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Maelstrom

Maelstrom

An Attraction in EPCOT

Last updated: January 21, 2023

This attraction's final day of operation was October 5, 2014.
The information below is provided for historical reference.
At a Glance

On September 12, 2014, Disney announced that Maelstrom will be replaced by a Frozen-themed attraction.

In one of Disney World's shorter water rides, guests board dragon-headed ships for a voyage through the fabled rivers and seas of Viking history and legend. They brave trolls, rocky gorges, waterfalls, and a storm at sea. A second-generation Disney water ride, the Viking voyage assembles an impressive array of special effects, combining visual, tactile, and auditory stimuli in a fast-paced and often humorous odyssey. Afterward, guests see a 5-minute film on Norway. We don't have any major problems with Maelstrom, but a vocal minority of our readers consider the ride too brief.

Lightning Lane - Individual
Our Overall Rating
Preschool
Grade School
Teens
Young Adults
Over 30
Seniors
Location
Duration
5 min
Rider Switch?
Yes
Minimum Height
None
Queues
Accessibility
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Reflective Captioning
  • Assistive Listening
  • Must Transfer From Wheelchair/ECV

Touring Tips

Loading Speed
Fast
Early Theme Park Entry?
No
Wait per 100 People Ahead
4 min
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours?
Yes
Sometimes, several hundred guests from a recently concluded screening of Reflections of China arrive at Maelstrom en masse. Should you encounter this horde, postpone Maelstrom. If you don't want to see the Norway film, not to worry. You will be given the opportunity to exit before the film begins. If you're spending the day at Epcot, try to get a FastPass+ reservation at Maelstrom around 2 p.m.

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Wait Times

Here's roughly how many minutes you'll wait for Maelstrom at each EPCOT Crowd Level.

1
5 to 18
2
6 to 20
3
9 to 22
4
10 to 25
5
10 to 27
6
11 to 30
7
12 to 31
8
15 to 34
9
21 to 39
10
26 to 59
Hourly View
Thursday,
May 15, 2014
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Wait Times for
Maelstrom
 
Thursday,
May 15, 2014

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Submitted Wait Times
10 min Posted Standby at 11:54am
12 min Actual Standby at 11:56am
20 min Actual Standby at 1:18pm
35 min Posted Standby at 3:49pm

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