United Kingdom (Epcot)

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United Kingdom Pavilion
Epcot United Kingdom logo.svg
United Kingdom street at Epcot.jpg
The pavilion's street contains one building for each century of British history.
Epcot
Area World Showcase
Coordinates 28°22′13″N 81°33′07″W / 28.37028°N 81.55194°W / 28.37028; -81.55194Coordinates: 28°22′13″N 81°33′07″W / 28.37028°N 81.55194°W / 28.37028; -81.55194
Status Operating
Opening date October 1, 1982
General statistics
Attraction type Themed Pavilion
Theme British Village
Sponsor Bass Brewery

The United Kingdom pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Its location is between the France and Canada pavilions.

Layout[edit]

An old world cottage
The UK in Epcot.JPG

The United Kingdom Pavilion, designed to look like a stereotypical British village, has British gardens (including a hedge maze). The shops sell British items, such as tea, toys, clothing, and Beatles merchandise. A band called "The British Revolution" performs British rock and roll covers from acts such as the Police, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Blur and Led Zeppelin, and a comedic group known as the "World Showcase Players" perform humorous and interactive versions of "King Arthur and the Holy Grail" and "Romeo and Juliet", renamed "Romeo and Edna". The Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room serves traditional British food, as well as beer and ale. There is also a quick-service counter serving fish and chips. There is a sports shop selling British sports equipment, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United football shirts.

Attractions & Services[edit]

Attraction[edit]

  • Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure (January 28, 2009 - June 23, 2012)
  • Agent P's World Showcase Adventure (June 23, 2012- present)

Dining[edit]

  • Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

A full service restaurant that serves British cuisine in both an indoor and outdoor setting. The indoor section resembles a pub, while the outdoor seating is located on a patio overlooking the lagoon. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Dishes as of 2008/2009 include potato and leek soup, bangers and mash and fish and chips.

A key attraction to the Rose and Crown is the selection of ales and stouts including Boddingtons, Bass, Harp and Guinness (from the Republic of Ireland) as well as Stella Artois (despite being Belgian, it is the UKs most popular lager or non-traditional ale). Also extremely popular is the selection of quality Scotches and Irish Whiskeys served in the bar and restaurant.

  • Yorkshire County Fish Shop

A quick service fish and chip counter restaurant that serves only fish, chips, and shortbread. Drinks, including Bass Ale and Harp Lager, are available. Seating is outdoors only. Yorkshire is very rarely referred to as "Yorkshire County", despite being a county, because "shire" and "county" are synonymous in the UK.

Shopping[edit]

  • The Toy Soldier

Sells toys and memorabilia usually associated with the UK, such as; The Beatles, Paddington Bear and The Rolling Stones. There are also traditional wooden toys as well as Disney merchandise.

  • The Crown and Crest

Sells Keep Calm and Carry On merchandise, including, books, shirts, cups and mugs.

  • HRC

The Historical Research Center. Sells coats of arms, swords, tacky merchandise and lets you look at the history of your last name, insisting on a hard sell.

  • Sportsman's Shoppe

Sells football team apparel from Manchester United, Celtic and Liverpool Football Club, footballs and books. Strangely enough, this shop also sells Guinness merchandise, which strikes as being odd by the fact that Guinness isn't from the United Kingdom but from Republic of Ireland.

  • The Tea Caddy

Sells Twinings Tea, teacups, teapots, and British sweets

  • UK Cart

Sells Walt Disney World Trading pins, lanyards, Minnie and Mickey Mouse Plushes, Shot glasses and UK shirts.

Entertainment[edit]

  • British Revolution - Band playing British rock music from the 1960s through 1990s
  • The Hat Lady - Piano player in the Rose & Crown
  • World Showcase Players - Roving comedy show

Meet Disney Characters from the films[edit]

Throughout the day, characters from British-based Disney features like...


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