The Morocco Pavilion in Epcot is located between the Japan and France pavilions. It is designed to resemble a Moroccan city and features a prayer tower at the entrance that is a replica of the Katoubia Minaret found in the city of Marrakesh. The Fes House is designed like a typical Moroccan house and the pavilion is full of citrus trees, dates palms, olive trees and fountains, all native to the Moroccan landscape.
If you look into the World Showcase Lagoon, you will see a water wheel that actually provides irrigation to the flowerbeds. Other breathtaking structures of the pavilion include the Chellah which is a replica of the necropolis in Rabat and the gateway to the Fez House is a replica of Bab Boujeloud.
Because King Hassan II wanted this pavilion to closely resemble Morocco, he sent Moroccan artisans to design and create many of the mosaics. To this day, the government sponsors the pavilion.
Eating in Morocco:
- Restaurant Marrakesh – Table Service Restaurant that features authentic Moroccan cuisine and even a belly dancer.
- Tangierine Cafe – Counter Service Restaurant that serves sandwiches, hummus and other light foods.
- Spice Road Table – This is the newest restaurant offering a variety of Moroccan small plates and drinks.
Eating Around The World Showcase: Baklava or try tabouleh
Fun in Morocco:
- Check your Times Guide for meet and greet times for Aladdin and Jasmine.
- The Kidcot is located in Brass Bazaar store.
- The Treasures of Morocco is a free 45 minute tour about the culture, history and people of Morocco. Inquire about it at the Marrakesh Kiosk.
- The Gallery of Arts and History features a display of the technology, music and science of Morocco.
- Moroccan Style: The Art of Personal Adornment features an exhibit of clothing and jewelry.
- MoRockin is an arabic and rock music band that performs throughout the day. Check your times guide for show times.
- Look for difference in pavement between Morocco and France. This represents the Strait of Gibraltar.
- “Hello” in Moroccan is “Salem Alekoum.”
- Get a Henna tattoo. They are really neat!
- The Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be seen from the Moroccan pavilion so the top of the tower and the exterior color is designed to blend in and appear part of the scenery.
- Morocco does not light up in Illuminations as this would violate their religious beliefs.
You might also enjoy the Japan Pavilion in Epcot.