EPCOT’s Connections Cafe & Eatery Will Open On April 27th

Disney has finally announced the opening date for Epcot’s newest restaurant. Connections Cafe & Eatery will open on April 27th!

The announcement was made via the official Disney Parks Twitter account with the caption:

“This is not a drill! Connections Café & Eatery officially opens at EPCOT on April 27! Can’t wait until then? Get a sneak peek inside.”


If you follow the link to the inside look page on the Disney Park Blog you will see even more information on this exciting new dining location. Here is what Disney had to say about the Connections Cafe & Eatery:

If you’re walking past Spaceship Earth on your way into the park, you’ll find Connections Café and Eatery on the left-hand side. Floor-to-ceiling windows give you a full view of the bright, open space featuring modern décor and inviting aromas of pastries baking, fresh coffee brewing and delicious burgers on the grill. Since World Celebration is located in the center of the park, Connections Café & Eatery offers some incredible views. From a Xandarian Starblaster on one side to Spaceship Earth on the other, this is a great spot to sit back and enjoy quality time with friends and family around a tasty meal or drink. I think I’ve found my new favorite EPCOT hangout!

Whether you prefer coffee or tea, people from all over the globe love sitting together to savor a brewed beverage. This idea is on prominent display in Connections Café through a colorful showcase of how various cultures enjoy their favorite drinks.

If you love watching cooking shows like I do, you’ll be captivated by the chefs at work in three show kitchens. Catch them grilling, sautéing and baking everything from burgers to pizzas and sprinkling a little extra pixie dust on delightful desserts from milkshakes to waffles.

And while you’re enjoying your meal or that much-needed cup of coffee, don’t forget to look down! There are three original floor inlays inspired by Walt’s 1966 “Florida Project” site plans, where EPCOT was to serve as the literal and conceptual “center” of Walt Disney World. Thoughtful details like these really bring this location to life by honoring the original dream of EPCOT and the magic of possibility. The park’s original DNA is woven throughout Connections Café and Eatery, the latest example of how this EPCOT transformation honors our past while moving us forward into the future.

The Connections Cafe & Eatery has been long awaited since Disney announced it would be replacing The Electric Umbrella two years ago. More excitement surrounding this opening came when Disney released more information on its delicious looking menu, along with photos that would make your mouth water. Now we have the official opening date, only a few days away! To say we are on the edge of our seat would be an understatement.

Are you looking forward to trying Epcot’s newest restaurant? Will you be there to try it out when the doors open to guests on April 27th? What are you most excited to try from their menu? Let us know in the comments below!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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