Epcot’s World Showcase is full of food and drink choices. In addition to the food and drink options, some countries have attractions too. Mexico has one ride that the whole family loves to ride multiple times when we are in Disney.
Mexico is the first country in the World Showcase you will enter when you walk clockwise around the lagoon. There is definitely some good food and drink in this country. If you like tequila then you should stop by La Cava del Tequila (they have over 200 tequilas, top-shelf cocktails, and Mexican beer and wine!) and if you are looking for something quick you can check out La Cantina de San Angel (I really like the nachos, yum!).
Other than the food and drink, the Mexico pavilion also has a fun attraction. Located inside the Mayan pyramid is the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.
Once you board your boat your journey to find Donald Duck begins. The ride will take you through different scenes and well-known landscapes of Mexico. In addition to the videos of the Mexican landscapes, you will also see animatronic dolls and hear festive music as you float along.
One of our favorite parts of the ride is when you look up and see “fireworks” above you. It’s near the end of the ride and it’s a fun part of the attraction.
This is a great ride that rarely has a line. If it’s a hot day it’s a great place to find some relief from the heat. After you are done with the ride you can take a look around inside the pyramid. Shopping and dining options are near the attraction. There is a restaurant, San Angel Inn Restaurante, where you can see the boats from the Gran Fiesta Tour float by, so you can wave to people on the ride.
Here’s a quick rundown of the dining options in Mexico:
- La Cantina de San Angel
- San Angel Inn Restaurante
- La Hacienda de San Angel
- La Cava del Tequila
- Margarita Stand
There’s also multiple shopping options:
- La Tienda Encantada
- Plaza de los Amigos
- La Princesa de Cristal
- El Ranchito del Norte
- Ring Carvers
There is also a Kidcot Fun Stop located in the Mayan pyramid. These areas are located in each country and give the kids a chance to do something artistic and collect stamps from around the world. They are staffed by cast members who can provide information about the country. It’s a fun and educational experience for the kids. Plus, it gives the parents a chance to relax.
What’s your favorite experience in the Mexico pavilion?
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