Monday Poll – IF World Showcase gets a Brazil Pavilion, what are you most looking forward to?

Brazil Vinylmation from the Flags series
Rumors have been rampant for the last week that Disney will soon announce that Brazil will become the 11th country in Epcot’s World Showcase. While such rumors have cropped up fairly regularly for several years now, the latest round was initially triggered by a Brazilian news report. The website Inside the Magic, with an assist from a Portugese-speaking contributor, reported that high-ranking Brazilian government officials had met with Disney and that an announcement of a Brazil pavilion in World Showcase was imminent. An intrepid reader of Inside the Magic also noted that the Disney Vinylmation Flag Series includes 11 figures. 10 of the figures are from the current World Showcase Pavilion countries. The 11th figure: Brazil.

It’s still just rumor and speculation until there’s an announcement, but this seems to be the most solid rumor in some time. World Showcase last added a new pavilion in 1988, and Brazilian tourism to Walt Disney World has continued to increase at a rapid pace, even during the recent economic downturn. So IF a Brazil Pavilion does come to World Showcase, what would you be most excited to see/experience? Answer the poll at the right and tell us in the comments.

10 thoughts to “Monday Poll – IF World Showcase gets a Brazil Pavilion, what are you most looking forward to?”

  1. Would like to see an attraction…when I think Brazil…I think Amazon River…Maybe they could make use of the never built Rhein River Boat ride that was planned for Germany.

  2. I would look forward to a Brazilian type steakhouse. Such as Fogo De Choas or Rodizio’s. With the Brazilian Gauchos and the skewers of meat!!

  3. I’d like an attraction too. I truly do enjoy getting some of the cultures of the countries as we go through world showcase, but how many shows can you really sit through? Our WS experience is typically just walking through the pavillions, browsing through the shops and enjoying a couple of snacks and drinks as we work our way around. I’ve seen all the shows there, but I just really don’t feel too inclined to sit through them anymore. I doubt it would happen, but I’d love to have another ride or 2 back there. I’d say Mexico and Norway are our favorite pavillions, just because there is a ride there.

  4. I voted for the restaurant, but I should qualify that I’m a meat guy. My favorite dinner at WDW is Ohana’s, why, non stop meat.

    I will agree that another attraction in the WS would be welcome, but another boat ride ala Mexico would be a bore. If it was more Maelstrom and less IASW that could be OK.

  5. I’d vote for a tour of the Brazilian beaches…wait, that’s not a choice. Oh well, Carnivale comes pretty close.

  6. I would love to see some sort of a riding attraction – not another movie please. I think it would be really cool to incorporate the ride system that they used for Indiana Jones at DL and duplicated for Dinosaur at AK – going through the Amazon & the rainforest. I would also want to have an awesome steakhouse. I’m wondering what kind of architecture and landmarks they would use to represent the country’s heritage and culture – would there be a mini-version of the very famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, or would they opt for something else? That’s definitely one of the things I think of when I think of Brazil, kind of like the Eiffel Tower for France, or the Stave Church for Norway.

    And not to be a pain in the butt, but to offer a minor correction to the original article: if any new country were to be addedto World Showcase, it would actually become the 12th pavilion as there are 11 already. If you look at it as the US pavilion, being the host pavilion, doesn’t count – then yeah, it would be the 11th.

  7. I like stopher’s idea of an Amazon ride–how cool would that be? But failing that, a Brazilian steakhouse sounds just plain awesome.

    Is it too late to vote for an Australia pavilion?

  8. The architecture would be high rises stacked on top of high rises. For refernece see Ed Norton’s Incredible Hulk. I would love for Australia or South Africa to be added. That would give the Southern Hemispere some exposure.

  9. I’m with stopher. Not another movie, please. I get that some people really enjoy the movies, but for some reason, I fall asleep in them. I would like something like an Amazon River ride, similar to Maelstrom.

    Honestly, though, not real excited about the addition of Brazil. Maybe I’ll change my mind after the pavillion is built, but right now I’m not overly excited.

  10. Yeah, I agree with Bunch… glad to see something new, but I have a hard time getting excited about this one. Now if they build a great restaurant or put a good ride there, that would give me something to look forward to. Otherwise, I’ll just wait and see.

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