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A deep dive into the Morocco pavilion (Jasmine, delicious food, art & history gallery)

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A deep dive into the Morocco pavilion (Jasmine, delicious food, art & history gallery)

One of the most unique and best parts of Epcot is the World Showcase, which is home to a total of 11 countries.

Even though Epcot has several popular rides and many guests look forward to drinking around the world, visitors should consider taking the time to explore each pavilion to the fullest.

Each country has so much detail, great food and drink options, and unique souvenirs, to name a few. Some of the pavilions even have exclusive entertainment and character meet and greets!

If you want to know more about the Morocco pavilion at Epcot, we have you covered.

Here we take a deep dive into the country that just might have some of the best dining in the park, not to mention hidden spots that are perfect for escaping crowds and those hot temperatures.

camel - morocco pavilion - epcot

It’s important to note that Disney took over the Morocco pavilion in 2020, along with all of its business operations (food, beverage, and merchandise locations).

This means some of the shops and restaurants are temporarily closed.

Previously, Morocco was one of the few pavilions that operated independently from Disney.

Despite Disney’s takeover (mainly due to the hardships of the pandemic), the Moroccan Embassy and Morocco Tourism Board still contribute as cultural consultants.

We will update this page whenever things are finally open again. Even though most of the stores are closed, Morocco is still worth exploring.

Overview

Morocco pavilion - epcot
  • Location: World Showcase (between France and Japan)
  • Restaurants: 3 Quick Service (Tangierine Café, Sangria Sips, Oasis Sweets & Sips); 2 Table Service (Spice Road Table, Restaurant Marrakesh)
  • Shops: Marketplace in the Medina, Tangier Traders, Brass Bazaar, Casablanca Carpets, Souk-Al-Magreb
  • Entertainment: None
  • Attractions: None
  • Characters: Jasmine
  • Popular snacks and drinks: House-made Hummus Fries and Pomegranate-Chili Crispy Cauliflower (Spice Road Table), alcoholic and non-alcoholic Frozen Mint Tea and alcoholic and non-alcoholic Frozen Citrus-Pomegranate Slushy (Oasis Sweets & Sips)
  • Not-to-miss: Spice Road Table, Tangierine Café, Jasmine, Fez House

Morocco Pavilion Map

Morocco pavilion - map - epcot

Dining

Morocco has some of the best dining locations in all of the World Showcase. There are 3 Quick Service and 2 Table Service spots. You really should give one of these a try.

Quick Service Restaurants

Tangierine Café

Tangierine Cafe - epcot - Morocco

Tangierine Café is normally a standard Quick Service restaurant, but it hasn’t reopened in its original form since 2020.

Currently, the dining location is operating as a festival booth and usually goes by “Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina.”

tangierine cafe - epcot - Morocco

Even though the original menu isn’t being served right now, Tangierine Café works extremely well as a festival booth.

The offerings normally hit it out of the park. So much so, Tangierine Café ended up being our favorite booth at the 2022 Flower and Garden Festival.

tangierine cafe flower and garden menu items

If you’re not into Moroccan food and beverages or are unsure about trying something new, Tangierine Café is a good place to start.

Oasis Sweets & Sips

oasis sweets & sips - epcot - Morocco

Oasis Sweets & Sips is a small Quick Service right next to Souk-Al-Magreb.

This is where you want to go if you want to try a variety of Moroccan pastries.

oasis sweets & sips moroccan pastries - epcot

You can order individual pastries or boxes with 3, 5, or 7 options!

There are also both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

frozen citrus-pomegranate slush - oasis sweets & sips - epcot Morocco

At Oasis Sweets & Sips, we recommend the Frozen Citrus-Pomegranate Slushy. The Frozen Mint Tea is also popular.

These both can be ordered with or without alcohol.

Sangria Sips

sangria sips - Morocco - epcot

Back in the middle of the Morocco pavilion, you’ll find Sangria Sips.

The Quick Service spot has a small menu serving snacks and beverages, including water, orange juice, shareable red and white sangria (for 2), cider, roasted chickpeas, mixed nuts and dates, and mediterranean olives.

sangria sips seating area - Morocco - epcot

There’s also a charming seating area that is covered.

Not many people know Sangria Sips is back here, so it makes for a great spot to sit, relax, and enjoy a snack and beverage.

Table Service Restaurants

Restaurant Marrakesh (temporarily unavailable)

Restaurant Marrakesh - epcot - Morocco

Restaurant Marrakesh is the one Table Service location in Morocco that accepts dining reservations (for lunch and dinner).

It’s a truly gorgeous restaurant. Just look at all of these details:

Restaurant Marrakesh - epcot - Morocco

And more:

Restaurant Marrakesh - epcot - Morocco

As for the menu, there are all kinds of options to choose from, including roast lamb, shish kebab, couscous, and brochette of chicken. 

There are also usually belly dancers and live music to entertain diners.

Spice Road Table

spice road table - epcot - Morocco

Do not sleep on Spice Road Table.

It is one the best places to eat in the World Showcase. Plus, you can sit outside and enjoy gorgeous views of the lagoon.

spice road table - seating area - epcot - Morocco
spice road table - seating area - epcot - Morocco

Reservations aren’t accepted here, but they do accept walk-ups. You can also join the walk-up list via the My Disney Experience app.

spice road table - walk up list - epcot

This is more of a “lounge” experience, meaning you’re able to order from a list of mediterranean small plates. Plus, they have a gopd-sized drink list.

Here are a few of our favorite menu items:

The House-made Hummus Fries are top-notch (and a little spicy). These are also plant-based.

hummus fries - spice road table - Morocco - epcot

Another superb plant-based offering is the Pomegranate-Chili Crispy Cauliflower, which is perfect for sharing (or eating all by yourself).

pomegranate-chai crispy cauliflower - spice road table

The Naan Spreads is just as delicious as it looks. It’s served with Hummus, Chermoula, Marinated Olives, Za’atar.

naan spread - spice road table

One of the more popular drinks is the Iced Mint Tea (with Bombay Sapphire Gin). It’s definitely minty, so avoid if you’re not a mint fan.

iced mint tea - spice road table

If it’s busy or you don’t want to eat here, there is a bar where you can order a beverage to-go as you walk around the World Showcase.

Seating Areas

Morocco has many different seating areas.

As you can see below, Tangierine Café has so many tables inside and outside.

morocco pavilion outdoor seating - epcot
Tangierine Cafe seating area - epcot - Morocco
Tangierine Cafe seating area - epcot - Morocco
Tangierine Cafe seating area - epcot - Morocco

Inside the pavilion (where the shops and Sangria Sips are located), you’ll find a bunch of tables and chairs.

sangria sips seating area - epcot - Morocco

Some of the other pavilion tables have coverage from the sun, whereas others sit directly in the sunlight (depending on the time of day).

Morocco seating area epcot

Tip: Walk to the back of the pavilion for less crowds and noise.

Shops

All but one store is currently closed in the Morocco pavilion. Shopping has been inconsistent here ever since Disney took over the Morocco pavilion in 2020.

Morocco’s stores are some of the best, so it’s unfortunate that you can’t do a ton of shopping here right now. But — one store did recently reopen!

Souk-Al-Magreb

souk al magreb - morocco - epcot

Souk-Al-Magreb is open for business. Here, you can find Moroccan clothing, bags, jewelry, hats, and more. There’s even Aladdin merchandise available for purchase.

souk-al-magreb - epcot - Morocco pavilion
souk-al-magreb - hidden Mickey - Morocco pavilion

Tip: look for the hidden Mickeys when the doors are open!

Tangier Traders (temporarily unavailable)

tangier traders epcot Morocco

Like many of the stores throughout the pavilion, Tangier Traders sells a range of a clothing, accessories, hats, bags, lights, and so much more.

Brass Bazaar (temporarily unavailable)

the brass bazaar - epcot - Morocco

The Brass Bazaar is where you can find Moroccan-themed and brass-made dishes, like bowls, cups, plates, pitchers, and more.

Casablanca Carpets (temporarily unavailable)

Casablanca Carpets epcot Morocco

Casablanca Carpets features, you guessed it, carpets. They come in many sizes. You can find other items here, as well.

Marketplace in the Medina (temporarily unavailable)

Morocco marketplace area - epcot

The Marketplace in the Medina symbolizes a Moroccan market and has so many items that you can purchase, like woven blankets, straw hats, and sheepskin wallets.

Entertainment

Sometimes you can find Moroccan entertainment on the stage at the front of the pavilion.

But, performances haven’t happened here for some time now.

If or when entertainment does return, you should be able to find bands listed in the My Disney Experience app and check the daily schedule.

Morocco stage - epcot

You can also ask a Cast Member if there is any entertainment for the day.

At Restaurant Marrakesh, there are usually belly dancers and live music to entertain diners. Unfortunately, this Table Service spot isn’t available at this moment in time.

But, if or when it does reopen, you’ll need a reservation to dine here and enjoy whatever live entertainment is offered.

Characters

If you want to meet Jasmine, go to the Morocco pavilion.

jasmine epcot meet and greet

She meets at different times daily inside “Lamps of Wonder.”

lamps of wonder - jasmine - Morocco epcot

You can find times she meets listed in the My Disney Experience app, along with her exact meeting location.

meet jasmine in Morocco - my Disney experience app

Activities

There are a few activities for you to experience in the Morocco pavilion.

Gallery of Arts and History

Did you know there is a Gallery of Arts and History exhibit here?

As soon as you enter the pavilion, you’ll see bright red doors to your left (you can’t miss them).

race to the sun art exhibit sign - Morocco - epcot

Right now, the theme of the gallery is: “Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition.”

It first debuted in 2019.

race to the sun - gallery of arts and history - epcot Morocco

As described by Disney, the exhibit “showcases two incredible modern-day competitions — Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) and Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc (Rally of the Gazelles) — as well as the rich history of the ancient inhabitants of the Sahara, the Berbers.”

race to the sun - gallery of arts and history - epcot Morocco

FYI: There are sometimes benches inside here too. This is the best place to get away from people and cool off on a hot day.

Kidcot Fun Stop

Like the 10 other country pavilions in the World Showcase, Morocco also has a Kidcot Fun Stop location.

kidcot fun stop - Morocco - epcot

This really is a fun family-friendly activity — that is also complimentary. It’s also great at keeping kids interested in the World Showcase.

At each stop, you collect an activity card detailing facts and activities featuring the culture and traditions of each country.

It’s that easy!

kidcot fun stop - Morocco - epcot

You can find Morocco’s Kidcot stop in the Marketplace in the Medina.

Save this checklist and have your little one check off each Kidcot Fun Stop as you make your way through each country.

kidcot fun stop checklist - epcot

Coin Press Machine

You can find a coin press machine near Sangria Sips. For $1.00, you can get a souvenir Disney and Moroccan-themed coin. Or, you can pay $3.00 for 3 coins.

coin press machine in Morocco at epcot

Fez House

The Fez House is an absolutely gorgeous room that not only has benches for visitors to sit, but stunning tile work and a soothing fountain.

fez house - morocco - Epcot

Just look at this tile!

Morocco pavilion tiles - epcot

You can find this area to the left as soon as you pass through the archway leading into the main area of the pavilion.

Picture Spot

Disney PhotoPass photographer has been spotted here on certain occasions, but if not, be sure to grab a photo by the main fountain.

Not only is it gorgeous, but features a lovely backdrop.

Morocco fountain picture spot - epcot

Best Harmonious Views

There are 2 main areas to watch Harmonious in Morocco.

The first is to the left of Spice Road Table towards the France pavilion. This area has a lot of standing room.

Even though the barges are a bit farther away, the views are just fine and the show is still very much enjoyable.

harmonious views - Morocco - epcot

The second viewing area is to the right of Oasis Sweets & Sips toward the Japan pavilion.

There are plenty of open spaces, but you also want to be careful that your view isn’t blocked by trees or any other structure.

harmonious views - Morocco - epcot

FYI: There is also a Harmonious dining package available at Spice Road Table that you can purchase if you want to sit and eat during the show.

Other reasons Morocco makes a great spot to watch Harmonious:

  • The pavilion has restrooms (important if you’re waiting awhile for the show to start)
  • There are good food and drink options in Morocco (and France which is close by)
  • Activities to keep little ones entertained (coin press machine, Kidcot Fun Stop)
  • Lots of shops to walk through for anyone who needs sometime to do while waiting
  • Spice Road Table has a Harmonious dining viewing package

Here’s what Harmonious’ view looks like from Morocco:

harmonious views - Morocco and France - epcot

Here’s what Harmonious’ view looks like from Spice Road Table if you have the dining package:

Morocco harmonious views at spice road table

While we don’t consider the views from Spice Road Table that great, especially if you’ve never seen Harmonious before, the other areas are decent viewing spots.

Be sure to grab a spot for Harmonious at least 60 minutes before showtime. Space can fill up quickly. 

You can find showtimes listed in the My Disney Experience app.

Harmonious Viewing Map

best harmonious views map — Epcot

Friendship Landing Boats

There is a dock for Friendship boats in the Morocco pavilion, which is located near Spice Road Table.

friendship landing boats - Morocco epcot

There are two internal routes: one that runs between Canada and Morocco and the other that runs between Mexico and Germany.

The Friendship boats will start running across World Showcase Lagoon usually around 11 a.m.

Friendship Boat at Epcot

Boat schedules can vary depending on several factors, like weather.

The boats typically run about every 15 minutes. They will cease running at a certain point each evening due to Harmonious. A final departure time will be posted at each dock, so pay attention.

Restrooms

There is a set of restrooms to the right of Tangierine Café, as you walk toward the France pavilion.

Morocco restrooms - epcot

Festival Exclusives

Like every other country in the World Showcase, different festival exclusives can be found in the Morocco pavilion.

This is for all 4 Epcot festivals: Food and WineFestival of the HolidaysFestival of the Arts, and Flower and Garden.

panna cotta - tangierine cafe morocco - flower and garden 2022

These include (to name a few):

  • Festival food booths, like Flavors of the Medina located inside Tangierine Café during Food and Wine and Flower and Garden
  • Special dining packages available for booking in person at Spice Road Table (see photo below)
  • A lively band recreates the fun of street festivals and the holiday season across Morocco during Festival of the Holidays
  • Tents filled with art during Festival of the Arts
  • Outdoor merchandise kiosks for festivals
spice road table dining package - epcot - Morocco

Make sure you take the time to enjoy all Morocco has to offer, especially the amazing food. You won’t walk away disappointed.

Morocco Pavilion Checklist

Morocco pavilion checklist - epcot

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What’s your favorite thing about the Morocco pavilion at Epcot? Tell us in the comments!

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