In May 1988, the Norway pavilion opened at Epcot. 10 years later, a large Viking Ship was added outside the pavilion as a play area for Epcot’s younger guests. Welcoming children to the age of the Vikings, the ship was situated just outside Norway’s restrooms.
Though reasons for its demise are speculative at best, the ship was demolished in 2008, and the play area turned into a large flower bed. Some pieces of the ship, including a shield from the hull, and its unusual dragon head, can be found in the old location among the “ruins”.