BREAKING: First Look at New Connections Cafe Marquees Released
Progress continues on the completely reimagined EPCOT. Today, Imagineer Zach Riddley shared the first look at the new marquees hung recently at Connections Cafe and Eatery, a new restaurant replacing the popular Electric Umbrella quick service location. Positioned just across the walkway from Creations Shop, the new flagship merchandise location at the theme park, and the redesigned Club Cool, Connections Cafe also received a fast-approaching timeline for opening: this Spring!
“Opening to guests this spring, this new fast-casual restaurant and adjoining café was inspired by the core EPCOT idea of ‘connecting’– by the common bond we share over food and the gathering of people across cultures. EPCOT is a park about people, and this new location within World Celebration will commemorate that with the talent and skill found within the kitchen, and those who gather together to enjoy each other’s company over a meal,” Riddley said this morning in an Instagram post.
The five marquees going up at the location carry the same font and theming as its sister merchandise location, Riddley stated. They also carry on the new font that runs throughout the park, EPCOT World Bold, and utlize a similar size of typography to Creations Shop’s signage as well.
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An innovative new eatery is just what World Celebration needs to complete its transformation. Connections Cafe and Eatery promises to be that with its dedication to culinary excellence as well as its open-air, modern concept in design. We caught a glimpse over construction walls last week of the incredible lightning hung across the enormous ceilings. Even from afar, they bring a calm to the space and tie into the muted hues of blues, pinks, and purples that also define Spaceship Earth at night.
Connections Café and Eatery will open “this spring” at EPCOT.
Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley shared a first look at the first of five marquees to be installed at the forthcoming “fast-casual restaurant and adjoining café.” #disneyworld pic.twitter.com/5fWKS2hMSi
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Stay tuned for more news in EPCOT openings, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, rumored to be coming to World Discovery in late May.