Can Disney Add an Aladdin Ride to Epcot's Morocco Pavilion

Morocco World Showcase Disney World

Disney is attaining full ownership of the Morocco Pavilion in Epcot, ending one of the last major sponsorship of an entire World Showcase country, and giving Disney more control over the Pavilion.

This opens up questions of if Disney is going to make changes to the land now that they have more creative control over it.

Disney has been making a push to incorporate more characters into the World Showcase in the last few years beginning with Frozen Ever After coming to Norway and continued by the upcoming Ratatouille attraction in the France Pavilion. Because of these two things, I don't think it's outside the realm of speculation that we may see Disney bring characters here as well.

The only characters that would somewhat, emphasis on somewhat, fit in this land are the Aladdin characters, who already have meet and greets in the land. While the architectural style of the two locations is similar, the geographical locations of the two lands are very different. Morocco is located on the northern tip of West Africa, whereas Agrabah is placed in the Middle East. When Aladdin characters meet in the land they are said to be visiting the country.

Problems of geographical location haven't stopped Disney before, so Aladdin could certainly still come to the pavilion.

Flying Carpets of Aladdin Disney World

So if the section gets an Aladdin attraction, what could it be?

The expansion area between Morocco and France has been mostly occupied by the upcoming Remy's Ratatouille Adventure attraction, but the remaining unused land could potentially be used to for a small flat ride style ride along the lines of the Flying Carpets attraction currently found at the Magic Kingdom.

But there is also a large area behind the pavilion that currently remains unused.

Satellite Image Morocco Pavilion Epcot World Showcase Disney World

This area is not massive, but it is easily big enough for a moderately sized attraction with some minor reworking of the existing pavilion and some backstage facilities. This would not be an E-Ticket attraction, but it could potentially hold a small dark ride or a well themed flat ride behind the existing pavilion.

At the moment, any project not currently in production is likely paused for at least a few years due to the pandemic. But given Disney's increased involvement in the Morocco Pavilion, it is interesting to imagine how it could change the land when new expansion starts again.