Get yer Frozen merch here! Norway, the youngest pavilion (built 1988), is home to one of the few rides in World Showcase. At least, it used to be Norway—Disney expanded it, fudging the Norway theme, to cash in on Frozen fever even though the movie is only notionally set there. Now you have to get here first thing in the morning if you don’t want to wait for hours. The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall does princess character meals morning, noon, and evening. In the one-room Stave Church Gallery, check out Gods of the Vikings, containing a few genuine Norse artifacts (such as 1,000-year-old spears and swords) on loan from Swedish and Norwegian historical societies. Towering above it all, the wooden Stave Church is a Norwegian original; there were once around 1,000 in the country, but today, there are only 28. The Puffin’s Roost contains a 9-foot-tall troll—photo op alert!
Influences: Town squares of Bergen, Alesund, Oslo, and the Satesdal Valley; the 14th-century Akershus castle on Oslo harbor; traditional cabins in Trondheim
Fun Stuff to Buy: Laila body lotions (assorted prices), princess dresses (from $60), and foam swords ($11). At the bakery, try the custard-stuffed school bread or the rice cream, a snack that those in the know are happy to make a detour for (both $3.50). I prefer the stuffed Olafs ($27) and Helly Hansen wear.
Entertainment: Wandering slapstick Norway Vikings
Character greeting: Elsa and Anna