Can you see him peeking at you? That lone, yellow eyeball used to peek up from the rock right before the drop on the Maelstrom attraction in Epcot’s Norway pavilion. The Maelstrom, which means a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river, was a dark ride attraction at Epcot, that featured a short film based on Norway’s culture afterwards. It opened on July 5, 1988, and ran until October 5, 2014. The attraction largely remained untouched and un-updated – including the very 80’s based film. The attraction had a soft spot for many.
This month, June 21, 2016, the attraction will reopen as Frozen Ever After. Are you excited to ride Disney’s newest addition? For right now, I will enjoy my throwback memories.