The World Showcase at Walt Disney World’s Epcot is a great place to experience the world without even leaving the country. The World Showcase includes eleven countries from around the world. All of the countries have stores for shopping. Many offer kids’ activities and crafts.
In the Mexico section, you can experience the food, music and art of Mexico. There is a slow boat ride located in the pavilion called Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros. San Angel Inn is a romantic restaurant with delicious, authentic food. It is one of my favorite places to eat. If you want something a little smaller, there is also the La Cantina De San Angel.
The Canada Pavilion has a film, O Canada, which gives a 360 degree view of the country. You can partake of some fine dining at the Le Cellier Steakhouse. Make sure you stop to listen to Off Kilter. Off Kilter is a Celtic band that plays at the Canadian Pavilion.
Norway’s area has a fun ride called the Maelstrom. It is a ride on a Viking ship through a storm. Then at the end, there is a five minute show about what Norway looks now. You can dine in a castle with princesses at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. It does offer a children’s menu. In the Stave Church, you can view weapons of the Norse people.
The World Showcase’s United Kingdom offers a laid-back dining experience at the Rose and Crown Pub. There is a performance of Beatle’s songs in the pavilion.
The China Pavilion also offers a 360 degree film of China. You can experience true Chinese food at either the Lotus Blossom Café or Nine Dragons Restaurant. There is a musical show located in the China Pavilion.
You can take a journey through beautiful France in the Impressions de France film. Also, you can enjoy some great cuisine at the Bistro de Paris or Les Chefs de France. There are a lot of street performers at the France Pavilion.
The Germany Pavilion of World Showcase has Oktoberfest through the whole year. It offers wonderful food at the Biergarten Restaurant. You may even spot Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the German area.
Belly dancing is performed in the Morocco Pavilion’s restaurant, Marrakesh. There is also a beautiful art gallery in the pavilion. Characters from the Aladdin movie make appearances here every day.
If you are looking for some great dessert, you will want to stop by the Italy Pavilion’s Delizie Italiane. One of the best restaurants at the World Showcase is the Tutto Italia Ristorante. You never know what entertainment you will find at the Italian Pavilion. You may even see Pinocchio and his friends.
There are two restaurants, Tokyo Dining and the wonderfulTeppan Edo in the Japanese Pavilion. There is a gallery with photos of Japan.
Of course, the American Pavilion showcases America. Barbeque is served at the Liberty Inn Restaurant. There is music outside. There is an exhibit called the Hall of Flags that shows flags from American history.
If you are planning to visit the World Showcase at Epcot, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to experience all of the countries. You won’t want to miss a single one.