We’ve got exclusive details from the operator of Disney World’s Morocco pavilion restaurants about a fantastic new development that has been green-lighted for Epcot’s World Showcase in 2013!
We all know about that lovely waterfront event space next to the Mo’Rockin’ stage, right? Well guess what — this gorgeous real estate might soon house a brand new RESTAURANT!
Reportedly breaking ground in January 2013, the new Tapaz Restaurant would join Restaurant Marrakesh and Tangierine Cafe to offer authentic Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in one of Epcot’s most exotic pavilions.
The Tapaz waterfront restaurant complex plans combine 120 outdoor terrace seats with 60 indoor seats to offer guests another incredible option for dining in the World Showcase (and another amazing view of Epcot’s Illuminations, Reflections of Earth, fireworks show).
The food and drink offerings were described to me as a “Food and Wine Festival all year round.” The menu would include tapas, small plates, olive oils and ingredients, and great wines representing specific Mediterranean countries. For example, guests will be able to order a grouping of dishes from the same country, or mix and match to enjoy a variety of different flavors and influences.
Also included in the new complex built on Morocco’s waterfront would be several shops, including one selling the olive oils and other ingredients from the restaurant so that guests will be able to re-create their meals at home.
A small, walk-up window bar selling beverages, cocktails, wines, and pastries would replace the current Morocco pastries kiosk that stands to the left of the pavilion.
Sounds like the France Pavilion expansion and the Morocco expansion are sure to make 2013 a HUGE restaurant year for Epcot!
As always, this information is subject to change and has not been confirmed directly by Disney.