Guests who visit Walt Disney World love spending time exploring and enjoying all that Epcot has to offer. The front half of the park is home to Future World which celebrates the unity of technology and nature with thrilling attractions and immersive experiences. The rear of Epcot features World Showcase which highlights eleven different countries from around the world and their unique cultures, histories, cuisines, and architectures. One of the most popular countries featured in World Showcase is the Norway Pavilion which whisks guests away to a quaint village that will make them feel halfway across the world. With unique shopping, dining, entertainment, and exciting upcoming experiences, the Norway Pavilion has something for every guest to enjoy. No day in Epcot is complete without a visit to the Norway Pavilion where guests will have an amazing time exploring! Here are seven things that guests will love about the Norway Pavilion in Walt Disney World.
7. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall –
One of the most popular character meals in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features family style meals and buffets full of authentic Norwegian cuisine. Guests can enjoying dining on options like Smoked Prok Loin, Gjetost Cheese, Pan-Seared Salmon, House Made Potato and Goat Cheese Ravioli, and Red Wine-Braised Beef. While the food is delicious, the highlight of dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is meeting the Disney Princesses who go from table to table signing autographs, posing for photos, and offering hugs. Guests who enjoy dining and meeting the princesses will also feel like royalty as the restaurant is themed to look like a medieval castle decked out with beautiful details.
6. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe –
Guests who are looking for a lighter dining option can stop by the quick service location Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe for delicious options sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Guests can enjoy entrée options including a Ham and Apple Sandwich, Roast Beef Sandwich, Traditional Kjottkake, and Vegetable Torte. For those looking for a decadent snack options, they can order from a selection of fresh pastries including a Troll Horn, Mousse Kiss, Sweet Pretzel with Chocolate, Carrot Whoopie Pie, and Berry Cream Puff.
5. School Bread –
One of the most popular snack items that guests order in Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe combines sweet and savory for a decadent and delicious treat. School Bread is a cardamom bun stuffed with vanilla custard and topped with toasted coconut. While the pastry can definitely be shared, guests who order the School Bread will want to keep every last bite for themselves!
4. Stave Church Gallery –
Located in the front of the Norway Pavilion is a building which makes guests immediately feel as though they are in Norway and not Central Florida. The Stave Church Gallery is always home to beautiful exhibits which showcase the culture and traditions of Norway. Guests can enjoy looking at classic Norwegian artwork, architecture, and clothing and see how it was used to inspire items and places seen in the film.
3. Frozen Ever After Attraction –
The rear of the Norway Pavilion is home to a massive show building which used to house the attraction Maelstrom. Maelstrom closed its doors to make way for the Frozen Ever After attraction. Frozen Ever After features characters from the film seen enjoying the Winter in Summer Celebration in Arendelle. Guests will be treated to new sets and scenes and will be sure to love this new experience!
2. Architecture –
Part of what makes the Norway Pavilion so charming is its traditional architecture. Guests can enjoy the construction of the Stave Church Gallery which is modeled after traditional Stave Churches spread throughout all of Norway. In addition, the pavilion features architecture based on seaside villages, traditional towns, and royal castles. Guests who are looking to spot some unique architectural details should be on the lookout for a building whose roof is covered in thriving green grass!
1. Shopping –
Guests who visit the Norway Pavilion are sure to find the perfect gift or souvenir in The Puffin’s Roost. This store sells all sorts of authentic Norwegian products including perfume, candies, sweaters, and toys. Guests can have a blast posing with Viking accessories that are for sale including helmets, shields, and axes. The highlight of The Puffin’s Roost is a massive troll statue which makes for the perfect photo opportunity while enjoying the Norway Pavilion in Epcot!