Epcot is an incredible park. While yes, many aspects of Future World have lost their luster or applicability, the attractions, the food and drinks, and the beauty of the World Showcase still remain top notch. When you walk through the World Showcase you are not just sampling a taste of their cuisine, but for a few minutes you visually enter that country. I know that everyone has their favorite pavilions, whether it be Germany for their beer or France for their macarons, but have you ever stopped to just appreciate how beautiful each pavilion is? Here are my top 5 most beautiful Epcot Pavilions:
The China Pavilion sits between the Norwegian and the German Pavilions and is hard to miss! Themed to resemble an ancient Chinese city, the entrance is marked by a large, ornate ceremonial gate modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. The intricacy of the cravings, as well as the peaceful beauty of the gardens, make this is a perfect spot to take a breather!
Immediately adjacent to the China Pavilion is Germany. Centered around a statute of St. George slaying a dragon, the pavilion is themed primarily as the fairy tale villages found in the Bavarian region. The pavilion is a popular one for the restaurants and beer, and so it can become crowded during peak dining times.
While this is not my favorite pavilion for dining (I find Restaurant Marrakesh to be seriously lacking in flavor), I do find this pavilion to be enticingly beautiful, especially at night. The fountains combined with terra cotta tiles and intricate mosaic work, make this one of my favorite pavilions to just walk through and enjoy the beauty.
The Italy Pavilion is a must do for any guest! Whether you are grabbing a pizza or just a glass of prosecco, the Italy Pavilion is truly transporting! Designed to replicate St. Mark's Square, the intricate beauty of the pink and white "Doge's Palace" and the "Fontana de Nettuno" make this an area I could just sit and relax all day!
And to round out my top 5 is Canada. For me the beauty of this pavilion really lies in two distinct areas. The first are the beautiful gardens that lead up to the entrance of Le Cellier. The gardens are meant to replicate the Butchart Gardens in Vicotoria. And the second is the majestic Rocky Mountains and waterfalls located in the back of the Pavilion.
As always, I'd love to hear what you think? Are you drawn to one pavilion more than the others? Share your photos!
Tara is a Disney-obsessed Mom of two active boys!