Last week I posted the above picture and asked for guesses as to where it is located. There were some good guesses, but 11 people knew exactly where to find it.
Congratulations to those that knew the decoration can be found in the Mexico pavilion in the World Showcase at EPCOT. 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. The Mayan pyramid is also where the decoration is located.
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:
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. These areas are located in each country and kids can collect activity cards 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.
Congratulations to everyone who knew where to find the decoration and thanks to everyone who played along! Another Where is it Wednesday picture will be up soon.
What’s your favorite thing to see or do in the Mexico pavilion?
Thanks for reading!