Epcot may be undergoing a huge transformation in the coming years, but one important part of the park’s legacy remains constant: “Edutainment” opportunities are available around every corner! One such experience just opened in the Morocco pavilion in World Showcase, and we’ve got all the details for the newest exhibit in the park so you can check it out on your next visit.
Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition just opened in the Morocco pavilion, and we are so excited to jump in and explore the park’s newest exhibit space. Race Against the Sun primarily focuses on two modern-day competitions that comprise a huge part of Moroccan culture.
Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands, which is an annual multi-day race that comprises 57 miles. It’s the distance of approximately six regular marathons, and the race has taken place annually since 1986. Another event featured in the exhibit is Rallyhe Aicha des Gazelles du Maroc (Rally of the Gazelles), a quad/motorbike rally that has the distinction of being open only to women. Along with these two present-day events, the exhibit will continue to showcase the rich art, history, and culture of Morocco’s ancient inhabitants.
Guests to the exhibit will experience Marathon des Sables through dioramas and a collection of gear and trophies won by Moroccan competitors. An interactive photo op will immerse guests in the world’s only desert rally geared specifically towards women, and additional information and artifacts related to Morocco’s ancient cultures will be on view nearby.
Tangierine Cafe, the quick service restaurant in the Morocco pavilion, will be serving up a new dish to celebrate the park’s latest exhibit. “Sellou” is loaded with energy and often used as a snack for runners during the Marathon des Sables with almonds and sesame seeds, and for a limited time guests can purchase their own Sellou right here in Epcot.
Race Against the Sun is just one of many exhibits found in Epcot’s World Showcase, and you could easily spend a full day in the park exploring them all. Other recent exhibits include the Remember Me! exhibit in the Mexico pavilion, which is a celebration of Coco and the culture of Dia de los Muertos, and Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art, which is the first exhibit of its kind to focus exclusively on Native American art in the American Adventure pavilion.
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Will you be adding Morocco’s newest exhibit to your to-do list in Epcot? Let us know which exhibits you love seeing in World Showcase in the comments!