Big news coming out of Disney today! We’ve all been eagerly awaiting the opening of an out-of-this-world restaurant that was initially scheduled to arrive at EPCOT in 2020. With COVID causing the troubles it did, we’ve been hearing rumors buzzing that Space 220 would open sometime this fall. We have also seen Patina Group hiring for the restaurant. While Disney has remained fairly quiet on the new restaurant, today they have launched an inside look along with the news that Space 220 will be opening next month!
As shared by Disney: “Are you ready for an out-of-this-world dining experience at EPCOT? Then prepare for liftoff, because Space 220 restaurant at EPCOT is scheduled to begin service in mid-September… another milestone in the transformation of EPCOT underway at Walt Disney World Resort.
Details about the restaurant continue with, “The Space 220 restaurant is located adjacent to the Mission: SPACE attraction, and takes fine dining to a whole new level. Your immersive experience begins as you check in to the Space 220 Departure Lounge in Future World. From here, you’ll board one of two “Space Elevators” that will transport you in what seems like 220 miles above Earth to Centauri Space Station. As you begin your ascent, you’ll look down through a viewport to see EPCOT shrink away; looking up you’ll see the Space Station come into view.”
Once you’ve docked, you’ll head through the Centauri Space Station-themed dining area. Inside the dining area, you’ll experience a panoramic view of Earth below, and a variety of work and leisure activities taking place beyond the windows of the Space Station-themed restaurant.
And the views are just part of the experience. Our Disney Imagineers are excited to have created this experience for Executive Chef Marc Kusche to showcase his culinary wonders. The Space 220 restaurant menu will feature stellar dishes and gourmet recipes, with a two-course prix fixe menu for lunch, and a three-course prix fixe menu for dinner. The upscale, contemporary fare will bring new meaning to “the height of dining!” Rounding out the meal will be unique beverages – from fine wine to atmospheric cocktails and more.
Are you making plans to dine at this one-of-a-kind dining experience at EPCOT in the very near future? We’ll keep you posted as soon as Disney announces the official opening date and reservation details.