Look around the next time you visit Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Nations and cultures from around the world are represented. You will definitely notice a strong British Influence in the Disney parks.
- Jolly Holiday Cafe’ on Main Street U.S.A. comes from ‘Mary Poppins” which is set in London
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is based on “Wind and the Willows” and takes you on an exciting motorcar ride through London.
- Peter Pan’s Flight, is based on the play by J.M. Barrie and takes you on a flight over London.
- Alice in Wonderland Ride and The Mad Tea Party are both based on “Alice in Wonderland,” which is British literature and set in Britain.
- King Arthur’s Carousel pays homage to the ancient British Arthurian legend.
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh takes you riding and bouncing through the 100 Acre Wood which E.A. Milne based on Ashdown Forest in southern England.
Peter Pan’s Flight (see above)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (see above)
- The Mad Tea Party and Cheshire Cafe’ and themed on Britain’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
- Frier’s Nook is meant to sound like and pays homage to Friar Tuck from the legend of Robin Hood from Sherwood Forest in Nottingham.
- Sir Mickey’s has the giant from ‘Mickey and the Bean Stalk’ which is based on the British fairy tale “Jack and the Bean Stalk.”
The United Kingdom Pavilion in the World Showcase is the most obvious, but it is a wonderful representation; and my favorite part of the World Showcase.