Closing the castle
Isolation of Arendelle castle


Arendelle castle


Elsa, Anna, Agnarr, Iduna, Kai, Gerda, castle guards, rest of staff


  • Elsa's powers are concealed from the view of everyone
  • Elsa and Anna forced apart
  • Elsa becomes fearful of her powers

Preceded by

Accident in the Great Hall

Followed by

Elsa's coronation

The isolation of Arendelle castle was a period in which the castle home of Arendelle's royal family was shut from the rest of the kingdom.


After Elsa accidentally hurt Anna with her magic, King Agnarr decided to limit Elsa's contact with people until she was able to control her powers. In addition to separating Elsa and Anna, Agnarr also decided to reduce the staff and close the gates.

For the next few years, Agnarr's actions were successful in keeping Elsa's powers hidden. During this time, Elsa spent most of her time in her room trying to control her magic, and Anna tried numerous times to convince her to come out and play; both princesses, however, were unsuccessful in their endeavors. Ten years into the period, King Agnarr and Queen Iduna perished at sea.

Three years after the deaths of Agnarr and Iduna, Elsa was old enough to ascend the throne. The gates were opened up for a single day to accommodate Elsa's coronation, bringing a temporary end to the castle's isolation. Though Elsa intended to close the gates, the exposure of her powers led to her flight from the kingdom, leading to the freezing of summer. To cope with the weather conditions, the castle remained open so that the citizens of Arendelle had access to its facilities. However, it was not until after Elsa finally lifted the wintry curse from the kingdom that she once again allowed the gates to remain open.

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