Wednesday, June 22, 2016

the Norway Pavilion

Today's Wordless Wednesday is Disney Dad's, but I'm opting for a different picture.  Frozen Ever After is now open at EPCOT, and it's completely taken over the Norway pavilion.  My family and I loved that pavilion, and my dad and I have Norwegian heritage.  I don't know if there's any nod to Norway left, aside from the same Maelstrom boats.


I took this picture the day before my first half marathon, a pilgrimage so to speak to Grete Waitz.  I have no idea if Disney kept it.


Focused on the Magic with Deb.

14 comments:

  1. I have not even walked over to that pavilion yet in Epcot since it's been changed. I just picture it swarmed with people waiting in line to get pictures with Anna and Elsa and that's something I can live without...lol.

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    1. I was there last spring, after they shut down the ride. It was so empty, it looked abandoned.

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  2. I heard they were changing the Norway pavilion in Epcot - didn't know it was open now. Bummer that the Norwegian nods are all gone except for the boats! It sounds like Disney is really focusing on expanding some of their popular movie themes now, like Star Wars.

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    1. I have no problem expanding on newer movies, but there's plenty of land to create new places instead of taking over existing rides.

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  3. I've been to Epcot several times but I don't remember much about the Norway pavilion. Of course, that was before Frozen came out.

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    1. It was quaint, but we liked the Maelstrom because it was never busy, and we could sit during the ride, then short film afterwards.

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  4. I like Frozen as much as the next girl but I hate that they changed everything :(

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    1. I love Frozen, but I don't like it's takeover either. It's so different than the rest of World Showcase.

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  5. The last time I was at Disney they hadn't completely finished Epcot! Only a few of the buildings were open, and Norway definitely wasn't one of those.

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    1. Wow! I love World Showcase but the Frozen ride is so out of place in EPCOT.

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  6. I get used to going to Epcot several times, but i don't remember looking at this statue. Thanks your sharing. If it has opportunity to come here again, i will also take a photo.

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    1. I didn't know this statue was there until a couple years ago. I hope they kept it.

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  7. I think Frozen is a good movie but I do agree with others that the ride probably would've fit better in fantasy land and not in Norway. I hate the frozen madness has taken over everything. Also I heard the lines have been up to 300 minutes long. 5 hours for a little boat ride. No thanks!

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