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Epcot: World Showcase

The Epcot World Showcase adds an international flavor to Disney's Epcot theme park.The World Showcase pavilions are what truly give Epcot its international flavor, and feature pavilions dedicated to 11 different countries. All of the pavilions house shops, restaurants, and architecture of the host nation, and all are staffed by citizens of the countries they represent. A handful of these pavilions feature a ride or show to enhance the international experience.

The 11 nations of the Epcot World Showcase (arranged in a circle around the World Showcase Lagoon) are: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The countries listed below offer a ride or attraction in addition to the shops, food, and architecture.

The Canada Pavilion in the World Showcase at EpcotCanada

The Canada Pavilion features a recently updated Circle-Vision film starring Martin Short called "O Canada!" Parents beware- no strollers are allowed in this feature, and everyone stands during the show (for the best views). For this reason, families with small children may choose to pass on this one.

 


The Eiffel Tower in the France Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase France

Like most of the international pavilions with an attraction, the France Pavilion features a short film. Rather than the 360 degree view films shown in the Canada and China pavilions, Impressions de France is shown on a 200-degree wide-screen. You'll enjoy this 20 minute feature, and there's no waiting as shows run on the hour.

 

American Adventure at United States Pavilion in the World Showcase at Disney's Epcot theme parkUnited States

The American Adventure is the feature attraction at the United States Pavilion. This multimedia presentation features animatronic figures combined with video to deliver an entertaining look at American history. See Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and more in this patriotic 30-minute presentation.


The China Pavilion at Epcot World ShowcaseChina

The China Pavilion features Reflections of China, an inside look at a country which is still a mystery to many. Although the film features nice views of the Great Wall of China, and panoramic views of the scenery of the Country, the film looks a little dated, and is missing one of the 'symbols' of China- the Giant Panda.

 


Viking ship at Norway Pavilion in Epcot's World ShowcaseNorway

The Norway Pavilion features an entertaining boat ride called Maelstrom. Climb aboard your Viking Ship to tour the fjords, waterfalls, and other scenery in this beautiful country. There's even a (mildly scary) surprise waiting for unsuspecting riders... Hang on!

 

 

Mexico Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase at Walt Disney WorldMexico

Like Norway, the Mexico Pavilion features a nice little boat ride that showcases the scenery and culture of the country. Join the animated Three Caballeros (including Donald Duck) on this short entertaining journey.

 


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