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5 Coolest Shops In Epcot’s World Showcase

I have always been a Magic Kingdom girl, but over the past few years, Epcot has become my first stop when I get to Disney World. The great restaurants, attractions and beauty of the park all add to my favorite pastime…the shopping! Each pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase has multiple shops and stores that offer items from the country they represent. Over the years, my family has received their fair share of gifts from the many stores in the World Showcase! Here are my 5 favorites!

5. Yong Feng Shandian Shop – China

I love this shop because of its unique items. You can find shirts and fans that represent your Chinese Year animal, ying and yang items and plush pandas. If you’d really like hard to find items, you’ll delight in Beijing plate ware, teapots and carved jade. There is really beautiful jewelry made from coral, jade and crystal. There is beautiful silk clothing, Chinese lanterns and even furniture! There are also plenty of items for children! I also love the cast members that work in this shop, they are so helpful and will delight you with stories, if you ask!

4. Shops in the UK

You can’t choose just one in the UK…they are all pretty much connected! Not only is the inside The Crown and Crest and totally awesome to look at, but the items for sale are so cool! Get a Beatles or Rolling Stones shirt, Dr Who dress, Guiness tees or a Soccer jersey. You will also find family crest items in the Crown and Crest, coasters from around the UK along with glassware to set on it, swords and incredibly beautiful chess sets. You’ll also find cologne and perfume. In the Toy Soldier, kids will delight in castle playsets, quills and swords and shields. Across the way is another really great shop, The Tea Caddy where candy, teapots, assorted teas and biscuits are available to make sure you look and eat the part!

3. Shops in Germany

I find the German shops to be an “experience” and they also are equally enjoyable. In Der Teddy Bar, stuffed animals, dolls and toys are going to really intrigue you. Items not often found, like medieval toys and finger puppets are for sale. Volkskunst is where you will find authentic German Cuckoo clocks along with a variety of hats(including German Mickey ears!) and soccer merchandise. Beautiful crystal pieces are offered in Kunstarbeit and Christmas decorations, including the pickle ornament, can be found in Die Weihnachts Ecke. My favorite place in the entire pavilion is Karamelle-Kuche, where you can find delicious caramel goodies ranging from cookies to fudge! Actually, delicious is not a strong enough description…heavenly will do.

2. The Northwest Mercantile and the Trading Post – Canada

Not only can you find the yummiest maple syrup, but the items for sale are really fun in Canada. Candies and teas are great and different. I love the glass art and ornaments by Kitras Art Glass. My favorite perfume is available, though I know France has many to choose from. You will also find very funny personal care items, like Beaver Butt soap and Moose Spit soap. They make great gifts for younger kids, it really gets them laughing. You can also find Hockey shirts, stuffed animals and Raccoon hats. Let me remind you about the maple syrup again, you must try!

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1. Mitsukoshi Department Store – Japan

There really is no competition with the best store in the World Showcase, in my opinion. The sheer size of the store is the first thing you’ll notice! The store is modeled after the famous department store that has been open for over three centuries and has everything you can think of available. Anime, Bonsai trees, tea, Sake, Pearls from oysters, plate ware, Hello Kitty items, origami, books and action figures are all available. Books on Japanese history, language and gardening, native clothing and historical clothing are also available. Japanese snacks, including candy, sodas and hard to find items are available, including items to prep sushi with. Don’t forget to pick up a pair of chopsticks to use at Teppan Edo! And, the Sake tasting station is my favorite spot! The staff is also wonderful, providing laughs at the Pick-A-Pearl and is very helpful and knowledgeable.

About Lauren Wallis

Lauren Wallis was destined to love Disney. Her Mother found out that she was pregnant with Lauren after her honeymoon at WDW. After moving to Florida in 1990, every school trip, family vacation and weekend getaway was at Disney World! Lauren attended the University of Central Florida and spent her weekends looking for the most delicious restaurants on a college budget. She and her husband have relocated and now live in Central Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World. She has stayed at every single resort and is currently working on eating at every single restaurant! She has been on WDW property over 400 times…lucky Floridian!