Out of all the possible rope drop opportunities, the website would rank Lotus Blossom Cafe inside the China Pavilion pretty low on the list of priorities. And while I would not ordinarily admit this, maybe I’m wrong?
Back in the middle of June, Disney opened a new exhibit that replaced Tomb Warriors: Guardian Spirits of Ancient China.
There are 145 more pictures after the jump so don’t click if you’re low on data or something. I did my best to organize them in a way that makes sense. You’ll typically see a wide shot of the display followed by closeup pictures of each piece with the placards underneath where applicable. It’s a little dark in the room which sometimes hampers quality.
We took a good look around the Royal Sommerhus at Epcot just a few days after it opened as part of this post.
At that time, I had this to say:
Thanks to a healthy capacity, Royal Sommerhus has averaged a wait under 20 minutes thus far with the longest waits from 9:45am to 11am. That makes some sense as those heading to Frozen Ever After first thing ride and then move over to the meet and greet after. That means an afternoon visit is more intelligent than a late morning visit. And because most of the queue is air-conditioned and nicely done, you probably won’t mind an actual wait of 15 to 20 minutes. You certainly would not want to deal with the rope drop craziness in order to head to the meet and greet first. And I don’t think spending an extra 15 minutes walking up here and back to Future World before 11am makes a ton of sense over getting in line later in the day. As you can see, on 6/21, Royal Sommerhus is open during evening Extra Magic Hours to nonexistent waits as well.
Now that we have a couple of months of data to look at, we should be able to come to some more concrete conclusions. Here’s the chart of posted waits:
Shortly after the new Frozen Ever After ride opened, we took a lengthy look at wait times, FastPass+ availability, and overall strategy in minimizing waits and hassle.
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe is the venerable quick service outlet on the left side of Norway Proper with Frozen Ever After straight ahead.