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Old 05-19-2014, 09:54 PM   #1
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Extra room for new countries at world showcase

I keep seeing threads every so often that talk about how world showcase was built with room for more countries. I finally decided to check it out on google earth/maps, and I can't seem to figure out where that space would be. Anyone have any sort of map anywhere that would point that out? Also wondering if anyone thinks that new countries would ever be added? I'd like a few more, but I don't see the point in adding some and then putting more rides in. World showcase, in my opinion, should be more about the food and culture. Save the rides/money for somewhere that needs it, like future world. What's everyone's opinions?
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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I always think it looks like there's plenty of room between Germany and China. Maybe a small space between France and Morocco as well. I'd love to see Greece or Brazil represented as South America has no pavilions. For Greece, I imagined a force-perspective Acropolis in the background, restaurants and shops featuring tradition Greek columns. Brazil: maybe based on the surroundings of Rio? Not too familiar with the culture, but as far as food, I think a really nice Signature restaurant similar to Texas de Brazil with table-side meat carving would be awesome.

I've obviously given this little thought
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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I always think it looks like there's plenty of room between Germany and China. Maybe a small space between France and Morocco as well. I'd love to see Greece or Brazil represented as South America has no pavilions. For Greece, I imagined a force-perspective Acropolis in the background, restaurants and shops featuring tradition Greek columns. Brazil: maybe based on the surroundings of Rio? Not too familiar with the culture, but as far as food, I think a really nice Signature restaurant similar to Texas de Brazil with table-side meat carving would be awesome.

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I would love to see both of those! Great idea.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:51 AM   #4
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A country can go in the following locations...I think:

1. Mexico and Norway
2. two countries can fit between China and Germany
3. Germany and Italy
4. Italy and America
5. Japan and Morocco
6. Morocco and France
7. United Kingdom and Canada
8. And there is one more but I forgot so sorry lol
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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I think it would be smart for them to expand the world showcase and add more countries. So much revenue is earned on food and souveniers. I would spend an entire day in the world showcase alone if all those pavillions were filled and eat all 3 meals there.

Deciding what countries to add would be very difficult though. Because there is no South American presence, you need a country from South America like Brazil. I think India could be a good addition too.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:18 AM   #6
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Thailand would be another great addition.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #7
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I always think it looks like there's plenty of room between Germany and China. Maybe a small space between France and Morocco as well. I'd love to see Greece or Brazil represented as South America has no pavilions. For Greece, I imagined a force-perspective Acropolis in the background, restaurants and shops featuring tradition Greek columns. Brazil: maybe based on the surroundings of Rio? Not too familiar with the culture, but as far as food, I think a really nice Signature restaurant similar to Texas de Brazil with table-side meat carving would be awesome.

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Maybe a Brazil pavilion could have an amazon themed water ride?

I personally would love to see Switzerland represented with a Fondue restaurant, but I doubt that would happen since Europe is well represented. Greece would be a wonderful addition too as would India.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:56 PM   #8
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I believe there are pads for 18 pavilions...there are currently 11 occupied.

EPCOT was the worlds
Largest private construction project at the time... And they built as much as they physically could with the time and all the money they could round up.

It wasn't meant to sit there with addition as it has since 1988...not fulfilling it's own promise.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:48 AM   #9
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There is space for 8 more counties...

I doubt they will come but the space is there

http://www.yesterland.com/worldshowcase.html
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~If Disney has room for eight more countries that means there is room for eight more rides.

~The Ratatouille Ride that's supposed to debut at Disneyland Paris would be a fabulous addition to World Showcase France on lot 6.

~A Frozen themed ride can go right next to Norway on lot 1.

~A Mulan themed ride can go right next to China on lot 2.

~Oh well, I'm all out of time, but the are so many rides that could fill those empty slots -- not to mention all the room for more attractions in Future World!

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~If Disney has room for eight more countries that means there is room for eight more rides.

~The Ratatouille Ride that's supposed to debut at Disneyland Paris would be a fabulous addition to World Showcase France on lot 6.

~A Frozen themed ride can go right next to Norway on lot 1.

~A Mulan themed ride can go right next to China on lot 2.

~Oh well, I'm all out of time, but the are so many rides that could fill those empty slots -- not to mention all the room for more attractions in Future World!

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~LOL. I know but this question is just so common, I thought I would put something different out there! Anyway, someone did a poll a few years ago asking what country should be added to World Showcase --->~What country should be added to World Showcase?~<--- -- and Australia was number one and Greece came in second -- I voted for Greece and I'm still waiting! I've long given up on hoping to see a new country added to the World Showcase, it just seems like a lost cause.

~With that said, Epcot needs new rides and attractions so bad, especially with the tiers put in place for FP+. Disney can easily throw up a few fabulous dark rides and sim type rides in the empty spaces just like Universal does all the time!
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I believe there are pads for 18 pavilions...there are currently 11 occupied.

EPCOT was the worlds
Largest private construction project at the time... And they built as much as they physically could with the time and all the money they could round up.

It wasn't meant to sit there with addition as it has since 1988...not fulfilling it's own promise.
I know and I recall back then there was going to be equitorial africa, but it was never done due to Animal Kingdom. They just left some of the stores. That is a large area as well.
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I know and I recall back then there was going to be equitorial africa, but it was never done due to Animal Kingdom. They just left some of the stores. That is a large area as well.
I think that spot is actually 3 spots...
Currently it's only the backstage illuminations barns...aka "gunpowder depot"

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Old 07-01-2014, 03:13 PM   #15
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if we are wishing

My 8.

1. Spain - how did they leave this out to begin with - i never understood
2. Greece - nice culture to represent
3. Russia - again, even with the politics at play now - we cant refute their world power
4. Switzerland - just love the beauty of the country
5. Brazil - could be cool
6. Israel - aren't they our world partners
7. South Africa - we could do a jaws ride
8. Fiji - i liked that idea.

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