Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Maelstrom, a boat ride in World Showcase - Norway at Epcot.
Written by Robert Niles
The Norway pavilion was the last to be added to World Showcase, in 1988. On Maelstrom, you sail on a Viking ship through fjords and storms, over waterfalls, and float by (not-too-scary) trolls in this indoor boat ride. There is a travelogue about Norway following the ride which many riders opt to skip on their way out of building.
Disney has announced that the ride will close, to be replaced by a Frozen-themed ride. No official closing date has been announced.
Its the only boat ride I know of with a U-turn. You should watch the movie at the end at least once. It is really very well made and informative. A fine bit of edutanement is the Malestrom experience. (and some blessed air conditioning...) - Doug Adams
Hahaha, one of my favorite rides at Epcot. It's cheesy and fun and has drops! - Bryce McGibeny
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