Do You Know the Secret Story Behind This EPCOT Icon?

Update: As of late March 2023, it appears the ability to name the troll is no longer being offered (according to some Cast Members we spoke with). The Instagram account for the troll is also reportedly not being updated anymore.

There are so many hidden secrets and fun details to be found in Disney World’s EPCOT.

World Showcase

Each World Showcase pavilion has tons of touches put in place by Disney’s Imagineers to make that country unique and special. Today we’re sharing the little-known story behind one of Norway’s most recognizable icons, and the secret activity involved!

If you’ve ever visited the gift shop connected to Frozen Ever After, then you definitely spotted this guy…

The forgetful troll

He’s known as “the forgetful troll” and he has a very interesting backstory! He comes to life at night but then turns back to stone when the sun comes up. Because of this, he’s very forgetful — he doesn’t remember anything at all when he wakes up, including his name.

The Fjording

Thankfully, Disney World guests are there to help! The first family to get off of Frozen Ever After each day gets the chance to give him a name. Since it only happens once a day, this is a rare experience for guests in the parks!

Frozen Ever After

And if you think this big-nosed guy is as fun as we do, then you can follow him on Instagram! His account is @norwaytroll1988 and it’s filled with photos of him posing with families and Norway’s Cast Members.

Well there you go, that’s the story of the forgetful troll! Next time you visit the Norway Pavilion, make sure to stop by, say hello, and ask a Cast Member what his name is for the day!

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Have you ever snapped a photo with the forgetful troll? Tell us in the comments!

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