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The Norway Pavilion is part of the World Showcase in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort. It opened on June 3, 1988. It formerly included the Maelstrom ride, the Stave Church, and the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Frozen Ever After replaced the Maelstrom in June 2016.

Development

Originally conceived as a Denmark pavilion with the possibilities of having LEGO as a sponsor, the space in the World Showcase was set aside accordingly with a themed restroom building. Plans shifted into a general Scandinavian pavilion before plans shifted into being themed to Norway. When the pavilion opened in 1988, it would be the last full World Showcase one to be opened.

Layout

Norway

The 58,000-square-foot (5,400 m2) Norway pavilion is designed to look like a Norwegian village. It includes a detailed Stave church, and the exterior of its main table-service restaurant, Restaurant Akershus, resembles its namesake in Oslo. The exhibit showcases 4 styles of Norwegian architecture: Setesdal-style, Bergen-style, Oslo-style, and Ålesund-style. Much of the pavilion is taken up by interconnected shops. These shops are decorated with large wooden trolls and sell assorted Norwegian goods, including clothing, candy, and statuettes of Norse gods and trolls. The courtyard of the pavilion contains the entrance to the Maelstrom, a boat ride into Norway's past and present. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe is a bakery, featuring assorted Norwegian pastries, such as cream horns and open-faced salmon sandwiches. The courtyard contains the entrance to Restaurant Akershus, featuring a hot and cold buffet and "Princess Storybook Dining." One former exhibit was a full-scale Viking ship, inspired by the famous Oseberg ship. Formerly a children's play area, it was removed in December 2008.

Attractions

Current

Former

 Future

Entertainment

  • Royal Sommerhus (Meet and Greet)

Former

  • Spelmanns Gledje

Restaurants

Shopping

  • The Fjording
  • Wandering Reindeer

Former

  • The Puffin's Roost

Gallery

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