China (Epcot)

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China Pavilion
Epcot China logo.svg
EpcotChinaGate.JPG
Paifang gate to China in front of the temple and stores
Epcot
Area World Showcase
Coordinates 28°22′12″N 81°32′46″W / 28.37000°N 81.54611°W / 28.37000; -81.54611Coordinates: 28°22′12″N 81°32′46″W / 28.37000°N 81.54611°W / 28.37000; -81.54611
Status Operating
Opening date October 1, 1982
General statistics
Attraction type Themed Pavilion
Theme Ancient Chinese city
Pagoda with lions in the front

The China Pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Its location is between the Norway and Germany pavilions.[1]

Layout[edit]

Temple of Heaven
China Pavilion Dome

Visitors enter the China Pavilion through a large Chinese gate. The courtyard is dominated by a replica of the Temple of Heaven, which contains the entrance to "Reflections of China", a Circle-Vision 360° movie exploring China's history and scenery, as well as a museum containing several ancient Chinese artifacts. The courtyard is bordered by shops selling Chinese merchandise, and two Chinese restaurants. The pavilion is decorated with ponds, crossed by bridges. Chinese acrobats also perform frequently in the pavilion.[2]

The pavilion served as the backdrop for the music video of the song "Reflection", performed by a then-unknown Christina Aguilera, from the 1998 Disney film Mulan.

Attractions and services[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Shopping[edit]

  • Good Fortune Gifts, sells a variety of items including parasols, puppets, and toys.
  • House of Good Fortune, sells items such as housewares, tea sets, wall prints, silk robes, and porcelain goods.

Dining[edit]

  • Nine Dragons, a full-service gourmet Chinese restaurant featuring traditional Chinese cuisine with a twist.
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe, a counter-service restaurant that serves well-known American-Chinese dishes.

Live entertainment[edit]

  • Dragon Legend Acrobats, a team of young acrobats who perform feats in the outdoor courtyard.

Meet Disney Characters from the films[edit]

  • Mulan, Mushu, and Shang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ China in Epcot. All Ears. Accessed March 31, 2012.
  2. ^ China - Epcot World Showcase. WDW Info. Accessed March 31, 2012.

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