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Maelstrom reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Maelstrom, a boat ride in World Showcase - Norway at Epcot.

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Posted: February 15, 2014

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.

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106 votes, so far

Hahaha, one of my favorite rides at Epcot. It's cheesy and fun and has drops! - Bryce McGibeny

Maelstrom is another charming ride at Epcot. The short look back at Norway's history is pretty cool. And the falls are a little thrill for anybody. - Justin Knight

Very charming but short boat ride. I know that its gonna get refurbed soon. Thats fine all this ride needs is a touch of Disney magic to be a great boat ride. - Justin Knight

Maelstrom is a very nice enjoyable boat ride. Although short it is a great ride to just take a load off for 5 minutes or so. It always has a wait no higher than 15 when i visit. - Justin Knight

To short but so much fun! - O T

A crazy head-trip of a ride. i dunno what the designers were thinking, but MAN is this a weird ride. Great during a bout of drinking around the world. - Sean Huckel

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