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.

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