Walt Disney World is set to take over operations of the Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT.
Disney Food Blog first posted a statement from Jacquee Wahler, VP Communications Walt Disney World Resort, and Rashid Choufani and Rachid Lyazidi, Operating Participants Morocco Pavilion:
“After many years of working together, we have a mutually agreed arrangement to begin the process of transitioning operations of the Morocco pavilion to Disney. By the end of the year, Disney will assume operations of this important part of EPCOT and under Disney’s operation, the pavilion will continue to honor the rich traditions and legacy it has since it opened.”
Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant LLC, which is the current operator of the pavilion’s dining and merchandise, has struggled during the COVID-19 shutdown and subsequent phased reopening. However, the transition of operating power is claimed to not be a result of the pandemic.