Epcot World Showcase Attractions

Epcot World Showcase opens later than the other Disney World parks – usually around 11am. The restaurants in the World Showcase are some of the best in Walt Disney World, so it’s nice to explore the pavilions in the evening, have a nice meal, and watch the fireworks. We also like to eat lunch there, and tour the pavilions in the afternoon, returning to Future World in the evening.

There may not be as much here to interest children, after the thrills of other parts of Disney World. However, passports can be bought at each pavilion, to enable them to get them stamped at each country, which has proved popular with many children. Also, at each pavilion – there is a kidcot, which is an arts and crafts table where they can make masks on sticks – again, also extremely popular.

Canada Pavilion

The Canada Pavilion in Epcot with it’s huge totem poles, and shop which sells huge quantities of maple syrup, is home to our favourite Walt Disney world restaurant – Le Cellier.

O’Canada, the 360 degree movie also features in this Epcot Pavillion. This is a great movie, which makes you want to get on a plane to Canada immediately. However, do be aware that it is standing room only, which may be tiring for young children, and those with walking difficulties. The show is almost 20 minutes long.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

We do like this show, but it’s not a must do on each Disney World trip – unlike the great restaurant in Epcot’s Canada pavilion. If you have young children with you, you make want to skip it, as they are likely to get tired and bored with all the standing.

United Kingdom Pavilion

There are no attractions as such in Epcot’s United Kingdom, and unless you’re from London, or a Beatles fan, you’re likely to be left feeling a bit miffed. There is a good pub here however – The Rose and Crown, which is typically English. You might want to stop in here for a rest and a pint of Boddingtons or Guiness.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

There isn’t a lot to see here – and we rarely even do the Rose and Crown – we come from the UK and we don’t get that homesick. However it does do a good Shepherds Pie and we can see why it appeals to visitors from outside the UK.

France Pavilion

Epcot actually has a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower here, and having been up the real thing, we have to say that’s it’s realistic. They have also have a lovely patisserie here, and a great French restaurant.

The France Pavilion is home to Impressions de France, where you can watch a mega huge screen show on France, from the comfort of your seat.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

The Walt Disney World show is beautiful, as it shows France in many different times and places – it doesn’t just focus on Paris. Adults travelling alone won’t want to miss this one. However young children may become bored, as the show is about 20 minutes long.

Morocco Pavilion

Although this has no show or ride – the Morocco Pavillion is probably one of the most fun and authentic Pavilions in Epcot, with it’s winding streets and colourful market.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

We love exploring Disney World’s Morocco Pavilion. It’s bustling shops laden with reasonably priced Moroccan goods such as musical instruments, beautiful rugs and jewellery have something interesting for adults and children alike.  Don’t miss it.

Japan Pavilion

There is no ride or show here, but this pavilion has beautiful gardens with waterfalls. There is also a pagoda and even a palace.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

There’s not lots to do here, but it’s pretty to look at and the restaurant here is popular with adults and children alike. A great place to eat before Walt Disney World’s Illuminations firework display.

United States Pavilion

The highlight of the American Adventure Pavilion is the 30 minute show on American history.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

We love this excellent patriotic 30 minute show. The only people we’ve met who don’t like it are American.  If you’re American and patriotic, or non American, and like that kind of thing you’ll love this. As with many of the other Disney World shows in Epcot – children are likely to get bored.

Italy Pavilion

The streets and Venician tower in the Italy Pavilion are extremely realistic, but aside from the scenery and the Italian restaurant, there’s not a lot to see here.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

We often give this one a miss. There’s not a lot to see or do here, unless you’re passionate about Italian food – but we can get that better and cheaper outside of Walt Disney World.

Germany Pavilion

Coming soon.

China Pavilion

Coming soon.

Norway Pavilion

Coming soon.

Mexico Pavilion

Coming soon.

Leave a Reply