Maelstrom at Norway at Epcot is one of my most very favorite attractions in all of WDW. It's a "must do" for me every time.
First WOW moments:
My favorite surpises the first time I rode Maelstrom was going backwards (very cool anytime, anywhere), and our arrival in the Norwegian village (what a nice way to exit a boat, to the sights and sounds of a fishing village)!
Favorite magical moments:
I LOVE the movie! I like how it pops between the loud history/industrial scenes, and the quiet scenes. I also like the music. I never skip the movie!
It's also fun when I'm there with my teenage nieces and I insist that we stay and watch it, and they roll their eyes, sigh and glare at me. But they have to stay because they love me and I'm paying for the trip.
And my final magical moment is walking into the final shop and smelling the Laila perfume – which is now the only perfume I wear. I love the fresh smell, and wearing it is a little hidden Mickey for me!
Every trip! Great ride, great movie, great shops and beautiful CMs!
DebWDW rating: 1-30
Do every 1 trip. Willing to wait in queue up to 30 minutes to ride.