Posts Tagged ‘Mexico Pavilion’

El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia Now Performing at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

by on November 28, 2017

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Have you had the chance to see Coco yet? Well, to tie the film into its Mexican heritage, the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot has introduced a new musical act for a limited time.

El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia is a musical act that was inspired by the film and they will be entertaining Guests through January 6. The group gets their name courtesy of  the town of Santa Cecilia, which is featured in Coco.  El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia will perform songs from the movie including “Remember Me” and “The World Es Mi Familia.”

In addition, a new interactive exhibit and festive dioramas that showcase scenes from the film will be added to the Mexico Folk Art Gallery. Currently the gallery features an exhibit called Remember Me.

Coco is now in theaters.

Choza de Margarita to Open This Week at Mexico Pavilion in Epcot

by on November 9, 2017

Choza de Margarita

©Choza de Margarita / Disney

Choza de Margarita was announced back at the beginning of the year and many were anxiously awaiting the day this outdoor margarita bar would be opening. I can officially tell you that the bar will be opening tomorrow, Friday, November 10. The walk up window was supposed to open earlier this year, but due to the unpredictability of construction, the official opening got delayed.

Choza de Margarita’s menu offers three hand-crafted margaritas. These on-the-rocks options include Acan Grapefruit (Casa Noble Blanco Tequila, grapefruit liqueur, elderflower cordial, lemon juice, cardamom bitters and ginger beer), Guava Pink Peppercorn (Zignum Mexcal Reposado, guava nectar, grapefruit liqueur, lime juice, Peychaud’s Bitters and pink peppercorns), and Lime Cucumber (Avión Blanco Tequila, fresh cucumber, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar).

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Julia’s Best Week Ever, October 5, 2017: Epcot 35–Something Old, Something New

by on October 5, 2017

 

Ever have one of those weekends when you really don’t have plans? This weekend was one of those. With the weather predicted to be a washout, we thought about just staying at home. But when we got up on October 1 and the weather wasn’t too horrible, we piled in the car (with umbrellas) and headed over to Epcot for the visionary park’s 35th anniversary. We weren’t the only ones–the line of cars extended as far as the eye could see.

 

When we arrived, we got a special Epcot 35 button and a unique map for the day. We unfolded the map, and it was a neat poster souvenir.

 

We had no interest in buying merchandise, but I think we were the only people in all of Walt Disney World who didn’t. The line for I Was There merchandise stretched from Innoventions all the way to the main entrance. On the other hand, this was the “line” for Spaceship Earth.

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New ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos Exhibit at Epcot

by on September 29, 2017

‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos

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In case you didn’t know, Pixar has a movie coming out this Thanksgiving holiday called Coco. Well, in an obvious attempt to tie in the movie with the theme parks, Disney is introducing a brand new exhibit for the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot called ‘Remember Me!’ La Celebración del Día de Muertos.

The exhibit features artwork of prominent Mexican and Mexican-American artists that explores the traditions of Día de Muertos. (The main premise behind Coco.) For those who are unaware, Día de los Muertos is a two-day celebration that honors departed children and adults and takes place on November 1st and 2nd each year.

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Mexico Pavilion Now Opens Early at Epcot

by on June 21, 2016

©Rikki Niblett

©Rikki Niblett

With the opening of Frozen Ever After today, another World Showcase Pavilion will be opening at 9:00 a.m. with the rest of the park. Most of the Mexico Pavilion will be available for Guests to experience. This includes the shops, as well as the Gran Fiesta Tour.

In addition, Guests will now have the option to enjoy a delightful breakfast at La Cantina de San Angel. Menu items at the counter service location will include:

  • Chilquiles con huevos: two fried eggs, layers of fried corn tortilla, with green tomatillo sauce, topped with queso fresco, onions, and sour cream – $8.75
  • Tamal verde con huevos: scrambled eggs, corn dough filled with pork chorizo, covered with green tomatillo sauce – $8.75
  • Pambazo de chorizo con huevo: bread roll filled with scrambled eggs, chorizo, jack cheese, red onion, lettuce, and guacamole – $9.95

For kids, they can enjoy huevos revueltos, which are scrambled eggs topped with cheese, served with potatoes and fruit for $5.99.

One “attraction” not open at 9:00 a.m. at the Mexico Pavilion is La Cava del Tequila, which opens at 11:30 a.m.

SATURDAY SIX: The Six Most Interesting, Most Unusual, and Strangest Souvenirs in EPCOT’s World Showcase

by on June 13, 2015

This week’s SATURDAY SIX takes a look at the Six Most Interesting, Most Unusual, and Strangest Souvenirs in Epcot’s World Showcase. After last week’s article on the Six Best Snacks in World Showcase, we’re going stay in the same area and look at another underrated part of Epcot; all the unique gift shops. This is the one theme park in Orlando, if not the world, where you will not find the same old stuff. Outside of the Norway Pavilion, it’s pretty much impossible to find any Frozen merchandise and you will have to go to Future World if you want the Disney Parks merchandise you will usually see at the other parks, Disney resorts, or Disney Springs. It’s a breath of fresh air and there are so many incredible items throughout World Showcase. However today we are not going to look at those. Instead we are going to look in the nooks and crannies and find the six most interesting, unusual, and strangest items starting with….

# 6 – Panda Sitting On a Toilet (China Pavilion)

While World Showcase is filled my with great shopping experiences, by far and away my favorite area to browse is at the Yong Feng Shangdian Department Store in the China Pavilion. It is a gigantic store packed with some of the coolest and most unusual in all of WDW. Wall of actual swords? CHECK. Intricately designed wooden ships? CHECK. Jade sculptures? Gorgeous Chinese dresses? Paper fans and chop sticks? All here. This is a store you could spend the better part of an hour just walking through and checking everything out. It also may contain the most amount of panda related items in Florida. Panda stuffed animals, keychains, coffee mugs, earmuffs… you name it, this store has it. The greatest of all panda items is this Panda Siting on a Toilet toy. Who knows why it could possibly exist, but aren’t you glad it does?

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Panda has to be reading a collection of the SATURDAY SIX, right? Only thing that makes sense.

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Wait a second. SOLAR POWERED?! Now I’m going to have to buy this to see exactly what it does. Will report back Dear Readers.

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