The World Showcase in Epcot contains 11 different countries. Each country has experiences, architecture, food and entertainment from their native lands.
Attractions: Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros (located inside the pyramid). It’s a really cute boat ride. The line is rarely long.
Kidcot Station: Located directly inside the pyramid.
Tasty treats: Be sure to get the nachos from the temporary counter service there. I believe it is the temporary replacement for Cantina de San Angel that reopens in September 2010.
Entertainment: Mariachi Cobre and Viva Mexico. Check the Times Guide for show times.
Attraction: Maelstrom (offers Fastpass). Maelstrom is a very fun boat ride that offers you a history of Norway while giving you a thrilling ride. It is one of my favorites!
Kidcot Station: Inside the Puffin’s Roost Store.
Tasty treat: Kringles (candied pretzels)
Character Meal: You can meet the princesses at Akershus. They serve both breakfast, lunch and dinner! If I had to choose, I’d go for Breakfast since the World Showcase is not open. Norway is very small and can quickly get crowded!
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe – We ate here on the latest trip and it was really good! We choose the Norwegian Club.
Movie: Spirit of Norway. When you get off Maelstrom you will have to wait for this movie to finish playing before you will be able to exit the attraction. You can either choose to sit and watch this short film or continue on through the exit doors.
Make sure you check out the Stave Church and see how many trolls you can count in the gardens! Also notice the REAL grass on the roofs! And get your picture made by the giant troll in Puffin’s Roost. Make sure you try on the Viking hats!
Character: Mulan and occasionally Mushu
Kidcot Station: In the Yong Feng Shangdian Store
Tasty treat: egg rolls of course!
Movie: The Wonders of China
Things to note:
- In the round building in China (near where you enter the theater) there is a mark in the center of the room. Stand on that mark and speak. You will you yourself echo back!
- While you are browsing the shops, be sure to look for a green bowl that contains water. Rub the handles just right and the water will dance!
- If you buy a fan, they will write your name in Chinese on the fan for free!
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