Located between the pavilions of Mexico and China on World Showcase of Epcot is the Norway Pavilion. Like the other pavilions in Epcot of Walt Disney World, this one honors a specific country’s architecture, arts, history, peoples, etc. In this case, the country of Norway found in northern Europe.
In typical Disney style, the pavilion is constructed to give guests the feeling of actually being in the foreign nation. To accomplish this for Norway, Disney created a cobblestone town square typical of a Norway village. A Norwegian castle was also built reminiscent of Akershus. But perhaps the most iconic symbol of the land is the stave church found just at the entrance of the pavilion.
Guests spending some time here will not be disappointed as it offers something for almost everyone. For the food-lover, Restaurant Akershus offers a very unique character Princess experience at all meal times. Breakfast is American fare served buffet style. Lunch and dinner finds a buffet of Norwegian cold dishes with hot entrees served a la carte. Because of the character dining, this location is extremely popular so reservations are a must.
Those wanting something lighter, or perhaps just something sweet will want to visit Kringla Bakeri og Kafe – this bakery offers classic Norwegian pastries sure to please.
If you are in the mood for some shopping, The Puffin’s Roost offers Norwegian gifts, clothes, candy, toys, etc. You may even find a few trolls here.
Finally, the attraction of the Norway pavilion is known as Maelstrom. It is a 16 passenger longboat ride that lasts for 5 minutes. In that time, you are taken back a millenia to a 10th century Viking village and brought back to present-day by the end with a short movie inspiring you to book a trip to the country.
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