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Old 03-15-2013, 04:10 AM   #16
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It's interesting to see people's views. This will be our first visit, but the UK pavilion is something we're really looking forward to. There again, I've been known to try to search out fish and chips in Spain without much luck.

Granted, I live in France, but I'm still looking forward to France as well. It'll be interesting to see how they replicate both.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:12 AM   #17
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We like it. My daughter liked Alice and Mary poppins. Plus the shop is quite nice. Had some lovely children books. We eat the fish and chips as enjoy eating them by the lake. We then go to France for an ice cream! we try to enjoy all the countries!
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We did Epcot on our first day, and my mum got all excited in the UK shop - ' wow they have walkers crisps' etc... we had been in the states one day and she was happy to see 'familer' food in the shop.
Sounds like my DD! "Mum, look, Crunchies and Fruit gums - can we buy some?"

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:09 AM   #19
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We don't spend much time there either.

Popped in the shop quickly, more out of curiosity as to what they sell to sum up the UK.

We certainly never consider eating or drinking there.

Mainly because I LOVE Mexican, Japanese and Moroccan food, so am always drawn to those.

Same with France and Germany, we tend to pop in the Christmas shop in Germany, but not do much else, and France we've been in the shops once and did a mission there.

Most of our WS time is spent in Mexico and Japan, and I do enjoy a CS from Morocco.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:23 AM   #20
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You can buy the biscuits they sold in the Germany shop from lidl. They used to be about £1. They were sold as luxury biscuits at epcot..I don't know if they still sell them as not been to Wdw in 3 years. :-)
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I used to have the same attitude but then one night we had fish & chips sitting on the benches behind overlooking the lake and it was a lovely spot to take a break

Last year we stayed at the beach club so as the UK is near the exit to take to the hotel we saw a lot more of it last year

The bands they had playing in the UK were really good and we stopped each time we were passing for a little dance - much to my daughters embarrassment!

We had a nosey around the shop and a good laugh at the prices and the CM's were really friendly
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:42 AM   #22
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we dont spent a lot of time there but I do think that the pavillion around the back where the band plays is a nice peaceful spot for a rest. We have always thought that the band was really good and have had a pint while watching them play.

I also do like the outdoor seating area of the rose & crown. It is usually a nice peaceful spot to look out over the lagoon.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:06 AM   #23
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We don't stop at UK either, we will walk through the shop and giggle at how much the sweets are and stop if there is a character but that's all. They should do something else with this pavilion, even a movie would be good, one covering all of the UK, not just England. If they sold Irn Bru there I would definitely stop in to grab some!
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We don't spend a lot of time in this pavilion. I think we've only been in the shops once or twice. Whilst waiting for our ADR at the Rose and Crown we sat in the gardens and watched the band and we enjoyed it. We popped in the telephone boxes last year when it was raining and took a few calls which was fun.
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Does anyone else like me avoid it? I read a lot of people on here rave about it so if you are a big fan persuade me why I should head to UK on my next WDW holiday and if persuaded I might head on over
Yes me! In 5 visits to the world I have only ever set foot in the 'shop' at UK pavilion and even then it was a quick in, glance around and out. This thread has got me curious though, so maybe will check it out a little more this year.

Thank you for drawing our attention to it
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #27
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We don't avoid it, but I have to say while the buildings are pretty authentic for England. The Rose and Crown was terrible so I would sure avoid it if I were you! The food was NOT British- it was disgusting! It annoys me that they market WS as giving authentic tastes around the world and the food does not do the UK justice.

The view for illuminations is great though. The shops are... Stereotypical! Like you, the last place I want to be is a replica of the UK when we have spent so much to get away from the UK! Haha!

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:16 PM   #28
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Mainly because I LOVE Mexican, Japanese and Moroccan food, so am always drawn to those.
You would be my ideal dinner friend! Those are my top 3!

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It annoys me that they market WS as giving authentic tastes around the world and the food does not do the UK justice.
I think every country represented in the WS has this view. It's to give you a taster of the culture. I actually think they do really well. I must admit it has occurred to me that if I emigrated and left the UK it would only be a matter of time before I started spending some time at the UK pavilion!
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Granted, the shops aren't great, but I will walk around them purely for entertainment value! Have you seen the price on Fruit Pastilles in there?!
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Ha - that's what I'm talking about
Yeah and don't forget to add 6.5% and 3 years of inflation to that tag
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