The first pavilion to be added to World Showcase after Epcot opened, Morocco is one of the most unique pavilions in Epcot. While the other pavilions are sponsored by corporations, the Morocco pavilion is sponsored by the government of Morocco. King Hassan II sent his own maalems (craftsmen) to work with Disney to ensure the pavilion was built in a way that King Hassan wanted. The area draws its influence from such areas including Marrakesh, Fez, and Rabat, and features traditional Islamic architecture. In an effort to be as accurate as possible, the area is divided into two sections; the vile nouvelle (new city) and the Medina (old city). Minarets (prayer towers) and are replicas from the capital city can also be seen in the pavilion. While there are no rides or films to be seen here, there is much to do in exploring the buildings and the Gallery of Arts and History.
Mo ’Rockin – This up beat blend of Rock and World Music features both modern and traditional instruments as well as a belly dancer. These six musicians play songs from all over the world during several 20 minute shows every day. Check your times guides and be sure not to miss this talented group!
Character Meet and Greet – Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie from Disney’s Aladdin can be found in Morocco for autographs and photos.
Brass Baazar – This shop features many brass items such as plates and mirrors along with silver plates and mosaic fountains. Also included is kitchenware made from wood and ceramic.
Casablanca Carpets – Moroccan rugs and various other items such as lanterns and pillows can be found here.
Medina Arts – Various ceramic pieces can be found here.
Outdoor Baazar – An extension to the Brass Baazar, selling Moroccan instruments and handmade baskets.
Souk-Al-Magreb – A unique shop selling fez hats, rose water, couscous and belly dancing kits.
To see our photo album of Morocco, please click HERE.