With solid rumors pointing to at least one new pavilion coming to World Showcase at EPCOT, sharing some top contenders for countries we would love to see Disney bring to the Park would be fun.
Not only is Zurich one of the most beautiful cities in the world (seriously, go and visit if you are heading to Europe), but it contains everything that would make the perfect pavilion; we even know the ideal ride to insert into the area…
Switzerland isn’t just famous for its chocolate. The cheese is also excellent, and opening a restaurant here serving delicious cheesy appetizers, and chocolate fondue for dessert would go down a storm. As for the attraction of choice, did someone say Matterhorn?
Imagine half the pavilion dedicated to the rich architecture of Zurich and the other half featuring The Alps and the Matterhorn.
With beautiful cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville (to name just a few), it’s always surprising us that Spain never made it into EPCOT’s original Park design.
Imagine the incredible restaurants that could be contained within the pavilion serving traditional paella, gazpacho, tapas, and a variety of seafood.
Though Disney would have to avoid cultural elements such as bullfighting, plenty of other cultural parts could be leaned upon here to create a fantastic pavilion.
Though we already have the Mexican pyramidMexican pavilion, imagine an attraction that takes us deep inside an Egyptian pyramid and educates us about the country’s incredible history on the show. We’re considering a cross between Spaceship Earth and Universal’s The Mummy!
On top of the beauty of the pyramids and artifacts, Egypt has some incredible food to try, including ful, falafel, maharishi, and, made famous by The Avengers, shawarma.
This last one is the most controversial on our list, but it would make the most exciting pavilion out of everything we’ve covered. Imagine a snow-covered Moscow with vendors selling snowglobes and traditional Russian foods such as pancakes, Kamchatka crab, and Borscht.
Russian cities have such attractive architectures that an EPCOT pavilion based in Russia would stand out.
We missed a few off the list, notably India (having already been covered well in Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and Brazil (the top rumored pavilion to be coming to EPCOT).
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