New look Morocco pavilion courtyard nears completion at EPCOT

Jun 18, 2021 in "Tangierine Cafe"

Tangierine Cafe refurbishment - June 18 2021
Posted: Friday June 18, 2021 8:35am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is nearing completion outside of the Tangierine Cafe on the new look courtyard at the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT. 

For the last couple of weeks, overnight work has seen a new style concrete pattern installed surrounding the fountain in the central courtyard.

The area should be finished by July 15, when the Tangierine Café will open as part of the Food and Wine Festival serving traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita. 

Since taking over the Morocco pavilion from the original third party operating participant, Disney has been carrying out a number of upgrades to the pavilion, including new decor and theming along the promenade, and a refurbishment of the pavilion's bathrooms.

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castlecake2.07 hours ago

Any chance the trees return?

aladdin200719 hours ago

Nice, but......another pavilion a shell of its former self.

DCBaker20 hours ago

The walls have shifted again, revealing what appears to be re-tiled planters. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53744729102_497414fd76_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53744729277_473e0e6cc2_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53745977899_d0987a679a_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53744729142_264a5d1818_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53746012759_e939525ee4_o.jpg

LittleBuford11 days ago

Thanks! This is good to know!

castlecake2.011 days ago

I think just general maintenance, almost every world showcase pavilion has been touched up over the last year.

LittleBuford14 days ago

Thank you!

DCBaker14 days ago

I'm not entirely sure, but here's the news article from @wdwmagic when the walls went up. https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/morocco/news/25mar2024-large-section-of-epcots-morocco-pavilion-goes-behind-refurbishment-walls.htm

LittleBuford14 days ago

I must have missed it, but what work were they doing?

DCBaker14 days ago

Scaffolding has come down and walls have shifted in the pavilion - photos from today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53714197284_4c6877e676_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53714289510_ed2a546b93_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53712947387_9c0673b740_o.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53713861701_29106e1c3e_o.jpg

nickysMar 24, 2024

The company who were running it when Covid caused the parks to shut went bust.

Chef idea Mickey`=Mar 24, 2024

The company who operated went bust? I thought it was the country backing out, but that seems not to make sense since the Morocco Pavilion is the most authentic built by them which they would be proud of to continue. If it's all to do with one of the run companies can't Morocco have another run it?

TrainsOfDisneyMar 23, 2024

Eh… that seems to be a very one-sided way of telling that haha. Ideally, Disney would see the value in having the countries represented well. Compare the shops of China and Japan to Canada for example.

Disstevefan1Mar 22, 2024

We know that before the pandemic, the Morocco pavilion was leased to outside tenants and Disney kicked them out for not paying the rent when they were forced to close because of the pandemic. I we loved their counter service. We thought it was the best counter service in EPCOT and we loved the sit down there too. Anyway, I wonder if the construction is a sign there are new tenants or got the original tenants back?

LittleBufordMar 22, 2024

You’re absolutely right. As someone who hails from the other end of the Mediterranean and grew up eating food very similar to Greek, I can confirm that Moroccan cuisine is very different, which is hardly surprising given the distance involved (there are as many miles between Greece and Morocco as there are between the UK and Russia).