The Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT is one of the most beautiful ones in World Showcase. This place used to be filled with vibrant stores selling authentic merchandise, and it truly felt like you were no longer in a theme park. I used to wander around the pavilion, looking at all the shops and seeing all the beautiful clothing they sold. Now those spaces are hollow and closed off. The pavilion is still captivating; it just feels empty.
Recently I visited the pavilion and spent some time strolling through all the different areas. While looking around, I started to think, “If I could add anything to this pavilion, what would it be” and my answer was, “Well, I would add anything; I would just bring everything back.” I would love to speak with cast members from Morocco and see all the fun merchandise they used to sell. Another thing I’d love to see is Aladdin join Jasmine in the meet-and-greet location or even the Genie.
Something else I would love to see make a return is Restaurant Marrakesh. This dining location was located at the back of the pavilion, and they had belly dancers perform during the meal. I loved this restaurant so much that this is where I picked to have my 15th birthday dinner. I thought this table service experience brought so much value to the pavilion. In addition to that, I would love to see another quick service spot, even if it’s just a walk-up window. Tangierine Cafe has been a festival booth for the past few years, so there isn’t an actual quick-service dining option here.
Now there is one thing I would add. I would love to see atmosphere actors in the pavilion, whether it is stunt actors looking for Aladdin or its original characters that Disney creates to fit into the area. I got this idea because, down the street at Islands of Adventure, they added atmosphere actors to the park’s entrance. They are original characters, and the actors get to improv and interact with guests that are entering or exiting the park. After seeing that, I immediately thought about how much that could help the Morocco Pavilion.
Now that I’ve shared my thoughts on all of this, I am interested to know what you think. What would you add to the Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments below.
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.