A joke about the Epcot theme park looking like it’s been under construction forever is easy to write. Thankfully, many walls have been removed. The new creation shop opened this year with a new modern design. The long-awaited Cosmic Rewind Guardians of the Galaxy attraction received mostly rave reviews (although it had a bit of a motion sickness issue). The new Connection Café and Connections Eatery are now open. Connections Eatery brings sophisticated-looking dining to the area formerly known as Future World of Epcot. Connection Eatery offers counter-service dining under the umbrella of electric levels of recent excitement. This counter service place gets a lot of people during peak dining times.
In my circle of connections, in many ways, Connection Eatery’s “French Bistro Burger” shows that Walt Disney World can make a decent counter-service burger. , side salad, coleslaw, and other sides for $12.99. The menu description pre-warns that this burger features a toasted brioche bun—most guests think the bun is good. However, you should not expect a high quality table service level for a brioche bun/bread at this price.
As the menu describes the patty, the gourmet beef blend is served with caramelized onions, bacon, brie, mushrooms, and Dijon mayonnaise. The overall flavor is very solid. If you’ve settled for the standard burger patty at most counter-service options at Walt Disney World, give this burger a try. Well, it’s above the level Walt Disney World has disguised as counter service burgers for years. Toppings go well with this patty. The burgers appear to be made to order as opposed to the way they are in warmer regions.
There is nothing amazing about this burger. Still, no below average prices for burgers. French fries could be better. However, at $13 with a side, this burger tastes like good money spent. Maybe they use actual plates and bowls instead of plastic or paper. Whatever it is, guests have loved this burger so far. Of course, you should lower your expectations for a $13 counter service meal and a solid burger.
Also, don’t forget to refill your complimentary soft drinks here while dining at the Connections Eatery. This may explain why it’s hard to get to a table as people wait for Lightning Lane and boarding pass times to sit here and enjoy free refills.
If you’re looking for a burger during your Epcot experience, this restaurant is a great choice. It is expected to be crowded.
Mobile ordering should be considered in advance in hopes of finding a table in this large indoor seating area. So far, mobile ordering has been slower than other Epcot counter service dining. Nonetheless, this average counter-service burger at Walt Disney World brings hopes of fine dining to the area formerly known as Future World.
As always, eat like you mean it!
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