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Darkbeer
09-28-2002, 08:04 AM
Epcot considers Spanish pavilion (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/orl-bizepcot28092802sep28.story) - Orlando Sentinel, 9/28/02

This article, a much more in depth article compared to the one posted last night, takes a look at the talks going on between the Walt Disney Company and Spanish officials. It also discusses that the host country picks up almost all the costs, and pays Disney rent and a share of the merchandise sales.

QuikQuote: Baker said that he and other Disney executives wooed Spanish officials to be among the original nations exhibiting at Epcot. But at the time, Disney was also scouting Spain as a possible theme park site. When Disney decided to expand to Paris instead of in Spain, "The Spanish participation in Epcot just kind of got lost," Baker said.
"I think Spain, with its romance and unique food, is different enough from anything in Epcot to be very successful," Baker said.