World Showcase -
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|At A Glance
|Excellent well themed pavillion,
and home to the excellent Maelstrom boat ride.
Continuing in a clockwise direction around the World Showcase
Lagoon, Norway is the second country, in between Mexico
and China, and features the
best of the World Showcase rides in the form of Maelstrom.
Norwegian articles can be bought at the Puffin's Roost,
including toys, glasswork, clothing, and small (yet friendly)
Two of the great early 20th century expeditions to the North
Pole, that of Captain Robert F Scott, and Roald Amundsen are featured
in To The Ends of the Earth.
The Norway pavillion also offers various Norwegian foods in Restaurant
Akershus with both lunch and dinner buffets serving hot and
cold seafood, cheeses and meats, whilst the Kringla Bakeri
serves open sandwiches, pastries and various drinks.
Architecturally, Norway is well themed, with an authentic reproduction
of a Stave
Church (there are only something like 30 real examples of
Stave Churches remaining in Norway). The scale of the church,
along with the other building in Norway is emphasised through
a very heavily forced perspective, though the effect works well,
even if you are aware of the way it has been achieved.
Norway also features a statue of, and dedicated to, Greta
Waitz - the Norwegian Olympic Marathon champion, along with
a dedicated childrens play area, contained within a Viking
Next up on the clockwise World Showcase tour is China.