Epcot offers 5 hour walking tour to tell you it has culture


  • Photo via disneyworld.disney.go.com

If you can’t wait for Frozen to overtake Norway next year or have your fair share of random food and wine booths, Epcot has something new to offer you. With the new ‘World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour, you’ll dive into the cultural background of each of the World Showcase pavilions. Yep, forgot all the hullabaloo about Epcot losing its culture, now Disney will march you around for 5 straight hours convincing you it’s still there (for an up charge, of course).

The five hour walking tour includes insights into the cultural influences on Disney’s animated classics. The tour focuses the numerous references found in the architecture, landscaping and displays found throughout World Showcase’s eleven nations. Highlights of the tour will include a cultural demonstration at one of the pavilions and touring of some backstage areas. While the tour may change recent tours have included an up close visit to France’s Eiffel Tower.

Lunch is included in the tour; currently being served at Restaurant Marrakesh. Cost is $109, park admission not included. The tour is for ages 16 and older. The tour does take guests in some restricted areas, in those areas no cameras or cell phone use is allowed. The tour can be booked by calling (407) 939-5277. Take the tour and impress your friends with your random cultural knowledge next time you’re drinking around the world. 

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.