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Old 08-11-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Norway College Program kids alerted to pavilion closing?

Let's just hope it's a vicious rumor... https://www.facebook.com/TheEpcotExp...opedia?fref=nf

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The international program Cast Members at the Norway Pavilion have been informed that attractions and merchandise positions at the pavilion will not exist beyond the end of September. CM's with contracts in October and beyond are being offered transfers and training in Food/Beverage. Recruitment for Fall/Winter attractions/merchandise has been canceled.
If it's for a refurb, fine. If it's for FROZEN, then it's a disgrace and an outrage.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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Doesn't surprise me at all.

I could "read between the lines" and "tell" by talking to them during my July trip that something was up.

I got a definite "impression" that FROZEN was coming and they knew it.

I feel so sorry for them.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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Why on earth would merchandise positions be cancelled? If the ride goes down, what does that have to do with the stores? Sure they could add "Frozen merchandise at some location but why close all of it?
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Will this also be the end of School Bread?
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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Why on earth would merchandise positions be cancelled? If the ride goes down, what does that have to do with the stores? Sure they could add "Frozen merchandise at some location but why close all of it?
Sounds like the whole pavilion is closing to be redone, not just the ride.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:36 PM   #6
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Will this also be the end of School Bread?
I don't think Kringla is closing. I think they are moving the merchandise CM's over to the food and beverage which to me, that means the bakery in Norway and/or Akershus.

I also think its horribly stupid of them to do this and add Frozen to this refurb. Keep this attraction the classic that it is. Enough with the Frozen. Thats not what World Showcase is about!! Leave the Frozen stuff to MK.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:37 PM   #7
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If they're doing that large of a refurb, wouldn't they also need to close the restaurant, that is showing it's age after all......but that will result in a LOT of very very angry guests, because the ADRs for months are full.

I can understand Disney wanting to add some Frozen characters to Maelstrom.....after all look what they added to Haunted Mansion and Small World, etc. But to make the whole country pavilion into a fictional country for a popular movie....wow....then I'll really believe that the top folks at Disney have lost their mind.
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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This should likely go to the news and rumors board. That said, I hate this idea with a passion. It does a disservice to both World Showcase and the Frozen movie. Frozen should be in MK or DHS with a new, state of the art attraction and Norway should be updated instead. End Rant.
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It has already been leaked that the plan is to reduce the Norway shop to about 1/4 its present size, turning the rest over to an Anna and Elsa Meet n greet, along with the ride makeover into Frozen theming.

A leak/rumor but widely circulated.
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If they're doing that large of a refurb, wouldn't they also need to close the restaurant.
The rumors have been that either the whole Pavilion would become Arendelle or just the ride and shops would be "Frozened" and the Pavilion would retain the Norway name,so it "looks" like the latter rumor "may" be what is going to happen.

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It has already been leaked that the plan is to reduce the Norway shop to about 1/4 its present size, turning the rest over to an Anna and Elsa Meet n greet, along with the ride makeover into Frozen theming.

A leak/rumor but widely circulated.
I think we may be very close to that coming out of the Rumor category.
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It has already been leaked that the plan is to reduce the Norway shop to about 1/4 its present size, turning the rest over to an Anna and Elsa Meet n greet, along with the ride makeover into Frozen theming.

A leak/rumor but widely circulated.
Oh, I have been following the rumors religiously for months. I just needed to rant a bit.
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I can't even imagine the World Showcase without Norway!
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I can't even imagine the World Showcase without Norway!
Well,it "looks" like it will still be called Norway instead of Arendelle for what that's worth.
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Well,it "looks" like it will still be called Norway instead of Arendelle for what that's worth.
I would imagine that the gift shops will be filled with "Frozen" merchandise - it will look like a Disney Store in the pavilion.
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