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Epcot The World Show Case Part 1
The World Show Case Part 1
One of the must visit places on any trip to Disney has to be Epcot and in particular the World Show Case, this in my view is still one of the greatest attractions in the whole of Disney.
Epcot is split into two main areas the innovations area is where a most of the rides are located and at the top of this is the World Show Case which is built in a circle around the World Show Case Lagoon
The World Show Case is a display of many of the major countries around the world showing off some of their greatest cities and their traditions including arts, crafts and clothing, a number of them have visual shows and a few rides to keep even the little ones happy
I find that it is best to walk around the World Show Case in a clockwise direction for no other reason than I like to start with Mexico as this is my favourite country in the show case, in Mexico you enter inside a large Aztec temple and once inside it is very much like you would expect Mexico to be
You have the chance to go on a boat ride ' El Rio del Tempo' which can be a little cheesy at times but is good fun it starts and ends in a darkened courtyard which features a Mexican restaurant the ' San Angel Inn' which serves traditional regional Mexican food
There are also a number of stalls set out like markets in Mexico and with the Mexican music playing in the back ground it really does feel like you’re in Mexico and just has that something special about it
Next along is Norway and this is my second favourite to Mexico mainly because of the ride that it houses away inside the display, the boat ride called Maelstrom. This takes you on a Viking long boat and gives you the history of the Viking people from when they were fierce sea warriors to the present day working in the inhospitable North Sea.
The ride is fantastic; you even come across a troll in the forest and be prepared for a few surprises on the boat ride and a word of warning you may get wet! ! ! , the kids will love it
If you want to learn more about Norway and the Norwegian people there is a film show at the end of the boat ride which is optional, you can skip this if you have been on the ride many times before, as we have, and browse the shops for Norwegian goods or eat at the Akershus Restaurant or have a Danish pastry with a coffee or even a beer at the Kringla Bakeri og Kafe!
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