My grandfather Hans Andersen (no relation to the one-and-only Hans CHRISTIAN Andersen) was from Tønsberg, a little town outside Oslo. When I was young, he would always regale me with stories of skiing to school, eating herring in many different incarnations, and of the majestic beauty of the mountains and towns. He is no longer with us, but his stories are very much ingrained in my mind, and Norway has always been at the top of my “places to go” list. But for some reason, whenever we plan a family vacation, we always end up at Disneyland. And now, I am so very tempted to go the land of my ancestors since those two — Disney and Norway — are being combined!
This week, Adventures by Disney announced they would be traveling to the Nordic region, home of fjords, gorgeous vistas, and Vikings, in honor of Disney’s upcoming animated feature Frozen. Disney stated, “Our guests will follow in the footsteps of the Frozen filmmakers and experience the breathtaking beauty of this magnificent country.”
Frozen is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Snow Queen that was originally published back in 1845. The filmmakers went to Wyoming in the winter to get what they needed to capture the motion of walking in snow, they went to the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada to study how light interacts with snow and ice, and finally, they went to Norway for everything else, from the mountains, architecture, and even the clothing.
More details about this amazing Adventures by Disney trip will be coming soon, and reservations will open on October 15th. One thing is for sure, it will be an adventure of a lifetime from Adventures by Disney!
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