Norway cabin gets “Frozen“
Norwegian influences in the new “Frozen Ever After” attraction at Disney World
Visitors to Disney World in Florida will get to experience even more of what Norway has to offer when its new “Frozen Ever After” attraction opens in June.
As part of the new attraction, Disney World is recreating a cottage from Sverresborg in Trondheim to the great delight of the local tourism industry.
“Now we will really have the opportunity to show off the architecture and history of Trøndelag,” Stig Hillestad from Visit Trondheim told Adresseavisen.
The new “Frozen” attraction will be added to Epcot’s Norway Pavilion, which already showcases Norwegian architecture and culture.
The new addition will include the Royal Sommerhus, a replica of Detlistua, a cottage constructed in 1817 in Oppdal and rebuilt at Sverresborg in 1924.
“Little did Ole Halvorsen from Oppdal know in 1817 when he moved into the cottage he built for himself and his wife that a copy of the building would 200 years later find its place in Disney World in Florida to the delight of all the world’s children!” a press release from Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum read.
“Disney concluded that the best example of Norwegian architecture comes from Oppdal,” said director at the Sverresborg Folk Museum, Torunn Herje, to Opdalingen.
The Royal Sommerhus will allow children to meet Elsa and Anna, the animated stars of Disney’s smash 2013 success, which has gone on to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
The film, which retells the story of “The Snow Queen” by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, is set in a world of icy fjords, Norwegian stave churches, traditional costumes, and the Northern Lights, and even features gløgg and lutefisk.
The film greatly increased tourism interest in Norway after its release and the knock-off effects show no sign of slowing down.
A sequel to the film is in the works and is set for release in 2018.
This article was originally published on The Local.
It also appeared in the May 6, 2016, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.