Is Disney’s New Space Restaurant Worth the Massive Price Tag?

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Disney World has been undergoing many changes as of late, with EPCOT at the forefront of the construction. We typically always see Walt Disney World Resort working hard to improve its theme park.

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Previously, Disney’s Hollywood Studios was a construction zone, but it was well worth it as we were able to receive both Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. EPCOT has been under significant construction as Future World is being revamped to bring in four new neighborhoods. Spaceship Earth is also transforming with permanent Beacons of Light being added to the structure. Harmonious, a new nighttime show, will debut on October 1, as well as the France pavilion expansion and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

We recently saw the opening of a few EPCOT projects, including the Creations Shop, Club Cool, and the highly anticipated Space 220. The restaurant was meant to open over a year ago but was halted due to the pandemic. Now, Guests can finally blast off into space, 220 miles above the earth, and dine there.

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With reservations already sold out, this dining experience is coveted, but also comes with a price tag. The location is open for both lunch and dinner with a prix fixe menu. During lunch, Guests can choose to do the set $55.00 experience where you get an appetizer and entrée or can order à la carte. At dinner, you must pay $79.99 per person for a three-course meal, not including drinks.

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After dining there myself and spending, ironically, $220.00 on two people during dinner, I want to talk about the experience and if it is worth the price tag. During both lunch and dinner, most of the menu options stay the same. The appetizers do not change, but some things like the strip steak at lunch are upgraded to a filet at dinner.

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When entering, the elevator experience is pretty awesome. Guests can look up or down to see your ship blast up into space or away from EPCOT. Once you enter the location, the windows are quite breathtaking. Plus, the earth view that you see is weather mapped to match what is actually happening in the world at that moment. So if there is a storm in New Orleans, you will see that form from above.

Personally, I had an excellent dining experience with fantastic service. The wait times between courses were quite long; however, with the restaurant being brand-new, it will likely get better with time. Below is a list of the food we ate and what I would recommend.

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Appetizer

  • Big Bang Burrata
    Burrata di Mozzarella, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Arugula, Sunflower Seed Romesco
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  • Blue Moon Cauliflower
    Tempura Fried Cauliflower, Housemade Hot Sauce, Blue Cheese Dust
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Dinner

  • Roasted Free-range Chicken
    Chicken Roulade, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Garlic Thyme Jus
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  • 8oz Filet Mignon*
    Cabernet Butter, Potato Leek Croquette, Haricot Vert. Add U 10 Shrimp 9.00 or Half Lobster 15.00
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Dessert

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
    Dark Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Crunchy Pearls, Salted Toffee Drizzle
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  • Lemon Mousse
    Lemon Mousse Sphere adorned with White Chocolate Rings, Lemon Custard, Marinated Blueberries, Lemon Curd.
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The plating is stunning for all of the meals, and the drinks are delicious as well, but they are all priced high, so be aware that it will add to your bill. If I were to recommend the restaurant, I would say that it is excellent for a special occasion, and if you like space, it is a must-do. Lunch is definitely the better deal, but dinner will give you a more extended and more well-rounded experience.

Disney describes Space 220 as:

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

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

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Out-of-This-World Dining
Dine on a menu featuring modern American cuisine, cocktails and a wide selection of craft beer. Enjoy crisp, fresh veggies served in our Space Greens or Blue Moon Cauliflower. Sink your teeth into delicious entrees like the Centauri Burger or the 8-oz. Filet Mignon. Plus, enjoy a sweet send-off when you order the Lemon Mousse or Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake for dessert.

Specialty beverages––like the Celestial Cosmopolitan or the Planetary Punch––are also available!

There is also a lounge that has a stand-by queue that Guests can wait in if they do not have a reservation, which is excellent for those who want to try it but missed out on scoring one. All in all, I loved my dining experience here, it was incredibly unique, the food was delicious, and if you can give into splurging a little, this is a must-do on your next visit!

Have you dined at Space 220 yet? Would you want to eat there for the cost? 

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