Reflections of China

86 Days: Reflections of China

Reflections of China

Reflections of China – our choice for Day 86 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday!!!  Today is Day 86 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown, and for today, we’re heading over to Epcot’s World Showcase to talk about the 2nd of the CircleVision 360 movies.  This one is located in the China Pavilion, and is aptly named Reflections of China.

I like Reflections of China because it provides a glimmer of what life in China is like — or, perhaps, was like — in the days of yesteryear, before everything became so politically motivated.  However, because China is so restrictive towards Western culture, the film is dated, and feels like it could benefit from an update to the movie.  However, that doesn’t seem very likely in today’s day and age.  So, instead, we are stuck with what we’ve got, but despite that, I truly do enjoy taking a look at Reflections of China.

I think that, for me, it’s the ability to immerse myself in the culture of a country and learn more about it that makes the World Showcase such a great place to visit.  Where else can you travel and visit 11 countries all in one day, eat local food, speak with people native to that country, and pickup on the cultures of that country?

Have you ever seen Reflections of China?  If so, what did you think of it?  Or, if you haven’t, why not?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!  If you haven’t seen Reflections of China, do yourself a favor and see it once — you might find that it was more enjoyable than you thought it would be!

O Canada

89 Days: O Canada!

O Canada

In our #DisneyWorldCountdown, today we are looking at O Canada!

Hello everyone, and welcome to Day 89 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown series!  Today we are taking a look at a movie that is housed over at the Canada Pavilion, aptly named “O Canada!”

This movie is one of two movies in the World Showcase that utilizes the CircleVision 360 recording method, in which a special set of cameras is used that provides a complete 360 degree view of the area that is being filmed.  O Canada! is one of my favorite movies at Walt Disney World because it showcases both the beauty of our majestic neighbors to the north as well as includes some of the great humor of one of Canada’s funniest men: Martin Short.

O Canada

The gardens at the Canada Pavilion, part of the backdrop for O Canada!

I’ve been watching O Canada! for many years now, ever since I saw it way back in 1983, and it truly is a great way to learn more about a particular country — in addition to the movie about Canada, you also can find a CircleVision 360 movie over in China when you watch Reflections of China.

While I don’t watch O Canada! every time we go to Epcot, I do make it a point to see it every couple of years, and for this year, it is definitely on my plans to check out.  Have you ever seen the movie?  If so, what did you think? Regardless of whether you’ve seen it or not, let me know in the comments please if O Canada! is the movie for you, or if you skip on by.  Thanks for stopping by, now go out and make it a great Disney Day!