Epcot Norway Pavilion
The Epcot Norway Pavilion is the home to a splash of Norweign culture, some pretty good eats, and a whole lot of Frozen. There's a ride, gift shop and meet-and-greet all in honor of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the gang. The Princess Storybook (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is hosted at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and is very popular (but at this time, does not feature Anna and Elsa, so beware).
The pavilion is designed to look like a village in Norway. It includes a replica of a church, called the Stave church. There used to be a full-scale Viking ship, but it was removedyears ago.
Frozen Ever After
Photo by Disney Photo Snapper.
Frozen Ever After is the ride here, and replaces the original attraction, Maelstrom. It's a boat ride for all ages that packs the right amount of thrills and music into a family friendly adventure.
There is one sit down restauarnt and one great snack food joint in Norway.
The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is home of the daily Princess Character breakfast, lunch and dinner. This used to be a breakfast only event, but it was incredibly popular and lunch and dinner were added.
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe is a neat snack food joint. A Kringla is a round (like a pretzel) Norwegian pastery.
The pavilion is staffed by 130 people from Norway. They sign contracts for between 6 to 12 months.
For the Kids
There are a couple of areas in Norway to help keep the attention of younger kids. There is a Kidcot station where kids under 10 can create a souvenir they can take home. (All the resources are provided.)
The other adventure for kids is truly an adventure. It's the Phineas and Ferb World Showcase Adventure. Pick up a FONE and find the bad guys. Now that's fun.
This is the newest pavilion in Epcot. It was opened in 1988. Six years after the park opened.
Dad's Bottom Line
Maelstrom is a nice ride, but if we need to cut something out of our Epcot plan, we skip this one. The Princess Storybook Character meals at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall will create memories that will last forever.