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While nothing seems imminent, there have been several indications that a Brazil, Spain or Puerto Rico Pavilion is or was being considered for Epcot's World Showcase.
In 2011, the Folha newspaper in Brazil reported that Disney has been in discussions with the Brazilian government about sponsoring a Brazil pavilion in World Showcase. Around the same time, other indications have come in the form of Vinylmation where a set of 12 Vinylmation was released where each figure featured a flag from one of the 11 countries currently in World Showcase, the 12th figure featured the Brazil flag.
In May of 2014 a piece of concept art for the Brazil pavilion was posted online in a WDWMagic discussion of the Ratatouille attraction from Disney Studios Paris being placed in the France Pavilion in Epcot.
In September of 2014, Metro.pr (a Puerto Rican newspaper) reported that Puerto Rico could begin construction on a new pavilion in 2017.
In March of 2017, The Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill and Len Testa discussed the possibility of a Spain Pavilion featuring an attraction based on the upcoming animated movie, Gigantic.
March 26, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MansionButler84 is reporting that Brazil is the leading candidate for the next World Showcase Pavilion.
March 21, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MagicFeather is reporting that the expected likelihood of projects taking place in Epcot is as follows:
- Mission: SPACE update/refurbishment
- Ratatouille attraction in the France Pavilion
- Guardians of the Galaxy attraction replacing Ellen's Energy Adventure
- Small attraction addition to the United Kingdom Pavilion
- First new country in World Showcase (Likely Brazil)
- Living with the Land/The Land Pavilion refurbishment
- Second new country in World Showcase (Likely Spain)
March 19, 2017: On Episode 123 of the Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, Jim and Len discuss the possibility of a Spain Pavilion being added to World Showcase. The pavilion would include an attraction based on the upcoming animated movie Gigantic.
March 14, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MansionButler84 is reporting that Disney is considering two new country pavilions being added to World Showcase.
February 16, 2017: On the latest episode of the MiceChat podcast, Dusty Sage indicated that a new pavilion was in development for World Showcase. While he did not explicitly say Brazil, he indicated it was in South America and Disney receives a significant amount of tourist traffic from this country.
September 29, 2014: Metro.pr has reported that Puerto Rico is discussing a possible World Showcase pavilion to begin construction in 2017. The English translation of the article via Google Translate can be found here.
May 11, 2014: WDWMagic.com user Lee posted a piece of concept art for a Brazil Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. This was an older piece of concept art, but acknowledges that the concept existed on some level.
April 21, 2011: Inside The Magic posted an article indicating that Brazil would be the next country added to World Showcase. They posted this as an unconfirmed report.