Today’s question is pretty straight-forward. Will we ever see a new country added to EPCOT? The World Showcase has not added a new country to its lineup of nations since Norway joined in 1989. And NO, the Frozen additions to the Norway pavilion do not count as a new country. At times, the World Showcase can feel very stale as many of the movies have not been updated in many, many years. It is also very light on attractions with just two countries: Mexico and Norway that have attractions. Yes, I know Norway’s attraction is become Frozen-ified. Yes, it’s sad but things and times change and we have to adapt.
France is known for its wonderful cuisine. Walt Disney World has brought that cuisine over to EPCOT and we get to enjoy it everyday in the France Pavilion. There are LOTS of choices in the France pavilion. A person could spend an entire day just eating in France. There is just so much to choose from: Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul (for those with the big bucks), Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles, Crepes de France, Vin de France (serving both wine and slushes), and finally L’Artisan des Glaces.
L’Artisan des Glaces is tucked away in the back of the pavilion on the way to Boulangerie Patisserie. I have rarely seen it with a long line (though, to be fair, I’ve never gone in the mid-afternoon in the summer). It’s one of the hidden gems of EPCOT and, in my opinion, serves the best ice cream sandwich in all of Walt Disney World.