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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
November 17, 2011
From journal My Favourite Place in the whole world (so far!)
by Amber Autumn
November 3, 2011
France invites visitors to be their guests at this pavillion that has the upscale restaurant where Chef Remy (from Rataouille) visits often, has fountains in the middle to accentuate the beauty in the shops and bakery where wonderful treasures can be found. Perfumes and fashion can also be found here too. Inside the pavillion is a short film about France and its countryside called "Impressions de France", where guests can soar above the Eiffel Tower, Versailles, Mont Sant Michel, the French Alps, and Cannes.
France's neighbor is the United Kingdom, which has many shops and boutiques of its own. In the back of the pavillion, guests can be serenaded as British bands sing the Beatles to contemporary music. Across the street from the shops is the Rose and Crown Pub, the pearl of this pavillion, that is an authentic pub. Disney Imagineers learned that there were three kinds of pubs, and created this pub to where it was on a small country lane with a friendly vibe, and has a waterfront. This waterfront view is said to be a perfect spot to see IllumiNations, the nightly firework show. Entertainment is everywhere here from the back stage to the "city's street".
Finally, Canada is the last pavillion with its own mountain, waterfall and rushing stream, beautiful gardens, and another show narrated by Martin Short. From here, guests can also make reservations to dine at Le Cellier Steakhouse, an upscale restaurant that has the favorite Cheddar Cheese Soup and other Canadian dishes. Be sure to get your pictures taken with the totem poles outside the Northwest Mercantile.
From journal Having A Magical Time in Orlando
Continuing counter clockwise along the World Showcase, there are more countries waiting to be explored.
Fall in amore with the Italian Pavillion near Germany as you browse through the quaint shops that offer wines, souvenirs, and fashion and accessories. The fountain of Poseidon is still there along with some new gardens and statues placed throughout the pavillion. Toward the back are the newest restaurants, Via Napoli and Tutto Italia. Via Napoli is the newest pizza place in Italy, and the most impressive on the inside. There's three brick pizza ovens named after the mountains of Italy from where delightful and tasty pizzas emerge.
American Adventure is the center pavillion of the Showcase, and stands out with its hand-crafted Georgia clay building. Inside the American Pavillion, guests can see an a capella group called the Voices of Liberty, see a colonial drum march, watch the American Adventure Show narrated by Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin, and browse through the gift shop. Also, if you're in the mood for a patriotic yet sugary treat, go to the Fife and Drum stand where you can get the American Dream, a drink filled with strawberry and blue raspberry syrup in a glass with vanilla ice cream.
Japan is similar to China with its beautiful gardens, but stands on its own with the pagoda and ceremonial drum performers, a rock garden, a museum that shows how Japanese legends became anime and cartoon characters, and a fountain with large fish. Japan also has a restaurant called Yakitori House where guests can watch their food prepared in front of them, and eat in a sixteenth century version of a summer palace with its sliding screens, lanterns, and servers in kimmonos.
Morocco is unique because the sovereign worked hand in hand with Disney Imagineers to build this pavillion very true to his homeland. The details in the architecture are authentic, and inspire visitors to travel deeper into the Old City where shops and the restaurant Maarrakesh can be found. Guests can also dance to the beat when Mo'Rockin (musicians playing Western music with an Arabic twist) performs in the afternoon and nightly.
July 10, 2011
July 9, 2011
Epcot is one of my favorite parks at the Walt Disney World Resort because of its exciting activities in two lands: Future World and the World Showcase. Future World has had some improvements since the last time I came, but I loved the rides Soarin', The Seas with Nemo and Friends Attraction, the Universe of Energy, Captain Eo (with Micheal Jackson), and Journey Into Imagination with Figment! As for the World Showcase, I love the different glimpses of culture that can be found at each one of the pavillions. Watch out for the times because Future World closes at 7pm, and the World Showcase closes at 9pm after IllumiNations, the firework spectacular display that celebrates Earth. During the summer months, they'll extend their hours (especially Extra Magic Hours for resort guests). If you're in the American Adventure and want a patriotic and inexpensive treat, be sure to check out "The American Dream", a cool treat with blue raspberry, strawberries, and vanilla ice cream.
Oxford, United Kingdom
October 7, 2009
From journal Walt Disney World Theme Parks
October 6, 2009
London, United Kingdom
August 11, 2009
From journal Travelling Through America & Canada
New Orleans, Louisiana
September 5, 2008
From journal Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando!
by Ray Garner
July 19, 2008