FIRST LOOK: New Mural at Connections Cafe in EPCOT
Over the past few days, a TON of new information has been revealed for the Connections Café which is slated to open at EPCOT this Summer. Yesterday we shared images of some of the delightful dishes that will be on offer along with a first glimpse at the new menu. Earlier this morning we also shared photos of the new Starbucks logo prominently displayed in front of the shop. NOW, we wanted to share details about the incredible artwork you’ll find inside!
Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley took to Instagram yesterday with an image of the incredible mural being painted in Connections. Let’s take a look:
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Pretty spectacular right!? Disney’s incredible team of Imagineers produced a hand-painted mural that measures over 160 feet along the back wall of Connections.
The mural is titled “Global Gathering” and is a celebration of food and drink from around the world. It also shares the message that we are all connected by enjoying a meal together. The mural highlights 8 distinct regions of the globe and covers everything from cultivating to gathering food.
If you look closely at the mural when you visit Connections Cafe you’ll see places like the Andes Mountains in Peru and the Malabar Coast of India represented here.
The mural has the distinction of being the largest art installation Imagineering has created. It is a stunning celebration of global diversity as well as an example of the things that unite us!
According to Riddley, the concept for the mural was several years in the making with consultants from around the world. It was then hand-painted on a series of panels and installed by the teams at EPCOT. We absolutely cannot wait to see this beauty in person when Connections Cafe opens up later this Spring. In the meantime, we encouraged you to follow along with Zach Riddley at his Instagram account above. His page is a treasure trove of awesome Disney information and insights.
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