Latest look at EPCOT's Morocco Pavilion refurbishment

May 08, 2023 in "Morocco (Pavilion)"

Morocco Pavilion roof refurbishment - May 2023
Posted: Monday May 8, 2023 9:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The refurbishment of the Morocco pavilion continues in EPCOT's World Showcase.

Sections of the roofline through the pavilion are behind scrims, with some areas visible and waiting for paint.


A couple of high-reach lifts are staged in the pavilion for the work being done after park close.

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Dr.GrantSeeker22 days ago

I really enjoyed Spice Road Table. I haven’t been since Disney took over the pavilion, but from what I can see the menu looks really watered down now. There was a great selection of Moroccan food and we always enjoyed it.

aladdin200722 days ago

I thought that for years, but because it was managed by a third party I guess that's one of the reasons why they never did, like a heroes meal with Aladdin and others. They certainly could do this now, but so far no signs of Disney wanting to operate it. such a shame.

Animaniac93-9822 days ago

I still think that could happen, if not with Aladdin, than other characters with a pre-plated family service menu. That feels like something Disney would do.

christine725723 days ago

I thought for sure they'd put an Aladdin-themed character meal in there.

OvertheHorizon23 days ago

I loved going to Restaurant Marrakesh (pre Covid), and every time I was there it seemed busy.

Animaniac93-9823 days ago

Probaby why the main restaurant is still closed, which to my knowledge was never one of the more popular WS locations. And since that closed, two (three?!) more restaurants have been added to the park. It's disappointing its still closed, but again I'm not surprised.

Sir_Cliff23 days ago

The general under-appreciation of the Morocco Pavilion has always seemed such a shame. It is one of, if not the, nicest pavilion in terms of architecture and theming, and Moroccan food is great! On the latter point, though, they seem to have had trouble even filling the lagoon-side restaurant. Hopefully they can find a way to revive it that brings people in.

christine725723 days ago

Perhaps a lot of rule followers, like me. But it doesn't seem to track area codes or zip codes. I read the guidelines the same way you do (FL residents only) but per Disney Food Blog it's "for anyone".

jaklgreen23 days ago

I am not sure that it was a case of people not knowing, but that the majority of visitors do not live in Florida so they were not able to access the lounge.

christine725723 days ago

Great to have a spot to get out of the heat. Not many people knew about it last year. But I guess that doesn't bode so well for a replacement restaurant any time soon.

DCBaker23 days ago

The Florida Blue Medicare Lounge has returned to Restaurant Marrakesh during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The lounge is open daily from 12pm to 6pm through November 18, 2023. More details and the form to fill out to receive the lounge pass can be found at the link below.

HauntedMansionFLAJul 10, 2023

Restaurant Marakesh was utilized as The Florida Blue Lounge last year. Sounded like the kitchen was in real bad shape

castlecake2.0Jul 09, 2023

Currently being used as a sangria kiosk

tcool123Jul 09, 2023

While not redevelopment there is some new Christmas Tree merch for Morocco!