As many of you Disney fans probably know, Maelstrom in Epcot’s Norway pavilion closed on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. I was in Epcot that day and was lucky enough to ride it one last time. The lines were crazy long all day. I had originally made a fastpass, but due to being sick in the morning I slept through it. I ended up waiting over an hour to get on it later in the day, but it was definitely worth it.
What can one say about Maelstrom? It had a little bit of everything, really – boats, Vikings, polar bears, and trolls. While it wasn’t my favorite ride, it was one I enjoyed and one that I will definitely miss. While I do think a Frozen ride is something that Disney should have, I definitely don’t think that Norway is the place to put it. It definitely makes me sad to see Maelstrom gone.