Take a stroll into the Epcot’s United Kingdom Pavilion at Walt Disney World and be transported back in time. Travel down the cobblestone streets to find unique architecture, soot-sprinkled chimneys, a cozy pub, quiet nooks, lovely gardens, and lively music. These charms of Epcot’s United Kingdom pavilion are set among buildings representing Victorian, London, Yorkshire Manor, Tudor, Georgian, Hyde Park, and Regency styles.
6. Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room
The cheery eatery is open for lunch and dinner and features traditional entrees like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, corned beef, salmon, and strip steak. Guests can eat both inside and outside, and the outdoor patio is a perfect way to enjoy the Epcot fireworks if you are dining in the evening. You can also grab a seat in the pub section, relax, and enjoy the dynamic atmosphere. Don’t forget to check out the architecture of the pub itself; it’s modeled after a street pub, a country pub, and a waterfront pub. If you don’t have a reservation for the Rose and Crown, stop by the neighboring Yorkshire County Fish and Chips for counter service selections and several different types of beer.
The shops in Epcot’s United Kingdom pavilion are not to miss. They offer perfumes, lotions, sweaters, candy and jewelry. In other shops you can find kilts, soccer apparel, and Guinness merchandise. Stop by the Crown and Crest to find your family’s crest and have it framed for a unique souvenir. Tucked inside of a thatched roof cottage is the Tea Caddy, a perfect spot for specialty tea gifts and candy and chocolate unique to the United Kingdom. Don’t forget to check out The Toy Soldier for British toys, books, castle playsets, and British pop music and movie souvenirs.
4. Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland
Look in front of the Tea Caddy by the colorful gardens for Mary Poppins, the perfect spot to make Mary’s acquaintance and get a charming photograph. Alice in Wonderland also stops by here to spend time with her guests and share stories of her curious adventures chasing the White Rabbit.
3. Iconic Red Telephone Boxes
The United Kingdom pavilion is filled with amazing details. The most famous example of this is probably the authentic red telephone boxes. Step inside for a perfect photo spot. Don’t forget to look for the replica red cast iron mail box as well.
2. British Revolution Band
My family always catches a performance of the British Revolution, a 4-member band that plays British popular music from the 1960s to present day, ranging from punk rock to Beatles pop. This band plays several shows a day to guests in the gazebo in the back of the United Kingdom pavilion, and their high energy and crowd-pleasing performances draw crowds all day long. For some Scottish tunes, don’t miss the Paul McKenna band outside of the Crown and Crest shop. This ensemble plays traditional and folk music on guitar, flute, violin, and percussion.
1. Cast Members
I feel that the United Kingdom pavilion’s Cast Members are among the friendliest in the World Showcase. Whether they are kicking a soccer ball around outside of the shops or chatting with guests about their hometown, the Cast Members always make sure visitors are enjoying their stay.