Australia should be built at AK, not WS. For one thing, its not a very architecturally distinct country from all the others, but its animal diversity would make it very welcome at AK.
You forgot the country that helped make America -
Don't give me any of that "you've already got the United Kingdom' as that part of World Showcase hardly represents Scotland at all, if at all. The United Kingdom area is basically a representation of London with a smattering of Liverpool with the Beatles band. Where are the castles, the sweeping glens, the Highland warriors, the tales of the innovation of the Scottish inventors, the tales of Scottish explorers, Scotland's oil boom (although it's been stolen by Westminster), the fishing industry and Nessie? Wouldn't Nessie make for a interesting dark ride or maybe a ride with daring escapes from English Redcoats? Disney could also make a small fortune helping people research their Scottish surnames and clan tartan.
The Norway section of World Showcase is more akin to Scotland than the United Kingdom area could ever be.
I would love for something like the ruins of the Colosseum, for example, where that brick wall ends by Tutto Italia. Move that DTD statue some few feet away for additional space if needed! They could do so much, but...:brick:(Would I be the only person who would love a history exhibit in Italy? Anyone? Anyone?)
I know last year's Food & Wine Festival featured an Australia section. It does look promising should DAK not take Australia first. I would love to see the Opera House recreated. But NO FINDING NEMO WHATSOEVER. Please! Make it cartoon-free Australia!While much of Australia is wild, it's not like the Aborigine people haven't lived there for many years. Not only that, but the way Australia compares to other countries is quite similar to America's obvious ties to England, but Australia is its own unique manner.
Russia is my main choice for next WS pavilion as well. I mean, in one of the Ports of Entry shops,a diorama of Russia exists!Russia has a cultural history that is so fascinating, and it is the largest country in the world. Not only that, but the architecture is beautiful. I could easily see St. Basil's Cathedral or a combination of that with Red Square as the icon.
I can easily imagine a dark boat ride that takes you under Dracula's castle...Great idea!This next choice is highly bias and isn't a choice on here, but I would love to see a Romania country. I just watched something about Romania and Dracula. I know that putting something like that in would be very out of character for pure, innocent Disney, but I think one of Vlad Dracula's castles would be so cool.
We managed to get some of that in Millennium Village in 2000. There isnt much you could say is depictive of Wales or Northern Ireland either. For bagpipes which is one thing you could say is scottish - see off kilter - good few scottish tunes and Scotland the Brave belted out quite often. I would quite happily see highland dancing been done around the UK part.
Oh if only they had Millennium Village still and the countries there
I'm pretty sure the topic has been discussed repeatedly.:lookaroun
Anyway, my vote's for Egypt, Greece and Russia, as always.
Yep, the Millenium Village was nice and it was a pleasant surprise to have a chat with three CM's who just happened to grown uo in the same area of Glasgow as me.
Maybe Scotland needs a special mention at World Showcase on account of our part in making America the country that it is today.
Taken from another site -
When the United States were first formed and the thirteen states selected their first governors, nine were of Scottish ancestry.
All the members of the first American cabinet had Scottish ancestry.
Nearly half of the Secretaries of the US Treasury and one third of the Secretaries of State have been of Scots origin.
There are eight Aberdeens, eight Edinburghs, seven Glasgows and eight places simply known as Scotland, in the United States today.
The first American Secretary of War was a Scot named General Henry Knox, he was appointed in 1785.
John Paul (alias John Paul Jones) was a Scotsman, and founder of the U.S. Navy.
James Pollock (1810-90), responsible for putting "In God We Trust" on the US coinage, was of Scottish descent.
A quote from Woodrow Wilson, "Every line of strength in American history is a line colored with Scottish blood.
I'll finish with a quote from George Washington at Valley Forge - "If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of Virginia, plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, rally around the Scotch-Irish of that region and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who will never submit to British tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw a trigger."
In the grand scale of things, we are a tiny country but we have made a massive impact on the world stage and as such, I believe we deserve a place of honour at World Showcase.
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