The Spirit of Norway – Maelstrom Post-Show Film (Epcot) – 1988-2014

(Guests finish riding Maelstrom and proceed to theatre.)

NARRATOR
To know this land’s heart and soul—to discover its spirit.

(Fjords appear on screen.)

Norway. To discover its spirit.

(Cut to a small boy standing in the light cast by a circular window.)

It was born in challenge—in a thousand years of challenging the seas.

(Boy walks away to reveal a huge longboat inside the structure. Cut back and forth between images of seamen building boats and the boy admiring the finished product. Cut between a helicopter flying over oil rigs and a crew sailing a boat. The rig lets out a jet of fire as the boat’s captain yells to his crew. Cut back to the boy admiring the boat.)

It’s a spirit that knows a quiet sense of timelessness.

(Cut to a fishing village, where a boat plies the water and gulls fly overhead. Residents go about their daily lives. Cut to an image of a skier fastening skis to prepare for a run.)

Our spirit lives in daring.

(Skier speeds downhill and off a jump.)

It lives in our traditions.

(Cut to a city street in the midst of a festival, complete with music, parades, crowds, flags, and people on horseback.)

Our spirit—it lives in our people.

(Closeups on various Norwegian people, including children, families, business people, blue collar workers, sailors, ballet dancers, scientists, horse-drawn carriages, etc. Cut back to the child looking at the boat.)

Our spirit—it lives in our people. Norway.

(Dissolve to a boat speeding through the fjords. Film ends.)

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