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Maelstrom

(Now Closed)
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • Steve "Gigs" .
    Steve "Gigs" 🐧October 7, 2014
    RIP ... another iconic Disney experience bites the dust. Always enjoyed the Norway pavilion. Not too sure on the Frozen transformation.
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher ThiemannOctober 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This was a great ride. It closed on October 5, 2014. RIP.
  • Kasey B.
    Kasey BSeptember 30, 2014
    Save the Maelstrom from being taken over by Frozen!!
  • Fefe R.
    Fefe Rosa-MariacaSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You'll be missed Maelstrom! :(
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryAugust 24, 2014
    Amazing unpredictable Ride, highly recommended 👍👍 the store in your way out have Frozen ( the movie ) Theme.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SeilbackAugust 21, 2014
    Very fun little flume right but short... Maybe not worth a 60 minute wait.
  • Dani L.
    Dani LaiterAugust 16, 2014
    If you plan to do this close to Illuminations, get a fast pass
  • Mitty C.
    Mitty ChangAugust 14, 2014
    Rumor is that they may change this ride soon to be Frozen themed, so ride it while it's still here! Nice relaxing ride.
  • Doug G.
    Doug G.May 13, 2014
    Quick ride. Very similar to Pirates.
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DuranMarch 5, 2014
    Quick and fun... Worth trying it!
  • Greg P.
    Greg PagansFebruary 1, 2014
    great fun! a mild ride with only a few drops of small proportion...stay for the movie--it's worth it!
  • Reggie T.
    Reggie TimonesFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chug your specialty Margarita before riding to experience the real spirit of Norway.
  • WanderingPair
    WanderingPairNovember 8, 2013
    Best ride in Epcot.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GarbeOctober 19, 2013
    Back again to ride the greatest attraction of my generation. Don't miss this...
  • A. J. W.
    A. J. WrightOctober 13, 2013
    When does the narwhal bacon?
  • Marc C.
    Marc CodaOctober 3, 2013
    BEST RIDE EVER! The start of the ride is great.
  • Bruno P.
    Bruno PontesSeptember 18, 2013
    Conheça!!!
  • FNS
    FNSAugust 31, 2013
    What a stupid ride !
  • Deb S.
    Deb SpencerAugust 9, 2013
    Sadly, the ride is very dated. Makes s beautiful country look ugly
  • KellyK
    KellyKJuly 27, 2013
    Try a troll horn and a Carlsburg! It's the best
  • Michael S.
    Michael SmithJuly 1, 2013
    Gotta see the trolls ;-)
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StemwellJune 18, 2013
    Worth the wait especially if you have a Norwegian background
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PadgettJune 18, 2013
    Ummm, it's not one of the best rides here! Soarin' would have to take that title i believe! But it's a sweet Lil ride....especially if you've just sat thru mexicos yawner boat ride
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PadgettJune 18, 2013
    Watch the short movie after you get off, it's neat!
  • George P.
    George PopJune 10, 2013
    Cool boat ride, kind of strange at the end with the oil mining though.
  • Sally
    SallyJune 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Live this ride! Short but sweet!
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MroczkaMay 27, 2013
    If the wait time is over 10 mins. Just skip.
  • Betsey
    BetseyMay 20, 2013
    If you like trolls as much as I do, check out this dope ride.
  • Hunter K.
    Hunter KnepshieldMarch 30, 2013
    Don't believe the wait time sign. Even if the line is to the door it'll only be about twenty minutes.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RichardsonMarch 22, 2013
    A quick, but charming ride. At the very least, it'll make you smile.
  • Dave S.
    Dave St DennisMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Two hidden Mickies in the mural.
  • hanibal o.
    hanibal obaidMarch 3, 2013
    Hidden surprise. Good ride in the middle of no ride land, the countries
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda S.February 17, 2013
    Just a big advertisement for a Norwegian airline. Not worth the wait.
  • Kirk D.
    Kirk DJanuary 27, 2013
    So many SamYoungs on the attraction.
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HonradeJanuary 22, 2013
    The spirit of Norway..........is in the people!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MontiJanuary 21, 2013
    Hidden Mickey as you get on your boat
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GarbeJanuary 7, 2013
    This is easily the best ride in all of Disney. Plus it is followed up with an incredible movie. Don't miss this!!! Get some potato liquor when your done.
  • Melissa Rose
    Melissa RoseJanuary 6, 2013
    My favorite ride at Epcot, love it!
  • Makiley B.
    Makiley BarbieriDecember 31, 2012
    There is a hidden Chuck Noris in the Viking ship, right beneath the center red stripe on the sail
  • MaryJane L.
    MaryJane LewittDecember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a fast pass and you will be able to walk right on the ride.
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BurkettNovember 20, 2012
    There is a hidden Mickey on top of the clipboard above the cruise line emblem.
  • Megan D.
    Megan DisneyNovember 6, 2012
    Hidden Mickey next to cruise directors clip board, left of top ring, on mural ;)
  • Glenn R.
    Glenn RubensteinNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The more I ride it, the more I love it! It really grows on you.
  • LI S.
    LI SheridanNovember 2, 2012
    Simple. Ride really could use some upkeep. Missing ceiling tiles and cracked walls. Sad really.
  • Ron L.
    Ron LNovember 2, 2012
    It's dark. But ok. Can't really hear much story
  • Karl M.
    Karl MalmströmOctober 27, 2012
    Viking city. Long waiting, boring ride.
  • Missy G.
    Missy GOctober 25, 2012
    No more drinking on the Maelstrom - banned after 2011 food & wine fest... Bummer!!
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GjeddeOctober 15, 2012
    Worth your time...not a thrill ride, but it's a lot of fun and has a great story to tell.
  • Tammy
    TammyOctober 10, 2012
    Don't miss out on this ride! It's fun, even a second time around! "It smells like troll!" - a fellow rider
  • Ethan
    EthanOctober 7, 2012
    Awesome, definitely a must-do at Epcot.
  • Sheila H.
    Sheila HillSeptember 30, 2012
    Epcot's best kept secret! It's a water ride, but you won't get wet.
  • Francesca A.
    Francesca ASeptember 27, 2012
    If the wait time is more than 10 min, don't even bother.
  • John S.
    John StefandlAugust 21, 2012
    There's a reason why the wait is 5 mins.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SkenaAugust 3, 2012
    Great ride but needs more Thor and Loki.
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AJune 22, 2012
    Ride during Illuminations to avoid queues.
  • Mandee L.
    Mandee LaneJune 18, 2012
    This is truly one of the best rides at Disney and the best in Epcot. It has a mixture of country information and mythology. You even have a backwards and forwards drop. Watch the movie that follows 2!
  • Nik K.
    Nik KanterMay 4, 2012
    Find Chuck Norris in the mural!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 24, 2012
    Look out for forest tree trolls.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GugelApril 9, 2012
    Spoiler alert: it ends in an oil rig....
  • Lisbet C.
    Lisbet CrawfordApril 4, 2012
    Ride is great but movie after is lame after the first viewing.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MyersMarch 30, 2012
    You can get a fast pass for this ride
  • Parker S.
    Parker SketchMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Beautiful mural of Norwiegan history.
  • Lindsay A.
    Lindsay AndersonFebruary 13, 2012
    best ride in epcot!
  • Mikey Swift
    Mikey SwiftFebruary 11, 2012
    Sit in the back of the boat.
  • Bobby E.
    Bobby EggerJanuary 30, 2012
    No need for this ride to have english translations. Its just as confusing if it was in norwegian
  • Ras
    RasJanuary 28, 2012
    Look for Chuck Norris
  • David S.
    David SantiniJanuary 22, 2012
    Worst ride in Disney
  • Jennie R.
    Jennie RestrepoJanuary 14, 2012
    Don't get a beer for the wait in line, no drinking aloud. :(
  • Lisa
    LisaDecember 28, 2011
    A hidden treasure
  • J. B. K.
    J. B. KumpDecember 23, 2011
    Long wait today.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChenDecember 22, 2011
    So lame! If you hate your life, go on this ride without a fast pass.
  • The Gelato G.
    The Gelato GalDecember 12, 2011
    Blink & the ride is over!
  • Jen P.
    Jen PetoteDecember 4, 2011
    I am sorry. This is scary !
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MooreDecember 1, 2011
    Here when it's cold? It's warm in here!
  • Kaitlin W.
    Kaitlin WatersNovember 21, 2011
    Stupidest ride everrrr
  • David S.
    David SmithNovember 19, 2011
    Greatest Ride Ever!!!
  • Bethany C.
    Bethany CulpNovember 14, 2011
    Most awesome boat ride created.
  • Todd M.
    Todd MowryOctober 29, 2011
    Don't drink the water
  • Denna B.
    Denna BeenaOctober 16, 2011
    The Guy pumping the oil thing is wearing a Mickey watch!
  • Glenn R.
    Glenn RubensteinOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I've now ridden The Maelstrom at EPCOT four times. Still not sure what's going on there, but it's awesomely lame. Free tester sprays of GIER in the gift shop after too.
  • Christine
    ChristineOctober 4, 2011
    It's a cheesy ride but I love it.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SmithJuly 16, 2011
    Norvay? lol
  • Rachel
    RachelJuly 15, 2011
    Look out for 20 ft. tall polar bears!
  • Kendra R.
    Kendra RadulyJuly 7, 2011
    Norvay's spirit has always been Firkløver!
  • Devon W.
    Devon WhiteJune 22, 2011
    So the spirit of Norway is... Vikings and off-shore drilling? Just weird.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StockslagerMay 18, 2011
    The highlight of the World Showcase.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KuetherMarch 24, 2011
    One of the best rides in Epcot, and not many people know about it so the wait is usually short!
  • James W.
    James WattMarch 8, 2011
    Fast Pass or BUST. This ride is cool if you can just walk on, but totally lame if you stood in line for 40+ minutes.
  • dylan k.
    dylan katesFebruary 1, 2011
    Honestly the best ride in Epcot, and an awesome flick afterwards. Plus all of the Norges are super nice with uber rad accent.
  • Cara
    CaraJanuary 29, 2011
    Favorite Ride in ALL of Disney!! The best!!!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McCormickDecember 20, 2010
    There is a hidden Mickey in the mural where the boats load. He's sitting in the center of the Viking ship, right beneath the center red stripe on the sail
  • jravsch
    jravschDecember 3, 2010
    What a rip
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BonneauNovember 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Always a fun, quick ride - Love listening to first timers get nervous before the drop
  • John A.
    John AdamczykSeptember 4, 2010
    When you get there ask for Tage. He will make sure you have fun.
  • Tim S.
    Tim SampsonSeptember 1, 2010
    This beloved attraction needs some TLC, but still fun.
  • Mike
    MikeAugust 22, 2010
    Most boring ride created.
  • Keith K.
    Keith KesslerAugust 16, 2010
    FAV Ride!!
  • DakotaPuma M.
    This is my favorite ride at EPCOT! After you ride, stop at the bakery and have a cloudberry horn.
  • Daiv R.
    Daiv RussellMarch 20, 2010
    Dart through the theatre as soon as the doors open to skip the film then duck under the ropes into the Fastpass booth to avoid 50' of narrow gift shop halls
  • Mel G.
    Mel GarcíaDecember 26, 2013
    Está muy bonito
  • Renato S.
    Renato SeixasDecember 23, 2013
    Brinquedo meio escondido. Muitas pessoas passam direto. Vale a pena dar uma parasse entrar. Legal.
  • Tania W.
    Tania WolkoffFebruary 28, 2012
    Belo jantar com princesas!!!!
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