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Walt Disney World POP! Quiz – Norway Pavilion

Norway Pavilion
Flickr Creative Commons – Scott Ellis

 

As we continue on our journey around Epcot‘s World Showcase, the next pavilion we come across is Norway. Replete with architectural details, fun live music, and an amazing bakery, the Norway pavilion is home to some truly fascinating trivia. As many Disneyophiles know, Norway did not open with the rest of Epcot on October 1, 1982. Due to lack of financing for this pavilion and Epcot‘s overall out of control construction budget, it would be six years before Norway was opened in World Showcase. The Norway pavilion soft opened May 6, 1988,  allowing Disney to work out the inevitable “bugs” prior to the pavilion’s official opening which was held on June 3, 1988.  The official opening of the Norway pavilion was a grand affair. In attendance was Prince Harald V (Prince of Norway) and his wife, and the entire proceedings were broadcasted via live feed to Norway.

The pavilion itself is 90,000 square feet with over 58,000 square feet devoted to interior spaces such as shopping, dining locations, and attractions! Originally a representation of a quiet seafaring Norwegian village, the Norway pavilion has undergone dramatic conceptual changes. Whether you agree or not with the much debated Frozen introduction, there is still much to be discovered and enjoyed in Epcot‘s Norway.

 

1. True or False: The original Norway pavilion concept would have featured three countries; Denmark, Sweden, and Norway and would have been named the Scandinavian Pavilion.

 

2. How many regions of Norway are represented in the Norway pavilion?

  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 3

 

3. The attraction Malestrom introduced the “first” of how many new attraction technologies?

  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. None

 

4. Who does the statue located outside the stave church represent?

  1. King Sven I
  2. A viking
  3. King Olaf II

 

5. True or False: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a fantasy structure created by Walt Disney World Imagineers.

 

(Photo from the Flickr Creative Commons: Norway-epcot, Scott Ellis license)

 

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