‘Frozen’ ride opens at Disney World — and the estimated wait is currently 5 hours

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For the first time in forever, Disney World has a “Frozen” ride — and apparently people are pretty excited.

“Frozen Ever After,” the highly anticipated ride based on the animated blockbuster “Frozen,” opened at Epcot on Tuesday morning.

Less than an hour after it opened to guests, the wait time was estimated at 300 minutes. A Cast Member told several guests the wait was shown at 300 minutes because it was the highest number they can display on the wait board.

TouringPlans, a website dedicated to Disney trip planning, said the highest wait they have ever recorded at Walt Disney World is 305 minutes for the Soarin’ attraction on New Years Eve several years ago.

The ride was also having “technical difficulties” during its first few hours of operation, according to several tweets.

The attraction, which is replacing the classic Maelstrom boat ride, will be located in the Norway pavilion within the Epcot’s “World Showcase” and will take guests on a tour of Arendelle, the film’s fictional kingdom.

“Guests are first transported to the ‘Summer Snow Day’ Celebration where Queen Elsa embraces her magical powers to create a beautiful ‘winter-in-summer’ day for the entire kingdom,” the company wrote on its Disney Parks blog.

Spoiler alert: If you don’t want to wait 5 hours, you can watch a POV video posted to YouTube earlier this morning: