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World Showcase by James Feeney

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James Feeney James Feeney
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1
Print Pricing
$8.00 to $725.00
Size
0.07 Gigapixels
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314
Date added
Oct 20, 2013
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World Showcase is a large area reminiscent of a permanent world's fair containing eleven pavilions, each themed and dedicated to represent a specific country. The eleven pavilions surround the World Showcase Lagoon, a large man-made lake located in the center of World Showcase with a perimeter of 1.2 miles. In clockwise order, the eleven pavilions include:
Mexico Mexico
Norway Norway
China China
Germany Germany
Italy Italy
United States The American Adventure
Japan Japan
Morocco Morocco
France France
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Canada Canada
Of the eleven pavilions, Norway and Morocco were not present at the park's opening, and were added later after park opening. Each pavilion contains themed architecture, landscapes, streetscapes, attractions, shops, and restaurants representing the respective country's culture and cuisine. In an effort to maintain the authenticity of the represented countries, the pavilions are primarily staffed by citizens of the respective countries as part of the Cultural Representative Program through J-1 visa agreements. Some pavilions also contain themed rides, shows, and live entertainment representative of the respective country. The only pavilion that is directly sponsored by the government of its respective country is Morocco, the remaining pavilions are primarily sponsored by private companies with affiliations to the represented countries. Pavilions for Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, and Israel have occasionally been rumored as potential future pavilions but have never made it past the planning phases to date. A small African themed refreshment shop known as The Outpost currently resides in the last remaining vacant undeveloped parcel that may potentially one day be developed into a new pavilion area.


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