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EPCOT - World Showcase

World Showcase is the "second half" of EPCOT center. It is comprised of pavilions representing several nations from around the globe. Each pavilion is staffed with people from that country and is sponsored by that country. Starting on your left as you approach World Showcase is Mexico, Norway, China, the outpost, Germany, Italy, U.S.A. (furthest away), Japan, Morocco, France, the International Gateway, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Each pavilion has something original to explore ranging from a film, to an attraction, to dining and shopping. The highlights of each are the architecture and cast members working it.

Note World Showcase opens later than the rest of the park.

 

 




Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

To get the most out of your World Showcase experience allow plenty of "free time" to just wonder around the pavilions and be sure to look at the detail in each. Also spend some time watching the various performing groups throughout World Showcase. It adds a tremendous amount to your experience. We also recommend seeing the pavilions during the day and at night, they are different and you notice different aspects depending on the time of day and the season.

The two main events for World Showcase are the International Flower & Garden festival held each Spring and the Food & Wine Festival each Fall.

** Do not Miss the nightly Illuminations show (FP+)

This show is presented nightly and can be viewed from anywhere around World Showcase Lagoon. Allow plenty of time to get from place to place. The distance around the lagoon is quite long and sometimes crowded so allow plenty of time if you have to be somewhere at a specific time.

Note World Showcase opens later than the rest of the park.



Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • American Heritage Gallery
  • Beauty and the Beast sing-along (Opened: Jan 17, 2020)
  • Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 (Opened: Jan 17, 2020)
  • Disney's DuckTales World Showcase Adventure (Opening: 0000)
  • Frozen Ever After (Opened: Jun 21, 2016)
    Genie+
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros (Opened: Apr 02, 2007)
  • Impressions de France (Opened: Oct 01, 1982)
  • Mary Poppins Inspired Attraction (Opening: 0000)
  • Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus (Opened: Jun 21, 2016)
  • Reflections of China (Opened: May 22, 2003)
  • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure (Opened: Oct 01, 2021)
    Genie+
  • The American Adventure (Opened: Oct 01, 1982)
  • Wondrous China (seamless circle vision film) (Opening: 0000)
Current Entertainment:
  • Harmonious (Opened: Oct 01, 2021)
Retired Attractions:
  • Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure (Jun 23, 2012 - Feb 16, 2020)
  • O Canada! (Oct 01, 1982 - Aug 01, 2019)
  • Maelstrom (Jul 05, 1988 - Oct 05, 2014)
  • El Río del Tiempo (The River of Time) (Oct 01, 1982 - Jan 02, 2007)
  • Wonders of China (Oct 01, 1982 - Mar 25, 2003)

 

Retired Entertainment:
  • Epcot Forever Tempoary Fireworks Show between Illuminations in the Fall of 2019 and new show in 2020 (Oct 01, 2019 - Sep 28, 2021)
  • IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Oct 01, 1999 - Sep 30, 2019)
  • Tapestry of Dreams (Oct 01, 2001 - Mar 01, 2003)
  • Tapestry of Nations (Oct 01, 1999 - Sep 09, 2001)
  • Illuminations (Jan 30, 1988 - Sep 20, 1996)
  • Laserphonic Fantasy (Jun 09, 1984 - Nov 30, 1987)
  • A New World Fantasy (Nov 30, 1982 - Nov 30, 1982)
  • Carnival de Lumiere (Oct 23, 1982 - Nov 30, 1982)
Quick Facts
  • World Showcase Lagoon covers 40 acres
  • Lagoon is 15 feet deep
  • Approx. 133 million gallons
  • Circumference is 1.25 miles
  • In the original plans for EPCOT the American Adventure was going to be located at the front of World Showcase (right between Mexico and Canada), but was relocated to be the centerpiece and to beckon guests around the lagoon and to it


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