Lots of changes are happening in EPCOT, and Morocco is no exception. Planters have been placed as a barrier around the fountain to hide its less-than-attractive refurbishment, currently underway. Guests can still access the back of the pavilion for exploring and photo opportunities by using a small corridor to the left.
The fountain is a prominent feature of the Morocco pavilion. Construction equipment is currently at the site, but no work is being done while guests are present at this time. The work will likely be quick, unlike many other projects underway at EPCOT. You may be thinking that the Morocco pavilion has been the subject of more changes than other pavilions and you’re right. Disney has recently taken over operations, since last year proved financially difficult for the independent company Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant, LLC. This is the company that ran the restaurants and stores in Morocco. Now that Disney is in charge, things are changing!
So the fountain isn’t the only site in Morocco that has gotten an upgrade lately. The Spice Road Table restaurant has also received a revival of sorts. Bold new colors were added, as well as authentic touches like props and signs. According to Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley, the new signs aren’t technically props because they were actual signs that were purchased in Morocco for use at EPCOT. Disney knows how to bring authenticity to its endeavors!
Hopefully, the fountain is revitalized quickly, because this is easily one of the most picturesque spots in EPCOT. We are also excited to see how Morocco continues to grow and thrive with all the new changes coming!