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    New Country coming to Epcot?

    Mostly just rumors from here and elsewhere, but still interesting:

    http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/b..._at_epcot.html
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Nothing to see here, moving on. Some website just put all the rumors together in one post.
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    The article basically cites 'the internet' as its source...
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Who knows... maybe it's true this time. These rumors have existed since the park opened and they have the space.
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Spain would fit very well between Morocco and France. The architecture of the south of Spain looks very much like Morocco.
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    If they did do a new country, they'd be much better off building something different than the over-represented European countries. I'd suggest India, Russia, or Brazil. AND they should only do it if they spend the money to do it right and build a quality ride. World Showcase is long on shopping, dining and movies and way too short on attractions.

    Still, this article is nothing more than a summary of rumors from MiceChat and elsewhere. There's probably a grain of truth in there, but the reporter certainly doesn't know what it is.
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Russia would definitely be a great addition.

    Personally, I'd love to see The Netherlands (being half Dutch and all). I can totally envision a big, honkin' windmill, tulips and all that jazz.

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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Back on 05 I was privy to some talks about a Russian pavilion. Disney had a US senator come down, and there were all sorts of talks... blah blah blah... the Senator who was involved was convinced that I would be able to help open it in a few years. Needless to say it didn't happen. There have been numerous high level talks, but I am never quite sure at which point these talks break down... now it would be easy to say pricetag, but people know that overall costs before they step into these talks.

    le sigh... I want a Russian pavilion.

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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    I am still waiting for Germany to get her boatride....???

    Would love to see Brazil get a land......but like Dusty posted, only if they do it right and include a quality ride......
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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    As much as I would love to see a new country (after 2 decades), I would prefer a country that really stands out and wouldnt be lost among others as being another pavilion with just shops and restaraunts. I also want it to stand out structurally, which is why I would prefer either Greece or Russia to be the next country added to the WS.

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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Quote Originally Posted by toonaspie View Post
    As much as I would love to see a new country (after 2 decades), I would prefer a country that really stands out and wouldnt be lost among others as being another pavilion with just shops and restaraunts. I also want it to stand out structurally, which is why I would prefer either Greece or Russia to be the next country added to the WS.
    I agree, let's get something completely different, something that isn't represented in any of the parks.

    Russia
    Ukraine
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Columbia
    Egypt

    Something just off the wal awesome!

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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    Russia would definitely be a great addition.

    Personally, I'd love to see The Netherlands (being half Dutch and all). I can totally envision a big, honkin' windmill, tulips and all that jazz.
    Quite close to my suggestion. I was going to say that Belgium would make a nice addition.

    Brugge would make a wonderful setting, especially if they got a chocolatier on board.


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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    I think Spian would fit in well......and there is always more space...............maybe paviloin of countries by region,like South America,


    But Russia and Australia/New Zealand would be great too!

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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    If it helps any, Spain, Israel, and Equatorial Africa have been "coming soon" since 1983.
    It bothers me when people selectively edit quotes to support whatever point they are trying to prove.

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    Re: New Country coming to Epcot?

    The "New World Showcase Country" is something that seems cursed. There's a ton of potential additions that have come close to creation, but the sponsoring country or companies end up backing out for some reason (ranging from costs being too high to entire governments collapsing, in the case of the USSR). World Showcase is tied with the animal parts of Animal Kingdom for my favorite thing at WDW, and I truly hope a new country or region does come to pass in the near future. I'm not holding my breath though.
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