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Maelstrom

Norway Pavilion (Walt Disney World), Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States
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  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • Noon–9:00 PM
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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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  • "... to experience the real spirit of Norway." (4 tips)
  • "Honestly the best ride in Epcot, and an awesome flick afterwards. Plus all..." (4 tips)
  • "You can get a fast pass for this ride" (5 tips)
  • Kelly M.

    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

    Kelly McCormick · December 20, 2010
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  • Shawn B.

    Always a fun, quick ride - Love listening to first timers get nervous before the drop

    Shawn Bonneau · November 6, 2010
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  • DakotaPuma M.

    This is my favorite ride at EPCOT! After you ride, stop at the bakery and have a cloudberry horn.

    DakotaPuma Maldonado III · July 6, 2010
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  • Daiv R.

    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

    Daiv Russell · March 20, 2010
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  • Megan K.

    One of the best rides in Epcot, and not many people know about it so the wait is usually short!

    Megan Kuether · March 24, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Rachel

    Look out for 20 ft. tall polar bears!

    Rachel · July 15, 2011
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  • Mike

    Most boring ride created.

    Mike · August 22, 2010
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  • Christine

    It's a cheesy ride but I love it.

    Christine · October 4, 2011
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  • Todd M.

    Don't drink the water

    Todd Mowry · October 29, 2011
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  • Amanda S.

    Great ride but needs more Thor and Loki.

    Amanda Skena · August 3, 2012
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  • dylan k.

    Honestly the best ride in Epcot, and an awesome flick afterwards. Plus all of the Norges are super nice with uber rad accent.

    dylan kates · February 1, 2011
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  • Cara

    Favorite Ride in ALL of Disney!! The best!!!

    Cara · January 29, 2011
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  • Tim S.

    This beloved attraction needs some TLC, but still fun.

    Tim Sampson · September 1, 2010
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  • Lisa

    A hidden treasure

    Lisa · December 28, 2011
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  • Keith K.

    FAV Ride!!

    Keith Kessler · August 16, 2010
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  • Scott Z.

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

    Scott Z · March 3, 2013
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  • Kirk D.

    So many SamYoungs on the attraction.

    Kirk D · January 27, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Nik K.

    Find Chuck Norris in the mural!

    Nik Kanter · May 4, 2012
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  • Devon W.

    So the spirit of Norway is... Vikings and off-shore drilling? Just weird.

    Devon White · June 22, 2011
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  • Lindsay A.

    best ride in epcot!

    Lindsay Anderson · February 13, 2012
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  • Ras

    Look for Chuck Norris

    Ras · January 28, 2012
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  • Reggie T.

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

    Reggie Timones · February 1
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  • A. J. W.

    When does the narwhal bacon?

    A. J. Wright · October 13, 2013
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  • Jake S.

    Look out for forest tree trolls.

    Jake Smith · April 24, 2012
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  • Kevin C.

    So lame! If you hate your life, go on this ride without a fast pass.

    Kevin Chen · December 22, 2011
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  • jravsch

    What a rip

    jravsch · December 3, 2010
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  • John A.

    When you get there ask for Tage. He will make sure you have fun.

    John Adamczyk · September 4, 2010
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  • David S.

    Greatest Ride Ever!!!

    David Smith · November 19, 2011
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  • Bethany C.

    Most awesome boat ride created.

    Bethany Culp · November 14, 2011
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  • Kendra R.

    Norvay's spirit has always been Firkløver!

    Kendra Raduly · July 7, 2011
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  • Faisal A.

    What a stupid ride !

    Faisal AlSudairy · August 31, 2013
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  • Matt R.

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

    Matt Richardson · March 22, 2013
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  • Brittany H.

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

    Brittany Honrade · January 22, 2013
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  • Mike M.

    Hidden Mickey as you get on your boat

    Mike Monti · January 21, 2013
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  • MaryJane L.

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

    MaryJane Lewitt · December 27, 2012
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  • Francesca A.

    If the wait time is more than 10 min, don't even bother.

    Francesca A · September 27, 2012
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  • Glenn R.

    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.

    Glenn Rubenstein · October 10, 2011
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  • James W.

    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.

    James Watt · March 8, 2011
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  • WanderingPair

    Best ride in Epcot.

    WanderingPair · November 8, 2013
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  • KellyK

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

    KellyK · July 27, 2013
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  • Betsey

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

    Betsey · May 20, 2013
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  • Melissa Rose

    My favorite ride at Epcot, love it!

    Melissa Rose · January 6, 2013
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  • Jerry B.

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

    Jerry Burkett · November 20, 2012
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  • Megan D.

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

    Megan Disney · November 6, 2012
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  • Ethan

    Awesome, definitely a must-do at Epcot.

    Ethan · October 7, 2012
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  • John S.

    There's a reason why the wait is 5 mins.

    John Stefandl · August 21, 2012
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  • Mandee L.

    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!

    Mandee Lane · June 18, 2012
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  • Parker S.

    Beautiful mural of Norwiegan history.

    Parker Sketch · March 10, 2012
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