Walt Disney World’s Epcot

While visiting Orlando for a recent conference, I had the opportunity to spend a day exploring Disney’s Epcot Theme Park.

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I had a pass to visit any of the parks, so I chose Epcot because I wanted to visit the World Showcase (it had been 11 years since my last visit). I was also curious to compare the “Disney versions” to some of the places I’ve been able to visit. I didn’t take photos of all of the sites in the showcase, but I snapped a few here and there.

Here are five from France (and a link to some of my previous posts from that country).

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I ate that crepe as a little snack later in the day, but I chose Morocco for lunch. I haven’t been there yet, but a friend visited that country recently and had a great time.

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I saw an entertaining acrobatic troupe while in Epcot’s China, and the area’s design was too pretty not to photograph. Though I haven’t been to mainland China, I visited Taiwan several years ago.

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Perhaps my favorite place was Japan. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much I would like to visit that country again. Having spent some time living in and traveling through Asia, the Japan and China sections of the World Showcase felt familiar. I was treated to a taiko drum demonstration, too!

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Japan’s souvenir shop is really nice. For starters, it sells Hi-Chew. It also has an array of awesome toys, kitchenware, and manga-inspired items. I bought a stuffed Totoro for my niece. It’s going to be one of her Christmas presents.

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Bonus photo!

My Orlando hotel had an old school arcade in it. I spent a couple of quarters on Ms. Pac-Man.

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