What Are the Countries in EPCOT?
World Showcase is located in Disney’s EPCOT theme park and consists of pavilions representing different countries. Each pavilion features authentic architecture, entertainment, cuisine, and shopping, bringing that country’s culture and traditions to life. So what are the countries in EPCOT World Showcase, and what can you expect at each pavilion? We have outlined what you need to know below.
Your Complete Guide to EPCOT World Showcase
EPCOT’s World Showcase section consists of 11 pavilions, each representing a different country. The pavilions are situated around a 1.2-mile promenade surrounding the picturesque World Showcase Lagoon. It’s a wonderful way to spend the afternoon — or longer — exploring the world without leaving Florida!
World Showcase Lagoon
The 11 EPCOT’s World Showcase countries are:
- The American Adventure
- United Kingdom
Each pavilion represents the culture and cuisine of a particular country through its landscape, streetscape, architecture, attractions, restaurants, and shops. The following is an overview of some key features of each country, listed in clockwise order from the main entrance to World Showcase.
Mexico is one of the countries represented at EPCOT at World Showcase. The Mexico Pavilion features impressive architecture in the style of a traditional Mexican hacienda and various cultural exhibits and attractions.
The pavilion features a water attraction, authentic Mexican cuisine, and Mexican cultural art. In addition, there is a Mexico-themed shopping area where guests can purchase traditional Mexican handicrafts and souvenirs.
Mexico Pavilion is between the entrance and the Norway Pavilion.
Attractions in Mexico
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros – A low-key, slow-moving water ride where Donald Duck and his pals travel around Mexico.
- Mexican Folk Art Gallery – The Mexican Folk Art Gallery is a small exhibit of traditional Mexican art.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – The Kidcot Fun Stops are located throughout World Showcase and offer kids the opportunity to create their own artwork and learn about different cultures. The Kidcot location is near Mexico Folk Art Gallery and features crafts inspired by traditional Mexican folk art in Mexico.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Woo-oo! Explore the countries of World Showcase with an interactive scavenger hunt game with Scrooge McDuck. You’ll use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects in the pavilions throughout the land. You might solve a mystery — or re-write history!
Dining in Mexico
- San Angel Inn Restaurante – The San Angel Inn Restaurante is a table service restaurant with a unique view. Designed to mimic a traditional hacienda at the base of Mayan ruins, the decor gives the feeling of dining outdoors during twilight. However, you’re actually inside the Mexico pavilion along the edge of the river, which carries riders on their Gran Fiesta Tour. The menu features Mexican favorites like Pollo a Las Rajas, Carne Asada, and Pescado A La Veracruzana, which are sure to please the foodies in your group.
- La Hacienda de San Angel – La Hacienda de San Angel is a table service restaurant with giant windows facing Lagoon. The location makes it a popular spot for a late dinner during EPCOT’s Harmonious fireworks. The menu features items such as Pollo Poblano, Cochinita Pibil, and Carne Asada.
- La Cantina de San Angel – La Cantina de San Angel is a quick-service restaurant with an outdoor patio that overlooks the World Showcase Lagoon. The menu features Mexican specialties like tacos, enchiladas, and margaritas.
- La Cava del Tequila – Sample over 100 different types of tequila and learn about its history in this tequila cave.
Shopping in Mexico
- Plaza de los Amigos – This shopping area offers traditional Mexican handicrafts, including pottery, jewelry, blown glass figurines, musical instruments, and The Three Caballeros merchandise.
Disney Character Appearances in Mexico
Guests can meet Donald Duck (sporting his attire from The Three Caballeros) here.
Norway is one of the countries represented at EPCOT at the World Showcase. The Norway Pavilion is modeled after a traditional Norwegian village. It features a replica of a Norwegian stave church and various exhibits and attractions that showcase Norwegian culture and traditions.
Guests can enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine or visit Frozen Ever After. There is also a fun Norway-themed shopping area where guests can purchase traditional Norwegian handicrafts and souvenirs.
Norway Pavilion is between Mexico and China pavilions.
Attractions in Norway
- Frozen Ever After – Frozen Ever After is one of the most popular EPCOT attractions, a musical boat ride that takes guests through Arendelle with characters from the hit movie, Frozen. The water ride features two small drops – one backward and one forward – but is otherwise very tame and slow-moving. There’s no height requirement for the attraction.
- Anna & Elsa’s Royal Sommerhus – Spend time with Elsa & Anna from Frozen as they relax at their charming summer cabin.
- Stave Church Gallery – Located inside the structure is an exhibit dedicated to Norwegian culture and Norse mythology.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – The Kidcot Fun Stops are located throughout World Showcase and offer kids the opportunity to create their own artwork and learn about different cultures. The Kidcot stop in Norway is at The Puffin’s Roost and features crafts inspired by Norwegian folk art.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore all the countries with an interactive scavenger hunt game. You’ll use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects in the pavilions.
Dining in Norway
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a table service and character dining restaurant. Guests can enjoy a buffet of traditional Scandinavian dishes like meatballs, salmon, and gravlax, along with visits by several Disney princesses. It’s a popular option in its own right. Still, it also serves as a great alternative should reservations be unavailable at Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Royal Table.
- Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe – Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe is a quick-service bakery that offers Norwegian specialties like school bread, sweet pretzels, and rice cream (yes, rice cream).
Shopping in Norway
- Puffin’s Roost – The shopping area offers traditional Norwegian handicrafts, including sweaters, dolls, trolls, and Viking merchandise.
- The Wandering Reindeer – This small store specializes in Frozen merchandise.
Disney Character Appearances in Norway
Guests can meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen here. Olaf sometimes makes appearances as well.
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The China Pavilion is one of the EPCOT countries represented in this section of the park.
Visitors enter through a Paifang gate into China’s courtyard, which features a replica of the Temple of Heaven, a museum containing ancient Chinese artifacts, and a 360° film exploring China’s history and scenery.
Guests can enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine or watch an acrobatic performance. There is also a fun China-themed shopping area where guests can purchase a variety of Chinese handicrafts and souvenirs.
China Pavilion is between Norway and Germany pavilions.
Attractions in China
- Reflections of China – Reflections of China is a Circle-Vision 360° film that gives guests a tour of different regions in China. A new feature called “Wondrous China” is expected to replace this film shortly.
- Acrobats – The outdoor courtyard is home to a group of young acrobats performing amazing feats. The troupe changes from time to time and occasionally disappears from the schedule completely. Be sure to check a times guide or My Disney Experience upon your arrival for the most up-to-date offerings.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – The Kidcot Fun Stops are located throughout World Showcase and offer kids the opportunity to create their own artwork and learn about different cultures. The Kidcot stop in China Pavilion is near Reflections of China’s exit.
- DuckTales – Explore the countries of World Showcase with an interactive scavenger hunt game. You’ll use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects in the pavilions.
- Future China attractions will include Wondrous China.
Dining in China
- Nine Dragons Restaurant – The table-service restaurant serves Cantonese cuisine like Peking duck and Kung Pao chicken.
- Lotus Blossom Café – This quick-service restaurant serves Chinese-style dishes like noodles, fried rice, and pot stickers.
- Joy of Tea– A quick-service tea cart that serves Jasmine tea and other Chinese-style snacks.
Shopping in China
- Good Fortune Gifts – This small shop offers Chinese gifts like hats, parasols, puppets, and other merchandise for the China Pavilion.
- The House of Good Fortune – A shop selling traditional Chinese handicrafts such as calligraphy sets, tea sets, fans, kites, silk robes, and accessories.
Disney Character Appearances in China
Mulan, Mushu, and Captain Li Shang periodically appear for meet-and-greets in the China Pavilion.
The Germany Pavilion is one of the countries represented in EPCOT’s World Showcase. The pavilion is modeled after a classic German town with winding cobblestone streets and half-timbered buildings.
There is a replica of a Biergarten, a traditional German beer hall where guests can enjoy live music and dance. In addition, guests can enjoy traditional German cuisine at the quick-service eatery or dine at the Biergarten restaurant, which features a live band. The Germany Pavilion also has a toy store, a Christmas shop, and a bakery.
Germany is between China and Italy pavilions.
Attractions in Germany
- Romantic Road Miniature Train Village – A small outdoor model railway was initially constructed for the EPCOT’s Flower and Garden Festival and has since been preserved. Kids and adults alike love watching the model trains go around the landscape and through miniature tunnels. During EPCOT’s many festivals, look closely to see if you can find miniature decorations and banners adorning the lampposts in the village!
- Kidcot Fun Stops – Germany is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about German culture. You can find the Kidcot stop in Germany Pavilion at Volkunst.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore World Showcase via this interactive scavenger hunt game. Use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects in the pavilions.
Dining in Germany
- Biergarten Restaurant – This buffet restaurant resembles an Oktoberfest celebration. It is decorated like a typical Bavarian village, with flags of all German states, numerous facades, and a running watermill. A band plays German traditional folk music on stage in front of the dance floor. There are long communal benches for seating, so don’t be surprised if you wind up seated with other parties — it’s the Oktoberfest way. It offers a taste of the traditional festival’s spirit of gemütlichkeit (friendliness)! Buffet-style dishes include kielbasa, schnitzel, bratwurst, rouladen, spatzle, sauerbraten, cucumber salads, sauerkraut, and strudel along with one liter steins of beer.
- Sommerfest – Quick-service restaurant serving soft pretzels, bratwursts, frankfurters, sauerkraut, and apple strudel.
Shopping in Germany
- Die Weihnachts Ecke – A Christmas shop selling German-style Christmas decorations and gifts.
- Das Kaufhaus – Shop selling toys, collectibles, and steins made in Germany.
- Karamell-Küche – Enjoy cakes, cookies, and brownies at this cozy bakery.
- Der Teddybär – Teddy bears and German toys are available at this cute store.
- Stein Haus – A store that sells German steins.
- Weinkeller – This shop features wines from around Germany.
- Kunstarbeit in Kristall – You can buy glassware and decorative crystal at this store.
Disney Character Appearances in Germany
Snow White appears for meet-and-greets in the Germany Pavilion.
The Italy Pavilion is one of the countries featured in EPCOT’s World Showcase. The plaza has a Venetian, Florentine, and Roman influence, with stucco buildings, tiled roofs, and cobblestone streets reminiscent of a village in Italy. Here, you can also find replicas of St Mark’s Campanile, Doge’s Palace, a water feature loosely inspired by Italy’s famous Trevi Fountain, and of course, gondolas in a canal.
There is a gelato cart, an espresso kiosk, a quick-service eatery, a full-service restaurant, and a wine bar in the Italian Pavilion. Traditional Italian cuisine is served at Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria and Tutto Italia Ristorante.
Italy is between the Germany and America pavilions.
Attractions in Italy
- Architecture – The architecture of Italy is its main attraction, but sculpture and art are also plentiful.
- Sergio – Enjoy Sergio’s lighthearted, Old-World act as he amazes you with his juggling and miming.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – Italy is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about Italian culture. The Kidcot stop in Italy Pavilion is outside La Bottega Italiana.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore the pavilion with an interactive scavenger hunt game. The Play Disney app will help you find clues while also triggering special effects in the countries of World Showcase.
Dining in Italy
- Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Via Napoli is one of our favorite family-friendly restaurants in EPCOT, serving traditional Southern Italian cuisine. The menu includes fresh salads, hearty pasta, wood-fired pizzas, and gelato.
- Tutto Italia Ristorante – This elegant dining room with an old-world ambiance serves the Italian dishes of celebrity chef Joachim Splichal.
- Tutto Gusto – Tutto Gusto is a cozy wine cellar with over 200 wines, beers, and small plates on the menu.
- Pizza al Taglio – A pizza window offering slices along with beer, wine, cocktails… and perhaps a light dessert. This location only operates occasionally and may not be open when you visit.
- Enoteca Costello – A wine bar and shop selling wines from Italy and other countries.
- La Gelateria Toscana – An Italian gelato cart serving authentic gelato, sorbet, and Italian ices.
Shopping in Italy
- La Bottega Italiana – A shop selling Italian foods, wines, and cooking supplies.
- Il Bel Cristallo – This store offers Murano glass, crystal, porcelain, chic handbags, and other products made in Italy.
- La Gemma Elegante – Venetian masks, perfumes, leather goods, and more are available at this tiny shop in Il Bel Cristallo.
Disney Character Appearances in Italy
The American Adventure is the host pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase. It features a colonial-style building that houses an audio-animatronic show called The American Adventure.
Several quick-service eateries are outside the attraction, including a delicious bbq spot and one with traditional American cuisine. The pavilion also has a coffee shop, a dessert shop, and a gift shop.
The American Adventure is between the Italy and Japan pavilions.
Attractions in The American Adventure
- The American Adventure – This 29-minute audio-animatronic show tells the dramatic story of America through the eyes of Ben Franklin and Mark Twain. It features 35 Audio-Animatronics figures, digital rear-projection images, and rousing patriotic songs. There are 12 statues in the theater, six on each side, representing the spirit of American values. Upon ascending to the theater, you will see the Hall of Flags exhibit, which displays flags throughout U.S. history.
- American Heritage Gallery – Exhibits on American history.
- Voices of Liberty – A harmonious vocal ensemble performing Americana, folk, and patriotic songs several times a day.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – America is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about American history. The Kidcot stop in American Pavilion is outside the Art of Disney.
Dining in The American Adventure
- Regal Eagle Smokehouse – A quick-service barbeque restaurant with a 1770s-inspired interior. The restaurant is loosely themed to the Muppets (with Sam the American Eagle being the namesake Regal Eagle). But don’t expect many character touches beyond some subtle artwork on the walls.
- Fife and Drum Tavern – Get in the patriotic spirit with a menu that celebrates all things Americana. The quick-service menu includes turkey legs, popcorn, root beer floats, and alcoholic drinks.
- American Adventure Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company – Serving artisan roasted coffee, tea, and spirited beverages
- Block & Hans – A kiosk that sells pretzels and drinks.
- Funnel Cake – Treat yourself to a classic funnel cake or a cookies’ n cream funnel cake at this kiosk.
Shopping in The American Adventure
- Art of Disney – The shop offers a variety of limited edition prints, drawings, figurines, and collectibles, some of which are signed by the artist.
Disney Character Appearances in America Pavilion
No character meet-and-greets are regularly scheduled at the pavilion. But you can occasionally find characters here on special days. For example, we’ve seen Chip and Dale here dressed in patriotic regalia on Independence Day. Santa Claus also typically visits Guests here during the Christmas season. And, if you’re especially lucky, you might find some of the rarer Disney characters making a surprise visit with Guests on a pathway just to the left of the front of the pavilion.
As part of EPCOT’s World Showcase, the Japan Pavilion is a beautiful area with koi ponds, stone bridges, and pagodas. There’s also a replica of the Torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine.
Guests can enjoy a traditional Japanese drum performance, learn about bonsai at the Bijutsu-kan Gallery, and indulge in traditional Japanese cuisine at the Teppan Edo (or other full-service or quick-service eateries). The Japan Pavilion also has a sake bar, a sake brewing exhibit, and a shop selling Japanese goods.
Japan is located between Morocco and American pavilions.
Attractions in Japan
- Bijutsu-kan Gallery – A gallery exhibiting traditional Japanese art and culture.
- Matsuriza – A group of traditional Japanese drummers who perform musical arrangements on gigantic drums.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – Japan is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about Japanese culture. The Kidcot stop in Japan Pavilion is in the Bijutsu-kan Gallery.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore World Showcase with this interactive game. Much like a scavenger hunt, you’ll use the Play Disney Parks app on your mobile device as your guide. Find clues, see real-world special effects, and enjoy a new-found appreciation for the pavilions.
Dining in Japan
- Teppan Edo – A full-service restaurant where guests can watch chefs prepare their meals on a teppanyaki grill. The restaurant serves chicken, beef, seafood, and traditional Japanese cuisines such as miso soup, sushi, sashimi, and tempura. The kids’ meals come in monorail-shaped bento box-style dishes.
- Tokyo Dining – A sleek, contemporary full-service restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisines such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, noodles, and grill items. The kids’ meals come in monorail-shaped bento box-style dishes.
- Katsura Grill – Located near the pagoda, this quick-service eatery serves Japanese-style rice bowls, sushi, and ice cream.
- Kabuki Cafe – This quick-service restaurant serves otsumami-style sushi, edamame, kakigarri, plum wine, cold sake, and assorted Japanese sodas & beer.
- Garden House – Hot and cold sake, plum wine, Japanese sodas, and beers.
Shopping in Japan
- Mitsukoshi Department Store – Japanese goods sold here include kimonos, chopsticks, tea sets, clothing, jewelry, manga, anime, toys, and other Disney World souvenirs.
Disney Character Appearances in Japan
The Morocco Pavilion is one of the countries in EPCOT’s World Showcase. This pavilion resembles a Moroccan city, with its labyrinth of alleyways, tiled fountains, and intricate mosaics. Among the pavilion’s significant structures are a replica of Rabat’s necropolis, the Koutoubia, a replica of Marrakesh’s minaret of the same name, and Bab Boujeloud, the gateway to Medina of Fez.
The Morocco Pavilion is perhaps the most fully authentic of all the world showcase pavilions, at least in terms of decor; the king’s royal craftsman came from Morocco to EPCOT to personally complete the exquisite tile mosaics and impossibly-intricate plaster carvings that are found throughout the pavilion.
Guests can watch a performance of traditional Moroccan music and dance at the Morocco Pavilion or browse the shops for Moroccan goods. Traditional Moroccan cuisine is served at Restaurant Marrakesh, but quick-service options and delicious Moroccan coffee are also available.
Morocco is between the France and Japan pavilions.
Attractions in Morocco
- Gallery of the Arts and History – A rotating exhibit celebrating Moroccan achievements. Though very small, this is a great place to slip inside for a few moments of quiet and cooling away from the crowds.
- Fez House – A replica of a traditional Moroccan house with an enclosed open-air courtyard and fountain.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – Morocco is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about Moroccan culture. The Kidcot stop in Morocco Pavilion is at the Marketplace in the Medina.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore the countries of World Showcase with an interactive scavenger hunt game. You’ll use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects in the pavilions.
Dining in Morocco
- Restaurant Marrakesh – Offering authentic Moroccan cuisine that will delight everyone, Restaurant Marrakesh stands out as one of the most unique restaurants at World Showcase.
- The Spice Road Table – This quick-service eatery serves small plates of Mediterranean cuisines, such as hummus, tabouleh, lamb skewers, spiced shrimp, and chicken shawarma. Indoor and outdoor dining offers a view of World Showcase Lagoon and a somewhat obstructed view of the nightly fireworks.
- Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina – An authentic North African cafe serving lamb, chicken, and couscous in a quick-service environment.
Shopping in Morocco
- The Souk-al-Magreb – This shop sells various Moroccan goods, including carpets, lamps, musical instruments, clothing, jewelry, and belly dancing how-tos.
- Tangier Trades – Offers jewelry, Moroccan clothing, shoes, mirrors, and daggers.
- Brass Bazaar – You can find brass and silver plates, mirrors, and mosaic fountains at this shop.
- Casablanca Carpets – Offers Moroccan-made rugs, wall hangings, floor cushions, and more.
Disney Character Appearances in Morocco
Jasmine and Aladdin appear for meet-and-greets at Morocco Pavilion.
The France Pavilion is one of the countries in EPCOT’s World Showcase. The pavilion resembles a Parisienne neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets, gardens, fountains, and replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Visitors to the France Pavilion can watch a street performance or browse the shops for French goods. The pavilion also has a French bakery, wine cellar, and perfume shop.
France is between Morocco and the United Kingdom pavilions.
Attractions in France
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – An exciting new trackless 4D dark ride based on the 2007 Disney-Pixar animated film.
- Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along – Take a seat at a cozy French cinema to enjoy a 15-minute screening of an animated film featuring songs from Beauty and the Beast. The attraction is typically offered in the mornings and afternoons. It shares a theater with the Impressions de France film; check a times guide or the My Disney Experience app for showtimes during your visit.
- Impressions de France – A film about the beauty of France, shown in a 200° wide-screen theater. The film is typically shown only in the evening hours, as it shares a theater with the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along attraction. Check a times guide or the My Disney Experience app for showtimes during your visit.
- Serveur Amusant – The comedy and balancing act performs outside Les Chefs de France daily
- Kidcot Fun Stops – France is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about French culture. The Kidcot stop in France Pavilion is at Souvenirs de France.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – This interactive scavenger hunt game will get you moving. The Play Disney Parks mobile app points you toward clues and guides you to special hidden scenes in the countries of World Showcase.
Dining in France
- Les Chefs de France – A sit-down restaurant serving French cuisine such as escargot, quiche Lorraine, coq au vin, and crème brûlée.
- Les Creperie de France – A la carte and prix fixe menus from celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse featuring savory crêpes and other fine French cuisine.
- Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie – This old-world French cafe serves sandwiches, baked goods, gourmet coffees, wine, and beer.
- Monsieur Paul – An upscale restaurant that serves traditional dishes with a modern twist in a relaxing atmosphere.
- L’Artisan des Glace – Hancrafted ice cream and sorbet.
Shopping in France
- Les Vins des Chefs de France – A wine shop offering a variety of French wines.
- Plume et Palette – This shop sells French perfumes, soaps, and skincare products.
- Souvenirs de France – A souvenir store that sells French-inspired t-shirts, toys, berets, miniature Eiffel Tower, etc.
Walt Disney World Character Appearances in France
Belle, Aurora, The Aristocats, and the Beast often appear for meet-and-greets at France Pavilion.
The United Kingdom Pavilion is one of the countries in EPCOT’s World Showcase. The pavilion resembles an English countryside village, with its thatched roofs, cobblestone streets, and English gardens.
Guests can watch a band, browse the shops for British goods, or enjoy traditional British cuisine at the pavilion’s table service and quick service restaurants. The United Kingdom Pavilion also has an English tea shop and a pub where you can enjoy a pint of beer.
A popular photo spot is the iconic Gilbert Scott telephone box, the well-known red telephone booth across Great Britain.
The United Kingdom is between the France and Canada pavilions.
Attractions in the United Kingdom
- Rose & Crown Pub – Live musicians perform daily.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – The UK is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about British culture. The Kidcot stop in United Kingdom Pavilion is at The Toy Soldier.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – An interactive game where guests can help Scrooge McDuck solve mysteries around World Showcase.
Dining in the United Kingdom
- Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – A British pub serving traditional English dishes such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and shepherd’s pie. Have a seat at the bar, or dine at tables inside or outside along the waterfront. With a view of World Showcase Lagoon, this is an extremely popular spot for a late dinner with a view of EPCOT’s fireworks.
- Yorkshire County Fish Shop – A charming counter-service spot with fish & chips, British beers, and outdoor seating.
- The Tea Caddy – A tea shop offering a variety of hot and cold teas, chocolates, and light snacks.
Shopping in the United Kingdom
- The Crown & Crest – A shop selling British goods such as cricket equipment, tea, steins, mugs, and Union Jack memorabilia.
- The Toy Soldier – Store with swords, shields, medieval castle playsets, genuine feather quills, and British-themed children’s books and movies.
- Lords and Ladies – This shop sells jewelry, perfumes, colognes, and body care products.
- The Queen’s Table – You can find fine china, music, and books from the British Isles at this shop.
Disney Character Appearances in United Kingdom Pavilion
Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore often appear for meet-and-greets at UK Pavilion.
The Canada Pavilion is one of the countries in World Showcase. It is designed to represent Canada’s outdoors, particularly the Canadian Rockies. There are gardens, totem poles, a waterfall, a pool with fountains, and a canyon.
The architecture shows its French and British influences in the pavilion. The most iconic landmarks include the Hotel du Canada, modeled after the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. In case you missed snapping a photo at the one in the United Kingdom pavilion, you’ll also find another red phone booth here.
Guests can explore the pavilion’s Victoria Gardens (reminiscent of British Columbia’s Butchart Gardens), browse the shops for Canadian goods, or enjoy traditional or modern Canadian cuisine at the pavilion’s table service and quick-service restaurant eateries. There are even a few hidden Mickeys on the property.
The Canada Pavilion is between the United Kingdom and China pavilions.
Attractions in Canada
- Canada: Far and Wide – This film about Canada is shown in Circle-Vision 360°.
- Entertainment at Canada Mill Stage – Live entertainment venue featuring renowned Canadian bands like Alberta Bound and the Canadian Voyageurs
- Kidcot Fun Stops – Canada is home to one of the World Showcase’s Kidcot Fun Stops, where kids can create their own artwork and learn about Canadian culture. The Kidcot stop in Canada Pavilion is at the exit of Canada Far and Wide.
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure – Explore the World Showcase with this interactive scavenger hunt game. You’ll use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to find clues and trigger real-world special effects.
Dining in Canada
- Le Cellier Steakhouse – A sophisticated Canadian steakhouse serving dishes such as Canadian lobster, filet mignon, and venison chops.
- Popcorn Cart – A kiosk that sells popcorn, soda, and Moosehead and Labatt’s beer.
Shopping in Canada
- The Trading Post – A shop selling Canadian goods such as maple syrup, Inukshuk figurines, and Moose mugs.
- Northwest Mercantile – Maple syrup, wilderness-themed Christmas ornaments, animal plush, and a selection of Canadian and ice wines are available here.
- The Wood Cart – This wood-themed merchandise kiosk specializes in authentic Canadian items such as t-shirts and leather bracelets.
Disney Character Appearances in Canada
World Showcase FAQs
What is the order of countries in World Showcase at EPCOT?
When entering the main entrance of World Showcase and walking clockwise, the order of the countries is as follows: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, The American Adventure (United States), Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada.
If you arrive at EPCOT via Disney Skyliner, you’ll enter at World Showcase’s International Gateway, located between United Kingdom and France.
Which Characters are in EPCOT World Showcase?
You’ll find character meet-and-greets in many of the countries of World Showcase. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Norway is another excellent place to see multiple characters, where you’ll enjoy Disney character dining with several Storybook Princesses. Among the characters you can meet are Snow White, Cinderella, Princess Aurora, Belle, and Ariel.
Character Meets in EPCOT’s World Showcase include:
- Mexico – Donald Duck (as El Pato Donald from The Three Caballeros).
- Norway: Anna and Elsa from Frozen
- China: Mulan, Mushu, and Captain Li Shang
- Germany: Snow White and occasionally with one of the Seven Dwarfs
- Italy: None
- American Adventure: None
- Japan: None
- Morocco: Jasmine & Aladdin
- France: Belle, Aurora, The Aristocats, and the Beast
- United Kingdom: Winnie the Pooh and Friends, Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins
- Canada: None
Africa is not currently a country (or continent) at World Showcase.
When EPCOT opened in 1982, plans included an Equatorial Africa pavilion that was scheduled to open around 1983. Alex Haley (author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family) served as a consultant, and extensive planning was underway — but the pavilion never opened.
Some four decades later, the only sign of these plans is the “Refreshment Outpost,” a small snack stand that is lightly themed to the continent of Africa but serves Coca-Cola, beer, and hot dogs. To experience a true celebration of the culture of Africa at Disney, you’ll need to head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Is There a Russia in EPCOT?
Russia is not currently a country in EPCOT’s World Showcase.
Is Israel a Country in EPCOT?
Israel is not currently a country in EPCOT’s World Showcase, despite having originally been announced before the park’s grand opening as a future addition. An agreement was signed with the Israeli government, and “future site” signs were even posted inside the park in 1982. However, those signs were removed within a few years, and the pavilion was eventually canceled.
Is Greece a Country in EPCOT?
Greece is not currently a country in EPCOT’s World Showcase.
Is Brazil a Country in EPCOT?
Though long-rumored to be the next country to be added to EPCOT, there are currently no announced plans to add Brazil to World Showcase.
Is Norway Still at EPCOT? Did Arendelle Replace Norway at EPCOT?
The Norway pavilion remains in operation at EPCOT. Many elements of the pavilion received a Frozen overlay, but the pavilion remains themed to Norway. There is no dedicated Arendelle pavilion at EPCOT’s World Showcase.
When is the Next Country Being Added to EPCOT?
There are currently no announced plans to add a new country to EPCOT. Rumors of new countries have been floating around for decades, but there have been no official announcements.
What Were the Original Countries in EPCOT?
EPCOT opened in 1982 with nine countries: Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States (The American Adventure). Two additional pavilions — Israel and Equatorial Africa — were announced at the opening as “future additions”; they were never completed. No country pavilions have been removed from EPCOT since it opened, though there are occasionally temporary booths that come and go as part of seasonal festivals.
How Many Countries Have Been Added to EPCOT Since it Opened?
Two new World Showcase Pavilions have been added since EPCOT opened in 1982. Both were added in the park’s first decade of operation.
Morocco was the first addition, opening in 1984. Norway followed four years later, in 1988.
No other nations have been added since then.
How Many Rides are in World Showcase?
World Showcase at EPCOT has three rides:
- Gran Fiesta Tour (Mexico Pavilion)
- Frozen Ever After (Norway Pavilion)
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (France Pavilion)
In addition to rides, there are many other “attractions” in World Showcase, such as Circle-Vision 360° films and an audio-animatronic stage show.
Where Are the Fireworks in EPCOT?
Harmonious, which takes place nightly at Showcase Lagoon, is one of the most elaborate nighttime spectaculars Disney Parks has ever created. The presentation includes new interpretations of classic Disney songs inspired and influenced by cultures and people worldwide.
You can watch Harmonious fireworks from any spot which offers a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon’s surface and the sky above it. Still, the best views are from World Showcase Plaza (between Mexico and Canada), Mexico, Norway, or Canada pavilions. Another great choice is the Italy pavilion, which also has a pretty sweet view of Spaceship Earth.
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