If you’ve ever wanted to dine in outer space, Walt Disney World has released information on the opening date of the new upscale themed Space 220 restaurant at EPCOT.
Look for a mid-September opening for the new fine dining restaurant that will be located adjacent to the Mission: Space attraction.
It’s being described as an immersive experience, as guests will check in at what’s being called the Space 220 Departure Lounge.
From here, guests will board one of two “Space Elevators” that will transport them what seems like 220 miles above Earth to the Centauri Space Station. Screens in the elevator will offer a view of what looks like EPCOT fading away as the space station comes into view.
Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Marc Kusche, Space 220 will feature a two-course prix fixe menu for lunch, and a three-course prix fixe menu for dinner. No word on a price point for the prix fixe menus, or if they’ll offer vegan/vegetarian or other dietary options.
There will also be a full bar offering everything from fine wine to themed cocktails to accompany the meals.
On his Instagram, Imagineer Zach Riddley gives a quick tour of the progress made on Space 220, and explains how he was inspired by the Hydrolators in The Living Seas Pavilion that took you down to Sea Base Alpha.
Give it a watch at: https://www.instagram.com/p/CShGkcTl3lh
Did you catch those “astronauts” doing a space walk in the dining window? That’s a cool detail, I think.
As soon as I hear of more information, such as an exact opening date or reservations opening, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Are you excited to be eating in outer space at the new Space 220 restaurant in Epcot? Let me know your thoughts on this new addition to the Walt Disney World dining inventory.