Disney have announced a new exhibit is now open in the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Race Against the Sun exhibit. Race Against the Sun showcases 2 amazing modern-day competitions (listed below):
- Marathon des Sables (Marathon of the Sands)
- Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc (Rally of the Gazelles)
The exhibit will also showcase 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 the new exhibit, guests will be able to get a taste of what it’s like to participate in an intense desert competition. At Tangerine Café in the Morocco Pavilion, guests will discover 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. Race Against the Sun is a part of the continued evolution of Epcot, introducing fantastic experiences that extended the unique spirit and vision of the park.