OK everyone, get ready because we are heading off on another walking tour. Today we are going to Morocco.
I don't know about you, but because the entertainment is right out in front I don't travel back into the pavilion very often. Well we're going to change that today. We are going to stop and take in all the sights and explore the beauty of this pavilion. Once we're done I think you'll agree that it is both exotic and beautiful!
This pavilion is modeled after three Moroccan cities; Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh. And for those of you who didn't know this, the country of Morocco is located on the westernmost tip of north Africa. Here in Epcot it's located between the France and Japan pavilions.
As with other World Showcase pavilions, the architecture is outstanding! I'm told that the King of Morocco sent his craftsman to work with the Disney Imagineers on the design and building of the pavilion.
I'm sure you'll agree that the shopping is some of the best. I hope you brought lots of money because I have a feeling a few items may catch your eye. So, with that said, let's start.
We'll start the tour walking into the from Japan.
The large structure that can be seen through Epcot is the Koutoubia Minaret or prayer tower.
Morocco is the only pavilion that is sponsored by a country and not a corporation.
Have you ever walked through these doors? Well, today you're going to find out what's inside. Here you'll find an exhibit on The Art of Personal Adornment. This a a very interesting and informative exhibit.
Here you see the fountain and the Bab Boujouloud gate which is modeled after the gateway in the city of Fez. This gate separates the new city from the old city of Medina.
The Fez house is representation of a typical Moroccan home. The tile work and architecture are exquisite!
Many of the shops are interconnected. The Brass Bazaar, Marketplace in the Medina, and Tangier Traders, Berber Oasis and Casablanca Carpets have some of the most unique shopping experiences in all of the World Showcase.
Here is the entrance to and inside the Brass Bazaar.
And here is the entrance to and inside the Medina Art shop.
As I said before, most of the shops are interconnected to give you the feel of being in a real outside shopping bazaar. Here's more pictures of the shops in Morocco.
There is a character greeting area in the back of the pavilion, near the Restaurant Marrakesh, that is a wonderful place to take a picture.
I must admit that The Restaurant Marrakesh is the only World Showcase restaurant that may wife and I haven't eaten at. That's something that is going to change soon. If you've eaten at this restaurant let me know what you think of it.
One the main sidewalk there is a kiosk for the Restaurant Marrakesh.
The Tangierine Cafe is the fast food restaurant in Morocco. It's very popular with lots of good food on the menu.
Beside all the shopping in the pavilion there is this shop that's right on the main sidewalk.
The Art of Henna is temporary body art.
The sidewalk kiosk where you can get a refreshing drink.
Here's the sign listing the times for Mo'Rockin and Character greetings.
The very popular Mo'Rockin performing for the crowd.
OK, who can move like her?
The beautiful Jasmine and handsome Aladdin greeting guests.
One final thing, the buildings in this pavilion have great religious significance as a result the lights from IllumiNations are not on the Moroccan pavilion buildings.
Now that we're done I hope you'll agree that Morocco is a beautiful and exotic pavilion!
Well, that was quite a walk. I sure hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and hopefully you now have a better appreciation for this beautiful pavilion.
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you like about the Morocco pavilion or what your memories are of previous visits. I love to get comments.
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Well, that’s all for now. As my good friend says “see ya real soon”….DizneyMike
The previous post in this blog was A Walking Tour of Epcot's Japan Pavilion.
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