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Morocco Pavilion
Morocco
Epcot
Land World Showcase
Attraction type Themed Pavilion
Theme Moroccan Village
Opening date September 7, 1984
Sponsored by Kingdom of Morocco
The Morocco Pavilion is part of the World Showcase at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It opened on September 7, 1984 being the first expansion to be added at the World Showcase.

Layout

The Morocco Pavilion, designed to look like a Moroccan city with a realistic Minaret, features the only pavilion in which the country's government aided in the design. Guests to the pavilion gain insight on lifestyle and culture of the Moroccan people through the Gallery of Arts and History. The Fes House shows guests the typical Moroccan house. Inside the pavilion, North African plants including citrus trees, date palms, and olive trees. The pavilion plays hosts to entertainment, including a belly dancing show in the evening. Restaurant Marrakesh, along with the Tangierine Cafe, serve Moroccan fare, including roast lamb in Tajine, Couscous, and Harira soup. Spice Road Table, meanwhile, serves small Mediterranean dishes such as harissa chicken roll. Six shops adorn the pavilion, selling patrons everything from rugs to leather goods, and traditional Moroccan clothing.

Some of the major defining structures of the pavilion include Chellah, a replication of the necropolis in Rabat, and the Koutoubia, a replica of the minaret of the same Marrakech. A replica of Bab Boujeloud, the gateway to the Fez medina leads you to a Bazaar area.

King Hassan II actually sent Moroccan artisians to design and create many mosaics. Due to Islamic religious beliefs on the content of art, the mosaics contain no representations of people. The government also sponsors the pavilion, while a corporation holds sponsoring rights on every other pavilion.

Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, and the Genie from the 1992 Disney film Aladdin can be met in this pavilion.

Attractions and Entertainment

  • Gallery of Arts and History
  • Fes House
  • Mo'Rockin

Restaurants

  • Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Spice Road Table
  • Tangierine Cafe

Shopping

  • Tangier Trades
  • Brass Bazaar
  • Outdoor Bazaar
  • Medina Arts
  • Casablanca Carpets
  • Souk-Al-Magreb

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