The Morocco pavilion at Epcot has been under renovation since we got here in August.
It’s finally reopened (March 2014). From my memory, Morocco is really tiny and we always walk right by it. (It doesn’t have any rides or a theater.) The redesign is very cool.
There is a beautiful sit down restaurant with open air seating on the water (Restaurant Marrakesh), overlooking the Epcot globe. Across the street is the quick service restaurant.
Morocco is built like something out of Casablanca with a bustling marketplace, winding streets, tiled décor, and a shopping bazaar. All the shops are built along a twisting, semi confusing path. Each store has nice merchandise; you can get real lamps, rugs, brass items, sequined pillows, incense, and even belly dancer costumes. All the cast members get to wear beautiful, brightly colored harem body suits.
While we were checking out the stores, I asked a CM if we could try on some outfits. She took a beautiful dress right off a mannequin and proceeded to dress me in it right then and there!
I tried on two different belly danced outfits. It was so fun! And, I kid you not, I had quite the crowd of men surrounding me in the open air bazaar and watching the woman put all the dancing gear on me. Too funny!
There is also a new space where you can meet Aladdin and Jasmine. I haven’t gotten to meet them at Morocco yet; I guess that means it is on my list of things to do!
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