A Tour of the Norway Private Lounge in Epcot at Walt Disney World

A Tour of the Norway Private Lounge in Epcot at Walt Disney World

A Tour of the Norway Private Lounge in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Last week we got a sneak peek inside the Secret Parlor over the American Adventure in Epcot and today we are going to show you around the private lounge in the Norway Pavilion.  Who knew this even existed?

The Norway Pavilion is a Norwegian-themed pavilion along the World Showcase promenade at Epcot.

A Tour of the Norway Private Lounge in Epcot at Walt Disney World

A Tour of the Norway Private Lounge in Epcot at Walt Disney World

The Norway Pavilion is home to the Frozen Ever After attraction, a boat ride that takes guests to Arendelle, Royal Sommerhus, the meet and greet location for Anna and Elsa from “Frozen”, Stave Church, an exhibit on Norwegian culture, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, a Disney Character dining experience and a hidden private lounge on the second floor of the Frozen Ever After attraction.

Guests can take an elevator to the lounge or the stars which are located behind a door in between the ride exit and gift shop.

Here’s the lounge’s foyer entrance.

Norway pavilion private lounge disney epcot Foyer Piano

Our first look into the Northern Lights Room…

Northern Lights Room Norway pavilion private lounge disney epcot meeting space

Buffet area between the casual Northern Lights Room and the elegant Fjord Room.

A Tour of the Norway Private Lounge in Epcot at Walt Disney World

Our first look at the Fijord Room…

Fijord Room Norway pavilion private lounge disney epcot

Notice the historic Norwegian artifacts in the cases flanking the room.

Fijord Room Norway pavilion private lounge disney epcot meeting space

Have you or anyone you’ve known been to a private event here?

6 Comments

  • JenniferLissak says:

    Pretty awesome! I didn’t realize that they had these…

  • Marc Schwartz says:

    Back in the early 90’s, we were on the way into Epcot, when we got stopped for one of the typical surveys near the entrance. Based upon some of the responses, the Cast Member asked if one of us would be willing to participate in a more in depth discussion of Walt Disney World topics. I volunteered, but mentioned that we had dinner reservations that evening at Italy. He mentioned that they would contact the restaurant and have the reservation adjusted to facilitate the discussion. We agreed, and I left my wife and kids to participate, while they enjoyed the park.

    Turned out that the discussion was held in that upstairs area at Norway and the pictures above bring back memories of that. Whenever we ride the Maelstrom, I always look at those doors in the lobby area that lead to the elevator upstairs and recall that evening.

    The discussion ended up being facilitated by some Cast Members and was focused on how Walt Disney World could provide better information to Guests for planning purposes in advance of a trip. What information could they mail out in advance and what could they provide upon arrival at the hotels that would make trip planning and scheduling easier. As I recall, there were about 8 or 10 of us that participated and to a person, we all mentioned the Birnbaum books as an example of a valuable planning resource. Keep in mind that this was before websites like Allears and other online resources that we all take for granted today were available. The meeting lasted about 90 minutes as I recall and we all got $100 Disney gift cards for our time.

    After the discussion, one of the Cast Members escorted me to Italy, where we met up with my wife and kids. They facilitated immediate seating for us, so we didn’t miss a beat for dinner.

    It was a great evening and I always have fond memories of it. Thanks Amanda!

  • Disney’s little secrets =)

  • Amazing story! I never knew they paid for surveys

  • Marc Schwartz says:

    In this case, the meeting at Norway was more of a focus group style interaction as opposed to a pure survey. In the back of my mind, I think that they videotaped it as well. They were very proactive about making sure that we were compensated for our time. It is the first and only time in all these years of visiting the parks, that this opportunity ever presented.

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