Around the World at Epcot

Hi everyone!

The other day I went to Epcot, one of the four Disney theme parks in Florida. I went with my family and we had such a great day!

We didn't actually go on many rides at the park because we were enjoying going around all the different countries (for those of you who don't know Epcot, there are different 'countries' built around a lake. The countries are just a few buildings which represent the main aspects of the country, like monuments).

Our first stop was Mexico where we went on a ride. The ride was a tiny bit similar to 'Small World' in Magic Kingdom in the way that they have some of the dolls which are similar and it is also a slow boat ride.

The majority of Mexico was inside, which was made to look like a night market. It was so pretty inside as it was decorated for Christmas (as you can see in the picture below) and we had a lot of fun trying on sombreros and shaking our maracas!

The next country was China. Inside one of the building was a miniature terracotta army, like those who guard the tombs of the emperors. Although I'm sure it is nothing like the real thing, I thought they were so impressive and interesting and now I'm dying to go to China and see the real deal!

The buildings were so beautiful and so different from Western buildings. We went to Epcot on such a lovely sunny day and the reflection of the building in the water was so pretty!

A complete contrast to China was Germany, which was the next country around the lake. I have visited Germany several times but I have never seen a place which has looked like the Epcot-take on it, so maybe it's an American conception of Germany or maybe it's a copy of a smaller native town, but either way it was so pretty!

Moving onto Italy, we arrived in time to see a traditional flag show. If you click here you can see the type of show it is, but it was really impressive and I'm so glad we got to see it! 

Italy was amazing as they had a copy of the Trevi Fountain which was so exciting!

We loved Italy so much that we decided to have dinner there so obviously we had pizza and it was so yummy!

After Italy we arrived in Japan!

Again, the buildings were so beautiful and the people we talked to there were so lovely.

Morocco was like walking into Aladdin's cave; full of carpets, lamps and clothes.

It was so fun walking through what felt like Marakesh!

Next stop on the map was France!

The restaurant looked so Parisian and looked really popular.

Something which was really cute about France was the Christmas decorations they put up. There were several baubles with French monuments in along the main path, as you can see in the picture above.

The next country was my home country England and of course there was a massive tea pot and tea cup!

The buildings were done to look like a square in London.

Flipping back to the other side of the Atlantic, the last country was Canada.

I have never been to Canada but have always wanted to go so this was a perfect little taster!

And finally our less-than-24-hour-world-tour came to an end.

We spent the majority of our day going around the countries and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed to watch an amazing 20-minute long firework display to end the day.

We returned back to the villa we were staying at quite late and exhausted but it was well worth it and I loved every minute!



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