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Around the World in 11 Stops at Epcot®

Epcot Around the World

Where else can you tour an entire globe’s worth of cuisine, lively performances and culture… all while wearing Mickey Ears? The World Showcase at EPCOT® makes dreams of international adventure a reality, all in one gorgeously-designed, easy-to-navigate destination. We’re celebrating the 11 countries that make up the World Showcase by highlighting a few ways to become a globetrotter with nothing but a curious palate, an appetite for adventure, and, of course, your Disney® Visa® Card in your pocket to collect some savings along the way. Here are our recommendations for what to do, what to see, and of course, where to go for world-class shopping and dining.

1. Mexico

Epcot Mexico PavillionExplore a fiesta of Mexican culture and cuisine around the grandeur of a Mayan temple
For a tropical vibe and a colorful environment, Mexico’s Yucatan jungle landscape surrounds shops, carts and cantinas containing refreshments and goods.

  • Take in a wide range of Mexican favorites and test your spice tolerance, from tacos to tequila, on the waterfront at La Hacienda de San Angel.
  • For a voyage through Mexico’s history alongside classic Disney characters, ride the Gran Fiesta Tour with Donald Duck and the Three Caballeros.
  • Browse pottery and leatherworks at Mexican Folk Art Gallery, which contains artifacts of Mexico’s past and artwork from present day!
2. Norway

Epcot Norway PavillionMarvel at medieval-style architecture, mythological lore, and Frozen friends
Storm the Norwegian courtyard like the Vikings of yesteryear and you’ll encounter the towering peaks of a fortress, a church atop rustic cobblestone streets and touches of Arendelle, the Norway-inspired land of Frozen.

  • Sing along and wave “hello!” to your favorite Characters as you ride through Frozen’s most memorable moments on Frozen Ever After.
  • Take a photo with a giant troll, try on a Viking helmet and shop for charming Norwegian imports at The Fjording. Cardmembers, remember to use your Disney Visa Card to get 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more!12
3. China

Epcot China PavillionChoose excitement or serenity as you step through China’s ceremonial gates
Keep up with the fast-paced shopping and dining offerings of modern China. Or, take a peaceful pause with a stroll through traditional Chinese landscapes featuring waterfalls and footbridges.

  • Journey through ancient and modern times at Reflections of China, a 14-minute Circle-vision 360° film, guiding you on a tour led by Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai. You’ll float down the Haungpu River, see the fluid movements of tai chi, enter the mythical Sea of Clouds and more.
  • Explore Chinese collectibles and cultural symbols at the Yong Feng Shangdian shop, from books and jewelry to silk clothing, paper fans, and, of course, stuffed pandas for all ages.
4. Germany

Epcot Germany PavillionSay “Guten Tag” to a German plaza with a castle and storybook Bavarian buildings
Arrive on the hour to hear the clocktower in this picturesque plaza chime with a cheery melody as it welcomes guests to model trains, cuckoo clocks, decadent desserts and songs from German lore – including a polka band that performs every day.

  • Prost!— That’s “cheers” in German, which you can add to your vocabulary during your stop at Biergarten. Cardmembers, get ready to splurge: your Disney Visa Card gets you 10% off your meal, excluding alcohol, at this location most days!3
  • Visit Glaskunst and pick up a personally engraved stein to commemorate your visit to Germany. While you’re there, you can browse fine crystal and glassware, and you may even see a demonstration from a glass blower.
5. Italy

Epcot Italy PavillionCross a Venetian bridge and look up to a gorgeous 83-foot bell tower as you step into Italian culture
Keep your camera ready to snap photos of recreations of Italian landmarks, such as the Neptune Fountain and St. Marks Square Campanile. Take in the air of romance all around.

  • Pick a wine pairing for your pasta at Tutto Italia Ristorante, with wall murals and a full wine cellar-style bar that’s sure to make every meal feel like a special occasion.
  • Prepare for enchantment! At La Bottega Italiana, you can find a Venetian mask that will turn heads at any masquerade ball. The shop also offers Italian housewares, decorations and foodstuffs.
6. United States

Disney PresidentsHonor the heritage and history of the U.S.A. among gorgeous greenery and famous figures
Strike a pose beside a Colonial-style mansion modeled after Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and stop and smell the roses in the surrounding garden. You’ll quickly see why this beautiful EPCOT® pavilion is a great place for entertainment.

  • Treat yourself to hearty helping of peach cobbler at Regal Eagle Smokehouse, which delivers American comfort food in a counter-service atmosphere, from hamburgers and hot dogs to classic desserts.
  • Join famous thinkers Ben Franklin and Mark Twain as they tell tales of pioneers and presidents in The American Adventure.
7. Japan

Epcot Japan PavillionJourney through historic and modern sights, waiting just past shrine gates and a towering pagoda
Catch your breath and “find your center” in the relaxing paths along Japan pavilion’s koi ponds and foot bridges… before you launch into the breathtaking dining and shopping of Tokyo culture!

  • Kabuki Cafe offers otsumali-style sushi, edamame, assorted Japanese sodas and beer, plum wine and other fan favorite refreshments.
  • Mitsukoshi is an enormous shop modeled after the original Japanese department store, full of Japanese products, snacks and gadgets.
8. Morocco

Disney Morocco PavillionVenture into Arabian nights (and days) in this Moroccan bazaar
Jump into the action of this bustling Moroccan-styled marketplace with fountains, shops and more.

  • Spice Road Table offers small plates and juices in Moroccan tradition with a waterfront view.
  • Bring a worldly décor to your home with the jewelry, clothes and exotic artifacts from Tangiers Traders.
9. France

Epcot France PavillionGaze at an iconic Eiffel Tower tribute as you stroll into Parisian paradise
Feast your eyes as the romantic aura of Paris comes to life with flowers, bakeries and more, all along cobblestone streets.

  • Savor the sweet side of French culture with a light and crispy crepe from Crepes des Chefs de France. Balance your delicious snack with some coffee, such as a cappuccino or espresso.
  • Souvenirs de France gives a variety of classic French icons, from miniature Eiffel Towers to berets. Cardmembers, save 10% on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more when you use your Disney Visa Card.2
10. United Kingdom

Epcot UK PavillionWave the Union Jack as you traverse the streets of London to countryside cottages
Witness a jubilant British experience ranging from quiet English gardens to delightful entertainment.

  • Enjoy the Rose & Crown Dining Room, which offers traditional British pub fare like fish and chips. Cardmembers, you can use your Disney Visa Card and save 10% off your meal at lunch (excluding alcohol).3
  • The Toy Soldier store gives a royal flair to playtime with castle models, medieval figures and more.
11. Canada

Epcot Canada PavillionEnter the green gardens and picture-perfect woodlands of our “Neighbors to the North”
Wonder at the craftsmanship of the towering replica of an elegant Canadian hotel and take in the surrounding splendor, including Native artworks and flowing waterfalls.

  • Bring an appetite fit for a lumberjack! Le Cellier Steakhouse is a sit-down restaurant built into the “Canadian Rockies.” Cardmembers, get ready to save 10% off your lunch at this location by using your Disney Visa Card.3
  • Want to explore the Great White North and become immersed in the story of the five regions of Canada? Get a breathtaking look at the scenery when you view Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360

Cardmember perks provide a world of savings at EPCOT® and all throughout Walt Disney World® Resort, too. Plus, Disney Visa Cardmembers can redeem their Disney Rewards Dollars toward Park tickets and Resort stays to access all these international adventures at EPCOT® and much more.4

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