Monday, June 27, 2016

Epcot's Frozen Ever After isn't having the smoothest of openings

Posted By on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 1:22 PM

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"For the first time in forever," Disney has opened a ride without a public preview, which consequently has brought technical difficulties. 

Since opening on June 21, Frozen Ever After has experienced evacuations and prolonged shutdowns, at least once a day in its first four days of opening.  

When you combine the shutdowns with lines up to 5 hours, and the fact that we're coming into the busiest time of year for tourists, the highly anticipated attraction is off to a rocky start. 

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Disney canceled all media events before its opening last Tuesday because of the Pulse shooting, including Frozen Ever After's, meaning the attraction opened without a public preview, or "soft-opening."

Robert Niles, editor of Theme Park Insider, told the Sentinel that it is common for new rides to hold "soft openings" to give fans a first look at the ride and also work on small problems. 

Disney has yet to publish a full entry about Frozen Ever After's opening on it's official blog, possibly because they're waiting for the ride to operate reliably. 

In the meantime, it might be worth waiting on Frozen Ever After till everything is smoothed over. 

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