Grab a fork, your best friends, and those stretchy pants… because it’s time to plan a visit to Walt Disney World Resort! In the midst of making magical memories, the dining experience offered throughout Disney property is paramount to other theme parks. But what’s the absolute best restaurant at Disney World? Here’s our pick.
Disney World Dining
Walt Disney World has well over 400 dining options to choose from. With food and beverage kiosks, lounges, pool bars, popcorn carts, quick-service restaurants, table-service restaurants, character dining, dinner show, and fine and signature dining – you’ll never go hungry while visiting Disney!
Top Orlando, Florida dining locations are nestled on Disney property – spread throughout Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and the multitude of Disney Resort Hotels. But, for our favorite, you’ll need a Disney Park ticket to EPCOT.
Dining 220 Miles Above Earth
Imagine this. You’ve had a fantastic day at EPCOT with incredible rides such as Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen Ever After, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. But now, the Florida sunshine is asking you to take a break. Time for lunch or dinner in the World Discovery portion of the Park, 220 miles above the earth! Don’t worry; no rocket ship is needed. Instead, a simulated space journey unfolds in the heart of Florida.
Unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before, Space 220 Restaurant, located in EPCOT, offers an immersive dining experience that takes Guests on a simulated journey to a space station located 220 miles above Earth.
The concept behind Space 220 is to provide Guests with the feeling of dining in outer space. Upon arrival, Guests enter a space-themed elevator that simulates a trip from Earth to the space station. As the elevator “ascends,” Guests can observe the Earth transforming from a bustling cityscape into a breathtaking view of our planet from space.
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Check Out the Views
Once the elevator doors open, Guests enter the Centauri Space Station, a fictional space station. The restaurant’s interior is designed to resemble a futuristic space environment, with large windows offering panoramic views of outer space. The atmosphere is complete with simulated space travel sounds and a zero-gravity effect on the waitstaff uniforms.
Space 220 features a diverse menu inspired by international cuisine with a modern twist. The dishes are crafted using innovative cooking techniques and premium ingredients. Guests can indulge in a range of appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are expertly prepared to enhance the dining experience.
The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of cocktails (and yes, they are INCREDIBLE!), wines, and other beverages that complement the space-themed menu.
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And if you’ve dined at Space 220 before, you’ll want to check it out again (and again!). That’s right; Space 220 has recently added some new delicious menu items to their selections, as shared here.
A few of our current favorite Lift-Offs (Appetizers) include Neptuna Tartare and Blue Moon Cauliflower. For the Star Course (Entree), we enjoy the Galactic Miso Salmon, Tomahawk Pork Chop, Slow-Roasted Crystal Valley Chicken, and Gemini Burger. And, of course, Super Nova Sweets (desserts) shouldn’t be missed with favorites like Peanut Caramel Comet, Carrot Cake, and Chocolate and Raspberry Cake.
Worth the Price
Adult lunch pricing at Space 220 restaurant is $55 per person. This includes one Lift-Off (Appetizer) and one Star Course (Entrée). Adult dinner pricing is $79 per person and includes one Lift-Off (Appetizer), one Star Course (Entrée), and one Supernova Sweet (Dessert).
It’s important to note that Space 220 is a popular dining destination, and reservations are highly recommended. Guests can make reservations 60 days in advance through the My Disney Experience app. The restaurant accepts both lunch and dinner reservations, providing Guests with the opportunity to enjoy this unique dining experience at different times of the day.
No Space 220 reservations? Guests can also attempt to dine at the Space 220 Lounge. Keep in mind reservations are made for the lounge portion 60 days in advance as well, but there is a better chance of walking up and asking if the bar has open seating if you were unable to snag a reservation.
The Best of the Best
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. For paramount dining, a unique experience, and fantastic service, Space 220 with the Patina Restaurant Group is our number-one dining location at Walt Disney World Resort. Don’t miss the immersive and unforgettable dining experience for Guests of all ages.