Did you know that Walt Disney World is not just for children?
The proof is in EPCOT Disney World’s 11 international pavilions at the World Showcase.
With cuisine and beverages from all around the globe, there’s something to please everyone in your group. And, if you’re of age, try “Drinking Around The World,” where you’ll make stops at each country’s on-site bar.
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The complete EPCOT countries list: 11 Countries
1. The American Adventure
Make sure to see the Voices of Liberty that perform daily in the rotunda of The American Adventure building. You can find Disney Vacation Club characters along the pathway to the left of the kiosk, and there are often meet-and-greet sessions happening spontaneously.
Coming in at number two on the Epcot Countries list is good ol’ China. Our recommended drink pairing for this nation is the Canto Loopy cocktail made with vodka and cantaloupe juice, which can be found at The Joy of Tea. Tsing Tao beer is also available there if cocktails aren’t your thing. In addition to traditional main dishes like chicken potstickers, shrimp fried rice, and orange chicken, Lotus Blossom Cafe offers some lighter fare such as Chinese barbecue pork buns and egg rolls. If you’re looking for something quick and easy, grab a bite from the Joy of Tea kiosk!
DISNEY NERD TIP: Located in the back of the China pavilion, the House of Good Fortune store is a great place to spend some time.
Third on our Epcot countries list is Norway.
If you’re in Norway and thirsty, you can get Einstök Icelandic White Ale or Carlsberg on draft at the beer cart. If shots are more your style, they also have Linie Aquavit available.
Linie Aquavit has a very prominent spice and herb flavor, similar to vodka but with a bit more of a bite to it. It’s definitely an acquired taste.
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe is the place to go if you’re looking for something sweet (or savory). They’ve got vanilla crème custard, glazed coconut, and cardamom buns as well as your typical sandwiches.
DISNEY NERD TIP: Our favorite bread is Norwegian School Bread. It has just the right level of sweetness.
Fourth on our Epcot countries list is Italy.
Gelato Sandwiches, gelato sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies, and traditional Italian delights including cannoli are all available at the Gelati kiosk. If you choose this wine, get a dark chocolate from the tiny store behind the wine bar for $.50. The flavors will be enhanced if you select this wine.
The Weinkeller store offers a chance to sample various German wines and beers. Bottles can be taken home as well. Additionally, the beer cart features German beers like Schöfferhofer Pink Grapefruit Hefeweizen and Warsteiner Dunkel.
Sommerfest is an excellent place to enjoy a brat or pretzel.
DISNEY NERD TIP: Germany’s town squares evoke a sense of warm, inviting adventure. When the holiday season arrives, this pavilion is my favorite. During the winter holidays, the pavilion comes alive with a festive atmosphere.
6. United Kingdom
The Rose & Crown Pub, a full-service bar styled after a typical English pub, offers an extensive variety of liquor as well local brews like Bass Ale, Innis & Gunn, and Newcastle. The air conditioning is also top-notch. If you love beer blended with other types of alcohol, get the Black-and-Tan blend. For something different but delicious try the Welsh Dragon cocktail. To pair your drinks with some food, Yorkshire County Fish Shop provides fresh fish and chips with fantastic views of World Showcase Lagoon from its seating area next to the pub .
DISNEY NERD TIP: Live music is often found behind the UK shops. The British Revolution band plays sets throughout the day.
The bar at the Spice Road Table offers Moroccan and Mediterranean brews like Casa, Efes, and Mythos. At the full-service bar, you’ll find signature cocktails, wine flights, and aperitifs. Try a Moroccarita if you’re feeling strong: vodka, lime juice, lemon juice, and triple sec. For a fast meal with Moroccan tastes, try the Tangierine Cafe’s Chicken Royale or Lamb Wrap.
DISNEY NERD TIP: The Moroccan pavilions at Disney World are beautiful, with winding paths and intricate courtyards. The cast members working there are also some of the friendliest you’ll find at any Disney property. Spice Road Table, located in the Morocco pavilion, doesn’t have any seating available, but it’s a lobby area for the restaurant so you can enjoy a drink while waiting for your table.
In Mexico, La Cantina de San Angel serves Patron Lime Margaritas, Milagro Pomegranate Margaritas, and frozen margaritas with lime, strawberry, and mango flavors.
At the Sake Bar in Mitsukoshi Department Store, you can sample various Japanese beverages. You may drink Kirin Frozen beer at the Kabuki Cafe. Sushi rolls, udon noodles, and teriyaki dishes are available at Katsura Grill.
DISNEY NERD TIP: Many people overlook the sake bar in the back corner of the Mitsukoshi department store in Japan. There are numerous sake options to choose from in this best kept secret.
France comes in at number 10 on our Epcot countries list! There are plenty of food and drink options to choose from in France. At L’Artisan des Glaces, you can get an Ice Cream Martini: 2 scoops of ice cream blended together with Grand Marnier, whipped cream, and your choice of vodka or rum. Kronenbourg 1664 is a great option for beer lovers in France.
Les Vins de France offers champagne and French wine if you’re interested. Along with Grand Marnier and Gray Goose Orange Slush, the Les Vins des Chefs de France kiosk also has Gray Goose Citron Lemonade Slush and Gray Goose Orange Slush.
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie is a bakery known for its traditional French food with a twist. Some of their dishes include Dinde B.L.T., Jambon Beurre, etc
Last on the Epcot countries list is Canada.
A wide range of Canadian beers is available at the Popcorn Cart in Canada, such as Labatt Blue, Moosehead, and La Fin Du Monde.
Despite the lack of quick service restaurants in Canada, you can pick up cinnamon sugar-dusted croissant doughnuts from Refreshment Port right next door.