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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: Epcot's Reflections of China

Published: January 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Theme Park Insider readers have voted Epcot's Reflections of China into the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament as the ninth seed in the Best Movie or Animated Show bracket.

Epcot's Reflections of China

This 13-minute, CircleVision 360 movie plays in a theater housed in recreation of Beijing's historic Temple of Heaven. We follow Li Bai, an ancient Chinese poet, as he leads us through an on-screen tour of Chinese landmarks and historical sites, from the Great Wall of China to Beijing's Forbidden City.

Reflections of China replaced the Epcot China pavilion's original CircleVision film, Wonders of China, in May 2003. Fans laud the current film for its beautiful cinematography, but, as is typical for CircleVision films, a few knock the lack of seating. ("Please do not sit or stand your children on the handrails, as they were not designed to support your weight, or that of your children.")

What's your favorite moment from Reflections of China? How does it compare with Wonders of China? Do you think Reflections of China can pull an upset and make a run in this year's tournament? Please tell us your thoughts about this Disney travelogue, in the comments.

Replies (3)

132.170.112.76

Published: January 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I hadn't seen it in a while, and I loved seeing Hong Kong after having visited before. I could even see where I stayed! It really was an excellent show.
Anthony Murphy
Writer

Published: January 27, 2010 at 9:36 PM

I like the narrator, especially when talking about the Venice of the East.
Joshua Counsil

Published: January 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Solid attraction, but doesn't hold a candle to most of the previous nominees. Good, at tops. The CircleVision just doesn't cut it anymore.

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