Vote of the week: What country should be added to Epcot?
Thanks to Theme Park Insider reader Tim W
for submitting the idea and options for this week's vote.
We're talking about Walt Disney World's Epcot this week. As you are watching the parade of nations at the Olympic opening ceremonies today, which of these countries would you like to see come to World Showcase?
Tim submitted several options, including some that would bring in clones of existing Disney attractions from other theme parks and others using related Disney characters. Which option would you choose?
Let's talk about these options, or just ramble on about the Olympics, in the comments.
Where is Australia? Its both a country and continent and not represented at Epcot.
Yeah-Yeah-Yeah...Australia with The Attack Of The Hoppity Hoppin' Roo's Ride. It could be a Dingoo/"Wallabee Back Jack" of an experience for sure. Now letz all go an have a "Vegimite Sangdwich", "cuz we come from the Land Down Under, six foot four and full of thunder"...Whooowe-Yikes, looks like I just had one of those "flash-backs" that they promised us we would likely have from those crazy 60's.
Good call about Australia!
I had to go with Greece. Though I would love a rollercoaster ride from the Egyptian pavillion, living in Memphis,Tn and seeing a pyramid everyday just makes it rather "yawning". I think they could do a lot with builidings concerning Greece. I do agree with some of the others concerning Australia. If that was constructed, they could actually move the Finding Nemo Muscial there or build a Crush coaster, since the characters were heading for Sydney.
Greece has it all in my opinion,
i would love egypt. I didn't put australia only because i couldn't think of an attraction that could go here. i would love any feedback on what you guys think could be a possible attraction.
Brazil...might as well make some of the tour groups feel at home... and maybe they'd add a Carnivale attraction...!!!
I agree about India being a good addition, however, Islands of Adventure already had the Sindbad stunt show so there might be a rights issue to have a Sindbad show at EPCOT. I think Brazil would be the best and freshest new country. Besides a Carnivale show, it can also have Amazonia displays which fits in with EPCOT's overall theme.
Australia would be great but it deserves more than an Epcot pavilion. It should get it's own land at Animal Kingdom.
India would be a great addition to EPCOT. It's very unique when compared to the other asian countries of Japan & China. The food and the culture would make an amazing addition. An aladdin ride might not be bad either.
I think those are all great ideas, but I'd rather see something African, specifically a part of Africa less represented in American pop culture than Egypt. Egypt already has a strong place in American/European minds, what with mummies and Biblical stories and all that. There's even an Egypt section at BGA. What about, say, Ghana? I imagine Disney could create a wonderful attraction or show based on the Anansi tales, which have spread throughout the world.
I didn't choose - I liked the country options, but not the attraction suggestions. An Egyptian coaster? You mean, like, The Mummy?
I would have voted for Egypt and a Pyramid Roller Coaster, but right away, that reminded me way too much of Space Mountain, one of my all time least favorite rides anywhere. I agree that Australia should be added to Animal Kingdom. That would be perfect...
I think you're mixing up India and Egypt.
actually morroco and india. the aladdin ride deserves to be in morrocco. i would like to see the musical or a flying carpet ride, like the one at busch gardens europe.
I agree with Australia and Greece, as already mentioned.
From what I understand, AUSTRALIA is already on the "mental drawing boards" for ANIMAL KINGDOM. With all the money being poured into DCA, though, it might be some time till that happens. And we all know how quickly WDI can change its mind. I haven't heard much about it lately.
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