Tangierine Café, Morocco’s longtime quick service reopened as home to the Food and Wine Festival offerings this year. Seating is available all around the Pavilion and Disney has opened Restaurant Marrakesh for additional seating opportunities. Since we’re somewhere around the middle of our walk around World Showcase (I hope), this is a good opportunity to grab some waters and relax while seated in air-conditioning. I haven’t left yet. Here’s the menu:
If you had told me at the beginning of last year that Tangierine Café would shutter, Restaurant Marrakesh would be closed indefinitely, and Disney would take over for a bankrupt Pavilion, I probably would have believed you. Morocco was probably just too authentic for your average tourist to give much thought, and there was nothing in the back like an attraction or show. Just a windowless restaurant to walk around before coming out the other side. Since Disney took over, just about everything is new.
We continue on from Brazil.
Eventually, the area should look as lively as this, but Belgium remains closed until its October 1st opening date. Here is the previous menu for an idea about what to expect:
The menu should be largely the same, though we should be getting some upgrades in the Belgian Abbey Ale and Chimay Dorée Gold. If you see of a creepy person in the corner of what is hopefully still Morocco with a handful of small beers, it’s probably me.
We continue on from France.
Brazil will return in between what will probably still be the Morocco Pavilion come October 1st and France, which is probably safe assuming their 250-million dollar decade-old dark ride isn’t a flop. Are we taking bets? Ordinarily, the Marketplace would be painted yellow, but maintained its grey aesthetics for our fanciful evening of lights last year. A wavelength of 582nm might work.
It currently looks like this, but October is only like nine months away, so hopefully we’ll see it come alive sooner rather than later.
France returns out in front of the Pavilion on the right side. I’d expect it to be busier once the Rat Ride officially arrives on October 1st, but the Creperie may also take some of the pressure off as people elect there at prices that are still unreasonable, but slightly less so. Either way, Bailey from Houston can’t wait to serve you.
That’s it in red.
We continue from Appleseed Orchard.
Ireland should look something like this when it reopens on October 1st. Food and Wine is split into two parts this year with the second half-ish arriving this fall.
The following booths will open October 1st:
- The Alps
- Lobster Landing
- Mac and Eats
You can pull up the menus for all of the booths, including those not yet opened, at DisneyWorld.com, here. Personally, I’m not sure if I want to make it to October 1st. But we’ll be back if we have to be.