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  1. When decorating the Morocco Pavilion, Disney designers went to Morocco to seek out craftsmen. They then brought back 19 of them.
    REPORTED: Ray Petti 23 DEC 96
    Morrocco is the only country in the World Showcase that the government of the country was involved in. The government helped with some of the artwork.
    CONFIRMED: anon 03 JUN 97
  2. In the first building on the left side when you enter the pavilion there is a room that has several carpets. The room faces east and the carpets are there so that Islamic visitors to the park can have a place to pray. Islamic cast members reportedly have a place backstage.
    REPORTED: Kelly 20 MAR 02
  3. When walking through Morocco, take a look at all of the mosaic tile artwork on the walls. You will notice that each mosaic has at least one cracked/flawed tile in it. This is because these mosaics were created by Moroccan artisans in a unique arrangement with the Moroccan gov't and Disney as mentioned before. The Moroccan people worship Allah, and believe that only Allah can create something that is "perfect," so every mosaic was purposely flawed!
    REPORTED: Kim 28 FEB 00
    It is true that the all of the mosaic tiles in Morocco are flawed, because in the Islamic religion only Allah can create perfection. This was pointed out by a tour guide on two seperate "Hidden Treasures of World Showcase" tours.
    CONFIRMED: Kelly 20 MAR 02
    For the mosaics, they did indeed bring in Morroccan artisans, who purposely put mistakes in the artwork, because they believe that nothing made by humans can be perfect, things that are perfect are made by their god. So the cracked tiles and "mistakes" were put there on purpose!
    CONFIRMED: Jennifer Dubin- Future CM 31 MAR 02
  4. If you look on the Morocco Pavilion walls there are no animated drawings, only squares or other lines,cause that is prohibited in Morocco
    REPORTED: Adrian Ofman 06 AUG 97
    Islamic style of art prohibits the representation of any living thing, which is why the designs are all geometric.
    CONFIRMED: Kelly 20 MAR 02
  5. Inside Morocco, there is a room full of tiles, but if you look up at the balcony, you can vioces up there. I know there hidden speakers and you can almost make out what they're saying.
    REPORTED: Eric West 28 MAY 02
  6. I looked over at Morocco and thought that they had added something to the pavilion. Actually it was just the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney-MGM Studios.
    REPORTED: Leonard Newman 29 SEP 99
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