Disney Shopping Center Reopens After Mysterious Multi-Month Closure

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EPCOT's Spaceship Earth

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One Disney World store has finally reopened.

Spaceship Earth EPCOT
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While there are so many amazing attractions to choose from at Walt Disney World like Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world” and Expedition Everest, there are many other ways to have fun at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.

The Orlando, Florida Resort also has many shopping centers for Guests to choose from which offer clothes, pins, plates, cups, and everything in between. There are so many great stores to get your Disney merchandise fix from like the Emporium on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom or any of the stores in Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, or EPCOT.

And speaking of EPCOT, one store recently reopened in the Park after an extended closure.

morocco disney pavilion with camel statue
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Souk-al-Magreb has been closed for most of 2022 with no reason given as to why it was closed but as of today, the store has finally reopened at the Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase.

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The entire Morocco Pavilion is home to an amazing assortment of authentic cuisine and shopping, placing Guests right into the Moroccan culture. Both Restaurant Marrakesh and Tangerine Cafe offer exciting and tasty dishes for Guests to try. More on those here:

Culinary Oasis

Feast on such Moroccan delicacies as roast lamb, shish kebab, couscous and brochette of chicken. 

Stained-glass chandeliers bathe diners in a warm, dim glow, all while intricate tile mosaics evoke timeless majesty. Select an à la carte favorite—or partake in a culinary adventure with a feast featuring hearty meats, Moroccan pastries and more. Children can also choose from kid-friendly fare like chicken tenders, pasta and hamburgers.

From the full bar, Guests 21 years of age and older can delight in such specialties as the Casablanca Sunset, the Sahara Splash and the Marrakesh Express.

Lunch Menu $$ ($15 to $34.99 per adult)
Dinner Menu $$ ($15 to $34.99 per adult)

Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina

Treat your senses to traditional Moroccan cuisine, like grilled kebabs and a falafel pita.

Lunch and Dinner Menu $ ($14.99 and under per adult)

spaceship earth
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EPCOT is the epicenter of Walt Disney’s vision for tomorrow. Check out Spaceship Earth and then head over for some thrills on Mission: SPACE and Test Track. Enjoy the World Showcase and enjoy some incredible rides on Frozen Ever After, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, and Remy’Ratatouille Adventure. Stop into the Imagination Institute to catch up with Figment in Journey Into Imagination and then hit both Soarin’ Over The World and Living with the Land inside The Land Pavillion. Stop in to see Nemo & friends and then relax and enjoy the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. Also, don’t forget to check out the all-new nighttime spectacular, Harmonious, which is playing every night at EPCOT.

Will you be visiting EPCOT soon?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disneyland Resort, including Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and the Downtown Disney District. Or what about Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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