Disney to Assume Control of Morocco Pavilion Restaurants and Shops at EPCOT by End of Year

    After a few months of financial hardship, Disney will be taking control of the operations of the Morocco Pavilion at EPCOT.

    Jacquee Wahler, VP Communications Walt Disney World Resort, and Rashid Choufani and Rachid Lyazidi, Operating Participants Morocco Pavilion released the following statement to the Disney Food Blog:

    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

    The move will be complete by the end of 2020, months after Disney filed a debt against Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant LLC in September 2020.

    Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant LLC has faced some financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and reduced foot traffic in EPCOT. Back in April, Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant LLC filed for a $1-2 million Paycheck Protection Program loan for their 260 employees. More recently, Tangierine Café was forced to reclose due to lack of demand after initially reopening with the rest of EPCOT in July.

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