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Disney rocks Scandinavians’ boat. The American entertainment giant creates waves with Viking descendants. Based on H. C. Anderson’s Danish fairy tale, The Snow Queen, Frozen got many positive reviews when it came out last year. The film was heavily influenced by many Norwegian things, such as stave churches, the Northern Lights, trolls, and even lutefisk.

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Disney rocks Scandinavians’ boat

Published on Thursday, 18th September, 2014 at 09:15 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.
Last Updated on 18th September 2014 at 09:39.

The American entertainment giant creates waves with Viking descendants.

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This picture was taken at Magnus Barelegs Viking Festival, Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland in 2012.Vikings
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Based on H. C. Anderson’s Danish fairy tale, The Snow Queen, Frozen got many positive reviews when it came out last year.

The film was heavily influenced by many Norwegian things, such as stave churches, the Northern Lights, trolls, and even lutefisk.

Thus, Visit Norway tourism director Per-Arne Tuftin has called the film “a gift for Norwegian tourism”, and it is “a chance to show off Norway”.

Walt Disney World announced last week that the new Frozen attraction would be constructed at the Norway pavilion in Epcot.

The ride will be replacing Maelstrom, which has been taking passengers in Viking boats through scenes of Norwegian history since 1988.

It has been speculated that the new Frozen ride will keep some of the features of Maelstrom.

Not everyone is happy about replacing the ride, however. Considered a ‘classic staple’ in the world showcase, some people believe that Maelstrom should not be sold to the Frozen franchise.

They argue that the showcase should be an “educational and cultural tool”.

A internet-based petition to save Maelstrom has attracted some 50 signatures so far.

Disney has not yet released an opening date for the new ride.

However, the company estimates construction can take 12-18 months. This means the ride should be ready by early 2016.

The planned final day for Maelstrom is the 5th of October 2014, Disney says.




Published on Thursday, 18th September, 2014 at 09:15 under the news category, by Manisha Choudhari.
Last updated on 18th September 2014 at 09:39.

This post has the following tags: vikings, norway, disney, frozen.





  
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