October 5, 2014: Maelstrom in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot will close permanently at the end of the day today.
“You are not the first to pass this way…" but today you might be the last! Amid uproar from fans, Maelstrom will make way for an upcoming Frozen-themed attraction. There has been speculation and rumors about this for several months, but today, our worst fears are coming true.
I am wholeheartedly against the infiltration of Frozen throughout Disney property, especially here in Norway. So much for calling it the World Showcase! With a fictional land set to take the place of Norway, it’ll have to be "A Bunch of Countries and Frozen” now.
Now, I can agree that Norway could have used an update. Just not like this. I know I’ve rambled about this topic before, so I’ll cut myself short, and hopefully I won’t have to bring it up again (at least until the Frozen ride opens…), so for now, I’ll just say goodbye to another little piece of my childhood.
Farewell, Maelstrom! It’s been a great run, you will be sorely missed!