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Morocco

The Morocco pavilion is part of the World Showcase within Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was the first expansion pavilion to be added to World Showcase, opening on September 7, 1984.

The Moroccan 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 the 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 are North African plants including citrus trees, date palms, and olive trees, as well as fountains. The courtyard plays host 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. 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 name in Marrakesh. A replica of Bab Boujeloud, the gateway to the Fez medina, leads you to a Bazaar area.

King Hassan II actually sent Moroccan artisans to design and create the 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.

The Tower of Terror in Disney's Hollywood Studios is seen at an angle from the Morrocan pavilion, and the top of the Tower is designed so it blends in with the Morrocan architecture.

Restaurants[]

  • Restaurant Marrakesh
  • Tangierine Cafe

Shopping[]

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

Entertainment[]

  • Mo'Rockin

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