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Setting: The focal point of the Italy Pavilion is the 105-foot tall functioning replica of St Mark’s Campanile, the bell tower that looks out over the World Showcase Lagoon.
Also prominently featured is a replica of the Doge’s Palace, originally built by the Venetians in the early 14th century.
Germany Pavilion at Epcot
Setting: The Germany Pavilion is styled to look like a 16th century German town, only with architecture from several distinct periods.
You’ll immediately see the statue of Saint George slaying a dragon, as well as a clock tower with a glockenspiel that chimes on the hour. The rest of the Pavilion is made up of small shops, the Biergarten restaurant, Sommerfest quick service, and a couple of kiosks, all of which are immaculately detailed.
France Pavilion at Epcot
Setting: The Eiffel Tower (replica) is the most famous monument in the France Pavilion. The buildings are themed like those found in Paris between 1870 and 1910.
Otherwise known as “La Belle Epoque,” or “The Beautiful Time,” France features a gorgeous courtyard area with a fountain and immaculately maintained gardens. The arrow points towards the entrance to France’s two current attractions, the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along and Impressions de France. Disney still has Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a dark ride similar to the attraction from Disneyland Paris, slated for a summer 2020 opening. Its arrival will certainly bring thousands more guests deeper into the Pavilion every day.
China Pavilion at Epcot
Setting: Most guests entering the China Pavilion walk through an intricately detailed triple-arched ceremonial gate and see a replica of the magnificent Temple of Heaven in the distance.
The Chinese built the original in the early 15th century under supervision of the Yongle Emperor. He was also responsible for the construction of the Forbidden City.
Canada Pavilion at Epcot
Setting: Although they are not necessarily known for their architecture, the Canadians did an impressive job constructing their World Showcase Pavilion. Or, I should say, Disney did a nice job on their behalf. The Hotel du Canada, modeled after Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier, is the Pavilion’s largest and most magnificently detailed building. Although visitors are not allowed inside the Hotel, Le Cellier is located directly underneath it.
You can also walk through the gorgeous Victoria Gardens and gaze out at the Canadian Rockies complete with 30-foot waterfall.