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Polite outrage: Epcot map lists Canada Pavilion as “America’s Hat”

Canada, "America's Hat," according to the Epcot Map. Image © Disney, perhaps modified a tad.

We anticipate some very apologetic protestors.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Extremely polite letters and emails have been sent from multiple Canadian residents, and at least one government official, after the official Epcot park map described the Canada Pavilion as “America’s Hat.”

Unknown prankster
Map of the U.S. and Canada. Image by B. Baltimore Brown [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Map of the U.S. and Canada. Image by B. Baltimore Brown [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

“I saw it right away,” said Regina, Saskatchewan native Erin Stafford. “This was the first trip to Epcot for me and my husband, so of course I wanted to see the pavilion of my homeland. When I saw what the map said [pictured above], sorry, but I was slightly upset. Still, I wasn’t going to say anything. It’s just not my nature. But my husband Bill is from the States originally, and he was the one who spread the word.”

Park officials are blaming an unknown prankster who made the change. And apparently, its not just the newest version of the map that includes the “America’s Hat” label.

Many years

Uncle Walt’s Insider found one return guest at the Canada Pavilion who says the map has had the label for quite some time.

“Oh, yeah,” says Jack Zhu of Vancouver. “It’s been like that for years. I just didn’t want to make any waves by complaining.”

Epcot officials say future versions of the map will correctly identify the pavilion as “Canada” once again.

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Cover photo: Canada, “America’s Hat,” according to the Epcot map. Image © Disney, perhaps modified a tad.