If you haven’t seen WDS’s Frozen yet, you need to see it. My daughters that are 14 and 17 just love this animated movie. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter myth “The Snow Queen,” the story is about two sisters, Anna, a reluctant Snow Queen that is cursed with the power to turn everything and everyone to ice and her loving sister Elsa that wants nothing more then to help her sister overcome this wicked, isolating curse. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
The story is beautiful and the idea of living in a snow palace seems a little crazy and a wee bit cold but every year at the same time as Carnival in Quebec City the Hôtel de Glace is erected to host visitors. Working with snow and ice is just part of the Carnival culture and art. Each year there is a competition with participants from around the world. So once you go to see these works of art, head over to the spectacular Hôtel de Glace and see the details of the Frozen guest suite.
The Walt Disney Studios and Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace have partnered to bring the magic of Disney’s hit animated feature film “Frozen” to life inside Canada’s annual, world-famous “Ice Hotel.” Created entirely out of sculpted ice and snow, this year’s Ice Hotel will feature a special Disney “Frozen”-themed Suite and Activity Cave, allowing guests and visitors the opportunity to experience the wonder of Disney’s wintry tale like never before. In 2014, Hôtel de Glace is celebrating “Myths and Legends from Around the World.” Walt Disney Studios is thrilled to commemorate this theme with the inclusion of “Frozen.”
Located only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover each winter. You can take a virtual tour here. The authentic Hôtel de Glace in America, has seduced over a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults and its crystalline ice sculptures, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. From January 3rd until March 23rd, 2014, enter this magical universe and live an incredible experience by visiting this ephemeral work of art. For more information about Quebec City’s Hôtel de Glace, please visit www.hoteldeglace-canada.com.
Supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo, the “Frozen Suite” will be modeled after the characters Anna & Elsa’s bedrooms in the film, while the “Frozen Activity Cave” is a play area with activities for families inspired by the film’s characters and themes.
Bring home Disney’s “FROZEN” on Digital HD & 3D February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th — featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family!
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