New Frozen Ride Based on Historic Log Cabin

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New details have been released about the upcoming Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus experiences currently under construction at Epcot. And while children from across the globe will revel in experiencing one of their favorite stories in real time, adults may appreciate the Scandinavian atmosphere, like a mini Northern European vacation.

The New Epcot Attractions

According to, visitors to the Frozen Ever After attraction will be transported via a wood log transport. While riding in the log transport, you and your family will see Olaf, Sven and all of the familiar characters from the film, and be mentally transported to a the icy, wintry landscape inspired by the Scandinavian countryside.

But it doesn’t stop there! Your children will actually be able to meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus, an attraction based on a real-life Norwegian log cabin. In fact, Disney sent a team to research the Norwegian countryside and culture so that they could replicate the same atmosphere at Epcot. The cabin re-creation is located at the Norway pavilion.

While numerous children (and, let’s face it, many adults) are enthralled by the story of Frozen, parents may appreciate the “Winter in Summer” atmosphere created by the new Epcot attractions. The movie Frozen has scenery and landscapes inspired by the Norwegian fjords and a log house in the manner of the iconic wooden stave churches in Norway.

The Scandinavian Log Home Aesthetic of Frozen

Frozen scenery was inspired by Norway, and the architecture in the movie is patterned after traditional Scandinavian handcrafted log homes. For centuries, logs were the traditional building material in areas of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia. According to Wikipedia, the prevalence of log homes was largely a result of using what was available: These regions abound with tall coniferous trees, ideal for making log homes.

[testimonial_view id=3] Log homes can last for generations; it’s one of the qualities that make these homes so endearing to us. The Borgund Stave Church is just one of the magnificent stave churches that remain in Norway, and it was built in the 12th century. Though the longevity of Viking structures is a testament to the quality of the craftsmanship and the building materials, these buildings would not last without the maintenance and care provided by Norway.

Likewise, modern log homes require a great deal of care in order to maintain them and make them last for generations. Rot, water damage, insect infestation and weathering are just some of the things you’ll be up against as a log home owner. With TruLog™ steel log siding, your home will have the log home look, without the maintenance.

For a free estimate for TruLog™ steel log siding, please call the TruLog™ team in Loveland, CO at 970-646-4490.

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