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World Showcase - Norway

The Norway pavilion has a lot to enjoy, including a church, a Viking ship, and a popular boat ride, a statue of a famous marathoner, and a few trolls. A replica of the Stave Church from Oslo, Norway and located at the entrance to the pavilion, offers a cool respite in the summer heat. To the side of Stave Church is a statue of famed Norwegian marathoner Grete Waitz. The Maestrom boat attraction takes you on a tour that travels from present-day Norway back in time to the days of the Viking.

There's more to Norwegian food than pickled herring; enjoy a buffet at Restaurant Akershus and spend some time learning about the dishes from the servers, who are all from Norway.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: The second national pavilion to the left as you enter World Showcase from Future World.
  • Date Opened: 10/1/1982
  • # of Rides and Attractions: 2
  • # of Entertainment and Shows: 1
  • # of Dining Locations: 2
 
Rides and Attractions - Hide Section
  • Maelstrom— A wild boat ride through Norway's history.
  • Stave Church— A recreation of the stave churches for which Norway is famous.

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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: This piece of World Showcase remained unused until Norway became the second (and last) pavilion to open after Epcot, on May 6, 1988.
  • Other Trivia:
    • The runner: There is a statue of Greta Waitz outside of the Stave Church. Greta Waitz is a famous Norwegian marathoner and won the New York City Marathon nine times, no other woman has won more than twice.


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