UG mentions new country for EPCOT

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  1. WickedWench

    WickedWench Ruthless Pirate turned Polynesian Princess

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    I was reading the Unofficial Guide to WDW today, and in the World Showcase section they had a 'peek behind the scenes with Jim Hill' that said Disney is in negotions to create a new country that would include a new thrill ride for Epcot and an interactive area designed for 17-24 year olds. Supposedly this country is in Asia. Anyone know anything more about this rumor?
     
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  3. Uncleromulus

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    That would be nice--but "new country at Epcot" rumors have been around for years.
     
  4. DisneyGirl4188

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    It seems odd that they would do another asian country. The already have China and Japan, plus in AK they have Asia.
     
  5. Disneybag

    Disneybag The suits won't allow it.

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    I'd find Spain or Australia more believable.
     
  6. doconeill

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    Russia has long been rumored...I think I remember that they couldn't get any backing from the country though, so it fell through.

    Africa as a whole also had been planned, but that kind of went to AK when it was built.

    Just thinking off the top of my head of "cultural" centers that are not represented currently:

    Russia
    Spain
    India
    Brazil (or other South American representation)
    Greece
    Southeast Asia (perhaps Thailand? Vietnam?)
    Carribean

    Of those, I'm not sure if you could unify "Carribean" or "Southeast Asia" as a single entity, so some particular country may need to be the representative.

    Thinking in terms of foodstuffs, I think India or Greece might be good popular choices. I'm also partial to Thai food.

    Brazil certainly has its share of visitors - it seemed like half of all visitors last July were teens from Brazil... :)
     
  7. Wick

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    If it is indeed in Asia, my guess would be India. It has a rich cultural history, it is both unique and flashy in style, its got one of the fastest growing economies and developing industries in the world... Also would make sense due to Disneys recent introduction to the Indian markets.
     
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  9. LisaS

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    I agree! Every time we go to Epcot, my DH mentions that Epcot needs to add India to the WS. It's primarily because he would love to see a good Indian restaurant in Epcot, but we're also interested in the culture.
     
  10. Another Voice

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    Actually Disney is in constant talks with any company about sponsorships. There's nothing really new here. Disney is trying to expand into India via television and some extremly limited retail. So far I haven't heard of Disney being able to partner up with any large Indian company, one that would be willing to sponsor a pavilion.

    Disney was also in talks with Singapore about opening up a Regional Entertainmnet Center in the city-state. It's the multi-story glass pavilion shown in the annual report that everyone was buzzing on for a while. That project has fallen apart, but Singapore is very active in the tourism industry.
     
  11. tomandrobin

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    I would love to see Brazil too!

    India

    South Pacific Region

    Australia

    Russia

    African Country, not from the north, already have Morraco
     
  12. doombuggy

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    The Unofficial Guide is not one of my favorites, but let's hope that another country is coming someday - I would love to see an India pavilion!

    And I can't beleive you are from Kingston! My cousin lives on Pierce and her parents on Westmoreland! My other uncle lives by the armory!
     
  13. WickedWench

    WickedWench Ruthless Pirate turned Polynesian Princess

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    Normally, I wouldn't give it much thought, but it was in a blurb by Jim Hill, and I thought he was a good source? Not so sure. The blurb did mention that the country was rumored to be in Asia with a thrill-ride based on that country's mythology. Sounds like India to me, but who knows?


    That's cool! It's a small world after all! :thumbsup2
     
  14. dkostel

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    I'd love a great Indian or Greek restaurant - um I mean thrill ride.:thumbsup2
     
  15. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Good Sailing Master. Average Banjo Picker.

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    1) I could see how India would be a good fit.
    2) The food could be lively and the scenery novel.
    3) They could even do computer programming and phone calling from there.
     
  16. tomandrobin

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    LOL.....

    I thought I had read that China and India were target counties for expansion of Disney products, including parks?
     
  17. Ron from Michigan

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    It would be nice, but I won't hold my breath waiting for this to happen. There have been rumours like this for years.
     
  18. annie1995

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    Ohhhh, I would love to see Australia!
     
  19. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

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    The one thing about Australia is that it seems to be the favorite for an eventual land at DAK, maybe with the Nemo show as a jumping off point
     
  20. wildviper

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    A thrill ride would be a welcome addition to Epcot.
     
  21. raidermatt

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    Like Mission Space? ;)
     

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