Guest Bashes Disney’s Newest Restaurant

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Walt Disney World Resort’s newest cafe, Connections Eatery, opened at EPCOT on April 27. The Quick Service restaurant is one of the latest additions to EPCOT during its long overhaul.

Connections Café and Eatery
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Connections Eatery replaced Electric Umbrella, a Quick Service restaurant that served burgers, flatbread pizzas, and other American fares. However, reactions to the newest Disney Park restaurant have been mixed, with one Guest feeling “ripped off” after purchasing an $11 slice of pizza.

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In a TikTok, @magicalhijinx asked her husband what he thought of Connections Eatery:


He’s clearly misses the Electric Umbrella ☂ #epcot #disneytiktok #disneytiktoks #disneytok #disneytoks #disneytik #disneytiktokcommunity #disneytipsandtricks #disneytips #disneyplanning #disneyparks #disneyadult #disneymom #disneyfamily #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld

♬ original sound – Magical Hijinx (Demi)

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“It’s nice that they got rid of the Electric Umbrella and replaced it with the food court from LaGuardia Airport,” he replies, deadpan. Connections Eatery has a much more modern, minimalist look than the retro Electric Umbrella.

More on Connections Eatery

A bacon burger and fries on a white plate.
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Dine under Spaceship Earth at Walt Disney World’s newest Quick Service American restaurant on your next trip to EPCOT. From Disney:

Take your taste buds on a tour around the world with dishes inspired by Italian, French and Asian cuisines.

A Sensational Meal

At Connections Eatery, we invite you to savor delicious dishes with family, friends and everyone in between––you can even catch a glimpse of the chefs as they work their magic.Highlights include:

  • French Bistro Burger Caramelized Onion, Bacon, Brie, Mushrooms and Dijon Mayonnaise

  • General Tso Chicken Salad Petite Kale Blend, Broccoli Slaw, Red Bell Pepper, Mandarin Oranges, Edamame, Crispy Wontons, Warm Fried Chicken and General Tso’s Dressing

  • Pepperoni Pizza Pepperoni, San Marzano Tomato and Basil Sauce, Mozzarella Blend and Petite Side Salad

The exterior of Connections Eatery under Spaceship Earth.
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Have you tried Connections Eatery in World Celebration at EPCOT? What did you think? 

Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Parks operations.



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