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Possible Attraction in France pavilion (Epcot) Update - new Attraction Greenlit

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If you are 99%, I'm going with your recollection. @marni1971, let's move Israel to the other side of Morocco. :) I'll try to dig out photos somewhere. Team effort!
I was on-site prior to Epcot opening and do recall the Israel sign being next to Morocco...
 

clemmo

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Speaking of the American pavilion (piggybacking off of the American Adventure talk), is there a possibility of better, regional food being offered? Just looking at the menu choices makes me a little sad. Same question for better alcohol.

Things I am looking forward to (#3 should have been completed years ago):

1. Rat breaking ground (far away from IDF)
2. The little U.K. Attraction being built (if it fits thematically)
3. New country pavilion(s)
Completely agree about all of this. The American pavilion food is sad we usually just skip right over it. It's basically your stereotypical American funnel cakes and turkey legs even though the regional cuisine in the country could be very good. Rat along with U.K. Attraction and a new country with shops restaurants and show/attraction would really help balance out the WS. Then on to the mess that is FW especially FW east
 
If they could afford a summer Olympic Games, there is a sponsor than can help out with a pavilion costing no more than $100,000,000. Unless they splurge for a boat ride.

By the way, as others have deduced but to put a fine point on it, Brazil is likely to be built. Let's hope it gets a ride.
Yeah, but they couldn't afford a summer Olympic Games...
 
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Hope this helps clear up some confusion in discussion from other threads. A couple of things to note on these maps:

1. Only Mexico, Norway, China and Japan occupy close to their entire pad. All the other current countries still have some room left for expansion on their existing pads.
2. I marked the locations of known attraction spaces in Germany, Italy, Japan and UK.
3. Rat is not confirmed to go where I have it marked, this is just my gut feeling.
4. Pads 7 and 8 are basically gone forever.
5. Pads 2 and 3 may as well be one big space now because of the restrictions due to fireworks storage near 2.

EDIT: Honestly I see now why only 3 new countries were being discussed. There is really only 3 spaces for new countries, pads 3, 4 and 5.
A. Thank you for being such a great contributor to this site. Your insight and common sense are a welcome injection to this site.
B. You make the best pictures/diagrams (outside of Martin). These attachments alway help me understand the issues better.

Thank you for the effort you put into your posts!
 
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Completely agree about all of this. The American pavilion food is sad we usually just skip right over it. It's basically your stereotypical American funnel cakes and turkey legs even though the regional cuisine in the country could be very good. Rat along with U.K. Attraction and a new country with shops restaurants and show/attraction would really help balance out the WS. Then on to the mess that is FW especially FW east
Like, America's more than burgers, chicken tenders, and hot dogs. It looks like more of the regional dishes get their due during the festivals, but it shouldn't be that way. Plus, the American pavilion only has a QS (with two stands), so it's not like changing the menu would be too difficult.

It could be split by these categories:
Northeast
Soul Food
Midwest
Cajun
Western
Tex Mex

And while Disney changes the menus, they could also change the alcohol to fit the regions. Unless they have some sort of deal with Anheuser-Busch or something.
 

egg

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Brazil makes absolute sense.

If they're willing to spent boatloads of cash for three weeks of fame and attention, on multiple occasions... then surely they're willing to spend a lesser amount for a permanent attraction. I'm not confident that any new WS pavillion is coming, but if it does, I'm betting it will be Brazil.

And that means, if a ride is to come, it might not be based around existing Disney characters??
 

October82

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And that means, if a ride is to come, it might not be based around existing Disney characters??
There are a few Disney properties that take place in South America. The Three Caballeros probably wouldn't work for obvious reasons. Perhaps Up would work? It takes place in Venezuela, but perhaps that's close enough to be overlooked.
 

doctornick

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Original Poster
The why mess with it?

Assuming they did of course.
Re: Impressions de France...

I have no problems with it staying, but it's a 35 year old film and there's a reasonable argument that stuff like that should be updated or even changed periodically. Some (maybe even most) would regard any replacement as "worse" but I'd at least be willing to give it a shot and would enjoy something new. Much like I support changing out even popular acts among the WS streemosphere, I think most theme park films need periodic changing.

Wouldn't mind them using the same score and similar concept, but just with a brand new film.
 

doctornick

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Original Poster
Sorry, I thought I was caught up.
What country is being discussed for the front of the area?
None. Just that the seemingly green lit building of the Ratatouille ride in the back of the plot wouldn't eliminate the possibility of using the front of the plot in the future for a new country (at some theoretically point in the future)
 
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