Is ‘Frozen’ taking over the world? Well Disney World, maybe! On April 1, Disney released a statement that the epic Cinderella castle would be changing its name to ‘Elsa’s Ice Palace,’ based on the frozen ice queen. Needless to say, people are freaking out!
Beginning September 8, 2015 — the day after Hollywood Studio’s Frozen Summer Fun ends, Cinderella’s Castle, the famed center of Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, will be changing its name to “Elsa’s Ice Palace,” Walt Disney spokesperson, Ilene Woods, said in the statement.
Cinderella Castle Changed To Elsa’s Ice Palace
“We knew that the live action version of Cinderella would cause a problem for us. Cinderella no longer looks like Cinderella, and the castle at the Magic Kingdom looks nothing like what is seen in the movie. One of our Imagineers pointed out that ‘Ella’ and ‘Elsa’ sound so much alike that most people probably wouldn’t even notice the change. That set the plan in motion,” the statement began.
Does this sound a little off to you? Yes, it sounds off to us too — but that’s because it’s APRIL 1!
“We’re hoping for a year from today,” she continued. “That would make it April 1, 2016. April 1…get it? Oh, and one more thing. Did I mention that the bridge to Adventureland is for sale? I can get you a good deal on it if anyone is interested.”
That’s right, it’s all a prank for April Fools Day. But fans definitely freaked out at first!
UHHH DISNEY IS CHANGING CINDERELLA’S CASTLE TO ELSA’S ICE PALACE???? I AM PISSED.
— Princess Christina (@Christeeenaxo) April 1, 2015
They’re changing Cinderella’s castle at Disney to Elsa’s???? I am done. I no longer wish to be apart of this place.
— cunty spice (@vikkerrs) April 1, 2015
So they’re changing the name of Cinderella’s Castle to Elsa’s Ice Palace at Disneyworld. Kind of upsetting. Should probably just Let It Go.
— Tony Lucca (@luccadoes) April 1, 2015
I am not happy about Disney renaming Cinderella’s Castle, “Elsa’s Ice Palace.” Cinderella is a classic, Elsa will be a has been in a year..
— Hayley Barnes (@hayleyyybuggg) April 1, 2015
DISNEY IS RENAMING CINDERELLA CASTLE FOR ELSA I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS
— Haley (@HaleyMuldowney) April 1, 2015
If they legit change Cinderella’s castle into Elsa’s I will boycott Disney.
— Lauren Kasinski (@lauren_kasinski) April 1, 2015
I’m actually pretty mad that Disney World is changing the name of Cinderella’s Castle to Elsa’s Ice Palace.
— Taylor Theobald (@taytheobald) April 1, 2015
IF CINDERELLA’S CASTLE GETS RENAMED FOR ELSA I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN
— Maggy From The Block (@MaggieInglima) April 1, 2015
YOU CANT JUST MAGICALLY DECIDE THAT YOURE GOING TO CALL CINDERELLA’S CASTLE “ELSA’S ICE PALACE”!!?! pic.twitter.com/FemwcIeMbS
— michaela✨ (@mikki_wood) April 1, 2015
ok so now Disney is changing Cinderella’s castle to Elsa’s ice palace. I’m not ok with that. at all.
— Bethany Lenards (@runner_chick) April 1, 2015
Did you fall for it?
— Emily Longeretta