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World Showcase (a breakdown of each country pavilion)

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World Showcase (a breakdown of each country pavilion)

While it’s only one section of the theme park, Epcot certainly wouldn’t be the same without the World Showcase.

The showcase is one big loop that’s 1.2 miles around in total featuring 11 country pavilions, with the World Showcase Lagoon directly in the middle.

Before diving into the countries, here are few other things you need to note about the World Showcase.

Entertainment

harmonious

While there are different forms of entertainment throughout each pavilion, Harmonious is the main show that takes place in the center of the World Showcase Lagoon nightly.

The nighttime spectacular is not to be missed, especially for its representation and cultural diversity.

There are 15 Disney songs reimagined by 240 artists from across the globe and 13 different languages represented.

You can check the My Disney Experience app for the showtime.

Attractions

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

The World Showcase also has several family-friendly attractions, including:

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France pavilion
  • Frozen Ever After in the Norway pavilion
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros in the Mexico pavilion

There are other attractions in Epcot that can be found in the different neighborhoods (the former Future World), including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Mission: SPACE, Test Track, Spaceship Earth, Soarin’, Living with the Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, and Journey into Imagination with Figment.

Country Pavilions

canada pavilion in epcot

As for the pavilions, there are 11 themed to different countries with specific architecture, landscaping, attractions, shopping, dining, and more.

They are even staffed by actual citizens from these countries, which include:

  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United States (aka The American Adventure)
  • Japan
  • Morocco
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada

The countries are a huge draw for good reason, especially with many guests looking forward to eating and drinking around the world.

As easy as it is to bypass the pavilions, we recommend spending time in each country and exploring.

To help you get acquainted with each of the 11 countries, here’s a brief breakdown of each one, including an overview of the pavilions, maps, checklists (that you can download and save), and links to individual pages with even more details!

Norway Pavilion

Norway might be one of the smaller pavilions, but it’s a hugely popular one thanks to Anna and Elsa. Even if you’re not a Frozen fan, you should still visit to experience other Nordic offerings.

Overview

Norway pavilion - epcot
  • Location: World Showcase (between Mexico and China)
  • Restaurants: 2 Quick Service (Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe, Norway Beer Stand); 1 Table Service (Akershus Royal Banquet Hall)
  • Shops: The Fjording, The Wandering Reindeer
  • Entertainment: None
  • Attractions: Frozen Ever After
  • Characters: Anna and Elsa
  • Popular snacks and drinks: School Bread (Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe), Einstök White Ale (Norway Beer Cart)
  • Not-to-miss: Frozen Ever After, Anna and Elsa, School Bread, White Ale, Troll inside The Fjording, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Map

Norway pavilion map - epcot

Checklist

Here are some items you should try to check off as you walk through the Norway pavilion. You can also download a PDF version of the checklist.

Norway pavilion checklist - epcot

China Pavilion

The China pavilion has some of best shopping, the chance to meet Mulan, and some of the most gorgeous architecture. Plus, this is the place to visit if you’re craving egg rolls!

Overview

china pavilion - Epcot - panoramic view
  • Location: World Showcase (between Norway and Germany)
  • Restaurants: 2 Quick Service (Joy of Tea, Lotus Blossom Café); 1 Table Service (Nine Dragons Restaurant)
  • Shops: House of Good Fortune, Good Fortune Gifts
  • Entertainment: None
  • Attractions: Reflections of China
  • Characters: Mulan
  • Popular snacks and drinks: Egg rolls (Joy of Tea, Lotus Blossom Café), Tipsy Ducks in Love (Joy of Tea)
  • Not-to-miss: Reflections of China, Mulan, House of the Whispering Willows, House of Good Fortune

Map

china map - epcot

Checklist

Here are some items you should try to check off as you walk through the China pavilion. You can also download a PDF version of the checklist.

china pavilion checklist - epcot

Germany Pavilion

Guests love visiting the Germany pavilion for the beer, the caramel treats, and the atmosphere. Plus, it has really great theming and you can meet Snow White!

Overview

  • Location: World Showcase (between China and Italy)
  • Restaurants: 4 Quick Service (Sommerfest, Karamell-Küche, Bier stand, Bier und Brezeln cart); 1 Table Service (Biergarten)
  • Shops: Glaskunst, Das Kaufhaus, Volkskunst, Der Teddybar, Kunstarbeit in Kristall, Weinkeller, Stein Haus, Die Weihnachts Ecke
  • Entertainment: Live German music at Biergarten (dining reservation required)
  • Attractions: None
  • Characters: Snow White
  • Popular snacks and drinks: Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen Beer (Bier stand, Bier und Brezeln cart, Sommerfest), Original Hand-Crafted Caramel Popcorn and Caramel Butter Bar (Karamell-Küche), Jumbo Pretzel (Bier stand, Bier und Brezeln cart, Sommerfest)
  • Not-to-miss: The miniature train area (aka The Garden Railway), the clock tower in the center of the pavilion striking at the top of every hour, Snow White

Map

Germany Pavilion map - Epcot

Checklist

Here are some items you should try to check off as you walk through the Germany pavilion. You can also download a PDF version of the checklist.

germany pavilion checklist for Epcot

Japan Pavilion

The Japan pavilion is a favorite for good reason. It has great shopping, tasty food and drinks, and is a great spot to watch Harmonious.

Overview

japan pavilion in epcot - panorama view
  • Location: World Showcase (between Morocco and The American Adventure)
  • Restaurants: 3 Quick Service (Kabuki CafeKatsura Grill, The Garden House); 3 Table Service (Takumi-TeiTeppan EdoTokyo Dining)
  • Shops: Mitsukoshi Department Store
  • Entertainment: Matsuriza
  • Attractions: None
  • Characters: None
  • Popular snacks and drinks: Violet Sake (The Garden House), Kakigōri with or without sweet milk topping (Kabuki Cafe)
  • Not-to-miss: Matsuriza drummers, shopping at Mitsukoshi, walking through the entire pavilion for the gardens and views

Map

japan pavilion at epcot - map location

Checklist

Here are just a few items that we think you should try to check off as you explore the Japan pavilion. You can also download a PDF version of the checklist.

japan pavilion - epcot - checklist

Morocco Pavilion

The Morocco pavilion serves some of the best food in all of the World Showcase, features stunning tile work, and even gives guests the chance to meet a beloved Disney princess.

Overview

Morocco pavilion - epcot
  • Location: World Showcase (between France and Japan)
  • Restaurants: 3 Quick Service (Tangierine Café, Sangria Sips, Oasis Sweets & Sips); 2 Table Service (Spice Road Table, Restaurant Marrakesh)
  • Shops: Marketplace in the Medina, Tangier Traders, Brass Bazaar, Casablanca Carpets, Souk-Al-Magreb
  • Entertainment: None
  • Attractions: None
  • Characters: Jasmine
  • Popular snacks and drinks: House-made Hummus Fries and Pomegranate-Chili Crispy Cauliflower (Spice Road Table), alcoholic and non-alcoholic Frozen Mint Tea and alcoholic and non-alcoholic Frozen Citrus-Pomegranate Slushy (Oasis Sweets & Sips)
  • Not-to-miss: Spice Road Table, Tangierine Café, Jasmine, Fez House

Map

Morocco pavilion - map - epcot

Checklist

Here are some items you should try to check off as you walk through the Morocco pavilion. You can also download a PDF version of the checklist.

Morocco pavilion checklist - epcot

Canada Pavilion

Canada is one pavilion that deserves more love for the views, the gardens, the souvenirs, the snacks, the drinks, and so much more. It’s one of the prettiest pavilions in the World Showcase.

Overview

canada pavilion - Epcot
  • Location: World Showcase (between Refreshment Port and United Kingdom)
  • Restaurants: 1 Quick Service (Popcorn in Canada); 1 Table Service (Le Cellier Steakhouse)
  • Shops: Northwest Mercantile, Trading Post, Outdoor Merchandise Kiosk
  • Entertainment: Alberta Bound
  • Attractions: Canada Far and Wide in Circle Vision 360
  • Characters: None
  • Popular snacks and drinks: Maple Popcorn (Popcorn in Canada), Canadian beer (Popcorn in Canada, Trading Post)
  • Not-to-miss: Alberta Bound, Canada Far and Wide, Maple Popcorn, Le Cellier Steakhouse, Victoria Gardens

Map

Canada Pavilion map - Epcot

Checklist

Here are some items you should try to check off as you walk through the Canada pavilion. You can also download a PDF version of the checklist.

canada pavilion checklist - Epcot

Stay tuned for more overviews, maps, and checklists of the remaining countries!

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