Electric Umbrella

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Electric Umbrella
The entrance to the Electric Umbrella. Photo by Michael Gray
Land Innoventions East
Opening date October 1, 1982 (as Stargate)
June 24, 1994 (as Electric Umbrella)
Closing date February 16, 2020.
Restaurant Type Counter Service
Menu Type American
Formally Known As Stargate (1982-1994)
Sponsored by Coca-Cola

Electric Umbrella is a counter service restaurant located within Innoventions in Epcot


The restaurant that is today known as the Electric Umbrella originally opened as "Stargate" with the rest of EPCOT Center on October 1, 1982 [1]. Located in CommuniCore East, Stargate was a counter service restaurant that served breakfast, lunch and dinner [2].

On April 10, 1994, Stargate closed for refurbishment as part of CommuniCore's transition to Innoventions [3]. Following renovations, the dining location reopened on June 24 as the "Electric Umbrella" [3]. Although the restaurant was aesthetically updated at this time, it retained the same layout [4]. Since reopening as the Electric Umbrella, the dining location has not seen any major changes.

In 2017, Disney began offering mobile ordering at the Electric Umbrella [5].

In July 2019, Disney announced that the Electric Umbrella would be permanently closing as a part of Epcot's ongoing redevelopment [6]. On February 16, 2020, the Electric Umbrella officially closed [7].

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The Electric Umbrella was designed by Disney Imagineer and Legend Rolly Crump [8].
  • The restaurant's name came from an item sold in the nearby Centorium [8].
  • The Electric Umbrella is home to a trash can that talks when guests throw away their garbage [9].
  • Michael Eisner liked the name Electric Umbrella so much that he wanted it to be the name of the entire Innoventions pavilion [10]

Current Menu

Click below to see the Electric Umbrella's current menu:



  1. http://thisdayindisneyhistory.homestead.com/epcotgrandopening.html
  2. http://www.imaginerding.com/2012/03/05/stargate-restaurant-at-epcot-center/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://land.allears.net/blogs/jackspence/2014/04/march_madness_quiz_answers_1.html
  4. http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/cmcr.htm
  5. http://www.wdwmagic.com/other/mymagicplus/news/16aug2017-mobile-order-rollout-complete-with-the-final-restaurants-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm
  6. https://wdwnt.com/2019/07/electric-umbrella-at-epcot-set-to-close-this-winter-for-extensive-remodeling/
  7. https://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/electric-umbrella-restaurant/news/14feb2020-electric-umbrella-to-close-february-16-along-with-the-remainder-of-the-center-of-future-world.htm
  8. 8.0 8.1 Crump, Rolly, and Jeff Heimbuch. It's Kind of a Cute Story. N.p.: Bamboo Forest, 2012. Print.
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnWy_ZRsWtE
  10. Crump, Rolly, and Jeff Heimbuch. It's Kind of a Cute Story. N.p.: Bamboo Forest, 2012. Print.