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I’ll say this once again, the World Showcase is magnificent in its scope and splendor even if you just look at the buildings. There are also a lot of entertainment opportunities that I, like a lot of other folks, call attractions which are family friendly. These are as follows:
- Mexico – The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (formerly El Rio del Tiempo – The river of time) A charming little adventure starring Donald, Jose Carioca, and Panchito Pistoles.
- Norway – Maelstrom. An imaginative trip through Norway of the past and present. There is a short film at the end of the ride. You can bypass this show if you have smaller children with you.
- China – Reflections of China. One of those spectacular Circlevision 360 films that captures the scope and grandeur of China. If the last time you saw this was prior to 2003, give it another try, it’s much improved.
- The American Adventure – The American Adventure Show. If you feel like puffing out your chest and being a proud American then this stage show is for you. It’s lots of fun!!!
- France – Impressions de France. This is as good as a film promoting a country gets. The photography is amazing and the soundtrack is perfect.
- Canada – O Canada! Another Circlevision beauty that has been updated from the old film. It’s well worth another view if you haven’t seen it recently.
China is one of the pavilions located over at Epcot, in the World Showcase. Located between Norway and Germany, China is home to Reflections of China, one of the Circle-Vision 360 shows that you will find at Epcot. Reflections of China is one of the movies that I like to see, as it gives me a picture of China that you don’t often see very often. That, in a nutshell, is what makes Epcot’s World Showcase such a great place to visit — for most of us, we aren’t going to be able to travel to China, or Japan, or Morocco, or even the UK, so being able to come to Epcot gives us some ideas on what life is like in those parts of the world. But I digress.
In addition to Reflections of China, the China Pavilion is also home to two dining locations: the Nine Dragons Restaurant and the Lotus Blossom Cafe. While I have heard mixed reviews about the Lotus Blossom Cafe, my friend Melissa found some reasons to check out Lotus Blossom over Nine Dragons. If you have eaten at either of these locations, please feel free to comment and let us know what you thought of them.
For our family, China is a quick getaway — a place to relax, take in a movie, but not spend a whole lot of time at. For those that love exploring every detail of the World Showcase, China has some wonderful art pieces to examine. Explore the Temple of Heaven before seeing the movie. Reflect a dreamy Disney day at the reflecting pool. Do some shopping at the House of Good Fortune, or just take a break from all of the hustle and bustle of a busy Epcot day. There is something for everyone at the China Pavilion.
- Around the “Disney” World – Mexico Pavilion (chipandco.com)
- Drink Around the World Showcase – China and the Joy of Tea (chipandco.com)
- Exploring the Shows: Epcot (mydreamsofdisney.com)