Canada pavilion’s updated presentation returns to EPCOT on November 21

If you’re a frequent visitor to the World Showcase at EPCOT, you’re probably one of the first to spot even the most subtle changes inside the 11 pavilions that make up the World Showcase.

Over the years, most of the pavilions have seen updates, reimaginings, and changes of different kinds. One of the most obvious is Canada and its Circle Vision-360 film, which had a major upgrade in January 2020.

The film is currently not showing during EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival, as the space is being used as an indoor food/dining location this year. But as soon as the festival wraps up on November 20, Guests will again have the chance to be immersed in the beauty and wide-open spaces enjoyed by our neighbors to the north.

The updated version of the film, called Canada, Far and Wide, replaced the pavilion’s previous presentation, O Canada!

Canada, Far and Wide also features a brand-new musical score by composer Andrew Lockington, who is, of course, Canadian. It is narrated by Canada natives Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.

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The previous Circle Vision-360 presentation was narrated by funny guy Martin Short, a Canadian himself. But the film grew dated and more dated and then outdated. It was time for an upgrade. Plans for the upgrade were announced in 2018, and the new film, Canada Far and Wide debuted in January 2020.

Disney World’s website invites Guests to “get ready for a breathtaking look at the Great White North with Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360,” and promises “sweeping scenic views” in the updated version of the film presentation.

Canada Far and Wide will resume presentation on November 21, 2021, and showtimes will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. and running through 9:45 p.m.

Have you seen the updated version of the Canada pavilion’s film presentation? Do you like it better, or do you reminisce about the previous version?

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!