Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Do You Want to Build a "Frozen" Vacation? Here Are 10 Places to Soak Up the Disney Magic

TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- If you are a parent of young children and haven't seen the movie "Frozen" or heard the film's popular song "Let It Go" on the radio, then you must be living under a rock. The worldwide, Oscar-winning Disney movie, based on "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, is as popular as ever heading into the holiday season. So, the travel experts at, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have compiled a list of ways to Build a "Frozen" vacation: 10 places to soak up the Disney magic.

There's no sign of the "Frozen" sparkle fading (driving its director, Jennifer Lee, to the point of apologizing to parents for the staying power of the movie and, especially, its music), so bundle up and join in the frenzy. Here are five places where you and your family can enjoy the magic:

  • Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, United States - The world's most famous sisters are taking over the Norwegian corner at Epcot. In 2016, a new "Frozen" attraction will be added to the Norway Pavilion. The ride will take guests on a journey to Arendelle, through their favourite moments and songs. And Anna and Elsa will have a new meet-and-greet location at Epcot. Over at Magic Kingdom Park, the "Frozen" characters have moved in for the holiday season. Queen Elsa has taken over the Fairy Godmother's job of lighting up Cinderella's Castle. Each night, Elsa uses her cryokinetic powers to ice the palace. Mickey's "Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" also features Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf for the first time.
  • Frozen on Ice - The Disney on Ice shows that are mega popular in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada (and slated for Australia in 2015) feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse along with a line-up of Disney Princesses and favourite characters. This year, a "Frozen" show has joined the line-up for this touring series of festivals on ice. What better place to bring all characters, songs and special effects to life than on a glistening stage of ice!
  • Frozen Norway - Norway is the home of "Frozen". After all, it's where Art Director Michael Giaimo found the colour, light and atmosphere he wanted. Norway has made a bid to take ownership of the "Frozen" phenomenon. It has some superlative goodies. For example, the Northern Lights, which dance across the sky when Anna and Elsa are children. Northern Norway sells Ice-Age Arendelle exceptionally well with the snow-capped mountains of Helgeland, peaks of Lofoten and the Lyngen Alps. There are cozy ice hotels, the Sami and trolls. Legend has it that the towering peaks of Northern Norway are trolls that were turned to stone in the light of the rising sun. Disney has a foothold here too. Adventures by Disney offers special itineraries that start in Bergen (the city that inspired Arendelle) stop in Geirangerfjord and mix in Norwegian folk dancing, ice fishing and home to Stave church visits.
  • Build-A-Bear - Frozen Bears - Build-A-Bear Workshops have teamed up with Disney on a range of "Frozen" bears -- and a snowman. There are close to 400 Build-A-Bear workshops around the world where children can create Olaf, Elsa or Anna, complete with wigs, crystal appliqued dresses and capes. Plus, for around $25 children can carry home their very own "Frozen" bear. Kiddies can also add "Let It Go", "In Summer" and "The First Time in Forever" songs or sing their own version for $8.
  • Ice hotels - Pre-movie, members of the production team travelled to Quebec, Canada, to experience the Hotel de Glace, inspiration for Elsa's ice palace. There are dozens of ice hotels around the world. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, located at Alta, Norway, has been rebuilt every year since 1999. "Arctic Light and Life" is the theme for the 2014/2015 season.

For those who don't want to "Let It Go", here's a look at five more places with "Frozen" experiences: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, United States; Disneyland, Paris, France; Frozen at shopping malls; Frozen Sweden and Frozen sing-alongs. To read about these and see's complete list of Build a "Frozen" Vacation: 10 Places to Soak up the Disney Magic, visit:

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