The Europe Pavilion: Disneyland's Never Built Westcot

Disneyland's Never Built Westcot

United Kingdom Pavilion Epcot Walt Disney World

Much of Epcot's World Showcase is based on various countries from Europe, but due to limited space in Westcot, the never-built version of Epcot planned for the Disneyland Resort, all of the popular pavilions based on countries in this continent could not be recreated. Instead, Disney planned on building one singular European-themed pavilion incorporating parts of several of the best elements of the different countries as well as original parts.

Not much is actually known about this land, with it having very little publicly revealed information relating to this land compared to the other sections of World Showcase. What is known is that it would have included an original attraction.

It also would have included a clone of the Timekeeper attraction that was found at about this time at both Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This show was a Circlevision attraction featuring an animatronic robot taking you on a time travel journey, mainly centered around Europe and Jules Verne. It almost certainly would have been a clone of the Walt Disney World version of the attraction which featured Robin Williams voicing the main character.

This land would have recreated the architectural styles of Europe on the outside just as the various lands in Epcot had. Still, it took a vastly different approach to recreate Europe than Walt Disney World had, and it is a shame that this vision never became a reality.

Would you have enjoyed this version of Epcot had Westcot been built in the Disneyland Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

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