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Theme Park Ride / Attraction · Walt Disney World Resort
Norway Pavilion (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
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Maelstrom is a family-friendly adventure on a troll-tormented Viking ship from modern-day to historic Norway in the World Showcase area at Epcot® theme park. Come aboard for a stormy voyage through a Norwegian fjord, a troll-infested swamp and on to the North Sea via a thrilling ba... (See all)

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    "Try a troll horn and a Carlsburg!"(5 Tips)
    MaryJane L.
    "Get a fast pass and you will be able to walk right on the ride."(6 Tips)
    dylan k.
    "Honestly the best ride in Epcot, and an awesome flick afterwards."(4 Tips)
    Megan D.
    "Hidden Mickey next to cruise directors clip board"(4 Tips)
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  • Steve G.

    RIP ... another iconic Disney experience bites the dust. Always enjoyed the Norway pavilion. Not too sure on the Frozen transformation.

    Steve Giglio · October 7, 2014
  • Christopher T.

    This was a great ride. It closed on October 5, 2014. RIP.

    Christopher Thiemann · October 6, 2014
  • Kasey B.

    Save the Maelstrom from being taken over by Frozen!!

    Kasey B · September 30, 2014
  • Fefe R.

    You'll be missed Maelstrom! :(

    Fefe Rosa-Mariaca · September 27, 2014
  • M A.

    Amazing unpredictable Ride, highly recommended 👍👍 the store in your way out have Frozen ( the movie ) Theme.

    M ALDossary · August 24, 2014
  • Mike S.

    Very fun little flume right but short... Maybe not worth a 60 minute wait.

    Mike Seilback · August 21, 2014
  • Dani L.

    If you plan to do this close to Illuminations, get a fast pass

    Dani Laiter · August 16, 2014
  • Mitty C.

    Rumor is that they may change this ride soon to be Frozen themed, so ride it while it's still here! Nice relaxing ride.

    Mitty Chang · August 14, 2014
  • Doug G.

    Quick ride. Very similar to Pirates.

    Doug G. · May 13, 2014
  • Francisco D.

    Quick and fun... Worth trying it!

    Francisco Duran · March 5, 2014
  • Greg P.

    great fun! a mild ride with only a few drops of small proportion...stay for the movie--it's worth it!

    Greg Pagans · February 1, 2014
  • Reggie T.

    Chug your specialty Margarita before riding to experience the real spirit of Norway.

    Reggie Timones · February 1, 2014
  • Mel G.

    Está muy bonito

    Mel García · December 26, 2013
  • Renato S.

    Brinquedo meio escondido. Muitas pessoas passam direto. Vale a pena dar uma parasse entrar. Legal.

    Renato Seixas · December 23, 2013
  • WanderingPair

    Best ride in Epcot.

    WanderingPair · November 8, 2013
  • Kevin G.

    Back again to ride the greatest attraction of my generation. Don't miss this...

    Kevin Garbe · October 19, 2013
  • A. J. W.

    When does the narwhal bacon?

    A. J. Wright · October 13, 2013
  • Marc C.

    BEST RIDE EVER! The start of the ride is great.

    Marc Coda · October 3, 2013
  • Bruno P.


    Bruno Pontes · September 18, 2013
  • Faisal A.

    What a stupid ride !

    Faisal AlSudairy · August 31, 2013
  • Deb S.

    Sadly, the ride is very dated. Makes s beautiful country look ugly

    Deb Spencer · August 9, 2013
  • KellyK

    Try a troll horn and a Carlsburg! It's the best

    KellyK · July 27, 2013
  • Michael S.

    Gotta see the trolls ;-)

    Michael Smith · July 1, 2013
  • Rachel S.

    Worth the wait especially if you have a Norwegian background

    Rachel Stemwell · June 18, 2013
  • Kelly P.

    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 Padgett · June 18, 2013
  • Kelly P.

    Watch the short movie after you get off, it's neat!

    Kelly Padgett · June 18, 2013
  • George P.

    Cool boat ride, kind of strange at the end with the oil mining though.

    George Pop · June 10, 2013
  • Sally

    Live this ride! Short but sweet!

    Sally · June 5, 2013
  • Vanessa M.

    If the wait time is over 10 mins. Just skip.

    Vanessa Mroczka · May 27, 2013
  • Betsey

    If you like trolls as much as I do, check out this dope ride.

    Betsey · May 20, 2013
  • Hunter K.

    Don't believe the wait time sign. Even if the line is to the door it'll only be about twenty minutes.

    Hunter Knepshield · March 30, 2013
  • Matt R.

    A quick, but charming ride. At the very least, it'll make you smile.

    Matt Richardson · March 22, 2013
  • Dave S.

    Two hidden Mickies in the mural.

    Dave St Dennis · March 4, 2013
  • Scott Z.

    Hidden surprise. Good ride in the middle of no ride land, the countries

    Scott Z · March 3, 2013
  • Amanda S.

    Just a big advertisement for a Norwegian airline. Not worth the wait.

    Amanda S. · February 17, 2013
  • Kirk D.

    So many SamYoungs on the attraction.

    Kirk D · January 27, 2013
  • Brittany H.

    The spirit of Norway..........is in the people!

    Brittany Honrade · January 22, 2013
  • Mike M.

    Hidden Mickey as you get on your boat

    Mike Monti · January 21, 2013
  • Kevin G.

    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.

    Kevin Garbe · January 7, 2013
  • Melissa Rose

    My favorite ride at Epcot, love it!

    Melissa Rose · January 6, 2013
  • Makiley B.

    There is a hidden Chuck Noris in the Viking ship, right beneath the center red stripe on the sail

    Makiley Barbieri · December 31, 2012
  • Miguel I.

    Be sure to get a fast pass here. The wait on the standby line is longer than what they say.

    Miguel Inaba · December 30, 2012
  • MaryJane L.

    Get a fast pass and you will be able to walk right on the ride.

    MaryJane Lewitt · December 27, 2012
  • Jerry B.

    There is a hidden Mickey on top of the clipboard above the cruise line emblem.

    Jerry Burkett · November 20, 2012
  • Megan D.

    Hidden Mickey next to cruise directors clip board, left of top ring, on mural ;)

    Megan Disney · November 6, 2012
  • Glenn R.

    The more I ride it, the more I love it! It really grows on you.

    Glenn Rubenstein · November 2, 2012
  • LI S.

    Simple. Ride really could use some upkeep. Missing ceiling tiles and cracked walls. Sad really.

    LI Sheridan · November 2, 2012
  • Ron L.

    It's dark. But ok. Can't really hear much story

    Ron L · November 2, 2012
  • Karl M.

    Viking city. Long waiting, boring ride.

    Karl Malmström · October 27, 2012
  • Missy G.

    No more drinking on the Maelstrom - banned after 2011 food & wine fest... Bummer!!

    Missy G · October 25, 2012

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