Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, Epcot is a favorite of many guests thanks to its two distinct halves. The front of the park is home to Future World which celebrates the unity of technology and nature and the rear of the park is home to World Showcase which features eleven different pavilions which each highlight a country from around the world that come together to form a global community. With so much to see and enjoy in Epcot, it is no wonder why guests love to spend a lot of time there especially in World Showcase. Of the eleven pavilions in World Showcase, one of the most popular is the United Kingdom Pavilion with is filled with such exquisite detail and culture that guests are sure to feel as though they have been transported to the United Kingdom. Guests who spend time in the pavilion can enjoy dining, shopping, entertainment, architecture, culture, and landscaping which are sure to keep them coming back for more. Here are the six best things about the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.
1 – Rose & Crown Dining Room
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, nighttime spectaculars, including fireworks shows, are temporarily suspended.
The United Kingdom Pavilion is home to a full-service dining location whose lively atmosphere and wonderful food leave guests totally satisfied. The Rose & Crown Dining Room invites guests to enjoy traditional British pub fare in a cozy setting complete with fireplaces, mantels, and decorative plates. In addition to the cozy interior rooms, the restaurant also features an outdoor patio that offers beautiful views of World Showcase Lagoon and Epcot Forever. Guests can dine at the Rose & Crown Dining Room daily for lunch and dinner and enjoy menu options like Bangers and Mash, Shepard’s Pie, Corn Beef and Cabbage, Chicken Masala Curry, Fish and Chips, and Welsh Pub Burger. With such amazing entrée options and a wonderful setting, it is no wonder why guests love to enjoy a meal at the Rose & Crown Dining Room!
2 – Rose & Crown Pub
Attached to the Rose & Crown Dining Room is an entertaining and welcoming pub that serves up traditional drinks and small bites. The Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion is a favorite of many guests and generally tends to be very busy which adds to its festive atmosphere. Guests who cozy up to the wood-paneled bar can order up traditional drink options like Guinness, Boddingtons, Strongbow, and Smithwicks and sip on them while enjoying the energetic crowd and setting.
3 – Yorkshire County Fish Shop
Found just outside of the Rose & Crown Pub in the United Kingdom Pavilion is a quick-service dining option which serves up traditional British options in a fast and easy setting. The Yorkshire County Fish Shop is housed in a small building and features an ordering counter which guests can queue up for while visiting the United Kingdom Pavilion. The quick-service location is open daily for lunch and dinner and offers up traditional Fish and Chips as well as beer options which come served in regular cups or souvenir steins.
4 – Meet Alice In The United Kingdom
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, character greetings are temporarily suspended.
A favorite classic Disney animated character comes to life in the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot. Alice from Alice in Wonderland can be found waiting to meet and greet guests near the tea garden in the United Kingdom Pavilion. Alice appears on and off throughout each day and is always willing to pose for a photo, sign an autograph, and discuss the curious adventures and happenings in Wonderland. With the charming tea garden in the background, this character meet and greet is an amazing experience that will leave guests feeling like they are really in the United Kingdom!
5 – The British Revolution
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, performances by the British Revolution are temporarily suspended.
In the rear of the United Kingdom Pavilion is a small stage surrounded by hedge gardens which is home to a rocking group that guests are sure to love. The British Revolution performs several times each day and rocks out to classic British rock acts like Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. Guests who are looking to enjoy some classic rock while wandering through World Showcase are sure to love each performance by The British Revolution!
6 – The Crown & Crest
While there are several shopping locations in the United Kingdom Pavilion, one store tends to be more popular with guests than the rest. The Crown & Crest features a stone edifice and regal sign and offers up some unique merchandise for guests to peruse. Guests can check out classic Beatles merchandise, Rose & Crown merchandise, and even purchase items like mugs and plaques with their family’s coat of arms. With so many unique items to browse through, guests are sure to find the perfect souvenir in The Crown & Crest in the United Kingdom Pavilion.
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