Thanks to Disney's Frozen, Norway has seen a rise in tourism.
Arendelle, the kingdom that is featured in Disney's Frozen
, may be a fictional place, but that is not stopping a plethora of kids, and their thrill seeking parents to travel to Norway. Tourist experts are now saying that tour sales have increased by nearly 40% since the movie was released.
Harald Hansen, U.S. spokesman for Visit Norway, said the number of U.S. tourists to Norway increased markedly since the film's release in November, with booked hotel nights up 37 percent for the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2013. He said tour operators have also seen a 40 percent sales increase this year, compared to the same period last year, while Oslo Airport Gardermoen reported a 57 percent increase in arrivals from New York for the first quarter.
"We noticed a huge increase from the U.S. already in November and December last year, just after we started our marketing with Disney in October," Hansen said. [via>
According to IMDB
, Disney's 'Frozen
' centers on a "fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter."
fans are extremely dedicated. After recent reports that a fan of Disney's Frozen divorced her husband
because he did not like movie, you can only assume that Disney may just have the most hardcore fans in the world.
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