While Disney World reopened in July, there have still been a variety of restaurants and stores that have not resumed operations. One of the most noteworthy spots for this has been at EPCOT‘s World Showcase pavilions.
At EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion, we have seen both Spice Road Table and the Morocco juice bar reopen, while Marrakesh and Tangierine Cafe are currently closed. Now, it has been revealed that big changes will be coming to the operation of EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion this year.
According to Disney Food Blog, EPCOT’s Morocco Pavilion will be transitioning its operations to Disney by the end of 2020. The decision was made as a mutual agreement between both parties and is not a result of the current global pandemic.
Jacquee Wahler, Vice President of Communications for Walt Disney World Resort, along with Rashid Choufani and Rachid Lyazidi, Operating Participants of the Morocco Pavilion, released a joint statement about the news to Disney Food Blog.
“After many years of working together, we have a mutually agreed arrangement to begin the process of transitioning operations of the Morocco pavilion to Disney. By the end of the year, Disney will assume operations of this important part of EPCOT and under Disney’s operation, the pavilion will continue to honor the rich traditions and legacy it has since it opened.”
The company also runs the henna cart at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, along with Paradiso 37 in Disney Springs. They will continue their relationship with Disney on both of these spots.
Additionally, the Moroccan Embassy, along with the Morocco Tourism Board, will both continue to remain involved with the Morocco Pavilion going forward.
We will continue to keep you updated with any further news or developments.