Guests are flocking to Space 220 for an out-of-this-world dining experience but reservations are hard to come by. Is this new Epcot dining experience really worth it? Yes! Keep reading and you’ll explain why Epc0t’s Space 220 IS worth the hype and how you can experience the restaurant without reservations.

About Epcot’s Space 220 Restaurant

If you’ve ever dreamt of eating a delicious meal in outer space, now you can! Epcot’s new Space 220 restaurant allows guests to climb aboard a space station and enjoy an out-of-this-world dining experience!

Space 220 is the newest expansion of Epcot’s Mission: SPACE pavilion and is located right next to the Mission Space attraction.

space 220 restaurant

[Guests enter the lobby area to check-in before boarding the space elevator.]

centauri space station ticket

[When you check-in, you are given a space elevator boarding pass to the Centauri Space Station and wait to board the elevator with other guests.]

To begin, you will enter the Departure Lounge and check-in at the front desk. You are then given a Centauri Space Station boarding pass and ushering into a virtually simulated space elevation where you are catapulted 220 miles above the Earth’s surface.

The elevator viewports give offer spectacular aerial views of Epcot, planet Earth, and outer space!

Once you “land” at Centauri Space Station, you’ll depart the space elevator and walk past some futuristic hydroponic space vegetables growing right in the space station (and actually served in the restaurant!). Then you’ll enter a magnificent dining room with rotating panoramic views of outer space.

Guests wait to be seated by a Cast Member. See if you can get a seat close to the window for extra amazing views.

Your server will arrive to take your order as you marvel at the out-of-this-world visual effects surrounding you.  Once your belly if full, you’ll head back down to Planet Earth and resume your magical day at Epcot.

elevator for Space 220 restaurant

[Enter one of the two elevators and head 220 miles above Planet Earth to the Centauri Space Station (Space 220 restaurant).]

ceiling at Space 220 restaurant

[The round space elevator has a central “viewpoint” where guests see themselves leaving Planet Earth. The elevator travels at a speed of 10,000 miles per hour on its way up to the Centauri Space Station. It’s an exhilarating ride!]

hydroponic greens at Space 220

[Once you leave the elevation, you’ll walk past space vegetables growing right in the Centauri Space Station and used in the dishes served at Space 220.]

How Much Does Space 220 Cost?

Epcot’s Space 220 restaurant offers a prix fixe menu with different prices for lunch and dinner.

For lunchtime,  the cost for adults is $55, and that includes a selection of one “Lift-Offs” appetizer and one “Star Course” entrée.

For dinner, the cost is $79, and that includes a selection of one “Lift-Offs” appetizer, one “Star Course” entrée, and one “Supernova Sweets” dessert.

The kid’s meal is $29 for both lunch and dinner, that price includes a drink, an entree, a dessert, and a pack of Space 220 trading cards.

Yes, it’s not cheap but the portions are huge and the experience is outer-worldly.

How to Get Reservations at Space 220

Space 220 will be one of the hottest dining reservations for a while. It’s brand new, totally unique, and a really amazing experience.  Therefore, you know everyone will be trying to get a table here.

So how do you get reservations for Space 220?

Guests must have a reservation for a lunch and dinner dining experience.

But there IS another way to experience the restaurant. The Space 220 Lounge is a first-come, first-serve experience, at least for now. You can just walk in and sit down, assuming there are seats available.

So, if you are unable to get a regular dining reservation, we strongly recommend heading to the Space 220 Lounge.

Another possible benefit to eating is the cost.  Items on the menu are ordered on an individual basis as opposed to the regular (and pricey) prix fixe menu.

Yes, the lounge area may be crowded and it’s possible that you’ll be unable to get a seat. And yes, the menu at the Lounge is very limited. That said, not many people know that the Lounge operates on a first-come, first-serve basis or even know the Lounge exists in the first place.

The Space 220 Lounge is definitely the way to go if you want to check out Space 220 without a reservation.

inside Epcot's Space 220

Space windows looking down on Earth. The screens change during the day and you’ll be able to see astronauts, satellites, planets, etc.

The Experience

We were really impressed with the visual experience at Space 220. If you look close enough, you’ll spot some interesting details through the windows –   easter eggs, astronauts having a lightsaber battle in outer space, and other space things floating by. It’s really neat!

This is a multi-level restaurant so guests can visit different floors and experience the great space views from different vantage points.

Even the seating area has a futuristic look. They use a gray, black, and dark blue color palette that mimics the interior of a spacecraft.

The entire scene here is impressive and the dining experience feels like an attraction in and of itself.

Tip: Ask to be seated near one of the space windows, if possible.

dining room at Epcot's Space 220

Space windows

The Food at Space 220

Pre-Fixe Menu

Space 220 features modern American cuisine, craft beers, and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

Lift-Offs include creative appetizers like Starry Calamari, Space Greens, Blue Moon Cauliflower, and Galaxy Grain Salad.

Star Courses include are delicious entrees like the Bluehouse Salmon, 8-oz. Filet Mignon, or the Centauri Burger.

For dessert, guests can enjoy a sweet finale with the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, Lemon Mousse, and more.

Kid’s entrees choices include Steak & Space Fries, Mission Macaroni, and  Cosmic Chicken.

Specialty beverages like the Planetary Punch or the Celestial Cosmopolitan or the Planetary Punch are sure to please! There’s also an extensive list of beers and wines.

Note: “Space Station Supplementals” can be purchased as an add-on to the pre-fixe menu.  You can add the 1.5 lbs. Baked Whole Lobster Stuffed with Jumbo Crab for an additional $20.00, or the 24oz Bone-in Ribeye for $18.00

Click here for the latest Space 220 menu.

Lounge Menu

If you don’t have a dining reservation but really want to experience Space 220, your best bet is to head over to the Space 220 Lounge. Here guests can order from a smaller menu but still order some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

Lounge “Flight Bites” items include Short Rib Sliders for $18, Starry Calamari for $19, or New England Lobster Roll for $34. There’s also an extensive list of “Atmospheric Spirits,” “Worldly Wines,” and “Crew Brews” for your sipping pleasure.

Remember that each menu item is priced individually in the lounge.

snack and sip on a variety of small bites, cocktails, beer, and wine while viewing the space environment around them!

We absolutely loved our meal and so did everyone around us!

food at Space 220 restaurant

Starry Calamari dish

salad at Disney's Space 220 restaurant

Salad

Space 220 entree

Salmon

menu items at Space 220

Burger

dinner at Space 220

Is Epcot’s Space 220 Worth it?

Yes, Epcot’s Space 220 is definitely worth the cost and worthy of the hype. It’s one of those “wow” types of experiences you could only have at Walt Disney World so it should be on everyone’s touring plans (if possible).

Everyone – young and old – will be blown away by the visual experience and it will totally immerse you in space.

Space 220 is an instance where the dining experience feels like an attraction in and of itself, only this “attraction” will leave your belly completely satisfied! The atmosphere here is amazing: you’ll be in awe of how realistic the space imagery appears in the windows. It’s the closest thing to outer space you’ll likely ever encounter and it’s just a few minutes’ walk from Spaceship Earth.

Everything from the elevator ride to the space vegetables to the dining room experience is just perfect. There was a lot of Imagineering going on in the creation of this restaurant.

Cool place, but what about the food? Good question.

In our experience, the food is really good, even by Disney standards, and the portions are huge. It’s expensive, yes, but it’s not totally over the top. You are paying for the food AND the immersive atmosphere. There’s really something on the menu for everyone and several of the dishes would make Disney World foodies excited.

It’s worth the price tag and this unique dining experience is sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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