The 3 Most Underrated World Showcase Pavilions in EPCOT

World Showcase
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Each year, millions of Walt Disney World fans take a magical trip around the world in a 1.2-mile radius thanks to EPCOT’s World Showcase. A Disney foodie dream, The World Showcase features cultural cuisine and authentic decor from 11 countries. Shops, dining, attractions, and Cast Members from around the globe make The World Showcase a world-class theme park land.

World Showcase

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Related: EPCOT Announces 2023 Eat to the Beat Concert Lineup 

While comparing the featured countries is difficult, some draw more Disney Guests than others. Staples like the United Kingdom, Mexico, France, and Italy pavilions get accolades for their dining options and attractions, like the Eiffel Tower in the France pavilion and the Gran Fiesta Tour featuring Donald Duck inside the Mexico pavilion. Although every Disney Guest has favorites from the world celebration, Walt Disney World Resort enthusiasts would argue that some pavilions deserve more praise.

Based on a passionate discussion sparked by u/DamageOdd3078 on Reddit, these are the most underrated World Showcase pavilions in no particular order.

1. Morocco

EPCOT Morocco

The EPCOT Morocco Pavilion in the World Showcase. Photo: Matthew Cooper /

You’re missing out if you’ve never been to Spice Road Table. Overlooking the Morocco pavilion, the sit-down restaurant offers small plates and entrees featuring Mediterranean flavors and craft cocktails. Since it’s not as popular as restaurants like the Rose and Crown in the UK pavilion, getting a walk-in reservation is easy. The attention to detail in the architecture is a sight to behold, and you might catch some belly dancers while you shop through the intricate stores.

2. Japan

Japan Pavilion EPCOT

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With arguably the best store in EPCOT, Mitsukoshi Department Store, the Japan pavilion doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Guests can spend hours in this corner of the Disney Park with a tranquil koi pond and consistent shows featuring ​​Matsuriza Taiko Drummers. News dropped recently that an all-new table-service restaurant is headed to the pavilion in 2023: Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya. Inspired by festivals in Japan, the visually stunning restaurant is a great excuse to spend more time at the underrated pavilion.

3. Canada


Two words: cheddar and bacon. The overlooked Canada pavilion is a dream come true for foodies who flock to The World Showcase. Le Cellier boasts beer, decadent dining, and views of a waterfall with an air-conditioned film to digest it all with. Although it’s the largest pavilion, it’s the first in the lineup, which means eager Guests tend to breeze by it. They don’t realize they’re missing out on poutine and impressive architecture in Oh, Canada.

The World Showcase rankings are always up for debate, but the pavilions are undeniably the crown jewel of EPCOT (aside from Spaceship Earth). With the Food and Wine Festival and Eat to the Beat kicking off in EPCOT this summer, there are plenty of reasons to see what’s new at the Park and decide which pavilions capture your heart (and stomach).

About Kaitlin Morelli

A Disney World Guest since before she could walk, Kaitlin is a Jersey girl and former Virginia Tech Hokie. When she's not listening to the 'Moana' soundtrack on repeat with her baby daughter, she's writing, singing, and strumming the ukulele. Kaitlin is passionate about finding the best Disney Park tips n' tricks and moments when pop culture and Disney collide. She's looking forward to eventually taking her first Disney trip with her favorite fan in the making: her daughter.

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