A 10-metre-high Olaf installation has come to Hong Kong as part of an Asia tour in the run-up to the opening of the first-ever World of Frozen, which will debut at Hong Kong Disneyland on November 20. This is part of a series of activities in which Olaf will appear in different locations across Asia, such as at shopping malls and via augmented reality.

The inflated installation was set up for the first time at in Bangkok, before coming to Hong Kong, where it will remain until November 15. It will also be in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Singapore, and Taipei from October 28. An AR version of the summer-loving snowman will also make its first appearance in Tokyo and Seoul.

There is much anticipation over the opening of World of Frozen, which is inspired by both the original Frozen movie and its sequel. Visitors can check out iconic scenes from the animated hits, such as North Mountain, the Ice Palace and Arendelle Castle, among others. The attractions include the Wandering Oaken’s Sliding Sleighs ride and the interactive play experience Playhouse in the Woods.

The opening of the World of Frozen coincides with the 100th anniversary celebrations of Disney. There have been several other events to mark the occasion, most notably the unveiling of the Dream Makers statue in October, and the reopening of an all-new Hollywood Hotel in July.

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The Dream Makers statue at Hong Kong Disneyland (© Hong Kong Disneyland)

The theme park has also resumed its regular pre-pandemic schedule, and is open six days a week. It will be closed every Wednesday, but will remain open if it is a public holiday. In addition, park authorities added a new one-day pass for what it considers the most popular days and seasons, and hiked the prices of all its annual passes for adults and children.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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