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.

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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!

 

Exploring the Epcot Shows

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In the conclusion of our “Exploring the Shows” series, I’m going to take a walk around Epcot, and look at all of the Epcot shows that you can see there.
For our purposes, a show is something on screen or on stage, that you watch as you would watch like a movie or play.

The American Adventure

This show, featuring 35 Audio-Animatronics characters, recreates some of the extraordinary things, and introduces us to some of the incredible people that have helped make America the greatest place in the world!

Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson

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My family has never been a big Michael Jackson fan, so I’ve never even seen the show.  In all honesty, despite my good intentions to check out the show, I just can’t excite myself enough to see it.  Do you all like it? If so, let me know in the comments, and thanks!

Circle of Life

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The Circle of Life is a short film that I would classify as a documentary about how humans in general often cause a lot of chaos with the environment, and what we can do to improve that.

Impressions de France

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Impressions de France is a show that we don’t see very often, but nonetheless, it is one that I really enjoy watching.  I had seen it as a kid, but forgotten about it until a couple of years ago when I made a point of seeing it and realizing that it was a great movie!  I highly recommend seeing it if you haven’t.

O Canada!

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Next on our list is O Canada!, quite simply, my favorite show in all of Epcot.  I love Martin Short as the narrator; I love looking at all the majestic beauty of Canada; I love the “pre-show” with the trivia that the CMs do before the movie starts; and most importantly, I love the Circle-Vision 360 movie, with all of it’s breathtaking photography and scenery — and I can see it all from any angle.

Reflections of China

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Next to O Canada!, Reflections of China is another Circle-Vision 360 film, and I enjoy it immensely.  When I watch the movie, I am transported back to a day gone by, when China was much more rural, more peaceful, and tranquil.  I really like Reflections of China, and can’t wait until I get to see it again.

I hope that you have enjoyed my mini-series about the various shows located at the parks.  What have I missed on your list of shows that you can’t do without seeing?  Do you have some shows on your list that I didn’t consider to be shows?  Tell me about them in the comments please!  Thanks for reading!