Although there are many places to buy Pandora beads here at Disney World I only bought one, called ‘Epcot, Spaceship Earth’ and wore it on a bangle for my big day out. The boys were all golfing so I had over four hours by myself to wander from country to country at Epcot, walking over 15km in the process. The bead itself is fairly small but a decent weight. I suspect some of the $60 USD price tag is a Disney tax. 😀
I do love the little monorail though.
On the bangle I used the two Pandora Petite Facets I picked up at a Perlen sale plus two Trollbeads Smile of Stars.
So, starting out in Canada, check out the beautiful gardens.
England had a more manicured look.
Then I went to a Mexico for lunch and had a lovely view of the lagoon.
The next country is Norway and I particularly love the architecture here. At night we had Fast Passes for the Frozen ride. The standby wait time was five HOURS. There’s no way I’d wait five hours for any ride, I must say.
In China they have recreated part of the Temple of Heaven park.
Each country has several shops and the goods are all from that specific county. I loved the colourful array of lipstick cases in one of the Chinese shops. They were only $3 but I didn’t buy one.
After China I walked over to Germany. The best place to go is this store, Karamell-Küche, which sells nothing but caramel treats. Yum!
Right beside it is a shop that sells Christmas ornaments. They are so darling! I bought the one with the little mushroom.
Beside Germany is Italy and again, the architecture is gorgeous.
I loved this little nook with the statue and flowers.
In America they have fabulous Liberty Bell hanging planters.
In Japan I wanted to take a photo using the Maneki-neko and Daruma Beads from Star Bijou!
The Morocco pavilion is quite special as the King sent over his own artisans and workers to work on the mosaics.
The interior shows a typical courtyard.
Lastly, in France there is a large assortment of the most beautifully coloured poinsettias.
There are also some lovely shops.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this quick trip around the world! As many times as I’ve been here I still feel like I haven’t explored everything. Lest anyone think this has turned into a travel blog, here are the bracelets I was wearing! 😀
Looks like you had a lot of fun! Disney did a great job of giving a small taste of a worldwide tour.
I really did have a fun day! I know you’ve traveled abroad, as have I, but there are so many Americans and Canadians who haven’t and never will, so I think the World Showcase is fantastic for giving people a taste of what it’s like in other countries.
I am astonished at the beauty of WDW Martha. I have never been there and feel that I’m getting an exclusive view, personalized to my own tastes thanks to you. Your beads and bracelets are an extra bonus.
The Epcot bead has amazing detail. All of the Disney beads are a little more expensive than other Pandora beads but that is part of a liscencing agreement that any companies who partner with Disney agree to. I think Pandora’s Disney collection is very superior to others I have seen. They are “classier” and more like proper jewellery as opposed to “charms”, if you understand my meaning. I love making the Disney Pandora tray at work look perfect, it is such a fun and eye-catching collection. Last year’s Limited Edition Mickey and Minnie were incredible and I so wish I had bought a pair.
You have me dreaming, drooling and planning, in a good way, and what with my my lousy health for the past month, your posts and photos have been my escape and happy distraction. Thank-you for another beautiful post.
Sarah, I think a lot of people are surprised when they see the World Showcase area at Epcot. One things of Mickey Mouse and theme park rides, but it is really so much more. They also have different festivals, like a Flower and Garden one and a Food and Wine one. I would so love to go to the flower one some day. We need to win a lottery and do a girls trip for that!!!
LikeLiked by 1 person
I’m not a traveler but love to see the sights through others. I visited Epcot years ago and it was wonderful to see your pictorial review with some beads added in! Your designs and photography are artistically creative and give us ideas and just plain enjoyment. Thanks, Martha!
My pleasure, Dawn! Thanks for reading and commenting!
I always love your travel posts, Martha! These beautiful photos are a great pick-me-up as I sit here nursing a winter bug and looking out the window at gray skies. I went to Epcot years ago, when I was in college, and had a great time. Your new bead is really fun too!
Thanks Kim! I’m glad it was a mid-winter pick me up. Soon we will be home to grey skies too-I imagine our weather to be about the same. I hope you feel better soon!
Your Christmas ornament is so cute! I remember having coffee in Morocco and champagne in France on my tour 🤔
I bet the coffee was really good in Morocco!
LikeLiked by 1 person
I LOVE the bead/travel blog! Best things in one place ! Thank you so much, with your photos it feels like we were traveling with you :))
LikeLiked by 1 person
My pleasure, Julia! I wonder if someday you could tag a visit here onto a Bead Bash visit! 🤔
It was strong as anything
LikeLiked by 1 person
Oooh, I don’t think that I would have been able to choose just one of those Christmas ornaments – they are adorable! The Pandora bead is also great – love the texture on it!
One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to check out the architecture so it was nice to go on the tour of the countries at Epcot with you. Thanks for taking us along!
Glad you enjoyed the tour, Tracy! I would have loved to buy all of those German ornaments, but they were not inexpensive. I thought the little mushroom reminded me of Ohm Gnome, for some reason.
The texture on the Pandora bead is pretty nice, I agree. I wish I had brought my olloclip with me so I could see it close up!
Thanks so much for these lovely photos, Martha! The World Showcase is my absolute favorite part of WDW! I have been there many times as well. But, you are absolutely correct, there just is so much to see! I would love to have some time to explore on my own! Lucky you! And yes, there is a lot of walking! It’s so worth it though! Lovely bead combo to represent the World Showcase!👏🌎🌍🌏😍
Thanks Carol! This was the first time to have a big chunk of time to myself there and it was so fabulous not to be rushed. I hope someday you get some time by yourself there, too!