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EPCOT’s World Showcase Pavilions amazing Entertainment and Characters

EPCOT's World Showcase Pavilions amazing Entertainment and Characters
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You don’t want to miss out on any of the EPCOT fun! Take a look at the entertainment in each of the unique World Showcase Pavilions here.

World Showcase

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There is so much to take in at EPCOT’s World Showcase! In addition to food and shops, make sure to check out all of the entertainment along the way too. Let’s take a “stroll” around the World Showcase Lagoon and look at entertainment available at each wonderful pavilion. Of course, we’ll start in Mexico…


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Donald is proud of his Mexican heritage and one of my favorite characters. Look for Donald on a trail to the right of the pyramid at the Mexico Pavilion. Here, he’s decked out in his Mexican attire from the 1944 Disney film “The Three Caballeros.”

Donald is such a fun meet decked out in his Mexican outfit.

Also, don’t miss the Mariachi Cobre. It’s a mariachi band that performs traditional folk music from Mexico right across from the pyramid.  Sometimes, a Mexican Marimba Trio may perform in place of the full mariachi band. This band is one of the longest playing at Disney and always thoroughly entertains guests with its lively tunes. Love experiencing them serenade guests.

Everything you need to know about Epcot's Mexico Pavilion
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At the entrance of the pyramid, take a look at the Mexican Folk Art Gallery with the La Celebración del Día de Muertos display. It embodies the the beautiful colors and Day of the Dead holiday. In Mexico, the celebration honors the dearly departed with parades, elaborate costumes and vibrant arts and crafts. To learn more about this unique holiday, read HERE.


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Meet your favorite Arendelle princesses at the Norway Pavilion in their summer cabin. Pose for a photo and share a warm hug before setting off on your own adventure! This cabin is so charming! We love every detail and nod to Frozen throughout the queue. Although they both meet here, they have separate spots so you’ll get selfies with one at a time.

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The Pavilion’s Stave Church design displays artifacts and shows how Norway’s culture and history strongly influenced Disney’s Frozen movies. However, I (Susan) prefer the Norway museum-type displays and educational history displays over the Frozen-heavy theming of current Epcot “Stave Church.”


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Before Disney reopened, Mulan’s meeting place was inside China‘s temple building. Now, in a distanced character greet, she appears across the bridge overlooking the garden. Mulan is very happy to greet and interact with guests.

Mulan continues meeting outside the China pavilion.

Reflections of China film runs continually through the day inside the temple building. The film’s guide, Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai, takes guests on an immersive tour through the sights and sounds of China.

Marvel at a vibrant display of artistry and skill when these amazing acrobats perform. Using props, springboards and seesaws, they will astound you with tumbling, twisting, flips and leaps. Witness an acrobatic troupe from China perform incredible feats of strength, agility and balance. This act is temporarily unavailable.

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The House of Whispering Willows formerly held the Terracota Army. Guests find Shanghai Disney displays here. It was interesting seeing the artifacts, layout, and design of Shanghai Disney.


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The fairest one of all is delighted to meet new friends at her favorite spot located at the Germany Pavilion.  Look for Snow White at her wishing well. Take a selfie with her and listen to her stories about friendship, kindness, and her prince.

Here, guests watch the train whirl around beautiful “miniature” landscaping, model mid-century Bavarian village accents, and more. During holidays and festivals, you’ll see decorations added that matches the event.

American Adventure

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When you enter the rotunda at the American Adventure Pavilion, be sure to take in the beautiful artwork and inspirational sayings that embody America’s history. To your right when walking into the pavilion, check out the rotating exhibits.

Next, don’t miss the American Adventure show. Guests feel America’s inspiration to greatness in an inspiring retelling of America’s history using 35 Audio-Animatronics figures, digital rear-projection images on a 72-foot screen, and patriotic songs.

America Gardens Theater is the spot for EPCOT concerts.

Voices of Liberty is a popular a cappella group that entertains crowds of all ages! They perform a wonderful 15 minute show in the America rotunda featuring patriotic songs. In addition, they take the stage at America Gardens Theater different times of the year performing our favorite Disney songs.

Not only that, but the America Gardens Theater features concerts for Festival of the Arts, International Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival. Then, during the Festival of the Holidays, check out the Candlelight Processional.


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Enjoy a delightful exhibit on charming kawaii—Japan’s “cute” culture—in this gallery dedicated to Japanese art. Kawaii is more than just a word to Japanese people. The word itself has taken on a persona of “cute”, “lovable” and “adorable.”

Then, experience the thundering sound of Taiko, an ancient form of Japanese drumming with the Matsuriza Drummers. At the Japan Pavilion, a group of traditional Japanese drummers perform intricate musical arrangements on giant drums in a powerful 15-minute display.


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The “Race Against the Sun” is a hidden gem that many guests miss. Here, you’ll see an array of displays featuring “ancient techniques to modern competition.” It features two incredible present day competitions and the rich history of the ancient inhabitants.

Jasmine greets guests at the Lamps of Wonder at the Morocco Pavilion. Being indoors, this character spot gave guests a break from the heat and a wonderful background for photo.


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The Impressions de France film is shown throughout the day in the Palais du Cinema. I (Susan) love coming here to give my feet a rest in the afternoon and cool off. This 18-minute film depicts the various regions of France.

Rotating films with Impressions de France is the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along. Fun for all ages, this 15-minute film features songs from the classic animated Beauty and the Beast film. Angela Lansbury, as Mrs. Potts, narrates the film  Also, check out to the the Tales As Old As Time: French Storytelling on Stage and Screen display before entering the theater at the France Pavilion.

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Look for Belle and Aurora in France. They rotate waterfront across from Chefs de France and in the gazebo area.

United Kingdom

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The courtyard at the United Kingdom Pavilion is modeled after Hyde Park with a charming gazebo and a boxwood hedge maze at Somerleyton Hall. In this perfectly manicured English formal garden, there is seating available and at times, entertainment, in the gazebo.

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Not only that, but Mary Poppins appears in the courtyard gazebo and at the front of the pavilion. Alice will share stories with you by the cottage.

Previously, Pooh met at the back of the Toy Soldier shop in Christopher Robin’s bedroom.


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When visiting the Canada Pavilion, be sure to take in the amazing gardens. Disney finds inspiration from the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia.

In front of the main pavilion building, look for the Old Mill Stage.  Alberta Bound performs shows various times during the day. They perform traditional fiddling to songs from beloved Canadian songwriters. At times, you can spot JAMMitors here, too.

Other Entertainment

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Each evening, Disney presents the Harmonious show from the World Showcase lagoon. This musical journey includes 240 artists from all parts of our globe including’Harmonious’ closes the curtain for each EPCOT day with the show’s hopeful message of the magic that happens when people join together.

During the Festival of the Holidays, be sure to check out the various holiday storytellers at various World Showcase Pavilions.

What is your favorite thing to experience in the World Showcase Pavilions?  What are you looking forward to doing here on your next visit?  Please share your thoughts below or on our KtP Facebook group.

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  1. Susan, I always enjoy your informative articles. This article is very helpful when advising guests at GKTW about where to find specific characters. I just wish WDW was more consistent about when and where to find them.

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