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Thursday, June 28, 2012

The lost Norway pavilion Viking ship

Since we just looked around Norway, I was feeling nostalgic, so I looked in the photo archives for a few pictures of the Viking ship that used to be here.



It was a playground, and you could climb aboard to pretend you were sailing the high seas. I think there was a very minor climbing net here too, but that was it in terms of playground equipment. It was mostly a prop you could climb on. Then, in the mid-2000s, they blocked access to it, and you could only look at it.






Finally, the prop was removed entirely, and the area was nothing but bushes for a little while in 2008.




Happily, some of the pieces came back as props for the Kim Possible Adventure.





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Kevin Yee is the author of numerous independent Disney books, including the popular Walt Disney World Earbook series and Walt Disney World Hidden History.