Description And Comments

The Norway pavilion is complex, beautiful, and architecturally diverse. Surrounding a courtyard is an assortment of traditional Scandinavian buildings, including a replica of the 14th-century Akershus Castle, a wooden stave church, red-tiled cottages, and replicas of historic buildings representing the traditional designs of Bergen, Alesund, and Oslo. Attractions include an adventure boat ride in the mold of Pirates of the Caribbean, a movie about Norway, and a gallery of art and artifacts. The pavilion houses Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, a sit-down eatery that hosts princess character meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; breakfast here is one of the most popular character meals in the World. An open-air cafe and a bakery cater to those on the run. Shoppers find abundant native handicrafts.

Disney Dish with Jim Hill

Frozen Nixed in Norway

In 2013, the Imagineers were giving some serious though to overhauling Maelstrom into a Frozen-themed attraction. But after 5-hour lines developed to see Anna and Elsa in Norway, Epcot managers saw how all that humanity gummed up the entire pavilion and made it difficult for everyone else to get around World Showcase lagoon. Worried about traffic flow, Disney put this idea on ice and is searching for another location for its proposed Frozen ride.

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