If you’re anything like me and you’ve long dreamed of being able to dine in a galaxy far, far away, Disney World’s upcoming Space 220 restaurant might be as close as you get until interspace travel is actually an everyday occurrence.
The dining establishment, which is part of EPCOT’s massive overhaul and reimagining, will be situated in Future World near the existing Mission: SPACE attraction. Space 220 originally had a 2020 opening date, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a bizarre broken glass situation, the debut of the galactic-themed restaurant has been pushed back indefinitely — for now, it’s “coming soon” without an exact opening date announced.
Fortunately, however, construction work still seems to be continuing on the exciting project. This week, an ITM reporter was able to capture up-to-date photos of the Space 220 construction process.
The restaurant is still largely behind construction walls — it seems that Disney wants to keep the final unveiling of Space 220 under wraps (literally) until it is ready for Guests to skyrocket into space.
In the next two images, however, you can get a feel for how Guests who manage to snag Space 220 reservations will enter the new Walt Disney World restaurant. It appears, at least from the current construction set-up, that the entrance will rely heavily on Mission: SPACE’s existing planetary theming in order to visually transport diners to outer space before they even set foot in the immersive eatery.
It appears that the Guest entrance will be down this pathway, beyond the exterior of the Mission: SPACE ride.
While we do not yet have many details about the full Space 220 experience, the official Walt Disney World Resort webpage for the restaurant reads:
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.
Bear in mind that at this time, all Disney Dining Plans are suspended and most restaurants are operating at limited capacity amid the ongoing pandemic. Contact Disney directly if you have questions related to any specific dining experiences at any of Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Are you hoping to get a dining reservation at Space 220 when it finally opens?