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Sail back in time through the Norwegian ages aboard a dragon-headed viking longboat and encounter mythical trolls, polar bears and the stormy North sea.
Your journey begins in modern day Norway, floating serenely through the Scandinavian fjords when all of a sudden, your boat is thrust into white water rapids that send you back to the 10th century, sailing past a viking village. A full-size Viking ship is in the harbor, being readied to be put out to sea.
Another surge forwards and you find yourself in a mythical forest, populated by trolls and water spirits. One of these creatures casts a spell over your boat which sends it backwards and perilously close to the edge of a Jutenheimen mountain waterfall. With disaster narrowly avoided, you are spun around and plummet down a rocky gorge into the North Sea. A storm rages around the gigantic oil production platform which fills the night sky. Calmness descends once again as you return to the present and enter a peaceful Norwegian fishing village where you'll dock and disembark to await entrance into the village theatre.

'Norway - The Film' is a 5 minute production which showcases Norwegian history and traditions, and takes a look at some of the countries wonderful scenery, celebrations and people.

About this Attraction

Location: Norway Pavilion, World Showcase

Type: Indoor Boat Ride

Duration: 4 1/2 minutes ( an optional 5 minute Film follows)

Fastpass: Yes

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Child Swap available

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: Before lunchtime or in the evening.

Tips & Fun Facts

Aim to visit Norway just after World Showcase opening to beat the crowds. Alternatively, grab a fast pass later in the day.
If you don't wish to watch the 5 minute film that follows the ride, you can continue though to the exit at the far side of the theatre.

The dragon-headed longboats are inspired by the actual crafts used by the Vikings.
Maelstrom opened along with the Norwegian pavilion in 1988

Additional Information

Guests must be able to transfer from wheelchairs to board the attraction.
Guests must negotiate two steps as they board the boat and disembark.

Guests will move rapidly up a steep incline in a Viking boat that later turns and moves backward before turning and facing forward again to go down a short, steep waterfall.

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Hidden Mickeys

Check out the wall mural across from the loading dock, one of the vikings is wearing Mickey ears!

Also in the wall mural, check out the wristwatch on the bearded construction worker on the right side.

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