Epcot World Showcase: Travel the World

Last Updated on December 24, 2012 by Jody Halsted

Much of my “free time” during my culinary tour of Disney World was spent wandering through the World Showcase at Epcot®.  I was trying to make myself feel better about not going to Ireland this year.  While I don't have a large amount of tips I do have some photos I really want to share.

The cast members you'll encounter in each “country” are actually from that country, which helps you forget you're in Walt Disney World and adds to the realism of the experience.

Viewing France at Epcot
France, as viewed from the UK

 

Castle & shop in the United Kingdom at Epcot
Castle (with a shop inside) at the United Kingdom
Hopscotch in the United Kingdom, Epcot
Hopscotch in the United Kingdom

When I went back the next day this hopscotch “board” was gone; a new one was on the other side of the street drawn in flowers.

 

Mary Poppins in the United Kingdom, Epcot
Mary Poppins in the United Kingdom

I adore Mary Poppins.

 

Shops and Restaurants in Italy, Epcot
Shops and Restaurants in Italy
Temple in China, Epcot
Temple in China
Canada, viewed from across the lake, at Epcot
Canada, viewed from across the lake

I have more photos at Flickr.  Please visit my Walt Disney World Flickr set and leave comments if you like.

Epcot® Facts and Helpful Links

Epcot® covers 300 acres- twice the size of the Magic Kingdom- and is divided into two parts: Future World and World Showcase

World Showcase has 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.  Each country has many traditional culinary delights.  Here's a great rundown of the street foods of the World Showcase.

Theme park tickets begin at $79 for one day (per adult) and $68 for one day (per child). Prices will adjust depending on how many days you purchase and passes you add to your package. Visit the Disney World website for more ticketing information.

If you're at Epcot® you must ride Soarin' located in the Land Pavilion.  I'm not a fan of amusement park rides- and I went on this one twice.  Combining the feeling of flying with the scents of the landscape (evergreen, oranges and the ocean to name a few) this is a ride your entire family will love- and want to do again!

Disclosure:  This trip was part of a Disney Media event.  My transportation, lodging and meals were provided by Disney.  All photos and thoughts are my own.

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7 Comments

  1. Oooh – I love Epcot’s World Showcase! We spent much of our time there during Disney’s Social Media Moms too…and the food is sooo good! However, I HATE Soarin’. I think I’m the only one. There is a Soarin’ at Disney’s California Adventure Park too. It makes me motion sick even though I adore roller coasters!

  2. All your Disney posts are making me want to go, and I’m not a big theme park/Disney fan. I do have to say that Soarin’ at California Adventure was awesome, so I’m sure the Epcot one is cool, too. Sounds like everything is really expensive though.

  3. I’ve never been to Epcot, and had no idea there was this international bit.

    The picture of my country (Canada) is funny because it brings together things that don’t normally go together.

    Thanks for putting the Canada in the picture, Jody.

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