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Following its opening in 1982, for a number of years the Mexico Pavilion saw a relativity small number of changes. Throughout its history, the shopping stalls located within the pyramid have changed, and more lights were added to the marketplace <ref name= "martin"/>. Furthermore, in the mid 1990s, a second store was added to the pavilion's interior <ref name="martin"/>. The most substantial change to the pavilion however, came on January 2, 2007 when Mexico's only attraction El Rio Del Tiempo closed <ref> </ref>. The attraction was updated and renamed, eventually reopening as the [[Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros]] on April 6 <ref> </ref>. On the Gran Fiesta Tour, guests travel through many of the same scenes as El Rio del Tiempo, however they now feature HD screens which allow guests to follow José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles (from the 1944 Disney movie The Three Caballeros) as they search around Mexico for Donald Duck.
In On August 31, 2009, La Cava del Tequila, a a tequila bar opened inside the Mexico pavilion <ref> </ref>. Subsequently, in 2010 [[Cantina de San Ángel]] closed for refurbishment. At this time, the original 1982 building was demolished, and a larger building was constructed in its place <ref name= "video"/>. When the establishment reopened, it consisted of two restaurants, the table service Cantina, and the new table service restaurant [[La Hacienda de San Ángel]] <ref> </ref>. Also in 2010, a new Donald Duck meet and greet was added to the Mexico pavilion <ref> </ref>.
On November 12, 2017, [[Choza de Margarita]] opened in the Mexico pavilion <ref> </ref>. The outdoor margarita stand replaces the former stand that was removed during the expansion of the [[Norway]] pavilion in 2015/2016.
==Current Attractions==
'''[[Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros]]'''- On this indoor boat ride, guests follow Panchito Pistoles and José Carioca (from the 1944 Disney movie The Three Caballeros) as they search all of Mexico for Donald Duck. The Gran Fiesta Tour replaced El Rio Del Tiempo in 2007.
'''Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure'''- On this interactive adventure, guests use a "F.O.N.E." (Field Operative Notification Equipment) to help Agent P. stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz, by looking for clues throughout World Showcase. The adventure is based on the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb.
==Former Attractions==
'''Festival Marketplace'''- Located within Mexico’s Mesoamerican pyramid, the Festival Marketplace is home to all sorts of stands which sell authentic Mexican merchandise. Guests can also find [[Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the The Three Caballeros ]] merchandise here.
''' La Tienda Encantada'''- Located within the Festival Marketplace, this shop sells clothing and accessories.
* At one time, flamingos could be found near the bridge in the Mexico pavilion. They have since been removed <ref> </ref> <ref name= "Spence"/>.
* Vice President of Walt Disney World (and eventual Disney Legend) Bob Allen dedicated the Mexico pavilion in 1982.
===The Mesoamerican Pyramid <ref name= "Spence"/>===
* The interior of the pyramaid is designed so that guests feel as if they are exiting the mayor's residence as the enter the Plaza del Los Amigo.
* The Mesoamerican pyramid is modeled after the Aztec Temple of Quetzalcoatl found at Teotihuacan.
* The carving located at the bottom of the pavilion’s stairs is called a stele.
* The entry way to the interior of the Mesoamerican pyramid is designed to look like a Mayan Ceremonial Hall. Here, various art exhibits are displayed.
* Inside the pavilion's large Mesoamerican pyramid, guests can see a Sun Stone (an Aztec calendar).
* The Illuminations firework show is actually controlled out of a small office located at the top of Mexico's pyramid.
* The interior of the pyramid is designed so that guests feel as if they are exiting the mayor's residence as the enter the Plaza del Los Amigo (which houses the pavilion's Festival Marketplace, the Gran Fiesta Tour entrance and the San Angel Inn <ref name="Martin"/>.