Canada Far and Wide is a Circle-Vision 360 film that replaced the former O’Canada at Epcot in January of 2020. The film debuted on the same day with two other new films, Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in France and Awesome Planet at the Land Pavilion.
While the film brings an updated look at some of Canada’s most treasured landmarks, it seems to have lost some of the charms of its predecessor. In this review, we’ll take a look at how to access the CircleVision theater and a few other pertinent details for enjoying it while touring the Canada Pavilion.
How long is Canada Far and Wide? The film has a duration of approximately 12 minutes.
Below is the quick reference chart for Canada Far and Wide.
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Canada Far and Wide
This attraction is located at the very back of the pavilion in Canada. It’s probably a little difficult for most guests to find due to the almost hidden location. There are two ways to get back to the area.
For those coming from the Victoria Gardens side of the pavilion, you’ll walk the bridge-like trail. It runs alongside the waterfalls and makes for a fun area to explore while touring the area.
The walkway dead ends into the Canada Far and Wide theater. Your other option is to take the staircase down from the upper level of the pavilion. You’ll be coming from the scenic mountain overview area up above.
The wait time for the next performance will be displayed above the entrance. Canada Far and Wide is 12 minutes long. As with most of these shows, the longest wait will be for the next show to begin.
Below is a picture of the large covered and cool waiting area. It’s a decent place to find shelter if you are touring the pavilion and encounter a pop-up rain shower. However, it’s not so great for a long-term rain shower. That’s because there’s nothing nearby to provide additional shelter and entertainment after exiting.
Here’s a look at the inside of the theater. There are railings for guests to lean against, but no seats in this attraction.
Canada Far and Wide is one of those films that might make you feel like you are moving along with it. There are screens wrapped in a circle all the way around the theater. Guests can face either way or turn around to experience the film.
If you were to get dizzy or not like the sensation, simply close your eyes.
I found that the modern drone-recorded scenes are breathtaking. But there wasn’t a lot of inspiration. The idea of the pavilions is to share each countries culture on a large scale with guests while also inspiring an interest in travel to said country.
The film didn’t have me screaming O’Canada, but I guess that’s why the new film is called Far and Wide with all the new wide-angle lens technology.
If you are touring the area and have extra time on your hands stop in for a visit. But if your schedule is limited, don’t worry about missing this attraction. It’s a fairly low priority.
With that being said, taking the time to tour the rest of the pavilion is a must-do. Canada is actually pretty inspiring. I feel a lot of people hurriedly walk by the area and have no idea what all is back there.
For more reviews of the different countries in the World Showcase try these other articles:
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Hope you have the opportunity to enjoy Canada Far and Wide.