China Pavilion at 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

The China Pavilion is a Chinese-themed pavilion that is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, United States. Its location is between the Norwegian and German pavilions.[1]

Layout[edit]

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.[2] The pavilion is decorated with ponds, crossed by bridges. Chinese acrobats also perform frequently in the pavilion.[3]

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.[4]

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 Restaurant, 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.

Character Meet & Greets[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ China in Epcot. All Ears. Accessed March 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "360 Degrees of China". Today at Disney. May 22, 2016. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ China - Epcot World Showcase. WDW Info. Accessed March 31, 2012.
  4. ^ B, Erin (July 16, 2013). "Epcot World Showcase Best Kept Secrets – China". Chip & Company. Retrieved December 29, 2017. 

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