EPCOT has a brand new space-themed restaurant called Space 220 coming this year, and we’re here to give you the inside scoop on all of the details you need to know!
This out of this world experience is going to be one that you must put on your list. Cleverly named “Space 220”, because just like the International Space Station, this restaurant is located up in space 220 miles above the Earth’s surface! Or at least it will feel that way. Space 220 is located next to Mission: SPACE in the Future World East section of EPCOT.
Upon entering the restaurant, you will step into a Space Elevator, which in classic Disney Imagineering fashion is actually just a cleverly designed room. Once inside the space elevator, you will become completely immersed as you look at Florida shrinking below, and as you are whisked up to the space station to eat.
Space 220 Restaurant Overview
- Location: Next to Mission: SPACE in the Future World East section of EPCOT.
- Cuisine Type: Out-of-this-world culinary experiences.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Type: Table Service Dining
- Price: $$-$$$
- Dress Code: Casual Theme Park attire.
Space Station Dining Room and the 250 Foot Wide Window
Once you arrive at the station, you will be greeted by giant windows and an amazing panoramic view of the Earth beneath you as you float along. You’ll have views of a space station, stars, and a full day/night cycle!
Disney is achieving this effect using cutting edge window/screen hybrid that they pioneered for use in the brand new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and their upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort experience. They create an extremely convincing illusion of depth so your eyes will be absolutely sure you are staring out into space. To give you some perspective, the screen that simulates your view of space is 250 feet wide.
When Does Space 220 Restaurant Open?
As of the current moment, Disney has said that the restaurant will be coming “Winter 2020”, which leaves room for interpretation. While technically this means the opening could be as late as March, we tend to believe the restaurant will be opening in late February. This is purely speculation, but we wouldn’t be shocked to see Disney plan Space 220’s opening date as 2-20-2020. How cool would that be?
Update March 6, 2020: Disney has now provided an update that clarifies Space 220 restaurant is scheduled to open next month (April).
We expect advanced dining reservations for this location to be available at that time as well. Check back soon as we will keep this guide updated when firm opening dates have been announced. In the meantime, there are plenty of amazing restaurants at EPCOT you can visit right now for a delicious meal or snack.
What’s on the Menu at Space 220 Restaurant?
While not much is known about the menu at the restaurant so far, we do know some things. The restaurant will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, which is known for their talented culinary work at other upscale restaurants on Walt Disney World property. We also know the restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We can draw some parallels to the Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom to estimate how meals and hours will work at Space 220.
Space 220 Restaurant’s Meals and Hours Estimate:
- Breakfast: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
- Lunch: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
- Dinner: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Park Closing)
Advanced Dining Reservations at Space 220 Restaurant
Right now we’re not 100% sure when advanced dining reservations for Space 220 will be accepted. It will most likely work the same as Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. That means it will be a popular and a high-demand location, so getting a reservation will likely be tough and need to be planned out well in advance.
Space 220 Restaurant Frequently Asked Questions
Is Space 220 restaurant open yet?
No. We expect Space 220 to open in late February. Revisit this guide for the latest information as it becomes available.
Is it hard to get a reservation for Space 220?
At the current moment reservations are not available, but it is very likely that this restaurant experience will be a hit, and therefore in very high demand.
How many people can fit in Space 220 at once?
Space 220 can fit over 350 people!
Will I need a spacesuit? Will all my food float around?
No. You don’t need to wear anything special to eat at Space 220. Due to some Disney magic, your food and drink will stick firmly to your table!
Will the experience give me motion sickness?
No. I believe Disney is fully aware of what would or would not make people motion sick and will purposely avoid design decisions that would induce motion sickness. However, Space 220 is located next to Mission: SPACE and we warn that you are likely to get sick if you ride it immediately before or after eating.
What Do You Think?
What do you think about Space 220? Do you love the idea of going to space? Let us know!
That’s it for now! We will be keeping this guide updated with all of the latest information as the opening date and more menu details are released so don’t forget to bookmark or re-visit in a few days to see when you can enter into orbit at Space 220 restaurant!