fastpass+. There are reportedly only nine Fastpass+ reservations per hour so don’t feel bad if you don’t have one. There are very hard to get. The testing is reportedly only today, tomorrow, and Friday.
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I hadn’t given much thought about today’s article topic until I was having a twitter conversation with Lisa Green who writes the Living A Disney Life blog. She wrote an article, late last week, about her displeasure with Anna & Elsa kicking Aurora and Snow White out of the Princess Fairytale Hall.
Disney recently made the decision to move the “other princess” (Aurora or Snow White) out of Princess Fairytale Hall. Princess Aurora is meeting guests next to City Hall while Snow White greets guests on Center Street near Uptown Jewelers.
Taken when Aurora/Snow White/”mystery princess” still shared a space with Anna and Elsa.
This got me thinking, “Lisa does have a point.” Is Disney pushing aside two very iconic Disney princesses to make room for a new regime?
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