One of our favorite spots in the whole world (not just Disney World), is the Mexican pavilion at EPCOT. Our favorite activity is having a delicious Margarita and nachos in EPCOT. The World Showcase opens at 11am. A common approach to EPCOT is to get to the park when it opens or as most call it, “rope drop”. We have a “runner” take our park tickets and high tail it to our second ride and get “fast passes”. The rest of the gang makes our way to ride “Soarin” for our first attraction of the day. Test Track is usually the ride we use the fast pass after we ride Soarin’. After these two rides, it’s just fluff time before we start to make our way over to the World Showcase and the Mexican Pavilion. This pavilion is our favorite of all the World Showcase sites. First, we love nachos and margarita’s. The margarita is the best in the world, period. The consistency of the frozen ice is perfect. The size is large and you really only need one to get a little glow. Over the years, we’ve tried all the flavors and all the flavors mixed up. In the end, it’s the basic, classic lime that is the best. Besides the outside Cantina, which has been renovated over the past few years, we love the inside market and boat ride. Margita still complains about the change that was made a few years ago to the boat ride. She often prefers the classic Disney rides. When they made the change from the traditional Mexican style to adding the three Caballeros starring Donald Duck, she was disappointed. Even with the change, the boat ride is still a favorite of ours.
The dark marketplace is fun too. Over the last few trips, we’ve collected many of our souvenirs from this spot. We have decorations for our kitchen and she loves the wooden carvings. We enjoy talking to the artists and picking a new carving for our collection.
On our last trip, we became curious at the inside bar as we watched some people trying tequila. The
bartender was really nice and encouraged us to join his “class” explaining the art of tequila including how to properly “take a shot”. He carefully walked us through the process as we licked the salt, drank the shot and sucked the lime. After, he spent several minutes showing us and explaining the different kinds of tequila. Interacting with the cast members is one of my favorite activities at Disney World.