Maelstrom (Epcot) – 1988-2014

(Loading area announcements)

SAFETY ANNOUNCER
For your safety: remain seated, keeping your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the boat. And please watch your children. Just a reminder—no flash pictures inside Maelstrom. Thank you.

(Spanish safety spiel.)

(Attraction begins.)

Photo credit: Jeff Krause

NARRATOR
You are not the first to pass this way. Nor shall you be the last. Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure—but more often, find beauty and charm.

(Odin’s eye begins to glow.)

We have always lived with the sea, so look first to the spirit of the seafarer.

(Boats enter viking village.)

Long ago, Norway was a land of vikings. That was the beginning of our love for the sea.

(Boats pass a family speaking Norwegian and a viking blowing a horn.)

There are those who see Norway’s spirit veiled in a land of forests and mystery—where trolls still prowl the water’s edge.

(Boats pass THREE-HEADED TROLL.)

Maelstrom-1987-3-600x402TROLL 1
What’s this? How dare you come here?!

TROLL 2
Invaders!

TROLL 1
Stop! This is troll country.

TROLL 3
Look away—be gone!

TROLL 1
I’ll cast a spell.

TROLL 2
Yes! Yes!

TROLL 1
You’ll disappear.

TROLL 3
Disappear! Disappear!

TROLL 1
Back! Back! Over the falls!

(TROLLS laugh. Boats begin to travel backward.)

NARRATOR
Before recorded time, Norway’s spirit roamed the seas of the far north and beyond.

(Boats pass several polar bears.)

Today, Norway’s spirit still thunders in her great fjords!

Photo credit: Bob Rowan

Photo credit: Bob Rowan

(Boats continue moving backward and look like they are going to go over the waterfall. ROCK TROLL appears.)

ROCK TROLL
Hmm, what’s this? How dare you come this way! Down to the North Sea with you! (Laughs.)

(Boats alter course and plunge forward down a small drop. They pass oil rigs and pull in to small fishing village to unload.)

NARRATOR
Norway’s spirit has always been—will always be—adventure!

(Guests exit boats and proceed to theatre for The Spirit of Norway film.)

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