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Old 06-25-2014, 04:07 PM   #61
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Greece and Egypt would be awesome.

Going by arcitecture, Australia would be good. A scaled down Opera house, BBQ food, digerio doo players etc.

India, I would love due to the cuisine. Though not to spicy! Bollywood dancers in the street, a scaled down Taj Mahal.

Switzerland could be cool!! Especially if they have chocolatiers. People playing the Alphorn, Yodeling, a Wandering Oaken tradings post and Sauna, where big summer blow outs could happen hehe!!

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Old 06-26-2014, 02:03 AM   #62
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I believe at least Morocco had Moroccan government sponsorship.
I beleive they are the only nation that had a hand in building there pavilion. Look for the jacks blog on it on I think allears.

A lot of nations like Isreal and Russia didn't make the cut becuase of political reasons. Disney tries to please everyone with no controversy. There is a few countries that I think could be fun like Brazil or Columbia.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:32 AM   #63
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I beleive they are the only nation that had a hand in building there pavilion. Look for the jacks blog on it on I think allears.
The Norwegian government contributed some money to their pavilion. They no longer sponsor it, though.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:53 AM   #64
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The Norwegian government contributed some money to their pavilion. They no longer sponsor it, though.
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It was a quasi governmental/private travel consortium with reps from all thigh Scandinavian countries...

It broke up even before the pavilion was opened. I believe the fact it was "Norway" led partially to the Demise.
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #65
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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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Old 06-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #66
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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   #67
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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.

great thread btw.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:32 PM   #68
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Israel was there during the 2000 celebration. The had a themed movie in their attraction.

Other than Israel, I'd only want to see Kenya or Tanzania, a South American country (Peru? Chili?), and maybe Australia.

Although - an Australia section in AK would be cooler.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:29 PM   #69
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I know you aren't trying to be a smarty, but while the UK includes Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, the pavillion is very British centered!!!
I would like it if they incorporated the surrounding pavilions into a countries of the United Kingdom display area.
I also would love to see Greece, Russia, Switzerland, Brazil or Argentina, and Australia represented.
Ireland is not part of the UK, and British is a term for all of the UK. British is not a term only for English people (if you must refer to them as something to distinguish from the Scots, Welsh, N. Irish call them English).

If I were to pick a pavilion or two to add, it would be a south american country (probably Brazil) then Russia could work well too due to their distinguishable architecture.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:33 AM   #70
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I would honestly be happy for any new countries as my wife and I love walking around in Epcot
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:30 AM   #71
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I think at MOST we'll get one new country in EPCOT anytime soon. They've done a large building job at Magic Kingdom, Downtown Disney & Animal Kingdom are currently ongoing. Hollywood Studio's is in need of work and is probably next in lie, but after all that they will get around to EPCOT.

Anew country is a far bigger marketing opportunity than a new attraction(s) in the existing countries or improving bits of Future World.

So let's look at the possible countries first 6 that won't happen

1) Russia - Currently very anti-America and vice versa, the chance to build Russia was during the late 90s but has passed

2) Israel - They are not going to build a pavilion dedicated to a country with a nearly permanent war.

3) Africa - If they suddenly move from countries to a full continent it seems a massive change plus which there's already a Africa section in Animal Kingdom

4) India - Once again already exists in Animal Kingdom, there is no benefit in duplicating an area.

5) Saudi Arabia/Arab Emirates - Morocco seems to have become a catchall for this entire part of the world already so you would be taking away from the Moroccan pavilion to build this one.

6) Spain or Portugal - Different food options not already covered, however architecture and culture not massively different from other existing countries

Now 5 that could happen.

1) Greece - Unique food that isn't anywhere else in Disney World, lots of history and unique architecture to work with and an existing Disney movie to work in.

2) Egypt - Not really touched on in the Africa areas and is unique enough to stand out. Lots of unique standout architecture and mythology to work with.

3) Brazil - Huge marketing opportunity south of the border and unique food/culture to work with along with existing characters. However the characters are already in the Mexican pavilion.

4) Australia - Huge untapped theme with a large untapped market, lots of opportunities. This seems the most likely fit unless it is left out to be placed in Animal Kingdom at a later stage.

5) Switzerland - Already planned out with breath-taking scenery that can be used, everybody wants the Matterhorn ride.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:47 AM   #72
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3) Africa - If they suddenly move from countries to a full continent it seems a massive change plus which there's already a Africa section in Animal Kingdom

4) India - Once again already exists in Animal Kingdom, there is no benefit in duplicating an area.
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4) Australia - Huge untapped theme with a large untapped market, lots of opportunities. This seems the most likely fit unless it is left out to be placed in Animal Kingdom at a later stage.
There is a huge difference between showcasing human cultures (food, architecture, traditional music, popular culture, etc.) and showcasing animals and their habitats.

One does not preclude the other.

Harambe at Animal Kingdom is a scruffy little village near a wildlife preserve. It does not showcase the traditional and modern cities of equatorial Africa or the country of South Africa. There are completely different stories to be told.

Anandapur at Animal Kingdom is a scruffy little village near the Anandapur Royal Forest. In the forest, nature has reclaimed the land from people, and the old buildings are in ruins. It's about animals. It's not about the people and culture of India. Modern India has a population of around 1.25 billion people, with a rich history, a growing economy, and a popular culture that includes the world's largest film industry.

Australia at Epcot would be likely to focus on the people of Australia, including the Sydney Opera House and a terrific wine industry. Australia at Animal Kingdom would be likely to focus on the unusual wildlife of the continent.

Unfortunately, I don't expect Disney to fund any new countries at Epcot. The only chance would be if a company like Patina Group wants to build another restaurant around World Showcase Lagoon, this time featuring food from a country not currently represented.
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I think at MOST we'll get one new country in EPCOT anytime soon. They've done a large building job at Magic Kingdom, Downtown Disney & Animal Kingdom are currently ongoing. Hollywood Studio's is in need of work and is probably next in lie, but after all that they will get around to EPCOT.

Anew country is a far bigger marketing opportunity than a new attraction(s) in the existing countries or improving bits of Future World.

So let's look at the possible countries first 6 that won't happen

1) Russia - Currently very anti-America and vice versa, the chance to build Russia was during the late 90s but has passed

2) Israel - They are not going to build a pavilion dedicated to a country with a nearly permanent war.

3) Africa - If they suddenly move from countries to a full continent it seems a massive change plus which there's already a Africa section in Animal Kingdom

4) India - Once again already exists in Animal Kingdom, there is no benefit in duplicating an area.

5) Saudi Arabia/Arab Emirates - Morocco seems to have become a catchall for this entire part of the world already so you would be taking away from the Moroccan pavilion to build this one.

6) Spain or Portugal - Different food options not already covered, however architecture and culture not massively different from other existing countries

Now 5 that could happen.

1) Greece - Unique food that isn't anywhere else in Disney World, lots of history and unique architecture to work with and an existing Disney movie to work in.

2) Egypt - Not really touched on in the Africa areas and is unique enough to stand out. Lots of unique standout architecture and mythology to work with.

3) Brazil - Huge marketing opportunity south of the border and unique food/culture to work with along with existing characters. However the characters are already in the Mexican pavilion.

4) Australia - Huge untapped theme with a large untapped market, lots of opportunities. This seems the most likely fit unless it is left out to be placed in Animal Kingdom at a later stage.

5) Switzerland - Already planned out with breath-taking scenery that can be used, everybody wants the Matterhorn ride.


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Old 07-15-2014, 12:13 PM   #74
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I know it's just wishful thinking, but here are the main countries that I would like to see:

1. India-- I know not everyone does, but I love the food
2. Greece - great food and country
3. Russia - things are tense now, but it seems odd that this country was left out
4. Brazil - can you imagine a Brazilian steakhouse in Epcot? yum!
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It was a quasi governmental/private travel consortium with reps from all thigh Scandinavian countries...

It broke up even before the pavilion was opened. I believe the fact it was "Norway" led partially to the Demise.
The pavilion was going to be Denmark for the longest time. The bathrooms in the area when the park opened were even themed to Denmark style buildings. The pavilion then became a Scandinavia: Norway, Denmark and Sweden pavilion. Representing all three of those countries. Norway ended up being the only county to give money so it became Norway. Ten Norwegian companies gave money while the government gave about half of the funds.
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