Norway Pavilion's Stave Church closing for refurbishment amid hints of Frozen ride opening date

Mar 29, 2016 in "Norway (Pavilion)"

The Stave Church in Epcot's Norway Pavilion will be closing for refurbishment next month.


The closure begins on April 18 through to May 27, reopening to guests on May 28 2016.

The Church currently houses an exhibit about the inspiration behind the animated movie Frozen, and opened in November 2013.

Most interestingly, the reopening date of the Stave Church may give further reinforcement to a possible opening date of May 28 2016 for the entire Norway Pavilion makeover, including the Frozen Ever After ride and Royal Sommerhus meet and greet.

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Article Posted: Mar 29, 2016 / 3:25pm EDT
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SirenJul 01, 2016

OMG, I just looked at all the pictures and video. I just have to commend Disney on the new Norway Pavilion and how everything turned out so beautifully. I *love* Frozen Ever After - The Royal Summerhus - The Stave Church. It's all so gorgeous and very well done. I don't *ever* do meet & greets but I just really want to see the inside of this house, it's so rustic & pretty! I cannot wait to see all of this in person. And, I really hope Disney gives all of the other pavilions without rides an upgrade like this -- starting with France, Germany, UK, etc. All of the other pavilions deserve to something nice like this to represent their country, too.

spiritofNorwayJun 30, 2016

I like that it has been more tied to Norway, a bit disappointed it wasn't a more Norwegian exhibition since everything else is Frozen now... :( and I really dislike the big spelling error they have! Its not named "rosemåling", its "rosemaling".... "Rosemåling" is Swedish I think...

Horizons1Jun 29, 2016

Oh don't even waste your time talking to that nutcase. No matter what you say he prefers to live in Fantasyland.

RSoxNo1Jun 29, 2016

I assume it opened today?

Kylo KenJun 29, 2016

Cause....everything Frozen right?

ThemeParkJunkeeJun 29, 2016

It looks the same, minus the frozen animation stuff.

Mandy M.Jun 29, 2016

I like it! It's educational and will grab the attention of kids whose parents drag them into it or they, out of curiosity, wander into themselves.

MansionButler84Jun 29, 2016

Tone-deaf as usual. Us Epcot traditionalists would have NOTHING to complain about when a replica of a stave church shows "costumes" that cartoon characters might wear if they were real (and from a real city in a real kingdom near a real mountain with real summer snow).

jt04Jun 29, 2016

See Epcot traditionalists, you can have your cake and eat it too. You just can't buy the cake at the Stave Church.

MansionButler84Jun 29, 2016

At least until everyone admits that, deep down, they DO want to build a snowman.

Merlin0402Jun 29, 2016

I have a feeling the Frozen exhibit is going to be there for a loooooooong time...

MansionButler84Jun 29, 2016

Hmmm...wonder why it closed for 3 months.

wdwmagicJun 29, 2016

PHOTOS - A look at the Norway Pavilion's Stave Church exhibit

Donaldfan1934Apr 02, 2016

While I agree with you overall and I definitely think that Frozen will be a great ride and a needed change, most of the complaints about Frozen come from it being a bad fit for the area rather than the potential quality of the ride. Nemo and Luigi were good replacements in part because they fit the piece of land that they were going into.