The Lost Countries of Epcot: Epcot Center's Cancelled Attractions Part 13

We have already looked at a few canceled countries for Epcot's World Showcase, from Switzerland, to Denmark, to the Soviet Union, but not all of the countries planned at one point for Epcot were far enough along they could warrant their own article. So this is the article for the rest of them, all those countries we know Imagineering was looking at, but we don't have a lot of info on. We will be leaving Equatorial Africa out, as it is the only country we have not done yet with enough information for a full article.

The first country we're going to talk about is Spain. This was apparently looked at as a way to add a Gigantic themed attraction to Epcot, but it died along with the plans for the animated film. It was also a pavilion planned for early in the history of the park, but sponsorship could not be found and it was canceled.

Venezuela would also have been a part of Epcot at one point had plans come to fruition. This would have included a rainforest tour attraction, but not much else is known as to what was included in this project.

There were also plans for a pavilion based on the UAE at one point, although it is not believed these went far and no real information was ever released about this project.

Iran was also at one time a proposed Epcot World Showcase Pavilion, and it would have included a dark ride. This pavilion was shut down by political turmoil in the home country that would have made the pavilion a questionable investment on Disney's part.

Other countries we know were planned at one point were the Netherlands, Poland, The Phillibiens, and Costa Rica, although that is all we really know, that they were at one point in the planning stages. India has also been rumored on different occasions but never confirmed to be in development by Disney.

And those are all the countries that have been planned at different times over the years for Epcot's World Showcase. If you want to learn more about canceled projects for Epcot, check out the rest of this series here. Also, be sure to come back next week for a deep dive into The Seas With Little Mermaid.