Not surprising to anyone who follows the rumors, but glad it's confirmed. Unfortunately no details on timeframe or whether they're just "redecorating" or gutting the building and starting from scratch. Lots of wasted space in Maelstrom with the boat landing and movie theater at the end so hopefully they'll use that space for a longer ride!
I could see a "overlay" of Frozen working with the theater being the meet and greet, but I think it will need a total ground up to accommodate the insane queue lines. Going to miss the Norway gift shop lots of cool stuff there.
I could see a "overlay" of Frozen working with the theater being the meet and greet, but I think it will need a total ground up to accommodate the insane queue lines. Going to miss the Norway gift shop lots of cool stuff there. too!
I agree there was a lot of wasted space, but lets face it the ride barely had a queue line. For a ride thats obviously going to be a HUGE draw the queue will be pretty massive so there goes more space!
What a shame, Maelstrom was a good ride! I feel like Epcot should not have rides with Disney Characters, but there goes that idea.
Come on, Epcot needs more rides! Not replacements
We're talking about Team Disney Orlando here, there probably gonna use the same track layout! With just a frozen theme, lets face it the ride isn't scary and definitely is form families and little kids
I really hope they make this an Awesome E-Ticket, Epcot really needs more!
On the bright side, maybe soarin' and test track won't have two hour lines no more :)
I'm sure people who think Disney can do no wrong will have problems with my comments, but I think this is terrible. First off, you do not have a max cap on rides. With Disney's building pace, this should open just in time for the 10th anniversary Diamond edition Blu-ray release. Why would you have to close one in order to open another one. The Maelstrom has been a favorite of my family for a long time. It was one of the few rides that is anything other than flat that has no ride height restrictions. Why would you take away a ride based on a country to make a ride based on a movie in a area solely dedicated to countries. I know DHS has been neglected so long they might have forgotten it exists, but guess what Disney. You have an entire theme park dedicated to movies. Maybe if you even put another ride there, the Toy Story ride might have less than a 3 hour wait. Walt Disney used to innovate, but sadly, that concept is lost on the imagineers of today. Every year, I find it harder and harder to shell out more and more money for our annual passes.
BAD MOVE! DHS should get this attraction!