Frozen ride in Fantasy Springs Tokyo DisneySea

Is this new Disney ride too childish or is it actually worth your time queueing for?

If you haven’t heard, Tokyo DisneySea has just opened a new area in the park. Fantasy Springs features three new Disney movies and four new rides; “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey” is one of the indoor rides to look forward to.

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The new Frozen ride at Fantasy Springs

Anna and Elsa's Frozen Journey photos - Elsa singing Let it Go
Watch Elsa’s castle come to live with the enchanting projections on the walls

“Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey” takes you through the Frozen movie from start to finish in seven minutes.

A truly enchanting ride, as high-technology elements are incorporated to create an immersive experience. You’ll find life-size installations of the characters, that are designed with smooth animatronics for fluid and realistic movements.

Furthermore, computer graphics are projected on the installations to enhance the realism of the ride. For instance, during the scene where Elsa sets Arendelle in an eternal winter, 3D ice shards emerge from the ground and walls, followed by 2D projections that depicts the city slowly encased in ice.

This unique mix of mediums have been well-adopted in many the new rides of Tokyo Disney Resorts, including the Rapunzel ride in Tokyo DisneySea, and the Beauty and the Beast ride in Tokyo Disneyland.

Anna and Elsa's Frozen Journey photos from the ride
Anna and Han singing “Love is an Open Door”

For those who haven’t watched Frozen, here’s a summary of the plot:

Elsa, the princess of Arendelle, finds out that she has ice powers. During her playtime with her sister Anna, Elsa accidentally injures Anna with an ice beam. Afraid of her powers, Elsa shuts herself off from everyone for years, until the day they open up the castle for Elsa’s coronation. Anna meets Han and plans on getting married immediately, but the idea is rejected by Elsa. In a fit of rage, she accidentally sets Arendelle in an eternal winter and flees the city. As Anna sets out to look for her sister, the same misfortune falls upon her, and she is once again struck by Elsa’s ice beam. The only way for Anna to recover is to receive an act of true love.

Was “Anna and Elsa’s Frozen” Journey worth the queue?

Trolls from Frozen retelling the story of Anna and Elsa
A mix of 2D and 3D elements creates a more immersive environment for the new ride

So, was Fantasy Spring’s new Frozen ride worth queuing for?

The regular queue during our visit ranges from 20 minutes to 80 minutes. We noticed that the queue was way longer in the evening. If you had unlimited priority passes like we did, a perk from our Tokyo Disney Resort Vacation Package, the queue time would be shortened to as fast as 5 minutes on a good day.

Anyway, even if it was 80 minutes, I would say that it’s worth the queue.

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