A Heathen at Disney World

My trip to Disney a few weeks ago was eye opening. I ate too much, drank too much, and was way too hot (92F and humid every day!)  But I did have fun despite of it. One of my favorite parts of the trip (unsurprisingly) was visiting Norway at Epcot Center. I hadn’t realized that Disney had put so much effort into the authenticity of their “country” areas at the World Showcase. Needless to say, I was surprised to find a small, authentic wooden stave church (shipped directly from Norway) as well as an homage to many of our Norse Gods. Here is what Disney World has waiting for us Heathens at Epcot:

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The significant other, at the door of the church.

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The inside of the church had a great, highly compressed museum-like layout. It had great carved wooden images of Freya, Odin, Loki, and Thor, plus dioramas for each of those four gods with relevant Viking Age artifacts. Well done, Disney!

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Thor

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Odin

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Freya

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Loki

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A beautiful Yggdrasil tapestry!

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And then, refreshments.

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The eatery

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Spoonbread! I’d never even heard of it, but it was tasty. It had a strong cardamom flavor, which I love.

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Self-explanatory. And also tasty.

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My new friend 🙂

Me and Freya, hangin’.

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