Epcot’s Space 220 Restaurant | Opening, Menu, Full Review

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Have you ever wanted to eat in outer space? Well, now you can have your chance to eat aboard a space station in EPCOT’s new Space 220 restaurant, in a dining experience that is truly out-of-this-world!

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In this post, we are going to explain everything you need to know about the new Space 220 restaurant which opened at EPCOT in 2021. After many visits, we are going to share with you all the details from our personal experiences there including a review, menu, how to make reservations, and much more!

(UPDATE) – Space 220 is now open in EPCOT and accepting advanced dining reservations. This means that it’s ready in time for the historic Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. Another reason to visit EPCOT during this time.

You can skip down to the Space 220 Menu or our Full Review if you don’t want to know all the other details about this new restaurant.

Due to its extreme popularity, you’ll also need to know how to make reservations at Space 220 before your visit.

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(UPDATE) New Food and Drinks Added to Space 220 Menu

Even though Space 220 has only been open for less than a year, Disney has introduced some big changes to the menu for lunch and dinner including new dishes and upgrades to existing favorites.

At the same time, some previous items have been removed from the menu. Let’s take a look at the changes.

New Food Items

  • Quinoa Burger (Entree, Lunch Only)
  • Steak Salad (Entree, Lunch Only)
  • Short Cake (Dessert, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Shrimp Cocktail (Lounge Menu)

Changed Food Items

  • Space Greens (Appetizer, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Supreme Chicken Breast (Entree, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Space Glazed Duck Breast (Entree, Dinner Only)
  • Florida Red Snapper (Entree, Dinner Only)

New Drinks

  • Orion Old Fashion, made with Buffalo Trace, Grand Marnier, and Chocolate Bitters
  • Stratosphere Strawberry Lemonade, made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cointreau, Thyme Simple Syrup, Strawberry, Fresh Lemon Juice

Appetizers

Space Greens – Dressing made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cointreau, Thyme Simple Syrup, Strawberry, and Fresh Lemon Juice. Available as a Lift-Off (appetizer) option for lunch and dinner.

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Entrees

Steak Salad – Marinated Filet Tips, Iceberg Wedges, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives, Blue Cheese Crumble, and Horseradish Dressing. Available as a Star Course (Entrée) option for lunch only.

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Florida Red Snapper – Pan Seared Red Snapper, Fennel Barigoule, and Potato Stew. Available as a Star Course (Entrée) option for dinner only.

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Quinoa Burger – Quinoa-Vegetable Burger, Baby Arugula, Tomato, Yellow Beet Citrus, and Mayonnaise. Available as a Star Course (Entrée) option for lunch only.

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Space Glazed Duck Breast – Fried Jasmine Rice, Asparagus, Pineapple, and Orange Hoisin Sauce. Available as a Star Course (Entrée) option for dinner only.

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Supreme Chicken Breast – Seared Chicken Breast, Polenta Parmesan Cake, Petite Balsamic Lentils, and Basil Oil. Available as a Star Course (Entrée) option for lunch and dinner.

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Desserts

Short Cake – Matcha Air Cake, Mascarpone Mousse, and Strawberries. Available as a Supernova Sweets (dessert) option for three-course prix fixe dinner, or $14 add-on to two-course prix fixe lunch.

Lounge Menu

Shrimp Cocktail – U 10 Shrimp and Classic Horseradish Cocktail Sauce. Available on the Flight Bites lounge menu.

Removed Dishes

  • Brussels Sprouts (Side)
  • Baked Maccheroni (Entree on Lunch Menu)
  • Flat Iron Steak (Entree on Lunch Menu)
  • Galactic Lobster Globe (Entree on Lunch Menu)
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding (Dessert)
  • Lemon Mousse (Dessert)

(NEWS) Space 220 Now Requiring Reservations for Lounge

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The highly anticipated Space 220 restaurant in EPCOT opened on September 20, and since then there have been massive crowds and it has become the most popular restaurant in the park.

The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and guests can eat a meal in the dining room or get a drink and some small bites in the lounge.

Now there was been a new change to how guests can enter the restaurant and Disney has just announced reservations are now available for the lounge.

Before this announcement, advanced dining reservations were only available for the dining room which is a 2 or 3-course prix fixe meal. Reservations for lunch and dinner are extremely difficult to get, but as an alternative, you could wait in line for the lounge which was first-come-first-served.

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A quick look on the Walt Disney World website shows the “Check Availability” button where you can put in the dates of your visit and the number of guests in your party.

We check some dates in the coming weeks and most are sold out already, so if you have an upcoming trip and want to experience Space 220, we suggest you hurry up and make those reservations before they sell out.

The smaller your party is, the more likely you are to get a table, so if you have a party of 2 you may be in luck and find something.

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Reservations for the Space 220 Lounge are available both on the Walt Disney World website and the My Disney Experience app.

With this change, you now may be wondering if the Space 220 Lounge will still take walk-ins. The answer is no. Disney cast members have confirmed to us that the lounge will be by reservation only, and walk-ins are not accepted.

The only silver lining is that there will still be a standby queue for the bar where walk-ins will still be accepted. Of course, compared to the rest of the lounge, there are only about 10 seats at the bar, so if you plan on going you should expect to wait a really long time, potentially hours, if not the better part of the day.

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While Space 220 is really awesome, we don’t want to spend the entire day waiting in line just to sit at the bar, but that’s up to you to decide. Hopefully, you can get reservations for the restaurant or lounge and save all that time.

If there are any more changes to the seating procedure at Space 220, we’ll let you know. We got a chance to eat at Space 220 multiple times so check out our full review and details below.

Space 220 Overview

  • Location: EPCOT park, World Discovery(Future World), Mission: SPACE pavilion
  • Status: NOW OPEN as of September 20, 2021
  • Type: Table Service Dining
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Cuisine Type: Out-of-this-world Food and Drink
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Dress Code: Theme Park Attire

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This space restaurant in EPCOT is a one-of-a-kind dining experience as guests dine in outer space, giving them the feeling they are on a space station watching the planets, stars, satellites, and more pass by the giant dining room windows.

This new table service restaurant Space 220 is located in a building right next to Mission: SPACE in EPCOT’s World Discovery, and will push the envelope of Disney themed-dining.

Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald said; “We know our guests love dining at Epcot – and the restaurants really are out of this world,” now we’re about to create one that takes that literally.”

Space 2020 isn’t run by Disney however and instead is run by the Patina group. They have a strong connection to Disney restaurants as they successfully run: Via Napoli, Maria & Enzo’s, The Edison, and Morimoto Asia. With a track record like that Space 220 should be in safe hands.

Let’s take a look at what makes the EPCOT space restaurant so special…

Space 220 Menu and Reservations Revealed

With Space 220 now open, Disney has revealed the full menus for the restaurant and how to make reservations.

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Space 220 opened September 20, 2021, and starting September 27 Space 220 is taking reservations for both lunch and dinner.

We also got a first look at the entire menu. This is just a brief look at the menu, for our full review, keep scrolling to the Review section of this post. Let’s take a Look:

Lunch Menu

Lunch at Space 220 is a 2-course prix-fixe menu and costs $55 per person. It includes one Lift-Off Appetizer and one Star Course Entree.

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Appetizers include Space Greens:

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Another one is the Blue Moon Cauliflower:

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Entrees include the Terra-Bolognese, a plant-based version of a traditional Pasta alla Bolognese:

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The Roasted Free-Range Chicken:

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Some of the menu items have a supplemental charge that is in addition to the standard pricing.

The Galactic Lobster Globe is a lunch-specific item and is an $18 additional fee:

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All of the appetizers are the same on both the Lunch and Dinner menus. However, the two entree menus are quite different with most items exclusive to one menu and not available on the other.

Lunch-exclusive Entrees include:

  • Seared Tuna
  • Centauri Burger
  • Flat-Iron Steak
  • Baked Maccheroni
  • Galactic Lobster Globe

There are also Satellite Sides available for purchase along with your entree both for lunch and dinner. Side dishes include:

  • Roasted Fingerline Potatoes
  • Fried Potato Wedges
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccolini

Dinner Menu

Dinner at Space 220 is a 3-Course prix fixe menu and costs $79 per person. It includes one Lift-Off Appetizer, one Star Course Entree, and one Supernova Sweet dessert.

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Dinner-exclusive Entrees include:

  • Slow Rotation Short Rib
  • Florida Red Snapper
  • X2 Duck
  • 8oz. Filet Mignon
  • 1.5 lbs Baked Whole Lobster Stuffed with Jumbo Crab
  • 24oz. Bone-in Ribeye

Here is one of the dinner-specific items, the 8oz. Filet Mignon:

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The Baked Whole Lobster and the Bone-in Ribeye are both available for a supplemental charge on top of the prix fixe menu price.

Dessert Menu

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There are 5 desserts to choose from at Space 220 including the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake:

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and the Lemon Mousse:

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Desserts are included in the price of the prix fixe dinner but are available as a supplemental charge for lunch.

Lounge Menu

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On top of the Lunch and Dinner menus, there is also a Lounge menu. This includes all the specialty cocktails, wines, and beers, as well as Flight Bites, small appetizers you can snack on with your drink.

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Kids Lunch Menu

The Kids Lunch menu is priced at $29 per person and is only available for guests ages 9 and younger. It includes one Star Course Entree and one Supernova Sweet dessert.

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Options include Space-Ghetti which is spaghetti and chicken meatballs, Galactic Salmon, Cosmic Chicken, Steak & Space Fries, and Mission Macaroni which is mac and cheese.

Kids Dinner Menu

The Kids Lunch menu is priced at $29 per person and is only available for guests ages 9 and younger. It includes one Star Course Entree and one Supernova Sweet dessert such as a cupcake, gelato scoop, or sorbet.

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Wine List

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Keep reading below for the latest details and a Full Review of the restaurant.

Price

Of course, to eat in outer space, don’t expect it to be cheap. In fact, Space 220 is one of the most expensive restaurants at Walt Disney World. The restaurant has a prix fixe menu which means that guests pay a flat fee and then choose which dishes they want to eat.

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Lunch is a 2-course meal, while Dinner is a 3-course meal. The setup is similar to other Disney World restaurants with prix fixe menus such as Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table. Alcoholic drinks cost extra.

Lunch Prices (2-Course Prix Fixe Meal)

  • Adults – $55 per person
  • Kids – $29 per person

Dinner Prices (3-Course Prix Fixe Meal)

  • Adults – $79 per person
  • Kids – $29 per person

Besides lunch and dinner, there is also a lounge menu with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and small plates that you can purchase à la carte.

Dining Plan

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As of right now, we do not know whether the Disney Dining Plan will be accepted at Space 220, Disney hasn’t announced that yet.

It’s likely that since this is a table service restaurant, it will eventually accept the Disney Dining Plan. We can’t imagine a restaurant that will instantly be one of Epcot’s most popular won’t have the Disney Dining Plan.

With the current prices, it’s possible that like Be Our Guest, it will be a 2-Dining Credit restaurant. We think that is the most likely scenario when the Disney Dining Plan comes back.

Discounts

  • Tables in Wonderland – No
  • WDW Annual Passholder – Yes, 10%
  • Disney Vacation Club – TBD
  • Disney Rewards VISA – TBD

Right now, Walt Disney World Annual Passholders get a 10% discount on food at EPCOT’s Space 220 restaurant. The discount is for food only and doesn’t count on drinks.

Disney has not yet announced what other discounts might be available at Space 220. If it follows the same pattern as most Epcot restaurants, it will eventually have the 20% Tables in Wonderland Discount if that ever comes back.

Stay tuned for more info on this.

Location/Directions

The Space 220 Restaurant is located in EPCOT park in Walt Disney World, right next to the Mission: SPACE attraction and pavilion. This is also where the newly announced World Discovery is being built, so Space 220 will be part of that when complete.

To get to Space 220 from Spaceship Earth, head straight through the spine of Future World and turn left between Electric Umbrella and Mouse Gear and walk straight until you get to Mission: SPACE. Space 220 will be on the right side of the pavilion.

Hours of Operation

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We originally thought that the new space restaurant would serve all three meals per day. However, that no longer seems to be the case.

Disney has bet on Space 220 to be a huge success and they invested tons of money into new technology to make this dining location the next “must-get reservation” in Disney World.

If the public likes it and Space 220 turns out to be a success like Be Our Guest, for example, we can see them eventually filling tables at breakfast too. This will likely happen once EPCOT returns to normal operating hours instead of the late openings.

Space 220 restaurant’s hours:

  • Lunch: 11:30 am – 3:55 pm
  • Dinner: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (park closing)

Must-Try Food/Drinks at Space 220

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When you come to the new Space 220 restaurant in EPCOT, you better bring your appetite because there are a ton of must-try food and drink items. Some of our favorite items on the menu are:

  • Atmospritz
  • Blue Moon Cauliflower
  • Galaxy Grain Salad
  • Galactic Lobster Globe
  • Filet Mignon
  • Baked Whole Lobster Stuffed with Jumbo Crab
  • Lemon Mousse

You can’t go wrong with any of them, and there are many more we also like!

Review

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We recently had a chance to try out the new Space 220 restaurant in EPCOT a few times now, and man were we blown away! Below we have a full review of the atmosphere, menu, and dozens of the food and drinks you will find when you go.

After a long day of exploring the 4 new neighborhoods of EPCOT, we can’t wait for you to dine here. Let’s blast off to space and take a look around…

Atmosphere and Theming

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Themed restaurant dining doesn’t get any stronger than this as Space 220 gives you the full illusion of eating in outer space. How does Disney make that happen? Let’s take a look…

The “Space 220” Name Meaning

The name Space 220 isn’t as random as it sounds. The name comes from the fact that this new restaurant is on the Centauri Space Station located 220 miles above the earth. That’s a long way to travel for a meal, but the payoff sure looks worth it.

Arriving

The arrival process to get to Space 220 might be the coolest part of the whole experience.

Things start outside off to the right side of the Mission: SPACE attraction. As you know, it’s attached to the Mission: SPACE attraction and that is exactly where guests depart from.

As you approach the pavilion, you will see a queue along the right wall of Mission: SPACE. Follow the line of people around the corner and to the right to get things started:

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You know you are on the right path when you see the Space 220 sign overhead:

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You will also see a menu posted outside next to the queue. Both the 2-course lunch menu and the 3-course dinner menu are posted for guests to see.

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Take this opportunity to whet your appetite with the delicious space treats yet to come!

As you round the corner you will see a cast member posted at the desk outside. This is where you will go when your reservation time has arrived and you are ready to check in.

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Make a sharp turn to the left and head down the narrow hallway:

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The hallway leads you to an outdoor courtyard where you can park any strollers, ECVs, or any other accessibility vehicle. This is the last stop before things really start getting interesting.

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The experience begins as guests check into the Space 220 Departure Lounge right through the automatic doors:

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Cast Members will be waiting at the now futuristic-looking check-in area. Notice the billboards in the background advertising your upcoming trip to the Centauri Space Station:

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At this point, our anticipation level is dramatically rising. As long as we were outside the building everything still seemed normal, but as soon as we stepped inside those doors, it now hit us that we are going to space!

The cast members will check you in and if you have any special requests or needs, now is the time to let them know. If there are already many parties waiting to go up to Space 220, you may have to sit for a minute in the waiting area, but normally we’ve gone right up.

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Each group will be given a color-coded boarding pass to the Centauri Space Station. There are 4 colors but there is no real difference between them. Cast Members just use the colors to separate the groups. On the boarding pass, you will also see the elevator number that you will ride, ours is SV2.

Once you are ready to go, you hop into one of the 2 “Space Elevators” that will transport you up to the Centauri Space Station.

Stellarvator

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To get to the restaurant, guests will board an elevator located inside the check-in area and behind the desk. This is no ordinary elevator however as it simulates transporting you 220 miles above the earth, to the restaurant.

Disney is calling the elevator to Space 220, the “Stellarvator.”

In fact, there are “two fully functioning elevators with large digital screens to simulate the trip to the space station.”

Here is some more concept art of the Stellarvator:

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Of course, you won’t actually see the elevator the way it is in the concept at any point during the experience. The image in Disney’s artwork is only what the elevator looks like in the story of the restaurant.

The doors open and you step inside the circular elevator. Notice the two viewing screens inside the elevator, one on the floor and one on the ceiling.

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That’s right, the elevators have large digital windows which as Disney says “give guests real-time perspective as they travel high above the planet.” The portals to the viewing windows open up right before lift-off.

The Stellarvators also take into account the time of day and give us a daylight scene when it’s still light out, and a dark scene when it’s nighttime in EPCOT, making for a unique ride experience.

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The countdown begins, the elevator starts shaking, and we’re off to the space station!

This simulation is very similar to what Disney is doing with the arrival process on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel and we found it to be very realistic and believable. Kids will be in awe at the launch sequence!

Looking down below your feet you can see EPCOT from above. There are even cleverly-placed clouds in the way of the construction going on in the park. Perhaps we will see those go away in a few years from now when the work is done?

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One of the coolest parts as you watch the earth shrink beneath your feet as you get further and further away. The higher you go, the more EPCOT fades from view and you get a wider overall view of the surrounding land:

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As your speed increases, the view turns into a view of the entire state of Florida:

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Make sure to also look up, as you can see the space station coming into view as the elevator docks.

The space travel part of the experience lasts between 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes including loading and unloading the Stellarvator.

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Once the window closes below, the exit door opens and you are now on board the Centauri Space Station:

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The Spinning Wall of Produce

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Once you step into the futuristic-looking hallways of the space station, one of the first things that catches your eye is the spinning wall of produce to the left:

The wheel is made to resemble a more advanced version of something you would find on Living with the Land and it’s how the astronauts at the Centauri Space Station grow their crops. Since you are in space, it’s to show how they have been able to grow normal produce in space, instead of only freeze-dried food.

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This is another excellent example of recent Disney Imagineering, and it really gives the appearance that the wheel goes on and on for a long distance:

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A closer look at the wall reveals the ingredients from the Space 220 menu. This is for the Blue Moon Cauliflower!

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Again, we loved the entire arrival process up to this point and the whole thing was done incredibly well.

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As you turn the corner you head through a tunnel and into the Wine Room:

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It’s gotta be hard to keep wine just at the right temperature in space don’t you think?

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While this whole area is very cool, the best is yet to come…

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Dining Room and Space Window

Once you step into Space 220’s main dining room, prepare to be left speechless. No really, this is in our opinion the most impressive dining room in Walt Disney World and it totally lived up to our expectations.

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Space 220 is dominated by its gigantic 250-foot digital screen that immediately draws your attention. It actually simulates what it feels like to be looking out the window of a space station.

Though it has a few differences (like the earth being visible in more of the windows), it is remarkably similar to the one Disney gave us in the concept art years ago.

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The dining room seats more than 350 guests, and offers incredible daytime and nighttime views of our planet. You will see the Earth, stars, and astronauts right outside.

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In fact, these windows coming to Space 220 are the same windows that we’ll be seeing in the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel which will also give views into space from every window.

You will notice that Space 220 has “daytime and nighttime” views through the windows. So depending on what time of day you visit, your view of Earth will be totally different (more on that in a minute).

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The dining room is huge and it has two levels, upper and lower.

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The dining room is really quite spacious and even though there are actually a ton of tables in there, they do a good job of making it feel bigger than it is.

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Anywhere in the dining is a cool seat, but not all of them are created equal.

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Space 220 does not rotate like The Garden Grill, so the view you have of Earth is static, it doesn’t move at all. On one hand, this is good because it cuts down on eventual motion sickness that might occur. On the other hand, it would have been nice to see the Earth from different angles throughout the dining experience.

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Even back here in the corner, you can see the Earth, but again, it’s limited. If this is your view the whole time, you might feel like you got the short end of the stick to some degree:

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I don’t know the reason, and maybe it would have been impossible the way they created the screens that display space, but you can see the advantage that a rotating room would have had.

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So where are the best seats at Space 220? Naturally, you would think that it’s down close to the windows. While there are some advantages of eating there (more lighting, and a better look at the Earth), overall your vision is quite limited along the windows.

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We actually prefer eating on the upper level rather than down low next to the windows. This enlarges your view and makes everything feel a lot more grand and impressive.

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Lounge

If you don’t want to sit at a normal table, there is also seating available in the lounge. It is technically located in the same room as the main dining area, but it’s off to the side and in the back with a bar and designated tables for lounge guests.

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Here is a look at the Space 220 Bar:

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Eating in the lounge at Space 220 is a great alternative to the main dining room since you aren’t required to order a standard prix fixe meal. In the lounge, you can just order a drink if you like, and also some small plates Disney is calling ‘Flight Bites.’

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If you sit along the railing in the lounge, you still have one of the best views in the house!

Restrooms

Everything is well-thought-out here, and even the restrooms have their own space-twist to them with an astronaut version of the classic Men and Women symbols outside the restrooms:

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It’s the little touches like this that let us know how much thought went into the design of the restaurant.

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Now let’s head back into the dining area.

Space Windows

As you know, the highlight of the restaurant are the windows looking out into space. As great as the food is, and as cool as the ride in the Stellarvator is, this is really what you came for!

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We went to Space 220 3 times in the first 3 days of opening, and we were absolutely mesmerized each time. Yes, we know it’s all done with screens, but that doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. In fact, we think Disney executed this incredibly and there are very few flaws.

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One of the coolest effects is when the restaurant changes from day to night. The two scenes are drastically different as the daytime is much brighter with a lot of green, gold, and blue visible. Once it turns to night, you mostly see the city lights down on the earth as darkness covers the rest of the planet.

This is all done in real-time and Disney Imagineers installed a sensor on the outside of the building that knows when the sun is going down in the real world. That data is sent to the screen in Space 220 and sets off a sunset across the earth from space.

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That means if you go in the summer when there is more sun in Florida, the daytime scene of the earth will last longer, and if you go in the winter, it’s shorter.

Once it’s time for the sunset, you can watch it slowly spread across the earth, mimicking what it really looks like from space. The whole experience lasts about 30 minutes.

  • TIP: It’s best to time your visit to Space 220 to a little before the schedule sunset for that day. That way you will get to see both the daytime and night scenes during your visit.

Not only can you see the Earth from the windows, but you’ll also get a view of the many other objects flying and floating by during your meal. This is nice, especially when you are near one of the windows without a view of the Earth.

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At times there are spaceships that fly by. Other times you’ll see people, even families outside the windows.

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You may be asking how this makes sense? In the story of Space 220, there is a resort located on the top of the space station, above the restaurant. For that reason, you will see a variety of work and leisure activities taking place outside.

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You will even see some fun nods to other Disney IP like Star Wars. The lightsaber duel has been one of the most controversial as some guests think it’s corny and doesn’t make sense, while others find it amusing.

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If you look hard enough, you will even see the space dogs! There are 3 different space dogs that appear randomly on the far left or far right screens, so keep your eyes peeled!

Again, the best way to see all the objects outside the windows is to get a seat that is not right under them. The objects pass by quickly, and being right on top of them leads to bad angles and even less time.

If you are further away from the windows you will have an easier time spotting everything. We suggest the front row of the upper level against the railing for the best view.

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You may have noticed the blue lines drawn across the photos looking out into space. That is the reflection from the light inside the restaurant. Unfortunately, there is no way to not see those or the other reflections from the lights in the dining room.

While it would have been nice if Disney Imagineering found a way to eliminate those from view of the guests, we don’t have a problem with them. We think it would be nit-picky to single those out as flaws when 99% of the rest of the details were done perfectly.

Besides these minor flaws, we think Disney did a tremendous job with the overall vibe and atmosphere of the dining room, and we think it’s a truly incredible space to have a meal in.

Tables

There are a variety of tables in the dining room that you could find yourself seated at. These range from square tables for 4 people, larger round or rectangular tables for 6 people.

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The only ones that can hold more are in the back of the dining room, far away from the screens. These are round booths and they hold 7.

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The chairs are all very comfortable, especially those with tall backs on them.

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While we normally love to sit in a booth at restaurants, we weren’t crazy about the booths at Space 220. Besides the fact that being against the window makes it harder to see objects, the backs were too short and offered little support when you lean back.

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They are quite stylish, however.

Place Settings and Silverware

Here is a look at the place settings and silverware:

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We really loved the feel of the silverware at Space 220, and it was very fitting for a restaurant among the stars. Each utensil is metal and has a metallic black shine and has a lighter, yet strong feel to it. We would have been very upset to find your standard stainless-steel silverware here in space.

The forks were a little small, but very stylish.

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The spoons were probably the heaviest utensil we held, very sturdy and bigger than the fork.

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There are two types of knives, the regular kind:

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and a steak knife if you are having one of the excellent steak dishes.

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The salt and pepper is also different and served in two small aluminum dishes with a spoon:

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The salt was just a little too thick for our liking. While good tasting, we found it hard to add to the dishes without it being overpowering. Thankfully, most of them were already flavorful enough and didn’t need salt.

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One of our favorite touches was the Moon Plates!

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They were various shades of grey with craters on them to mimic the surface of the moon. It’s the little things like this that made us fall in love with Space 220!

Water is served either in a tall clear glass like this:

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Or in a shorter, almost crystal-like glass:

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Even the water pitchers are space-like. The waiters told us they are not practical though and difficult to pour.

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Now that we have our table and silverware, it’s time to order our food. The menu is conveniently accessed by scanning the QR code on the table with your smartphone:

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Food and Drinks

The Space 220 restaurant has a prix fixe menu, similar to what you can experience at Be Our Guest Restaurant.

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There are 2 meals served, lunch and dinner, and each menu is different depending on which meal you visit for, though there is some carryover between the two.

At Lunch, there is a 2-course prix fixe menu, while Dinner is a 3-Course prix fixe menu.

Lunch includes an appetizer and entree with dessert being an extra charge, while Dinner has dessert already included in the price.

The Patina Restaurant Group has developed brand new food and drinks for Space 2020. What kind of food can you find?

Originally the menu at Space 220 was listed as featuring: “internationally-inspired cuisine.” The language has now been changed to “modern American cuisine.” It’s also been listed as “upscale, contemporary fare.”

Space 220 has more than 1,000 bottles of “the world’s finest wines and a wide selection of craft beer” on hand. I also hear space is the perfect environment for the wine aging process! ?

While you don’t have floating food in the dining room, the Patina Group has come up with some very creative ideas such as variations of freeze-dried food, and almost all of the dishes are Instagram-worthy!

Drinks

There are 8 “Atmospheric Spirits” on the menu at Space 220, 3 “Zero-Proof Cocktails” (non-alcoholic), plus a full bar where they can make you other drinks if you so desire. We couldn’t wait to see what cosmic concoctions they could come up with for us to try.

All the drinks are extra and not included in the prix fixe menu.

The Nebula

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First up, we have The Nebula. This is made from Maker’s Mark, Pineapple, Honey, Passion Fruit, Angostura Bitters, and Moon Dust. Even though this is a whiskey drink, it was definitely on the sweeter side. It tasted similar to a Manhattan, with a hint of Mai Tai.

The honey is a strong flavor here, and also the pineapple. It is served ina cool cut-out glass with stars on top made from the fruit peel. This is a solid choice we would order again. 8/10

The Big Tang

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This has Avion Silver, Grand Marnier, Tang-Infused Agave Nectar, Grapefruit, Strawberry, and served with Astronaut Ice Cream. Yes, you heard that right, astronaut ice cream!

We absolutely loved this. It has a fruity taste to it, but also a from the tang and the grapefruit which we liked. It was very smooth going down, even though it had plenty of alcohol which we felt later on.

It’s also served in a very cool glass and the astronaut ice cream is one of the most unique things you will ever find in a drink at Disney World. We let it soak into the drink for a while and found the texture crunchy yet fun.

Honestly, this was our favorite drink at Space 220 based solely on flavor, and we absolutely recommend it! 9/10

Planetary Punch

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The Planetary Punch is one of the signature drinks at Space 220 and is made with Bacardi Silver, Malibu, Blue Curacao, Guava, and Coconut.

What makes this drink so special is that it’s served with dry ice at the bottom of the glass which makes the whole drink fizz and bubble. This effect lasts for many minutes so you have plenty of time to get that video for Instagram ready.

It’s served in a glass within a glass so your hand and the air never really touch the part the drink is in. This makes the ice in the drink stay fresh and keeps it from melting.

The drink itself was really good. It had a strong coconut and pineapple flavor, so if you don’t like those, stay away. 8/10

Celestial Cosmopolitan 

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Made from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry-Hibiscus Juice, and Moon Dust.

This was very solid, nothing too spectacular about it but it tastes like a good cosmo. It has a strong cranberry flavor making it tart and the hibiscus gives it a floral aftertaste. This is a strong drink so you will probably only order one.

The gimmick on the celestial cosmopolitan is that it has “moon dust” in it, (otherwise known as edible glitter) which makes the drink sparkle just a little when you look at it in the right light. 9/10

Stargarita

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Made with Herradura Plata, Cointreau, House Made Agave Sour, and B’lure.

This was a very good choice if you are a margarita fan. While it doesn’t have as big of a ‘wow factor’ as other drinks, we really enjoyed it. It was fruity, yet tart, and very balanced with the alcohol level.

It may not be as good as a margarita from Frontera Cocina, but it’s still very enjoyable. 7/10

Atmospritz

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This has New Amsterdam, Aperol, Blood Orange, Orange Juice, Prosecco, and a Cotton Candy Cloud.

The Atmospritz is easily the most Instagrammable drink on the menu as your server pours the drink over a hefty wad of cotton candy to get the final concoction.

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This was soooo good, and surprisingly it wasn’t overly sweet even with the cotton candy in there. There was a strong orange juice flavor along with the prosecco which gave it some bubbles.

This one has the best presentation as well as being delicious and therefore gets a perfect score from us! 10/10

Moon Rocks

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As a really unique non-alcoholic option, try the Moon Rocks which is made from Coconut, Blue Cotton Candy Syrup, Lemonade, and Moon Dust. It even comes with a whole pack of Pop Rocks that you pour on top of the drink which makes a cool popping sound as you drink.

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This is a great option for kids or the young at heart and is a very fun drink. It tastes like the blue part of a firecracker popsicle that is melted down which is not terrible adventurous but good for someone looking for a “safe” drink. 8/10

Space 220 Sipper Cup

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One look at the Space 220 souvenir Sipper Cup and we knew we had to get it! You can get one when you order a Moon Rocks or Lightyear Lemonade and add an extra $3. It has the Space 220 logo prominently displayed, as well as cool space images like a spaceship, astronaut, and space dog.

The only catch is only kids are allowed to order this collector’s item so you’ll need to bring the young ones with you on your trip to space if you want it.

Trading Cards

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With every Kid’s meal or by ordering a Zero-Proof cocktail in Kid’s Space 220 sipper cup, you get a pack of Space 220 trading cards. The cards have “custom illustrations” and “trivia facts about space exploration, food in space, and sky-high innovations at Space 220.”

This is a nice addition and collectible your young ones can take home.

Appetizers (Lift-Offs)

Space 220 has 7 Lift-Off appetizers, and they are the same ones whether you are visiting for Lunch or Dinner.

Blue Moon Cauliflower

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(Tempura Fried Cauliflower, Housemade Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese Dust)

This was for sure one of our favorite appetizers on the menu and perhaps the best cauliflower I’ve ever tasted.

The tempura breading was really light, perfectly crispy on the outside, but not dry. It also stayed on the cauliflower and didn’t fall off when we bit into them. The cauliflower itself was tender and didn’t have a strong cauliflower taste strangely. So if you normally don’t like this vegetable, don’t let that stop you.

The shredded carrots, lettuce, and scallions were a nice touch on top of the dish. The whole thing sat on a bed of buffalo sauce that was just the right amount of spice for us. Definitely a kick, but not too much.

Normally, it comes with blue cheese shavings on top, but since we aren’t fans they gladly substituted parmesan cheese on top instead and it was just right!

This dish is incredible and not to be missed! 10/10

Galaxy Grain Salad

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(Quinoa, Beluga Lentils, Roasted Red and Golden Beets, Oranges, King Oyster Mushroom, Cashew Hummus)

Let me first start out by saying this salad is not something I would ever normally order. At the time I ordered, it was the only thing left to try of the appetizers and it came highly recommended by our waiter. It turns out he was right and it is a toss-up for my favorite one.

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All the ingredients felt really healthy, and they all balanced each other so well. The cashew hummus was the star here and it blended everything else together seamlessly. The dish was very flavorful and even a little salty which we like, but also sweet and citrusy.

The quinoa and lentils made a nice base for the dish and gave it a bit of substance. We don’t ever eat beets, but even these were sweet and delicious. The King Oyster Mushroom was something we had never tried before, and it wasn’t chewy at all.

Everything in this dish just worked and putting it all together is a huge party in your mouth. 10/10

Starry Calamari

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(Fried Calamari, Italian Cherry Peppers, Spicy Marinara, Roasted Pepper Citrus Aioli)

Calamari is always a popular appetizer at our table, and we were pleasantly surprised with this one. The calamari was lightly battered, just the right amount of breading. The meat was tender and not chewy.

The Italian cherry peppers were spicy and caught us off guard, so watch out for those if you don’t like the heat.

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We loved the dipping sauces that came with it and we were all over them. One was a roasted pepper citrus aioli which had a slight kick but the citrus balanced it out. The marinara was standard but very fresh-tasting.

Overall this was another great appetizer and one of the best calamari at Disney World. 9/10

Neptune Tartare

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(Yellowfin Tuna, Yuzu Ginger Miso, Soy, Avocado, Raddish, Apple, Sesame Crackers)

This was another healthy-tasting option that we really liked. It had all fresh ingredients, a layer of tuna on the bottom, and a layer of avocado on top of that. We thought it had the perfect ratio of avocado to tuna and they were balanced nicely, but it was lacking flavor.

We weren’t big fans of the chips that came with it. They had too many sesame seeds and poppy seeds for our taste and the flavor of the chip was just ok. 6/10

Centauri Caesar Salad

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(Miniature Romaine, Classic Caesar Dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano)

The Caesar salad was wonderful, everything was very fresh. It had just the right amount of dressing and it was very creamy and flavorful.

The fresh Parmigiano Reggiano shavings on top were great and the unique twist here was the crouton crumbs sprinkled on top instead of normal-sized croutons.

The salad had a nice bite to it and a solid appetizer if you like Caesar salads. 8/10

Big Bang Burrata

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(Burrata di Mozzarella, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Arugula, Sunflower Seed Romesco)

The Big Bang Burrata was very good and burrata is one of our favorite cheeses, though we have a few complaints about this dish.

The burrata was a decent size and it was sweet with a good flavor, but it was served cold. Having lived in Italy for a decade, we know that burrata needs to be served at room temperature, otherwise the creaminess of the cheese does not come out.

The arugula was fresh and not overly bitter like it sometimes is. The artichoke hearts were good, very light tasting, and we thoroughly enjoyed the romanesco which mixed well with the dish. 7/10

Space Greens

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(Bibb Lettuce, Dried Cranberries, Roasted Pears, Spiced Pecans, Apple Cider Dressing)

The Space Greens was our least favorite appetizer on the menu. We liked the idea of this dish as well as most of the ingredients. However, we didn’t like the lettuce that is in this salad because it was way too big to fit in your mouth and hard to cut (even though the fact that it’s on the hanging wall of produce is pretty cool).

We also are not huge fans of apple cider vinegar which really overpowered the rest of the salad. We loved the dried cranberries and roasted pears, it’s a shame we couldn’t taste them over the dressing. With a few tweaks, this would be a lot better but unless you love apple cider vinegar we can’t recommend it. 5/10

Flight Bites

The lounge at Space 220 has its own menu and includes a few small plates that are not on the Lunch or Dinner menus. You don’t have to sit in the lounge to order them, you can also get them at a regular table.

If you are getting the prix fixe menu, you cannot substitute one of the Lift-Off appetizers for one of the Flight Bites, we tried. But you can add them on for the listed price. Here is what we tried:

Short Rib Sliders

(White Cheddar Cheese, Sriracha Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Butter Pickles)

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Usually, we love sliders, but these short rib sliders were good, not great. This dish comes with two sliders and a side of French fries but a bit pricey for the amount of food you get. When we got them they were a bit cold which wasn’t optimal.

We also were not huge fans of the presentation. They looked kind of thrown-together and were a little sloppy. It didn’t get any easier when we were eating them as they kind of fell apart.

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That said the flavor was pretty good. The tomato aioli was delicious and it added some needed moisture to the meat which we thought was a little dry. The rolls were excellent, though. Soft and buttery which worked perfectly.

The fries were thin and crispy which we liked but didn’t have a whole lot of flavor. They needed more salt and we would have appreciated truffle fries or something a bit more creative instead.

If you are in the mood for short rib at Space 220, get the entree which is superior to the sliders. 6/10

Chicken on Waffles

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(Fried Chicken, Smoked Bacon and Roasted Corn Waffle, Spiced Coleslaw, Bourbon Maple Glaze)

We were very excited to try the chicken and waffles as it’s always a great combo and this one did not disappoint!

The chicken was cooked perfectly, and not dry at all despite being white meat. We absolutely loved the breading which was crispy and not too oily or dry, and had an excellent flavor.

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The waffle is touted as being smoked bacon and roasted corn, but honestly, we couldn’t taste the bacon very much, even though we enjoyed it. If they added a bit more bacon it might take this dish to a whole other level.

We also wish there was just a little more of the delicious bourbon maple glaze which was incredible! 9/10

Entrees (Star Course)

With every prix fixe meal, you also get an entree. The selection is much different between lunch and dinner with some items exclusively available only during one of those meals, while some are available for both.

Here are a few of the choices:

Centauri Burger (Lunch)

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(Signature Beef Blend, White Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Fried Potato Wedges, Sriracha Aioli)

The burger was very good, but also very basic. The meat was very juicy and it had a nice charred flavor where you could tell it was cooked on the grill and not in a frying pan.

It comes with pickles and wedge-cut French fries which were crispy.

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Though we enjoyed the burger, we aren’t sure we’d recommend it. It’s not very big and we don’t think it’s a great value considering the prix fixe cost of the menu. There is nothing really special about it that you can’t get somewhere else, and we feel more thought could have been put into this one.

You’ll get a better value with something else on the menu like the steak or salmon. 6/10

Flat Iron Steak (Lunch)

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(Coffee Space Rub, Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Cabernet Butter, Haricot Vert)

We really liked the seasoning on the flat iron steak, unfortunately, our steak was overcooked which ruined it for us (we asked for rare and it came out more like medium-well).

The steak came covered in cabernet butter, which was incredible. I’m sure if it was cooked to our desired temperature it would have been much, much better.

The green beans were solid but we really loved the small fingerling potatoes. They were cooked perfectly and crispy on the outside but pillowy soft on the inside. I’m grading this one on the hope that next time it’s cooked right. 8/10

Galactic Lobster Globe (Lunch)

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(Maine Lobster Salad, Quinoa, Bulgur Wheat, Avocado, Lettuce, Mango, Citrus Dressing, Crispy Wonton) *$18 supplemental charge to the prix fixe menu.

Normally, when eating a prix fixe meal, we wouldn’t go for something that’s an additional charge on top of that, but we heard so many good things about the Galactic Lobster Globe that we had to give it a try. It met every expectation and then some!

We loved everything about this dish. The presentation was amazing, I mean who isn’t impressed eating their salad out of a huge dome? The best part is there was a TON of lobster in this salad! It has a whole 1.5 lbs Maine lobster inside with both claws and the tail. To us that made it worth the additional cost.

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The rest of the dish was great too. All the ingredients were light and refreshing. It had pieces of mango and avocado which created a sweetness and creaminess to the dish. The quinoa and bulgar wheat base gave the salad some more substance without making it heavy. We also really liked the crispy wonton strips on top of the salad.

Overall it was one of the best things we tried at Space 220 and highly recommend it! 10/10

8oz Filet Mignon (Dinner)

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(Cabernet Butter, Potato Leek Croquette, Haricot Vert)

Wow, the filet at Space 220 is unbelievably good! The first filet we ordered came out medium instead of rare as we asked, and our server was very attentive and quickly changed it out for us with a new one that was cooked perfectly.

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The meat was a nice size at 8 oz, bigger than it looks in the photo. It was buttery smooth and one of the most tender filets we’ve ever had at Disney World. We also loved the cabernet butter sauce which was rich and sweet. It’s the same sauce that was with the flat iron steak, but to us the sweetness of the butter goes better with the filet.

The steak was served with crisp green beans, and a potato croquette. The croquette was a different type of side than what are normally served and had a nice crispy exterior and soft inside.

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We’ve had a lot of filets at Walt Disney World, but this is right up there with the best ones we’ve ever tried! 10/10

1.5 lbs Baked Whole Lobster Stuffed with Jumbo Crab (Dinner)

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(Roasted Corn, Broccolini, Mornay Sauce) *$20 supplemental charge to the prix fixe menu.

The stuffed lobster was another entree with a supplemental charge, but it came so highly recommended and if it was half as good as the lobster salad, felt we had to try it.

The presentation was amazing as it came on a sizzling cast-iron tray with wooden handles and the whole restaurant was watching as it came to the table. Things were taken to the next level when our server poured the white wine butter sauce all over the top of it!

The lobster was a good size at 1.5 pounds and stuffed with crab, roasted corn, and butter sauce. The lobster meat was cooked right and very tender. The whole thing was very rich and creamy, and we absolutely loved it! We also appreciated that the lobster was split in half and the claw meat out on top which made it extremely easy to eat. 9/10

Galactic Salmon

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(Mashed Potatoes and Broccolini)

The salmon is also an option on the lunch or dinner menu for adults, but we got the kid’s menu version. I have to admit it was really, really good. It was extremely moist and flavorful and it’s the same size as the one on the adult’s menu.

The sides were great too. The mashed potatoes had garlic and herbs and were really smooth and creamy. The broccolini was the same as with the lobster, very crisp and fresh.

This would be almost good enough for an adult entree so for a kid’s entree it’s incredible! 9/10

Brussels Sprouts

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Brussel sprouts are always a good option for a side and we really liked these. They were full of bacon and had a nice garlic seasoning to them. They also were cooked perfectly, not too hard and not falling apart either. 9/10

Desserts

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We can’t finish our meal right without dessert! There are 5 desserts on the menu at Space 220, and it’s included with the prix fixe Dinner menu. If you are coming for lunch you can still order a dessert, you just have to pay for it à la carte.

Carrot Cake

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(Plant-Based Carrot Cake with Plant-Based Cream Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Toasted Pepitas)

We really liked the carrot cake because it was very light compared to the cheesecake and toffee pudding cake which is good after one of the heavier entrees. It was plant-based but you never would even know it.

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The cream cheese is made from coconut milk and we found it very light and airy. The cake was very moist and it had a nice spiced flavor which we liked. The toasted pepitas and walnuts gave it a nice crunch.

Overall this was a very solid dessert whether or not you are on a plant-based diet or not. 8/10

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

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(Dark Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Crunchy Pearls, Salted Toffee Drizzle)

The sticky toffee pudding cake was one of the richest desserts on the menu and a nice choice if you like caramel. It came with a very nice presentation as the waiter poured the gooey caramel sauce all over the top of it.

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The crispy pearls were a nice addition we enjoyed. It comes with banana on top, and even though we don’t like bananas we were able to just take it off without a problem.

The cake wasn’t quite as good as the sauce, but it was pretty moist and tasted good with everything mixed in.

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It is definitely a sweet dessert with caramel and chocolate, and good if you have a sweet tooth. Highly recommended! 8/10

Chocolate Cheesecake

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(Whipped Chocolate Ganache, Chocolate Sauce, White Chocolate Crunchy Pearls, Cookie Crumbs, Dark Chocolate Shards)

This is a perfect dessert for chocolate lovers and came with an amazing presentation. It had a cheesecake layer on the bottom, and a light and creamy chocolate mousse on top.

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It also had a chocolate swirl, white chocolate pearls, and cookie crumbles. When taking a bite of all these elements it was pretty great.

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We really loved the chocolate shards on top. There were three of them and they were rich and melted in your mouth. Look at that glitter too!

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While we thought this was a great dessert, it was very, very rich and we had a hard time eating the whole thing. It’s definitely something you want to share with someone if you get it. 7/10

Lemon Mousse

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(Lemon Mousse Sphere adorned with White Chocolate Rings, Lemon Custard, Marinated Blueberries, Lemon Curd)

Even though all the desserts were good, the lemon mousse was our favorite. The dessert is in the shape of a sphere and it had three layers, a rice krispie crust bottom, a lemon curd on top of that, and a smooth and creamy lemon mousse on top.

The presentation was fun as it has white chocolate rings surrounding the sphere in imitation of Saturn or a similar planet. There were also blueberries on the side and lemon curd smeared on around the plate.

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We are huge lemon fans and to us, this had just the right combo of tart and sweet and a very lemony taste throughout. The mousse was incredibly smooth, just perfect in our opinion!

This was the best of all the desserts and a must-try for any lemon fans! 9/10

Cosmic Cupcake

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The chocolate cupcake is available on the kid’s menu and is also given for special celebrations like birthdays or anniversaries. The cake was moist and spongy, and as a whole, it wasn’t too sweet despite the colored frosting looking like it will send you to the dentist the minute you leave.

We thought it looked really cool, but it was similar to any Disney chocolate cupcake. We think they could have done something a bit more interesting, but it’s a solid choice. 7/10

Returning to Earth

Now that we are absolutely stuffed, it’s time to leave the Centauri Space Station and go back down to earth.

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You will wait in the hallway near the elevators until a cast member is ready to escort you and your group.

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We really liked the floor indicator above the elevator that shows the space station and the distance from earth:

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Guests gather around the floor window as the portal opens up and our descent to earth begins:

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Now that it’s nighttime, the view of earth has changed as the land is dark but the city lights are shining brightly:

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The trip down to earth is quicker than the ascent up now that gravity is in play:

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EPCOT once again comes into view as we approach the Mission: SPACE pavilion:

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We were highly impressed with both trips on the Stellarvator and we felt they did an excellent job with the entire simulation. It was a big part of the experience and just another thing we love about Space 220.

Conclusion

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With so much hype around this restaurant for the past 3-4 years, and after multiple delays, we were worried that Space 220 would not live up to the lofty expectations we had for it. We were wrong. Space 220 was a truly out-of-this-world dining experience and great for the whole family.

Many times a restaurant that relies so heavily on theming will not have food of equal value. That was not the case here. The restaurant is gorgeous and we have never been so invested in the story of a restaurant the way we were when visiting Space 220.

At the same time, the food quality was on the same level and it wasn’t all show and no substance. The menu based on food quality is on par with many of the signature restaurants around property.

Is Space 220 worth the high price tag?

Most of the time that we have a prix fixe meal in Disney World, we feel like we are not getting a good value for the money. Even with the steep prices at lunch and dinner, Space 220 is worth the price since the experience is so unique.

Of course, it’s not something that you will do often, it may even be a once-in-a-lifetime meal for many families, and that’s ok. We have never had the feeling of amazement at any restaurant as when we walked into the main dining room here for the first time.

So when you combine the unique atmosphere, excellent food, and the overall experience as a whole, we find Space 220 to be well worth the price.

There is no doubt in our minds that Space 220 is among the best restaurants in EPCOT, if not all Walt Disney World. It’s a must-do dining experience for everyone, at least once, and something you can’t do anywhere else.

Making Reservations

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So as cool as Space 220 sounds, how can you make an advanced dining reservation and actually get to eat there? It’s only been open a short time but already it’s one of the most difficult restaurants to get a reservation for.

When Space 220 opened from September 20 through September 26, reservations were NOT available and the restaurant was walk-in only.

Since September 27, 2021, Space 220 is now accepting reservations, and the process works just like every other Walt Disney World Restaurant.

Just book a table through My Disney Experience, the Walt Disney World website, or by calling central reservations for a party of 8 or more.

Reservations are extremely to come by. Getting an Advanced Dining Reservation in Disney World is never easy, and this place is as difficult as it is for Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table, maybe even more so. In fact, on the first day reservations were available, Space 220 was booked solid for 2 months straight.

You’ll have to be online or on the My Disney Experience app promptly at 6:00 am the day you want to book a table.

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Since there is no longer a 180-Day booking window for Disney World restaurants, it’s even more difficult to get reservations at Space 220. Read our Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations post for more details and tips so that you have the best chance of booking a table.

Also, try to make a reservation for one of the least crowded times of the year in Disney World in order to increase your chances of booking a table.

To make sure you’re notified right away we recommend signing up for our free newsletter, where we’ll notify you as soon as reservations go online along with any other Space 220 updates. You can sign up here: Join our E-Mail Newsletter

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So far the Epcot space restaurant sounds fantastic, but the million-dollar question is: When is Space 2020 opening? The good news is that it’s NOW OPEN as it had its grand debut on September 20, 2021.

The project was plagued with delays and the Walt Disney World closure complicated things even more. Here’s what happened…

Early in 2019, Disney shocked us by saying that Epcot’s Space 220 restaurant would be open by the end of 2019. Construction projects in Disney World, however, are notorious for running longer than expected and the opening of Space 220 has been no exception.

Construction delays, changes to the head chef have all played a factor. Then, Walt Disney World unexpectedly closed for 4 months and construction came to a stop. Late 2019 changed to Winter 2020, then Spring 2020. It took all the way to September, less than 3 weeks from opening to find out the actual date.

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Losing the chef plus installing the ground-breaking technology they’re using meant a bit of a delay was to be expected.

Space 220 was close to being ready before the closure, and the construction side of the project had been done for some time. The real problem was the lack of visitors to Walt Disney World in the year leading up to the opening. Since Disney had so much invested in the project, the timing of the opening was going to be key.

Disney wanted to get a PR boost when Space 220 opened and with increasing crowds in the parks plus the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Fall 2021 was a good time.

Between Space 220, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and Disney Harmonious, EPCOT should be getting a decent boost in attendance. These new projects should be enough to make guests come down to Florida to check it all out.

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We’re super happy that Space 220 wasn’t one of the new Disney World projects getting cut after the construction budget was slashed by $900 million. Just how much Disney cut the budget for Space 220 we will never know, but all of the elements were extremely well done from our view.

Our guess was for a Space 220 opening sometime between September 16 and 20, and that’s precisely what it turned out to be. That weekend was a couple of weeks away from the 50th, and it gave Disney time to work out any hiccups in the first couple of weeks.

We’re still surprised it took this long to find out as we weren’t officially updated by Disney since the D23 Expo, in 2019!

We are extremely happy with how Space 220 came out and it’s definitely a factor if you are trying to decide when to plan your next trip. Our post on Should I Go to Disney World in 2021 or Wait Until 2022? will help you make an informed decision.

Space 220 Restaurant Menu:

*(Last Updated 9/2/21) – If you have any Menu updates or corrections please let us know!

Lunch/Dinner Menu:

Disney has just announced the Space 220 menus and we will be updating this section shortly. In the meantime, go to the top of this post for the full menu and prices, including photos of the food and drinks.

Space 220 FAQ’s

Is Epcot Space 220 restaurant open?

Yes, it is NOW OPEN. Space 220 opened on September 20, 2021.

Will my food float?

Even though you’re aboard a space station, your food will not come off your plate and start floating around the room. However, they do have some very creative dishes available to help sell the idea of being in space.

How many seats does Space 220 have?

Over 350 people can fit into Space 220.

Is Space 220 hard to get reservations for?

Reservations for EPCOT’s Space 220 are extremely hard to get. Seeing the unique concept the restaurant is built around, it has been one of the hardest-to-get-reservations in Disney World since it opened, if not THE hardest.

Will I get motion sick?

Obviously eating in outer space would be nauseating, to say the least, however, your experience at Space 220 will not be like that at all. There are some special effects to make the space-dining aspect realistic, but it isn’t so much that diners get sick.

We hope you enjoyed this look at the new Epcot 220 Space restaurant. Keep checking back here at Ziggy Knows Disney as we will be adding any new info as it comes out.

In the meantime, check out some of the other new additions and changes coming to Epcot in the next few years:

You can also read about what other new rides are coming to Disney World from 2022-2024!

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the new Space 220 restaurant in EPCOT…

  • Are you looking forward to this new restaurant?
  • What type of food are you looking forward to trying?

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Ziggy Oskwarek

My name is Ziggy and I love Disney, everything Disney! I grew up on Disney and it has and continues to be a huge part of my life. I started young when my parents took me to Disney World when I was 18 months old. Little did they know that would be the first of an uncountable number of trips we would take. I have so many amazing memories going to Disney with my family and friends and it has been interwoven into my DNA.