Where to Find a SECRET Message in EPCOT

There are a TON of hidden details and secrets in Disney World.

Norway Pavilion in EPCOT

You can find hidden Mickeys all over the parks, see a few secrets in the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom, and even check out some fun details that Imagineers have left on attractions. And, Disney has no shortage of these interesting facts and secrets. In fact, we’re about to tell you about a detail in EPCOT that we’re almost positive you don’t already know!

Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley (@TheZachRiddley on Instagram) recently shared about a fun detail in EPCOT. Outside of the Royal Sommerhus in EPCOT’s Norway Pavilion is a small courtyard. This courtyard was added on when the pavilion was expanded in 2016. In this area, you can find six runestones that have carved words and images in the 11th Century AD Viking tradition.

If you don’t know, there are about 3,000 known runestones across Scandinavia, with 50 still existing in Norway. The purpose of these runestones was to mark territory, explain inheritance, boast about construction feats, and talk about important events.

Via @TheZachRiddley on Instagram

These six runestones in EPCOT’s Norway pavilion have a newer history — Imagineers recreated a lot of the pictograms and carvings that used to be in the Maelstrom ride, which is now Frozen Ever After. All six runes have recreations from within two different scenes of the attraction. And, the designs can actually be traced back to the original designs found in Norway!

Via @TheZachRiddley on Instagram

But, it gets better — one of these runestones has a bit of an EPCOT twist to it. There is a special inscription on it that translates to:

You are not the first to pass this way
Nor will you be the last
Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure
But more often find beauty and charm

Via @TheZachRiddley on Instagram

This is an awesome way to remember part of the Maelstrom attraction, and it’s permanently a part of the pavilion to remind people who pass by.

Via @TheZachRiddley on Instagram

So, there’s a little bit of a fun secret for you to check out the next time you’re in the Norway Pavilion in EPCOT!

Via @TheZachRiddley on Instagram

For more Disney World secrets, check out the SECRET bathrooms of Disney Worldhow to get into a SECRET lounge in EPCOT, and the SECRETS of the Moana attraction coming to EPCOT.

Stay tuned to DFB for more Disney news and updates!

18 Disney World Secrets Even Locals Don’t Know

Join the DFB Newsletter to get all the breaking news right in your inbox! Click here to Subscribe!

Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Fun!

Order Your Copy of the 2022 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Today!

With more than 750 pages, the 2022 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is full of tips and planning tools developed by Disney World experts over 30+ years of visits. We’ve done the research for you, so you’ll know just which spots will uniquely suit your family’s needs!

With mini-reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks in Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.

Click here to order your copy of the 2022 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-book with code WDW2022 to save 25% off the cover price today!

Use code WDW2022 at check-out for 25% off the cover price today!

ready-to-shop-button
Our guides are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose. 🙂

Did you already know about this detail? Tell us in the comments!

The post Where to Find a SECRET Message in EPCOT first appeared on the disney food blog.

source https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2022/11/02/where-to-find-a-secret-message-in-epcot/

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.