We return to Epcot to take a closer look at the Pavilions that make up World Showcase. Our current destination is circled.
We started with the Mexico Pavilion, where we’ve:
- Taken a look at the Coco-inspired exhibit inside the pyramid
- Reviewed virtually every item at Choza de Margarita, the Pavilion’s new-ish takeaway bar
- Inspected hundreds of pieces of merchandise available
- Enjoyed lunch at La Cantina de San Angel, grabbed an Aged Negroni at La Cavi, and seen what’s on the menus at the various restaurants.
I also reviewed the lunch and dinner experience at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, the hybrid buffet/table service restaurant hosted by Belle and with Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, and Snow White typically stopping by the table for pictures and mingling.
And prior to this post, we took a good look inside the new “Gods of the Vikings” exhibit inside the Stave Church.
In this post, I’ll start with the merchandise produced specifically for the Pavilion by Disney and then end with some of the other stuff that you can expect to find.
It’s a nice collection of stuff, some of which is going to be thematically-similar to items that we see in Italy and Canada, in particular. You’ll know what I mean when you see it.
Guns might be out, but swords, axes, and shields are still in.
Frozen merchandise is still abundant, of course:
There looks to be exactly one piece of merchandise based on the “Frozen ever after” ride – this shirt.
Some sort of a spray bottle would fit the theme, you would think. Perhaps filled with the tears of fanboys.
Norway has offered an array of heavy jackets and coats for years, typically produced by Helly Hansen, which was founded in Norway in 1877.
It’s hard to imagine that they sell very well given the fact that the average temperature in June in Florida is 88 degrees, but it’s probably more of a billboard-like advertisement situation than anything.
Handmade sweaters are also a staple, typically coming in at $300+.
Nobody really buys anything but Dasani anyway.
Candy is typically priced reasonably and is usually authentic, though you may run the risk of picking up some Sour Patch Kids and then lamenting the fact that they must be very hard to find outside of Norway.
Geir Ness makes frequent visits to the Norway Pavilion – Laila and “Frozen in a Bottle” are his primary products.
This is more my speed.
The Kidcot station is in the store on the left side of the Pavilion towards the front.
The second store, attached to the Royal Sommerhus where you’ll find the Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet, is home to more Frozen stuff.
Overall, it’s a nice collection of merchandise, whether you want to gawk at the prices of the sweaters, pick out a troll, or consider whether you’d like the Helly Hansen Arctic Expedition Series Ski Pants in the “Glacier” or “Cinnamon” color.
We’ll move on to what’s happening around the Pavilion next.