Come To Visit Mulan And Stay To Get Canto-Loopy: A Guide To EPCOT’S China Pavillion

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are taking you on a virtual tour of Epcot’s World Showcase.


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If you’ve ready more than one post on this blog you probably already know this but, in my opinion, EPCOT might be my favorite place in the world. While I’ve spent many a night drinking and eating around the world, there are a few pavilions that hold a special place in my heart. One is Mexico, because I love a good Margarita. Another is, maybe surprisingly: China.

I think people tend to forget about the China Pavilion and I have a host of theories why. Maybe it’s that we’re already pretty familiar with the food and drink offerings of China, or because it’s tucked in sort of a weird place on the World Showcase floor plan – but whatever it is I am here to tell you that China is worth you time for a whole host of reasons. Here are three reasons it’s worth making a stop in China on your way around the world.

Meeting Mulan At EPCOT's China

3. Mulan – Mulan is one of my top three Disney Princesses (along with Belle and Pocahontas if you were wondering), so having her meet and greet is definitely worth a stop in China for me. Not only do I love meeting her, but I love the backdrop for her photos.

2. Nine Dragons  – Some people will hate on me for saying this, but I love the sit down restaurant in China. I find the whole pavilion pretty picturesque, and Nine Dragons is a nice calm and quiet dining option if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Disney. I’ve been a couple times and it’s never exceptionally busy, so I highly recommend it if a calm experience is what you’re looking for.

On one of the first nights of my College Program, my roommates and I discovered the Cantoloopy, a true gift from the Gods.
On one of the first nights of my College Program, my roommates and I discovered the Cantoloopy, a true gift from the Gods.

1. The Canto Loopy – This drink can be found at the Joy Of Tea, the drink cart in China that is on the side of the World Show Case closer to the lake. While the ingredients in the drink are very straight forward (Cantaloupe Juice and Vodka), this is one of my favorite drinks in EPCOT. It’s light, sweet, and perfectly refreshing – especially on a particularly warm Florida day.

Well, there you have it – my three favorite things about EPCOT’s take on China! Is there anything missing from my list I have to make sure I see on my next visit? I’m also down for new World Showcase Experiences!

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36 thoughts on “Come To Visit Mulan And Stay To Get Canto-Loopy: A Guide To EPCOT’S China Pavillion

  1. My top reasons for China are the movie, despite the outdated nature of it — I think that’s why I like it so much — and the architecture. I can take pictures of those buildings all day long!

    Great post, thanks for writing it!

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  2. I do have to say, I’m not a huge fan of Nine Dragons, but my cousins liked it so much they dined there twice last trip. I haven’t had a Canto Loopy yet though, and thanks to your post, I’m adding it to my to-do list!

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  3. My son loved seeing the terra cotta warriors there so much that he now wants us to go to China to see the real thing! I actually love this pavilion. The architecture is lovely and the acrobats are amazing.

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  4. I actually enjoy Nine Dragons too. Yes, I have had better Chinese food but like you I enjoy how calm it is and the cast members are wonderful. Nice for a late lunch or early dinner. And I have known to partake in a Tipsy Duck for dessert. But with warmer weather coming the Canta Loopy may have to moved into rotation.

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  5. You are so right- we always seem to cruise by China. Though the pavilion is stunning, and the Temple of Heaven lives up to its name, we usually choose another spot to wine and dine. Maybe it’s because I grew up in New York City and went to college alongside Chinatown? Who knows. I have NEVER read anything positive about Nine Dragons, and now in one post I read no less than three endorsements. I believe I need to finally get my egg roll on!!

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