Viking of the Day?


#1

I admit, I’m not a big fan of Epcot, but I heard something about Viking of the Day?

The only thing I ever knew about that was similar was in 2002, we went with my younger brother and his buddy Fred, and they did Epcot w/o us one day. Turns out they went to Germany, were drinking beer, and a bunch of kids were dancing to polka, and my brother’s buddy Fred got named the Mayor for a day! They told me about it, but I didn’t see it. One heckuva story.

So what’s this about Viking for a Day?


#2

I think that the first person to ride the boat in Norway gets to be viking of the day and gets a hat. at least that is what I’ve heard.


#3

That sounds fun. They have so many neat things at WDW. Just when you think you know everything about WDW, something else always pops up. Thanks for the info.

MJD


#4

Vikings? In Germany?? I think your brother must have been in Norway! :laugh: (how many beers did he have? :wink: )


#5

I don’t know about Viking for a Day, but in 2003 my parents were the first to ride Spaceship Earth for the day and received a Certificate honoring them. This seems to be a common but lesser known Disney practice.

If they gave out a special hat for riding the Maelestrom in Norway, I would definately wear it, especially if it had the two horns sticking up. LOL

PiratesFan


#6

Yup, me, too. I would wear the hat.


#7

:laugh: Me, too…but I’d have to wrestle my kids for it!!


#8

OMG…i NEVER knew that there were little momentos for being the first to ride a ride…that is neat…any more rides do this, besides Norway and Spaceship Earth?

btw…I would wear the viking hat too!


#9

yeah, I feel ya, Aerox. My kids would definitely fight me for the hat.

I’d win, though. I’m taller!


#10

:eek: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :eek:


#11

Don’t let Cavey hear ya say that!


#12

That is it…next time I’m at EPCOT my goal is to be the Official Viking for the day!

But then again I am the Official Viking of the Tigger household everyday…


#13

I’m sorry, you misread. I read about Vikings in Norway. The only thing I ever heard abut that was anything LIKE what my brother and his friend did in Germany (the Mayor for a day), so I was curious if it was similar to that.


#14

It is in the Akershus restaurant. My son was make Viking for the Day several years ago when he ate 7 plates of their cold meats from the buffet table. (He had made a deal with the waitress.) Then he ate all the cookies he had painted. They gave him a paper hat and some other stuff.
This is similar to the headdress they give you at Whispering Cafe. My son ate several plates of meat there and drank 2 liters of cola all by himself. So they made him an honorary something or other (I forget) and he wore a headdress of feathers and straws. (He flirted with the waitress there.)


#15

my brother and dad tried to get viking of the day on our last trip, but weren’t able to…I’m sure they’ll try again this trip!


#16

I’m so gonna be Viking of the Day! It’s on my itinerary!!!


#17

I am going to try real hard next time I go to be something special…hehehe…perhaps even honorary jungle cruise captain…hehehe???


#18

…and you’d probably cheat!


#19

I wouldn’t cheat, because that’s not the right thing to do.

However, I WOULD use creative tactics to win!