Today In Disney History ~ July 1st


Prior to the opening of the Norway Pavilion, the area the pavilion sits on now was primarily a restroom location.Norway is the home of Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and the Kringla Bakeri og Kafe. The area showcases four Norwegian architecture styles,  Alesund-style, Bergen-style, Oslo-style and Setesdal-style .
The Norway Pavilion is the home of one of only eight Stave churches in the United States. The Stave is the landmark of the Norway Pavilion, but at the end of IllumiNations it is not lit up.  “Because Norway is situated directly across the lagoon from the Morocco pavilion. For religious reasons, the Moroccan landmark is prohibited from having any kind of lighting attached, so in order to keep symmetry, the Norwegian landmark does not light up either.”

For more information on the Norway Pavilion make sure you check out TMSM Staff Writer Corey Tucker’s article “The Norway Pavilion ~ Our Tuesdays With Corey article“!

TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart

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