Morocco Pavilion Courtyard Reopens With All New Tilework

Shannen Ace

A tiled octagonal fountain with a central pillar stands in front of a building with archways and a green-tiled roof, reminiscent of the Morocco Pavilion. Two people walk nearby, and there are plants on either side of the fountain.

Morocco Pavilion Courtyard Reopens With All New Tilework

Construction walls are gone and work is complete in the Morocco Pavilion courtyard at EPCOT. The pavilion has seen on-and-off construction for years but work on this particular project began in March.

Morocco Pavilion Courtyard

Tourists walk near the decorative Morocco Pavilion courtyard with mosaic tilework, arched entryways, and ornate buildings under a partly cloudy sky.

Walls no longer block the entrance area of the pavilion. Scaffolding and tarps are gone, too. The tiles on the four planters and the fountain have been replaced.

A tiled octagonal fountain with a central pillar stands in front of a building with archways and a green-tiled roof, reminiscent of the Morocco Pavilion. Two people walk nearby, and there are plants on either side of the fountain.

We previously shared a look at the new tiles on one of the planters. The fountain with its new tilework is now visible. It has the same shape featuring an octagonal base topped with a star shape and a stone bowl in the center.

A tiled octagonal fountain with intricate blue and white patterns stands in an open area of the Morocco Pavilion. People are seated nearby with strollers and potted plants visible in the background.

The new tile is teal, blue, white, and yellow. It has a more simplistic checkered design. The former tilework was more elaborate and detailed. See it in the old photo below.

A courtyard with a central fountain featuring intricate Moroccan tiles and surrounded by greenery, framed by architectural archways and walls with detailed patterns.

The courtyard’s pavement was refurbished in 2021.

Disney took ownership of the Morocco Pavilion in 2020 amid legal disputes with Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant, LLC, former operators of the food and merchandise locations within the pavilion. The pavilion originally opened in 1984, two years after EPCOT. Construction was sponsored by the Moroccan government and included hand-tiling by Moroccan craftspeople.

What do you think of the new tilework in the Morocco Pavilion? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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