EPCOT Update: NEW Space 220 Restaurant Reportedly Opening in April

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Space 220 Restaurant Epcot Opening

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While there is yet to be an official confirmation from Walt Disney World, we have a new reason to believe that we can expect EPCOT’s highly-anticipated new restaurant, Space 220, to open as early as next month.

Totalfood.com recently published a feature article about William Welch, Founder and CEO of Studio William. The bulk of the story focuses on a man and the world that sits on the cutting edge of restaurant cutlery (pun intended). But the article mentions Welch’s current projects going on right now in Orlando with Disney.

The exact paragraph reads:

We know magic in foodservice is rare and therefore memorable—just ask the makers of magic, the good people at Disney in Orlando, Florida. Since the budding of our partnership last spring, Studio William’s brand awareness has grown. Next month, Patina Restaurant Group (PRG) is set to launch into space with the opening of Space 220 inside EPCOT Center, creating everlasting magic in the city known for doing just that.

Welch was brought on to provide the cutlery–those out-of-this-world finishing touches–on the 375-seat space station restaurant. However, that is all the news we get in the article.

Walt Disney World has yet to mention an official April opening of Space 220. The resort hasn’t even opened the restaurant up to reservations yet. Still, it is an interesting development.

Space 220, Future World, EPCOT

Mission:SPACE
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One of the many new experiences planned for EPCOT’s major overhaul, Space 220 promises to be an unforgettable immersive experience. The Living Seas with Nemo and Friends already takes guests under the sea with The Coral Reef restaurant, and The Land pavilion has the two restaurants that connect guests closer to the earth, now it’s time to complete the trifecta with an out-of-this-world culinary experience near Mission Space!

According to Walt Disney World’s website, this is what we can expect from Space 220:

Embark on the ultimate culinary exploration from this new expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion.

Step inside Space 220—a celestial panorama of a space station—for a delicious meal! As you dine, peer out and enjoy amazing daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.

To begin your journey, board a special space elevator that will ascend to the stars! Along the way, viewports will give you an aerial view of Epcot as you travel high above the planet.

Upon your arrival, you will dine from a menu featuring modern American cuisine, more than 1,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines and a wide selection of craft beer.

Space 220
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Walt Disney World still has not confirmed any opening date for this new restaurant, but Inside the Magic will keep our ears to the ground and will update our readers as soon as an opening is announced.

Space 220 will be joined by other new EPCOT attractions. They include a Mary Poppins attraction at the United Kingdom Pavilion, a Ratatouille attraction at the France Pavilion and Sam Eagle’s Regal Eagle themed restaurant at the American Adventure.

Learn More: A Complete Guide To What We Know So Far About The Space 220 Restaurant

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