Walt Disney Studios has taken the world by (snow) storm with its latest release of “Frozen,” an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.” Children of all ages are embracing the wintry wonder of this enchanting story. Visitors to Quebec City will now be able to live like Anna and Elsa.
Located about 10 minutes from downtown Quebec, the Hotel de Glace (Ice Hotel) is offering “Frozen” fans an extra icy experience with a Frozen-themed guest suite for the 2014 winter season. Huge snow vaults and sparkling ice sculptures turn the hotel into a work of art. In its 14th year, the Hotel de Glace has seen more than a million visitors since it first opened its doors.
Modeled after Anna and Elsa’s bedrooms, the “Frozen” Suite is created out of sculpted ice and snow and was supervised by the film’s art director Michael Giaimo. There will also be a Frozen Activity Cave that brings the magic of the story to life. The suite will be unveiled the weekend of January 17, 2014 and will remain open through March 23.
The Hotel de Glace’s 2014 theme is myths and legends from around the world. It seems only fitting that Disney’s “Frozen” should be a part of the celebration.
From the press release:
“Even as we use them to demystify the arts of winter, snow and ice provide many creative and original ways to tell these fascinating tales. This is truly and ever-changing, ephemeral work of art,” says Serge Peloquin, artistic director of the Hotel de Glace.
The Hotel de Glace also offers behind-the-scenes tours, an outdoor tube slide and snowshoe trails. For more information about Quebec City’s Hotel de Glace, please visit www.hoteldeglace-canada.com.
The story of “Frozen” goes something like this. Optimist and adventurer Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on a journey to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in an eternal winter. Along the way, she encounters Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer Sven, Arctic conditions, mysterious trolls and a comedic snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad). Twists and turns are bound to happen with a cast like that.
“Frozen” was directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan” and “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”). Produced by Peter Del Vecho, “Frozen” features original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Tony winner Robert Lopez as well as an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets” and the Oscar-winning short “Paperman”).
Disney’s “Frozen” will be available on Digital HD and 3D on February 25, 2014, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on March 18, 2014.
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