Epcot vs. Reality | The Series – Exploring Pavilion Country Accuracy

Epcot World showcase

In the coming weeks, we will be exploring the 11 Epcot World Showcase pavilions. We will discuss how accurately they present these nations there values and culture. They will be reviewed by established bloggers who have visited the Epcot pavilions, and spent a significant amount of time in the corresponding country they will report their findings and give their opinions on their accuracy.

Epcot World Showcase is a series of pavilions centred around a beautiful reflective lagoon,  this concept strives to presents the culture and architectural identity of the eleven countries around the world. Nations are consulted and even encouraged to design the pavilion in order to present a realistic view of there culture.

How does one effectively display 9 million km2 and 35 million people, consisting of hundreds of cultures, religions, and races, within less than 4 acres of space?

Inspired by an unrealized concept developed by Walt Disney, [Epcot] opened on October 1, 1982. Spanning 305 acres (123 ha), more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park, Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a “permanent world’s fair”. The park is divided into two sections: Future World, made up of eight pavilions, and World Showcase, themed to 11 world nations.

Week 1

Epcot vs Reality | United Kingdom Edition

The UK Pavilion at Epcot does a great job of incorporating a lot of British history through the architecture used and whilst modern day Britain doesn’t look a lot like the pavilion, some things are still very much evident in UK life.

Week 2

Epcot vs Reality | Canada Edition

Week 3

Epcot vs Reality | Italy Edition

epcot vs reality - italy edition

Week 4

Epcot vs Reality | Morocco Edition

(David Roark, photographer)

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Epcot World Showcase is a series of 11 pavilions,  this concept strives to presents the culture and architectural identity of the selected countries. Nations are consulted and even encouraged to design the pavilion in order to present a realistic view of there culture.