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Get a Beautiful Sneak Peek inside EPCOT’s Newest Cafe

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Get a Beautiful Sneak Peek inside EPCOT's Newest Cafe
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Get a first look inside EPCOT’s newest dining location. You will not want to miss this beautiful new design.

Connections Cafe & Eatery

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As the days progress to the opening of Connections Cafe’ and Eatery, we enjoy all of the exciting updates. We are excited for the opening of this new location and this will even house a new Starbucks location.

Last week we shared that one design element is revealed that will truly share Walt Disney’s dream for EPCOT with all Guests. Be sure to check out this cool design HERE.

Also be sure to check out the newly released menu items that will be available HERE. Walt Disney World has not yet released an official opening date but still refer to a “Spring 2022” opening.

Sneak Peek Inside

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Today, Disney Imagineer, Zack Riddley, shares a sneak peek inside the Connections Cafe & Eatery on Instagram. Riddley shares, “Adding to the park’s rich legacy of original art displays, our team produced a hand-painted mural that stretches over 160 feet along the back wall of Connections Eatery!”

“This original piece, titled “Global Gathering,” is a celebration of various food and beverage staples from around the world, and how we are all connected by enjoying a meal together. Highlighting eight distinct regions of the globe, this vibrant installation depicts people cultivating or gathering around food, such as potatoes from the Andes Mountains in Peru or black pepper from the Malabar Coast of India.”

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“The piece also evolves from sunrise in the east to sunset in the west across the full span of the eatery – culminating in one of the largest art installations Imagineering has created. That scale and stunning vibrancy celebrates global diversity with a simple, universal concept: the moments we have in common around food, meals, traditions and memories.” 

This original piece, titled “Global Gathering,” is a celebration of various food and beverage staples from around the world, and how we are all connected by enjoying a meal together.

Zach Riddley

The creative concept for this piece was developed over the last few years, with consultants from around the world. It was then hand-painted in a series of panels and recently installed by our site teams at EPCOT. Here we see Abdul from our Character Paint team, working alongside a team of artisans to provide final touch-ups in the field.”

Check out this beautiful mural below (it is HUGE):

This will not just simply be a place to dine, but rather to gather and celebrate so many rich cultures. We can’t wait to be able to see this beautiful mural in person.

What do you think of the design and menu of Connections Cafe & Eatery? Are you looking forward to dining at this location when they open? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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