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Disney have confirmed a rumor that has been circling for some months now. The Norway Pavilion inside Epcot's World Showcase will be given a facelift, and turn the pavilion into a 'Frozen' themed area. Because of this, Maelstrom will be closing in October!
We've got very few details on the refurbishment other than confirmation from Disney that it is going to happen. We know that Maelstrom will close on October 5, 2014, and presumably will not reopen at all. Instead we presume it'll be converted into a Frozen themed ride, and will re-open in early 2016.
It's highly likely that the actual Maelstrom ride path and system will remain the same, but with new (or modified) ride vehicles and surroundings.
We'll be posting more details as soon as they become available.