Although this is not a traditional Western story, the legend of the monkey king is of great importance in China. He is a legendary character who accompanies the monk Xuanzang to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.

With a culture that spans millenia, the Chinese have a rich history that had been passed down through oral tradition for ages. At Epcot this story comes to life with our very own storyteller as the Monkey King.


This is one of the greatest times of the year to visit the park for events like this. Where else would you find such a varied band of storytellers offering a glimpse into the traditions and culture of so many different nations. I encourage you to take a moment to sit and listen to these wonderful tales. They all are under ten minutes and certainly well worth the time and another reason why Walt Disney World is like no other place in the world.