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Old 05-20-2014, 05:14 PM   #16
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Without being a smart Alec, Scotland is in the uk dde03
Well you are being a smart alec so you can just...no im joking your good. I think that's why it would be good next to United Kingdom. Be almost an extension of the country yet its on entity.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #17
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I think they should convert one of those islands in the middle of the lake to Cuba. Think of the fun this could bring.
What a great idea--- you could take a boat there, but you have to swim back.
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:52 PM   #18
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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
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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~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 would love to see more countries also but from what I understand, the country themselves sponsors it's country.
The Yesterland article busts this myth:

http://www.yesterland.com/worldshowcase.html

Disney originally hoped that countries would sponsor national pavilions, just as at world's fairs, but that didn't happen. Many of the original World Showcase countries had business participation of some sort, but not all of them. Often that just meant lessees in retail spaces or outside restaurant companies.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:57 AM   #21
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I would love to see Russia and Greece in the World Showcase.

But then again, if that happened, how the heck would I ever pick where to eat.

I already stress myself out trying to pick a country.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #22
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What a great idea--- you could take a boat there, but you have to swim back.
I was thinking they could fashion some rafts out of old cars and rain jackets, and take those back and forth to the USA pavilion, or if you want to go to Canada just a regular boat. They could sell mojitos and put a cigar smoking section too.
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C'mon, c'mon...let's get ourselves some Brazil or Ireland! Maybe Scotland...
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:14 PM   #24
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Would love to see more countries added. Russia, Spain, Switzerland, India, Brazil, Egypt, and others more be great additions.

For the longest time I thought the semi-occupied African Outpost was the last remaining pavilion to be utilized. But seeing how 8 more countries could fit, I'm surprised Disney isn't looking to add a few.

I agree with others when saying Epcot: World Showcase should focus more on food and culture rather than rides. Just my $.02
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:42 PM   #25
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Would love to see more countries added. Russia, Spain, Switzerland, India, Brazil, Egypt, and others more be great additions.

For the longest time I thought the semi-occupied African Outpost was the last remaining pavilion to be utilized. But seeing how 8 more countries could fit, I'm surprised Disney isn't looking to add a few.

I agree with others when saying Epcot: World Showcase should focus more on food and culture rather than rides. Just my $.02
Disney has displayed zero...nada, nil...public interest in new countries...

All that you say was either part of the original
Plan or locked down by about 1985...

I think it's wishful thinking...if you hoping that they "just haven't gotten around to it"... That is a longshot.

I believe the major stumbling block is the sponsorship agreements in EPCOT that Disney still stubbornly insists upon.
Countries and companies paid for a "captive" audience at wdw when the world was alot smaller... Telecom, computer, and most significantly the Internet age has rendered the "permanent worlds fair" concept increasingly obselete...

In fact...the move towards "thrill rides" in future world 15 years ago was - I believe - acknowledgement of that...
They just would commit, Mikey got cheap and crazy, and it was largely botched.

And here we are...they seem to be gearing for an imagination redo and they have been augmenting the good offering around the park...
I'm happy with those small steps if they continue to add some new options...it's a start.

I think we've read the "Russian, Greece, Spain, brazil" rumors about 8,000 times by now... With zero signs whatsoever it's even been thought of...
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:57 AM   #26
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Disney has displayed zero...nada, nil...public interest in new countries...

All that you say was either part of the original
Plan or locked down by about 1985...

I think it's wishful thinking...if you hoping that they "just haven't gotten around to it"... That is a longshot.

I believe the major stumbling block is the sponsorship agreements in EPCOT that Disney still stubbornly insists upon.
Countries and companies paid for a "captive" audience at wdw when the world was alot smaller... Telecom, computer, and most significantly the Internet age has rendered the "permanent worlds fair" concept increasingly obselete...

In fact...the move towards "thrill rides" in future world 15 years ago was - I believe - acknowledgement of that...
They just would commit, Mikey got cheap and crazy, and it was largely botched.

And here we are...they seem to be gearing for an imagination redo and they have been augmenting the good offering around the park...
I'm happy with those small steps if they continue to add some new options...it's a start.

I think we've read the "Russian, Greece, Spain, brazil" rumors about 8,000 times by now... With zero signs whatsoever it's even been thought of...
I don't expect Disney to just up and add 8 new countries or even 3 or 4. From a business POV, those spots allow future use to help keep World Showcase interesting for some time.

I mean if they NEVER changed the World Showcase, it would become rather boring. But add a country every 3-5 years, maybe.

I was going to mention I am surprised Brazil isn't added as one given a the country has a strong demographic representation. But after thinking, why leave you country only to visit a pavilion of your country?

Sadly I don't ever see Disney adding more than one or two countries in the next 25 years.
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Disney has displayed zero...nada, nil...public interest in new countries...

All that you say was either part of the original
Plan or locked down by about 1985...

I think it's wishful thinking...if you hoping that they "just haven't gotten around to it"... That is a longshot.

I believe the major stumbling block is the sponsorship agreements in EPCOT that Disney still stubbornly insists upon.
Countries and companies paid for a "captive" audience at wdw when the world was alot smaller... Telecom, computer, and most significantly the Internet age has rendered the "permanent worlds fair" concept increasingly obselete...

In fact...the move towards "thrill rides" in future world 15 years ago was - I believe - acknowledgement of that...
They just would commit, Mikey got cheap and crazy, and it was largely botched.

And here we are...they seem to be gearing for an imagination redo and they have been augmenting the good offering around the park...
I'm happy with those small steps if they continue to add some new options...it's a start.

I think we've read the "Russian, Greece, Spain, brazil" rumors about 8,000 times by now... With zero signs whatsoever it's even been thought of...

~Lockedout, thank you so much. As usual, this is yet another fabulous post and I totally agree with you! It's just perfect -- I could not have said this any better!
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I think we've read the "Russian, Greece, Spain, brazil" rumors about 8,000 times by now... With zero signs whatsoever it's even been thought of...
I'm willing to bet there are tons of plans to expand World Showcase.

Unfortunately, those plans are probably sitting in a file cabinet under an inch of dust.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:23 PM   #29
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It would be wiser for Disney to add in the train ride they were planning to put in the Japan portion and just expand the countries where they make the most revenue.
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