Thank you for the great information! This why we all appreciate you!
Just judging by past projects, when do you think we could possibly see official concept art and hints about the interior released to the public?
The plot of land that's behind the walls will most likely be a staging area for on site construction equipment. I hope the big D will keep on track with the opening date.
@Anonymous: Thank you! We expect to see some concept art either before the holidays or right after them.
@Construction Carl: You may be right, that is what we think as well. They need an area where to store all the equipment needed for this project after hours. That sounds the most likely situation.
Feel as if this could have a been awesome if the ride system was trackless like Pooh's Hunny Hunt. But the ride should be awesome regardless.
Hopefully We will see some concept art before the holidays. That why going into this year's holiday they can buzz about it on the 2014 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade!
I really hope to see the concept art for Frozen the ride in 2015!
And now there's word that the Sorcerers Hat is definitely leaving! Woo hoo!
We can be sure only of one thing: the ride will be cheap and LOOK cheap. It's just a cynical cash-in, as per Robert Iger's philosophy: soak the rubes and give as little as possible in return.
Agreed this ride is going to be a cheap replacement from the Maelstrom's original concept. Maelstrom had more character. (Think the original test track, now just being dark lighting with cheap cardboard walls with projectors)
So will the pavilion still be called Norway? I don't think a story based in Denmark is "close enough" to represent a country.
Perhaps they could call the pavilion Scandinavia or the Nordic Pavilion?
"Cheap", right...because the Maelstrom sets and figures were so detailed and lifelike...right.
It's okay to not like Frozen, believe me, everyone gets it by now. It's just a little ridiculous to call it cheap when not one bit of conceptual art has even surfaced yet. I'm surprised Meg hasn't been blamed yet.
I agree with Construction Carl, that area will likely be the staging area for the construction. Anyone know of a diagram or floor plan (blueprint) of the existing ride and theater layout? I've been looking around since the announcement and haven't found anything of real merit. Being and architect myself I'm really curious and always like to play armchair imagineer...
I hope the empty area to be used is just for staging. Otherwise the ride would be taking up part of a future expansion slot for a possible new country.