Exploring the Epcot Countries: A Journey Through World Showcase

World Showcase at Disney’s EPCOT countries offers a unique and immersive experience, featuring pavilions representing various countries. In this two-part blog series, we will explore the Epcot countries, their cultural highlights, attractions, dining options, and more. Part one focuses on the first five pavilions: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, and Italy.

Mexico Pavilion

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The Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT countries, transports visitors to the heart of Mexican culture with its traditional hacienda-style architecture and immersive exhibits.

1. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros: A delightful water ride featuring Donald Duck and friends exploring Mexico.
2. Mexican Folk Art Gallery: An exhibit showcasing traditional Mexican art.
3. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids to create artwork inspired by Mexican folk art.
4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: An interactive scavenger hunt game with Scrooge McDuck, offering a unique exploration of the pavilion.

1. San Angel Inn Restaurante: A table service restaurant with a unique view of the river and Mayan ruins.
2. La Hacienda de San Angel: A table service restaurant with Lagoon views, perfect for a late dinner during EPCOT countries fireworks.
3. La Cantina de San Angel: A quick-service restaurant with an outdoor patio overlooking the World Showcase Lagoon.
4. La Cava del Tequila: A tequila cave offering over 100 types of tequila.

Plaza de los Amigos: Traditional Mexican handicrafts, including pottery, jewelry, and The Three Caballeros merchandise.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Donald Duck in his Three Caballeros attire.

Norway Pavilion

@tatiana.gantt Norway Pavilion in EPCOT: great drinks, fun music, incredible art, and of course my favorite Frozen sisters! ❄️🍫 #frozen #frozeneverafter #epcot #norwayepcot #disney @disneyparks ♬ original sound – tatiana.gantt

The Norway Pavilion captures the essence of a traditional Norwegian village, featuring a replica of a stave church and various exhibits showcasing Norwegian culture.

1. Frozen Ever After: A popular musical boat ride through Arendelle, featuring characters from Frozen.
2. Anna & Elsa’s Royal Sommerhus: Meet Elsa & Anna from Frozen at their charming summer cabin.
3. Stave Church Gallery: An exhibit dedicated to Norwegian culture and Norse mythology.
4. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids to create artwork inspired by Norwegian folk art.
5. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: An interactive scavenger hunt game for exploring the pavilion.

1. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall: A table service and character dining restaurant offering a buffet of traditional Scandinavian dishes.
2. Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe: A quick-service bakery with Norwegian specialties.

Puffin’s Roost: Traditional Norwegian handicrafts, including sweaters, dolls, and Viking merchandise.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen, with occasional appearances by Olaf.

China Pavilion

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The China Pavilion welcomes visitors with a Paifang gate, showcasing the Temple of Heaven replica and a museum containing ancient Chinese artifacts.

1. Reflections of China: A Circle-Vision 360° film providing a tour of different regions in China.
2. Acrobats: Outdoor courtyard performances by young acrobats.
3. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids to create artwork.
4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: An interactive scavenger hunt game exploring the pavilion.

Future Attractions:
Wondrous China: Expected to replace the “Reflections of China” film shortly.

1. Nine Dragons Restaurant: Table-service restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine.
2. Lotus Blossom Café: Quick-service restaurant offering Chinese-style dishes.
3. Joy of Tea: A quick-service tea cart.

Good Fortune Gifts: Chinese gifts, hats, parasols, and more.
The House of Good Fortune: Traditional Chinese handicrafts, including calligraphy sets and tea sets.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Mulan, Mushu, and Captain Li Shang.

Germany Pavilion

@wdwprepschool Hanging out in the #Germanypavilion at #epcotworldshowcase . What is your favorite pavilion? #waltdisneyworld50 #epcotcenter #karamellkuche #biergarten ♬ Snow White – Opening Theme – Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina & Giuseppe Lanzetta

The Germany Pavilion replicates a classic German town with cobblestone streets, half-timbered buildings, and a Biergarten.

1. Romantic Road Miniature Train Village: A small outdoor model railway showcasing German landscapes.
2. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids to create artwork inspired by German culture.
3. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: An interactive scavenger hunt game exploring the pavilion.

1. Biergarten Restaurant: A buffet restaurant resembling an Oktoberfest celebration.
2. Sommerfest: Quick-service restaurant offering German treats.

Die Weihnachts Ecke: A Christmas shop with German-style decorations.
Das Kaufhaus: Buy German made toys, collectibles, and steins.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Snow White.

Italy Pavilion

@wdw_kevin Italy Pavilion Merchandise 🇮🇹🪩 #disneyworld #disneyparks #EPCOT ♬ original sound – WDW Kevin

The Italy Pavilion features Venetian, Florentine, and Roman influences, with stucco buildings, tiled roofs, and cobblestone streets.

1. Architecture: The main attraction is the architecture of Italy, reminiscent of a village in Italy.
2. Sergio: Enjoy Sergio’s lighthearted juggling and miming act.
3. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids to create artwork inspired by Italian culture.
4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: An interactive scavenger hunt game exploring the pavilion.

1. Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria: Family-friendly restaurant serving traditional Southern Italian cuisine.
2. Tutto Italia Ristorante: An elegant dining room offering Italian dishes by celebrity chef Joachim Splichal.
3. Tutto Gusto: A cozy wine cellar with over 200 wines, beers, and small plates.
4. Pizza al Taglio: A pizza window offering slices along with beverages.
5. Enoteca Costello: A wine bar and shop selling wines from Italy and other countries.
6. La Gelateria Toscana: An Italian gelato cart.

La Bottega Italiana: A shop selling Italian foods, wines, and cooking supplies.
Il Bel Cristallo: Store offering Murano glass, crystal, porcelain, chic handbags, and other Italian products.
La Gemma Elegante: Venetian masks, perfumes, leather goods, and more.

The American Adventure

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As the host pavilion, The American Adventure features a colonial-style building and hosts an audio-animatronic show narrating America’s history.

1. The American Adventure: A 29-minute audio-animatronic show telling America’s story.
2. American Heritage Gallery: Exhibits on American history.
3. Voices of Liberty: Harmonious vocal ensemble performing Americana, folk, and patriotic songs.
4. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids to create artwork and learn about American history.

1. Regal Eagle Smokehouse: A quick-service barbeque restaurant with a 1770s-inspired interior.
2. Fife and Drum Tavern: Quick-service menu celebrating Americana.
3. American Adventure Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company: Serving artisan roasted coffee, tea, and spirited beverages.
4. Block & Hans: A kiosk selling pretzels and drinks.
5. Funnel Cake: Kiosk offering classic and cookies ‘n cream funnel cakes.

Art of Disney: Limited edition prints, drawings, figurines, and collectibles.

Disney Character Appearances:
No regular character meet-and-greets, but occasional appearances by characters like Chip and Dale on special days.

Japan Pavilion

@monstergathering Went to EPCOT today and stopped by the s and Japan Pavilion to see what #pokemon stuff they had. Check out what we found! Everything from cards to #spiritjerseys #pokémon #pokémonshop #pokemoncards #tcgpokemon #pokemontcg #disneyworld #epcot #japanpavilion #florida ##waltdisneyworld #sidequestsunday #funkopop #pokemonfunko #nanoblock #pikachu #glaceon #slyveon #followandshare💛 #followandlikeshare❤️❤️ #whatnotseller ♬ Standout – Kid Dean

Nestled within EPCOT countries,, the Japan Pavilion offers a serene escape with koi ponds, stone bridges, pagodas, and a replica of the Torii gate from Itsukushima Shrine.

1. Bijutsu-kan Gallery: Exhibit of traditional Japanese art and culture.
2. Matsuriza: Traditional Japanese drummers performing musical arrangements.
3. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery.
4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: Interactive scavenger hunt game exploring the pavilion.

1. Teppan Edo: Full-service restaurant with teppanyaki grill and traditional Japanese cuisine.
2. Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya: Contemporary full-service restaurant featuring high-quality sushi.
3. Katsura Grill: Quick-service eatery offering Japanese-style rice bowls, sushi, and ice cream.
4. Kabuki Cafe: Quick-service restaurant serving otsumami-style sushi, edamame, and more.
5. Garden House: Sake bar offering hot and cold sake, plum wine, Japanese sodas, and beers.

Mitsukoshi Department Store: Japanese goods including kimonos, chopsticks, tea sets, clothing, jewelry, manga, anime, toys, and Disney souvenirs.

Disney Character Appearances:
No regular character meet-and-greets.

Morocco Pavilion

@wdwprepschool Let’s check out the Florida Blue Lounge at Restuarant Marrakesh in the Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT! You’ll need to register for a guest pass, before you enter. It’s good theough the end of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival – November 18, 2023. You can grab some water, coffee, Moroccan Mint Tea (10/10 recommend), and other beverages. It’s a nice way to cool off in a quiet space, before your next adventure in the parks! Have you been here yet? #floridabluelounge #moroccopavilion #epcotworldshowcase #epcotfoodandwine2023 #disneyworldtips ♬ Exciting, exciting, cute songs(1283711) – Korepoi

Transport yourself to a Moroccan city with labyrinthine alleyways, tiled fountains, and intricate mosaics in the Morocco Pavilion.

1. Gallery of the Arts and History: Rotating exhibit celebrating Moroccan achievements.
2. Fez House: Replica of a traditional Moroccan house with an open-air courtyard.
3. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids at the Marketplace in the Medina.
4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: Interactive scavenger hunt game exploring the pavilion.

1. Restaurant Marrakesh: Authentic Moroccan cuisine in a unique setting.
2. The Spice Road Table: Quick-service eatery with small plates of Mediterranean cuisine.
3. Tangierine Café: Authentic North African cafe serving lamb, chicken, and couscous.

1. The Souk-al-Magreb: Moroccan goods including carpets, lamps, musical instruments, clothing, jewelry, and belly dancing accessories.
2. Tangier Trades: Jewelry, Moroccan clothing, shoes, mirrors, and daggers.
3. Brass Bazaar: Brass and silver plates, mirrors, and mosaic fountains.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Jasmine and Aladdin.

France Pavilion

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Step into a Parisienne neighborhood with cobblestone streets, gardens, fountains, and a replica of the Eiffel Tower in the France Pavilion.

1. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure: Trackless 4D dark ride based on the Disney-Pixar film.
2. Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along: Enjoy a 15-minute screening of an animated film featuring songs from Beauty and the Beast.
3. Impressions de France: Film about the beauty of France shown in a 200° wide-screen theater.
4. Serveur Amusant: Comedy and balancing act outside Les Chefs de France.
5. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids at Souvenirs de France.
6. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: Interactive scavenger hunt game around the pavilion.

1. Les Chefs de France: Sit-down restaurant serving French cuisine.
2. Les Creperie de France: A la carte and prix fixe menus featuring savory crêpes.
3. Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie: French cafe serving sandwiches, baked goods, gourmet coffees, wine, and beer.
4. Monsieur Paul: Upscale restaurant with traditional dishes and a modern twist.
5. L’Artisan des Glace: Handcrafted ice cream and sorbet.

1. Les Vins des Chefs de France: Wine shop offering a variety of French wines.
2. Plume et Palette: French perfumes, soaps, and skincare products.
3. Souvenirs de France: Souvenir store with French-inspired merchandise.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Belle, Aurora, The Aristocats, and the Beast.

United Kingdom Pavilion

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Experience the charm of an English countryside village with thatched roofs, cobblestone streets, and English gardens in the United Kingdom Pavilion.

1. Rose & Crown Pub: Live musicians perform daily.
2. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids at The Toy Soldier.
3. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: Interactive scavenger hunt game featuring Scrooge McDuck.

1. Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room: British pub serving traditional English dishes.
2. Yorkshire County Fish Shop: Counter-service spot with fish & chips and outdoor seating.
3. The Tea Caddy: Tea shop offering hot and cold teas, chocolates, and light snacks.

1. The Crown & Crest: Shop selling British goods such as cricket equipment, tea, steins, mugs, and Union Jack memorabilia.
2. The Toy Soldier: Store with swords, shields, medieval castle playsets, genuine feather quills, and British-themed children’s books and movies.
3. Lords and Ladies: Shop selling jewelry, perfumes, colognes, and body care products.
4. The Queen’s Table: Fine china, music, and books from the British Isles.

Disney Character Appearances:
Meet Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore.

Canada Pavilion

@wdwinfo Tour of the Canada Pavilion at EPCOT 🇨🇦 #epcot #epcotball #disney #disneytiktok #epcotaroundtheworld #disneyparks ♬ Left and Right (Feat. Jung Kook of BTS) – Charlie Puth & Jung Kook & BTS

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Canada’s outdoors, featuring gardens, totem poles, a waterfall, and a canyon in the Canada Pavilion.

1. Canada: Far and Wide: Film about Canada shown in Circle-Vision 360°.
2. Entertainment at Canada Mill Stage: Live entertainment venue featuring renowned Canadian bands.
3. Kidcot Fun Stops: Interactive stations for kids at the exit of Canada Far and Wide.
4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure: Interactive scavenger hunt game exploring the pavilion.

1. Le Cellier Steakhouse: Sophisticated Canadian steakhouse serving high-quality dishes.
2. Popcorn Cart: Kiosk selling popcorn, soda, Moosehead, and Labatt’s beer.

1. The Trading Post: Shop selling Canadian goods such as maple syrup, Inukshuk figurines, and Moose mugs.
2. Northwest Mercantile: Maple syrup, wilderness-themed Christmas ornaments, animal plush, and Canadian and ice wines.
3. The Wood Cart: Merchandise kiosk specializing in authentic Canadian items

As we conclude this immersive journey through EPCOT countries, we’ve unveiled the enchanting cultural experiences that await within the pavilions of Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada.

We embarked on a captivating exploration of EPCOT countries, uncovering the magic of Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, and Italy. From mariachi melodies to Norwegian folklore, each pavilion transported us to a world of wonder and excitement. As we continued our adventure, guiding us through the serene beauty of the Japan Pavilion, the vibrant allure of Morocco, the Parisienne charm of France, the picturesque English countryside of the United Kingdom, and the breathtaking landscapes of Canada. From traditional drum performances in Japan to the bustling streets of a Moroccan city, and the sophistication of a French boulangerie to the rustic charm of a British pub, each pavilion offered a unique blend of attractions, dining, and shopping.

it’s evident that EPCOT countries, is a celebration of diversity, showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of each country represented. From culinary delights to immersive attractions and interactive experiences for kids, the pavilions serve as gateways to the world.

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