As you cross into Norway, the first thing you will notice is the Stavkirke, or Stave Church as the tallest building in this country, and is a replica of the Gol Stave church in Oslo. As with most everything Disney does, there is a reason behind as to “why”. These churches were one of the main components of 13th century Norwegian villages, and thus it became the focal point of the area.
*Fact* Opening in 1988, Norway is the most recent pavilion to be added to World Showcase and was dedicated by Crown Prince Harald.
Maelstrom – Norway’s sole ride, Maelstrom is a boat ride for the whole family, that puts you in the time of seafaring Vikings (a more mythological timeframe), and takes you through an enchanted swamp, to being chased by trolls, and finally out through a storm at sea. It’s a dark ride so smaller children may be scared at various points, however this is a great ride that stimulates the senses. After the ride, you have the option to sit through a short film on Norway.
Spelmanns Gledje features live Norwegian folk music. Shows last about 15-20 minutes. See times guide for show information.
The Puffin’s Roost – Located on your left as you approach the Maelstrom, this small series of shops offers various items as trolls, beautiful Christmas decorations, along with a large selection of books on various subjects. Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales is one treasure to be found here, along with various chocolates and other sweets, and the shop also offers various perfumes and cologne’s along with a small selection of jewelry.
To see more pictures of Norway, please check out our photo album HERE.
Interested in the dining options in Norway? Then please click HERE.