We spent a rainy morning at Epcot, going on Soarin’ twice! Soarin’ is, by far, the most exciting ride that we’d ever been on. Before taking the Monorail over to the Magic Kingdom, we stopped for lunch at the Electric Umbrella. It’s a rather large restaurant with plenty of seating.
We spoke to Eduardo, the manager, and he told me that he would prepare gluten-free Chicken Tenders and Baked French Fries for me. He said that he’d oversee the preparation personally to make sure it was done correctly. Because the fries were baked, it took a bit longer for them to come out with my meal. My husband got his order quickly, and I asked him to go find a place to sit and to start his meal. Unfortunately, my meal took so long, my husband was already finished eating, so I ended up eating alone.
The meal, though, was pretty good! Plenty of chicken tenders and a lot of fries. I found out that their ketchup and mustard were gluten-free, so I got a small tub of each and used them to dip my french fries. Dessert was a Kozy Shack Jello cup which was a welcome change from the standard gluten-free brownie. I like the brownies, of course, but it seems to be the standard dessert offering at DisneyWorld. I wanted to try something different.
Lunch at the Electric Umbrella compared equally to the lunch that I had the the day before at the Liberty Inn in the World Showcase. I think that the chicken brands were different at each place, but they both tasted very good. The serving at both restaurants were hearty and provided more than I could eat in one sitting.
I’d recommend both restaurants for a nice lunch while at Epcot!