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Three New Countries

It will never happen in our lifetimes, but for fun lets say Disney were to put three new pavilions in World Showcase. What countries would you choose and why.

I would like to see Russia. I would think the Kremlin spires would look great in forced perspective. And how about a vodka bar?

Greece. Again the architecture of Ancient Greece would be pretty awesome. I'm also a fan of Greek food.

Spain/Portugal - again great food wine and maybe some Flamenco

Australia/Oceana is my runner up

What would you choose?

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Greece would be first on my list. I think the architecture and maybe a god based ride would really stand out. Not sure what after that. Maybe Holland or Ireland.

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I had often thought about Egypt, the Sphinx and the pyramids etc would look great. Could have a Valley of the Kings ride. No idea what the food is like in Egypt, but sure they could do some good theming.

India has also been on my list for some time, the Taj Mahal would look fabulous, and if India was in World Showcase my DD would get married there! She was planning to get married in WDW, but recently changed her mind to India for the food and she is desperate to go there (she is only 9yrs old so got time).

Also love your ideas for Russia, Spain (could have some amazing Gaudi inspired architecture) and Greece, can't pick between them for 3rd place.

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So...many...choices...

I think Russia because it is so diverse and covers such a large percentage of the globe, India because it is such a huge population center, and Brazil because it would remain one of the largest and most populous countries not to be represented.

Ireland, Spain, and Greece would be pretty awesome, too...

I'd really like to see a priority placed on filling the remaining spaces.

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There is room for five more countries in WS.

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Brazil, South Africa, and India. All countries from regions of the world that are currently not represented in the World Showcase.

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Russia, Brazil and Egypt would top my list. Maybe Argentina?

Greece would certainly be gorgeous, but I find that Mediterranean countries are well represented already. I'd like some diversity.

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I thought I was having a deja-vu moment... and I was!

New Epcot Pavilions

Anyway, I would definitely love to see Greece represented. Absolutely amazing food. India would be good too. Russia sounds interesting too. What foods are they known for? I just know of potatoes and their derivative... Vodka! biggrin

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I thought I was having a deja-vu moment... and I was!

New Epcot Pavilions

Anyway, I would definitely love to see Greece represented. Absolutely amazing food. India would be good too. Russia sounds interesting too. What foods are they known for? I just know of potatoes and their derivative... Vodka! biggrin

And I contributed to that thread! Definitely early onset senility. Anyway all these topics get rehashed after a while laugh

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I agree with Greece and India, and I might go with Jamaica for the third biggrin

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I still go with Thailand as my first choice, but that could be b/c I'm really hungry right now and pad thai sounds SO good!! Jamaica would be good, as would Greece and I like either Egypt or maybe another Middle Eastern country. Russia?? I have to go make dinner now, the thought of all of this good international food is making my tummy rumble!!

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I would be so excited to see some movement on the addition of a new pavilion. I would love to see Brazil to fill in the gap of South American representation or Peru would fit perfectly with an emperors new groove theme with a ride inspired by soarin showing the majesty of the Peruvian mountain range . Greece with a Hercules theme could be fun just to see if we could go the distance. Ok really anything to get the back up girls signin again. And Australia which I think would be another great candidate for a soarin inspired ride. Follow the theme. I think epcot could spread that experience out a little. Reduce the waits to soarin over California and have an e ticket back in the world showcase.

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I would like to see Russia, Greece, and Australia. The first two for the food. The last because I have always wanted to go there and I know that will never happen (flight to long).

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What food is Russia known for?

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I would like to see Russia, Greece, and Australia. The first two for the food. The last because I have always wanted to go there and I know that will never happen (flight to long).

Ken..Spot on..Russia on a football trip ( soccer. ) couple of years ago..The busiest restaurant was McDonalds...But Greece yes..Favourite dishes are Kleftiko. ( lamb on the bone cooked very slowly with herbs ) and Stifado ( usually beef stew with lots of cinanmon )

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Magic Days wrote:
I would be so excited to see some movement on the addition of a new pavilion. I would love to see Brazil to fill in the gap of South American representation or Peru would fit perfectly with an emperors new groove theme with a ride inspired by soarin showing the majesty of the Peruvian mountain range . Greece with a Hercules theme could be fun just to see if we could go the distance. Ok really anything to get the back up girls signin again. And Australia which I think would be another great candidate for a soarin inspired ride. Follow the theme. I think epcot could spread that experience out a little. Reduce the waits to soarin over California and have an e ticket back in the world showcase.

LOVE the Muses! I'm all for Greece if it will get some Hercules in the park!

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What food is Russia known for?

I have family from the Ukraine and they make food that's close to Russian. We have Borsch (beet soup), Pirozhki (stuffed dumpling), Blini (crepe like), and Pelmeni (meat dumpling). I love all of it but I have grown up on it. Maybe it's an acquired taste.

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My problem with Greece is I feel like Tangierine cafe offers similar food to what would be offered at a Greece pavilion? I mean not the exact same, of course, but similarly enough that I'm afraid it wouldn't add enough variety. Tangierine offers "Mediterranean lamb wraps" that sound almost exactly like a gyro, etc. The only thing they're missing is some authentic Greek potatoes from what I can tell: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/tangierine-cafe/menus/

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jhugo wrote:
KenJ wrote:
What food is Russia known for?

I have family from the Ukraine and they make food that's close to Russian. We have Borsch (beet soup), Pirozhki (stuffed dumpling), Blini (crepe like), and Pelmeni (meat dumpling). I love all of it but I have grown up on it. Maybe it's an acquired taste.

Mmmmm... Borsch. I've had it before and really liked it. Okay, bring on the Russian pavilion! awesome

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The Russian, American and Chinese pavilions could all point missiles at each other and that could be the new fireworks show at Epcot. "Mutual Assured Destruction- Reflections of Earth"

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My problem with Greece is I feel like Tangierine cafe offers similar food to what would be offered at a Greece pavilion? I mean not the exact same, of course, but similarly enough that I'm afraid it wouldn't add enough variety. Tangierine offers "Mediterranean lamb wraps" that sound almost exactly like a gyro, etc. The only thing they're missing is some authentic Greek potatoes from what I can tell: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/tangierine-cafe/menus/

Whit!... eek Moroccan. / Greek...Yes your kinda correct...Same as Turkish cuisine...I've a Turkish friend who opened up a Kindergarten for Greek/Turkish babies who wouldn't stop crying..He named it " Hush Kebabay " waiting

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The Russian, American and Chinese pavilions could all point missiles at each other and that could be the new fireworks show at Epcot. "Mutual Assured Destruction- Reflections of Earth"

OMG Colonel! You made me spit water all over my keyboard! Absolutely hilarious! rolling

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The Colonel wrote:
The Russian, American and Chinese pavilions could all point missiles at each other and that could be the new fireworks show at Epcot. "Mutual Assured Destruction- Reflections of Earth"

omg laugh laugh

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Vettelover wrote:
The Colonel is really on a roll today. wheelchair

I was gonna say that but you beat me to it! laugh

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The Russian, American and Chinese pavilions could all point missiles at each other and that could be the new fireworks show at Epcot. "Mutual Assured Destruction- Reflections of Earth"

Love it..Your as crazy as myself...LOL..

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Israel, Greece, and Russia.

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For me, my three choices are:

Greece because of the architecture, history and Greek food! biggrin

Egypt because I see a lot of potential for attractions with the pyramids, sphinx and hopefully, an incorporation of the Nile River, one of the longest in the world.

And a third, well, I'll go with India. I can't really explain why but I think you can incorporate the Taj Mahal, the Jungle Book (Because it takes place in India.) and other Indian architecture plus Indian food.

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I want to add Holland to my list, the windmills, the costumes with the clogs, daffodils and all the waterways, cycles etc. I have worked in Rotterdam but for the life of me can't remember what Dutch food is like.

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Brazil would be awesome with a big Mardi Gras Carnival presence! Greece grand, Australia amazing, Russia riveting, Jamaica Jammin Man! Cool OK that's 5. I've always been over achiever. silly