The latest stop in my monthly quest to visit all 11 countries of World Showcase at Epcot takes me to Morocco Pavilion. This pavilion joined World Showcase in 1984 and is located between France and Japan Pavilions. Wandering throughout the narrow streets, I feel like I’m transported to a distant land every time I visit.
Upon entering Morocco, one of the most striking aspects is the level of detail found throughout the pavilion. Moroccan artists spent many months creating the incredible geometric patterns found throughout the architecture. The recreation of the Koutoubia Minaret, a prayer tower in Marrakesh that towers over the entrance to Morocco, is impressive.
Located just beyond the entrance is The Medina, a collection of interconnected shops that contain the same energy and excitement found in a busy Moroccan market. Guests visiting these shops will find everything from home decorative items to apparel to luxurious rugs. The bold and bright colors used on products really standout in every shop. I particularly liked the lamps, ornate jewelry, and decorative Thuya wood boxes. Look carefully as you may spot a hidden Mickey or two in the shops.
Along World Showcase Promenade, guests will find Souk-Al-Magreb. This shop is adjacent to the Spice Road Table restaurant and contains gifts with the Moroccan flag, wine, spices, tea sets and beautiful pottery.
Here are a few additional images I captured during my visit to Morocco Pavilion: