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EPCOT – Norway Pavilion- Maelstrom

EPCOT – Norway Pavilion- Maelstrom

The main attraction of the Norway pavilion is a ten-minute ride that uses boats modeled after those used by Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Aboard these ships you’ll embark on a voyage through the myths and legends of Norway. The ride takes an exciting turn once riders enter Troll Country and mischevious trolls send guests out of control to the North Sea. After the boat ride, your look at Norway continues in a theater, where a movie depicting life in modern Norway is presented.

There is no height requirement for this ride.

Age: Attraction Review:
ages 2-4 The dark scenes and creepy trolls might scare some young kids.
ages 5-10 Most kids enjoy this ride, as it is one of the only rides in the World Showcase.
ages 11-15 Pre-teens and Teens enjoy this attraction, although it’s probably not worth a long line.
ages 16-adult The ride is fun, but short and not worth a long line.
senior citizens The ride is fun, but short and not worth a long line.

When to Visit

Malestrom is least crowded before 2 p.m or after 7 p.m.


On busy days there is FASTPASS available at Malestrom. Unless you’ve visited all other attractions with FASTPASS, it’s not generally advisable to get a FASTPASS here.

Disney World Facts

  • Look carefully at the mural in the queue and you might just notice the viking wearing Mickey Mouse ears.
  • This attraction was the last permanent attraction to be built in the World Showcase