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China

An ornamental garden surrounding the pavilion, with real Chinese rose bushes and an ancient mulberry tree blended with good old Florida oak trees to create a peaceful scene. Peaceful when the skilled troupe of Chinese acrobats aren't performing here to an applauding crowd, that is.

Attractions

The garden leads up to Disney's version of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Inside is China's major attraction, the Circle-Vision 360 film Reflections of China. Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai is our guide on this tour of Chinese landmarks (The Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square, etc.) along with some of China's more recent developments that showcases this vast country's diversity and natural beauty. As with all Circle-Vision 360 films, you are surrounded on all sides by nine big screens and you stand during the presentation. This is a new film that replaced the earlier presentation, Wonders of China, in 2003.



At the film's exit is the House of Whispering Willows, a showcase for Chinese art.

Dining

Nine Dragons, a table service restaurant, has closed to create a new dining room with five cooking stations. It is scheduled to reopen in late 2008.

The Lotus Blossom Cafe is a fast food counter offering eggrolls, tofu, salads, and sandwiches. Outdoor seating.

Shopping

Yong Feng Shangdian, the shopping gallery, offers Chinese merchandise from the traditional to modern (it is a bit disconcerting to exit the film and be faced with racks of T-shirts emblazoned with the face of Chairman Mao here in Disney's center of capitalism).

Where To?

From China you can turn left (as you face World Showcase Lagoon) to visit The Outpost or right to visit Norway.


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