Step Into The World Of Frozen At Hong Kong Disneyland's Newest Land

If you've ever watched the animated "Frozen" film and wished you could visit the magical land of Arendelle, the fictional Nordic kingdom that Elsa and Anna call home, now's your chance to bring that dream to life. Disney just opened World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland in time for the movie's 10-year anniversary. While Disney has already incorporated some Frozen-based experiences at its theme parks, on cruise ships, and on Broadway, this new attraction is a whole other world, literally.

World of Frozen is part of Disney's $60 billion expansion over the coming decade and the first of two Frozen-inspired kingdoms (the other is slated for Paris). The park in Hong Kong features two rides, an interactive theater experience, a live band, shops, eateries, and Norwegian architecture and landscapes true to the film. And, yes, of course there's an ice castle built above a quaint village with your favorite characters — and a few new ones — sprinkled throughout.

Part of what makes the attraction so special is that the Frozen-themed peaks are built right into the mountains of Hong Kong, seamlessly blending together to bring the fairytale to life. On top of that, the actors hired to play Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff are there to interact with guests beyond the photo opportunities you might find at other parks. In other words, visitors will have the chance to let it go like never before, says the park website.

Things to do at World of Frozen

For the first time in forever (yes, like the song), visitors can ride the Wandering Oaken's Sliding Sleigh, a family-friendly roller coaster that weaves through Arendelle Forest. Keep your eyes peeled for Olaf, the loveable snowman, and Sven the reindeer. In the other section of the park, Arendelle Village, there's a second adventure called Frozen Ever After, a boat ride to Elsa's Ice Palace. Of course, it wouldn't be Frozen without a little music; here you'll find characters singing popular scores from the film, like "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" and "Let It Go." Singalongs are encouraged.

Back in the village that resembles a visit to Norway, visitors can tuck into some hearty cuisine at Golden Crocus Inn. Some dishes inspired by the film include a braised lamb shank and forest mushroom pasta. For dessert, the Northern Delights candy store has you covered with Olaf-themed cakes and gourmet chocolates. To round out your stay and bring some of the magic home, visit Tick Tock Toys & Collectibles for apparel, jewelry, plush toys, and souvenirs. Don't forget a stop at Playhouse In The Woods, an interactive theater experience to celebrate Summer Snow Day.

What to know before you go

Fans of the Frozen franchise can visit the new attraction with a general admission ticket to Hong Kong Disneyland. Tickets for one-day admission cost $82 to $113, depending on the dates of your visit and the exchange rate. If you'd prefer a longer stay, a two-day visit starts at $137 per person. There are discounts for children and seniors available. Tickets for kids between the ages of three and 11 cost $61. Children under the age of three can visit the park for free. Adults over the age of 65 can get in for $13, an absolute steal.

There are three hotels on site including the Disneyland Hotel, which has Frozen-themed suites. Visitors can save up to 30% now through June 29, 2024 by booking a hotel for at least two nights. Once you've had plenty of time to take in the World of Frozen and the rest of the theme park, don't worry, there's more Frozen magic in store. Disney plans to open a similar Kingdom of Arendelle in Disneyland Paris sometime between 2024 and 2025. Count your lucky stars. Or, in this case, snowflakes.