In late September 2021, an out-of-this-world restaurant opened at EPCOT — Space 220. Space 220 blasts Guests 220 miles above Earth, where they can dine on delectable dishes like Starry Calamari, Flat-Iron Steak, and Seared Yellowfin Tuna while watching astronauts go out on spacewalks (you may even see an X-Wing or two). When the restaurant first opened, it only took walk-ups, and Guests flocked to the new location and waited hours for their chance to try the newest hot spot, located near Mission: Space.
Disney anticipated that Space 220 would become one of EPCOT’s most popular restaurants and that not everyone would be able to snag a coveted reservation. In order to help Guests feel like they were not missing out, Disney also opened Space 22o Lounge. Space 220 Lounge also launches Guests into space but has a smaller appetizer-based menu that serves things like Astro Deviled Eggs and a New England Lobster Roll. The best part about Space 22o Lounge? You didn’t need a reservation to dine there.
However, it looks like that is now changing. Beginning December 2, Space 220 will be taking reservations for those who would like to dine there. Space 220 and its accompanying Lounge are incredibly popular, and dining looks like it has booked up quickly. We checked the reservation calendar and were unable to find a spot for all days up until January 31, although that could be because the Lounge reservation system is so new.
Here is more information on Space 220 Lounge from the Walt Disney World website:
Travel 220 miles above Earth to this casual lounge aboard the Centauri Space Station. Your journey begins with a special space elevator ride where you will ascend to the stars and enjoy an aerial view of EPCOT. Once you arrive, relax in an intimate setting, conveniently located near the bar, and take in breathtaking day and night panoramic views. You are also welcome to order from an a la carte menu, featuring out-of-this-world offerings, such as:
- Astro Deviled Eggs
- Chicken on Waffle
- Short Rib Sliders
- New England Lobster Roll
An assortment of beverages, including wines, spirits and brews are also available.
There are a couple of important things that Guests should take note of if they wish to dine at Space 220 Lounge. The bar seating will remain available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and reservations — at this time — will not be required for those seats. HOWEVER, if anyone in your party is under the age of 21, you will need a reservation no matter where you would like to dine, either at the restaurant or the lounge. Minors will not be allowed to be in the standby line for bar seats at the Lounge.
Reservations for Space 220 Lounge can be made on the Walt Disney World website or on the My Disney Experience app. If you would like to try to make a Lounge reservation, be sure to check back daily, as more reservations could become available.
What do you think of Space 220 Lounge now requiring reservations?