Well, thanks to many of my fellow Disney bloggers and websites who provided me with so many wonderful tips over the year, I now have a new favorite spot to cool off in Epcot.
The Morocco Pavilion is one of my favorite countries in the World Showcase. Not only do I love the food at Tangierine Café (the vegetable platter, to be specific), but also the colors, the shops, the fountain, the tiles, and the smells. It’s all-around beautiful.
Morocco also houses a secret location (for some) that serves as both an art and history gallery and a great air-conditioned area to rest, relax, and stop the sweat.
Have you ever noticed the doors to your left as soon as you enter the country? You may have assumed they were just decoration, but, nope, they are actual doors you can open and enter.
To the right of the big red doors a sign reads: “Gallery of Arts and History”. During my visit, there was an exhibit called “Moroccan Style: The Art of Personal Adornment.” It showcased clothing, jewelry, and women’s and men’s accessories, along with information about each item. It was very interesting, so you actually can learn a lot in this small, yet fascinating place.
What also made the exhibit enjoyable was the cool air, the bench, and the peacefulness. You wouldn’t even know you’re at Epcot. That’s how quiet it is.
There were maybe three individuals when I entered, but they didn’t stay long and my family and I had the place to ourselves for a little while. It was nice to remove ourselves from the crowds for a bit.
It was also relaxing to sit and observe the stunning architecture and design inside the building. As you can see below, there are so many intricate details.
And just look at the doors from the inside! Aren’t they gorgeous?
If you haven’t yet, I definitely recommend checking out Morocco’s gallery next time you’re at Epcot. You will be able to cool off without any noise, take in all of Morocco’s beauty, and have an educational experience all at once.