New Exhibit Opens in the Gallery of Arts and History at Epcot’s Morocco pavilion


One of the best things about the World Showcase is the art galleries that scattered throughout the pavilions. Often people don’t even realize they are there.

In the Morocco pavilion there is one such gallery called the “Gallery of Arts and History.”

It has just reopened with a new exhibit called “Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition.”

“Race Against the Sun” showcases two incredible modern-day competitions – Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands) and Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc (Rally of the Gazelles) – as well as the rich history of the ancient inhabitants of the Sahara, the Berbers.”

“The exhibit features immersive experiences, including a lifelike diorama of Marathon of the Sands with race gear and trophies from Moroccan competitors, and an interactive photo opportunity highlighting Rally of the Gazelles – the off-road, all-woman desert rally. Each of these intense competitions take place in the Sahara Desert, and guests can also discover how the Sahara’s original inhabitants, the Berbers, mastered the challenges of living in the formidable environment.”

To celebrate this new exhibit you can try “sellou” at the Tangerine Cafe. Sellou is a highlighted food in the “Race Against the Sun” exhibit. Marathon runners often eat this snack during their race for energy.

Also, Disney is really pushing runDisney lately and the whole “plant based dining” and this whole exhibit seems to be right into that marketing push. So the synergy is strong with this one.  But I do agree, runDisney is a lot of fun and people should try it out. If you aren’t going to run though, I would suggest checking the dates of the run weekends and booking your trip when it’s not a race weekend. The crowds can be pretty heavy during those dates.

I also think you should check out the many galleries in the World Showcase, they really are amazing and worth the look!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog.


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