World Showcase Attractions

World Showcase

When I was younger, I was not a fan of Epcot. It was boring and there wasn’t much to do. Now I am older and I appreciate the culture and the food and the wine but I can still see why children would not enjoy it as much. That’s why there are several activities to get kids engaged at World Showcase. Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure based on Phineas and Ferb is a scavenger hunt through the countries with clues given on the F.O.N.E. (available from kiosks located in Innoventions East and West, and the plaza between Future World and World Showcase). Help save the world from Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz! My favorite thing when I was younger was getting the Epcot Passport and going to the Kidcot stations at each country and having it stamped and having the cast members write messages in their native language. Kidcot stations also have crafts and activities for kids as well. (Below is my Epcot Passport from 1999 – seriously one of my favorite souvenirs from my childhood)

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Below is a quick overview of each attraction in the World Showcase at Epcot. (My blue tips are for the adult game, drinking around the world) (My pink tips are for snacking around the world)

 

Mexico Pavilion

  • Indoor pavilion features a bustling marketplace, art work, great food, and a tequila bar.
  • Tip: Check out the tequila bar, La Cava del Tequila
  • Tip: Try the Churritos

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Cabelleros

  • All ages (No height requirement)
  • 7 minute boat ride
  • Queue is indoors and air-conditioned
  • This boat ride features Audio-Animatronics of the characters from the animated classic, The Three Cabelleros as Panchito and Jose search Mexico for Donald Duck

Norway Pavilion

  • Check out the Stave church for a history of the Vikings! Also don’t miss the large shop! (RIP Maelstrom)
  • Tip: Grab an Aquavit shot
  • Tip: Have some School Bread

Frozen Ever After FastPass+

  • All Ages (No height requirement)
  • 5 minute boat ride
  • Queue is indoors and air-conditioned
  • This boat ride takes riders to Arendelle where they catch up with their favorite characters: Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven.
  • Tip: Be sure to grab a FastPass+ for this attraction, wait times have been extremely long since the attraction opened. Keep in mind this is a Tier 1 FastPass, so you will have to chose between this, Soarin’ Around the World and Test Track. 

China Pavilion

  • There are some amazing acrobatic and gymnastic street performances at the China Pavilion. Be sure to check out the museum exhibits, shops, and the Temple of Heaven.
  • Tip: Try the green tea plum wine slushie
  • Tip: Pork egg rolls are not to miss!

Reflections of China

  • Ages 6+ (No height requirement)
  • 13 minute film presentation
  • Stand to view film
  • Presented in Circle-Vision 360º, this film features beautiful footage showcasing the landscape, ancient wonders and modern marvels of China

Germany Pavilion

  • The home country of my people! Stop by for the beer, stay for the incredibly cool shops.
  • Tip: Try a wine flight (no seriously)
  • Tip: Have a bratwurst

Italy Pavilion

  • Revel in the beautiful Italian architecture while enjoying amazing food and wine.
  • Tip: Drink more wine
  • Tip: You’re in Italy, have some gelato!

The American Adventure Pavilion

  • You’ve made it half-way! Catch the American Adventure Show!
  • Tip: Grab a craft beer from Block and Hans
  • Tip: Funnel cake. That is all.

The American Adventure Show

  • Ages 5+ (No height requirement)
  • 15 minute introduction, 30 minute show
  • Queue is indoors and air-conditioned
  • Audio-Animatronic historical figures, interspersed with film segments take you through the history of America

Japan Pavilion

  • The shop in Japan is INSANE!! Be prepared to spend a LONG time in here! There is also a really neat exhibit and beautiful gardens.
  • Tip: Have some sake
  • Tip: Try some sushi

Morocco Pavilion

  • The mosaics in this pavilion are gorgeous! (That’s why we had most of our wedding pictures here) We have also found that wandering through Morocco, you will find quiet shaded alleys to relax and take a break from the day.
  • Tip: Try the Sangria
  • Tip: Grab some baklava

France Pavilion

  • Spectacular gardens, an Eiffel Tower model, and beautiful shops are reminiscent of France.
  • Tip: Grab a Grand Marnier slushie
  • Tip: Have a pastry from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

Impressions de France

  • Ages 5+ (No height requirement)
  • 18 minute film presentation
  • Queue is indoors and air-conditioned
  • Shows on the hour and half-hour
  • Film features the beauty of France (sights and sounds) showcasing the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, the French Alps, and Cannes.

United Kingdom Pavilion

  • The architecture is stunning and quintessential British. Don’t miss the shops and entertainment here!
  • Tip: Grab a Guinness in the pub
  • Tip: Fish and chips – to share from Yorkshire County Fish Shop

Canada Pavilion

  • The garden here is gorgeous and don’t miss the waterfall in the back!
  • Tip: (Still walking?!) Have a La Fin Du Monde from Popcorn in Canada
  • Tip: Try the maple flavored treats in the gift shop

O Canada!

  • Ages 5+ (No height requirement)
  • 14 minute film presentation
  • Stand to view film
  • Queue is indoors and air-conditioned
  • Presented in Circle-Vision 360º, this film features beautiful footage showcasing the landscape and diversity of Canada.

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