In each of the countries represented in Epcot’s World Showcase (Canada, Great Britain, France, Morocco, Japan, United States, Italy, Germany, China, Norway, & Mexico) there is a Kidcot Fun Stop. Children can go there and pick up a mask that they can decorate.
The Cast Members working at the Kidcot Fun Stops are actually from the countries that they represent and are happy to answer questions that the children have about that particular country. This is a great way for your children to learn a little about different cultures and far away places.
In China, they help the child determine what animal they are associated with based upon the Chinese calendar and the year that they are born. Often the Cast Members will write the child’s name in Chinese on the mask for them as well.
The mask makes a nice keepsake for the child to remember his or her visit to Epcot. There is also special “gift” if they visit all of the Kidcot Fun Stops.
You can start the process at any of the 11 stations. There is no particular order that you have to go in, which makes it very flexible.