Tag Archives: World Showcase

Martin Smith Pays Tribute to World Showcase Pavilions

It’s been a while since we have covered the latest Martin Smith videos here at Theme Park University. In case you missed it, Smith has been meticulously documenting the history of Epcot World Showcase pavilions for the last few months. With his latest focusing on Canada, France and China, let’s dig in! As always, I

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What Is Going On With Epcot’s Planned Brazil Pavilion?

We recently got this question in our inbox from Sergio. He writes, “Hi TPU, First of all, great job you guys do with this site. It’s addictive. So, I’d like to know what you can tell us about the so much promised Brazilian Pavillion at EPCOT. Regards, Sergio”  First of all, Sergio, thanks for the

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 5: Arab Nations Pavilion

Welcome back to our series of EPCOT Center World Showcase pavilions, attractions and concepts that never made the cut. In case you missed it, so far we have examined abandoned ideas for Venezuela, United States of America, Mexico, and the Philippines. Today we take a look at what would have been another E-ticket attraction in

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 4: American Adventure

Throughout the development of EPCOT Center, the one shining constant was a pavilion representing the United States of America. The park layout did indeed change several times in the planning stages and it placed the host pavilion in various spots until it landed in the center of World Showcase. However, The American Adventure we know

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 2: Mexico

In Part 1 of our series of unrealized attractions in Epcot’s World Showcase, we discussed how the First Lady of the Philippines shot down that pavilion due to budget constraints. Today we look at another gem of Epcot: The Mexico pavilion. Before you say how Mexico has served as an anchor for World Showcase since

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 1: The Philippines

If you’re a fan of theme park history, you know that getting Epcot’s World Showcase created was a far more difficult process than Disney Imagineers had originally hoped for. Sure, getting nations of the world to come together and exist side-by-side sounded like a great idea on paper, but getting them to sign on the

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