New ‘Race Against the Sun’ Exhibit Now Open at Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion


A new exhibit debuted inside the Moroccan Gallery at Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion. The new exhibit, called ‘Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition’.

Inside, guests will learn about two 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.

Per the Disney Parks Blog:

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.

As part of the opening, the nearby Tangierine Cafe has introduced a new food offering called sellou which is highlighted in the exhibit as something the participants regularly eat during the race. Sellou incudes almonds and sesame seeds, to give runners the energy boost they need to complete their journey.

The exhibit replaced Moroccan Style.