Epcot’s World Showcase is a home towards all the treasures from different cultures across the world to experience art, history and diversity. Disney recently announced a brand new exhibit is now open at the Gallery of Arts and History in the Morocco Pavilion, called “Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition.”
The exhibit 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.
One of the displays you can check out at the new exhibit for “Race Against the Sun” at Epcot at the Morocco Pavilion.
Featuring 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.
Guests can take behind the wheel for a virtual-reality experience at the new exhibit for “Race Against the Sun” at Epcot at the Morocco Pavilion.
You can get a taste of what it’s like to participate in an intense desert competition. One of the restaurants at the Morocco pavilion, the Tangierine Café will be serving a cusine dish called “sellou,” a food highlighted in “Race Against the Sun” that marathon participants commonly eat during their race. With ingredients like almonds and sesame seeds, this energy-packed snack gives runners the boost they need to complete their journey.
“Sellou” one of the new cuisines dishes that is now available at the Tangierine Café
This brand new exhibit is part of the evolution for Epcot that gives unique experiences towards guests that is part of the spirit and vision of the park.