Review: “Gods of the Vikings” Exhibit at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion
This past April, the now dated Frozen inspired exhibit inside the Stave Church at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion was removed and replaced with “Gods of the Vikings”. This exhibit focuses on four of the major Norse gods: Odin, Thor, Loki, and Freya, as well as some Norse mythology around these gods, including “The Seeress”. It also features some artifacts from around the time period (I saw at least a few items dating back to 800-1000AD).
Now, while there is zero mention of the Marvel versions of these characters inside the church or in the exhibit (and there shouldn’t be), I am not surprised that Disney chose to put this display in, given all of the hype recently with the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies Thor: Ragnarok and The Avengers: Infinity War, of which three of these four gods are part of.
My favorite part of the exhibit were the beautiful tree carvings in the center of the church, featuring the four gods.
As for the rest of the exhibit, here are a bunch of pictures of what I saw. Enjoy!
I am not sure how long this exhibit will be at Epcot. To be fair, Cast Members I know who work at the Norway Pavilion said they didn’t even know the switch was happening… it just appeared (I blame Loki). However, if you are visiting the World Showcase and have some time, check it out. Heck, it’s air conditioned, so it’s a great place to cool down and learn something about Norse Mythology.
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Living in the NYC area, Travis has grown up loving a multitude of things, from Disney to Broadway to the fine arts… and beyond. He is the Press Reporter for such events like the NY Toy Fair and New York Comic Con. Additionally, he is also an amateur puppeteer, toy collector, avid movie goer, and carries his camera around wherever he goes.