A new restaurant at EPCOT’s Mission: SPACE pavilion will take guests 220 miles into space via a one-of-a-kind space elevator to dine among the stars on the Centauri Space Station. The simulated experience will provide stunning views of Earth by day and night in a new out-of-this-world culinary experience brought to you by the Patina Restaurant Group.
Space 220 will feature a celestial panorama of a space station combined with gourmet menu offerings. Diners can expect to witness the highly realized sights of passing satellites or floating astronauts while enjoying dishes during a one-of-a-kind interstellar dining experience. The highly anticipated restaurant concept is sheduled to begin departures this winter.
“I look forward to welcoming guests to Space 220, an immersive culinary journey intended to celebrate the wonders of our solar system and transport guests 220 miles above Earth’s surface to experience the height of dining,” said Nick Valenti on behalf of Patina Restaurant Group and parent company, Delaware North.
A legendary innovator and entrepreneur in the restaurant industry, Valenti is acclaimed for creating groundbreaking new dining concepts, most recently for Patina Restaurant Group and parent company, Delaware North. Over the past 20 years, Valenti and Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products have worked together to develop several iconic locations on both coasts, including Enzo’s Hideaway and Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs as well as Tutto Italia and Via Napoli in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, along with Naples Ristorante e Bar in Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in California.
According to the Patina Restaurant Group, the adventure begins when a crew member invites guests to step inside the restaurant’s space elevator and prepare for liftoff. Guests will feel as if they are on a scenic excursion traveling 220 miles directly above Earth’s surface, docking at the Centauri Space Station suspended just beyond the orbit of Mission: SPACE. Upon their arrival at the restaurant, guests will be guided to their seats past the grow zone, a spinning wall of produce that mimics Earth’s gravity and represents some of the fresh ingredients used by the culinary team.
If you’d like to work at a place like Space 220, the restaurant is already hiring for a variety of front of the house and kitchen positions.