Here are 5 Great Reasons why Greece should be in EPCOT World Showcase
Greece is the cradle of civilization: GOVERNMENT * PHILOSOPHY * SCIENCE * COMMERCE * The ancient Greeks changed the world in about 1,000 years flat. People talking about the greatness of Greece: Why Them? Why There? That’s the question! This was a time in a place when there was a collision of ideas and inspiration and influence that resulted in a truly extraordinary culture. Spanning 6,000 years of civilization. From the southernmost islands of the Aegean in the Mediterranean to the northernmost mountains of Macedonia. Across the mysteries of time, a picture emerges. Any civilization that expresses curiosity among its citizenry, that is a civilization that will lead the world. It is not just things like democracy. It is going deeper. I think the real contribution of the Greeks is the belief in humanity. [Neil deGrasse Tyson and other scholars].
- 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!
- Greek Entertainment
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.
- 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?
We are confident that we can change that with your support!
Now is a great time for Disney to add a new country to EPCOT.
Disney World is currently expanding with the recent opening of Avatar in 2017 and Star Wars Land & Guardians of the Galaxy opening in 2019.
We are reaching out to all of you to please sign this Petition and pass it around to family and friends.
Let’s give Greece its rightful place in Disney’s EPCOT World Showcase!