Buuuuut, sometimes we see things in Disney World that are just plain SCARY. Whether it’s an unexpected ride, a terrifying staple in a hotel lobby, or a larger-than-life figure that is sure to induce nightmares, Disney can be pretty frightening sometimes! Today, though, we’re looking at one of the creepiest things in ALL of the Disney Parks.
The global health crisis put a LOT on hold in Disney and beyond.
At the beginning of the situation last year, Disney had to suspend its Cultural Representative Program. And transferred Cast Members are filling many of the roles typically held but Cultural Representatives in World Showcase. This program typically brings in individuals from around the world to work as Cast Members. Now, it seems some cultural representatives may return to the park this year.
EPCOT is gearing up for its grand reopening celebration tomorrow — which will also be the official start date of the Taste of EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.
And while we’ve been exploring the park during a special Cast Member preview this week, EPCOT’s World Showcase has felt a little different. Each pavilion is normally staffed by cultural representatives from each of the represented countries, but for now, it could be a long time before all of the cultural ambassadors can return to Disney World.
If you’ve ever reviewed a list of dining options in Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World, you may have noticed that some pavilions have more eateries than others. France and Japan, in particular, not only have several restaurants each, they’re both in the process of adding new restaurants as well, which will bring the restaurant total in France to five and in Japan to four.
So why do Epcot’s France and Japan have so many restaurants each while Canada can’t even get a quick service spot?
The answer to this question is a little complicated. You may think that the inequality is due to French and Japanese cuisine being more celebrated in the real world, and thus restaurants in these pavilions are naturally more popular. [Read more…]