Walt Disney once said "If you can dream it, you can do it!"
This petition is to bring attention to Walt Disney World that Greece should be its next country added to the World Showcase.
The World Showcase opened on Friday October 1, 1982 and is currently home to pavilions for eleven different countries from around the world. It includes Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan, the United States, Italy, Germany, China, and Mexico. Morocco was added in 1984 and Norway was added in 1988. It's been 31 years since Disney World has updated the World Showcase.
Here are 4 Great Reasons why I think Greece should be in the World Showcase in EPCOT
1. The Food
Every year the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival has had the Greece Marketplace as a staple and is always popular with Disney guests. The menu would be a great starting point for a quick service restaurant and later on easily expanded to a table service restaurant. Just think about it…a pavilion that offers gyros, moussaka, spanakopita and souvlaki every day.
World Showcase pavilions truly look and even sound like the countries they represent. A Greece pavilion could have areas that look like everything from buildings along the Santorini cliffside to ancient Greek architecture with traditional Greek music playing in the background, it would be absolutely amazing!
The Greece pavilion could also showcase traditional Greek dancing and music. Disney also has "Hercules" the 1997 movie that they could have regular meet and greets with the characters from that film. The characters have only appeared sporadically throughout Walt Disney World over the years. A Greece pavilion would be the perfect place for them to meet with guests on a regular basis.
4. Gift & Souvenirs
The gift & souvenir shops would be amazing. Guests could purchase anything from Greek sailors hats to Greek Orthodox Iconography and Greek eye charms and jewelry. There could even be a store devoted to food items, like Greek wines, Kalamata olives, olive oil, traditional Greek spices and feta cheese. Tell me that doesn't sound good!
So finally, how is it that a country with Greece's beauty, rich history and innovation is not in the World Showcase?..... Well hopefully we can change that.......
Disney World is currently expanding with the recent opening of Avatar in 2017 and Star Wars Land & Guardians of the Galaxy opening in 2019, so now is a great time for Disney to add a new country to EPCOT.
So I am reaching out to all of you to please sign this petition and pass it around to family and friends and lets give Greece its rightful place in Disney's World Showcase!
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