Commercial flights to space are now a reality of our present. While you may not have the $2.5 million per minute that Blue Origin charge I have found a deeply discounted alternative for you. Epcot has a new dining experience called Space 220. You board an elevator that takes you to a restaurant that sits 220 miles above Earth. Meals are served inside the Centauri Space Station suspended in orbit directly above Mission: SPACE. With stunning panoramic views of Earth by day and night along with interstellar dishes, Space 220 is a dining destination that is truly out of this world. Now let’s dig into our Space 220 dinner review.
Space 220 Quick Facts
- Service: Table-Service
- Type of Food: Steak, Chicken, Allergy Options
- Price: $$$
- Location: Mission Space, Epcot
- Discounts: DVC, Annual Passholder
- Features: Space, Atmoshpere, Reservations, Alcohol
- Good For: Unique Experience, Kids
- Menu: Official Disney Dinner Menu
A Tour Around Space 220
To start we first must cover your launch up to the Centauri Space Station. When you arrive you want to first check in up at the entrance which is next to the entrance for Mission Space. It’s to the right of the attraction entrance so stay right when walking up and follow the oval signs marked Space 220 Restaurant.
After you get the go-ahead you head into the entrance inside. This is where you wait until you get your boarding pass. Much like a standard plane ticket, it includes the flight location and where you arriving too. You were given this to hold when you lined up against the wall. If your party has this in hand you know your the next to head on the elevator.
Now it’s time to board your elevator. Get ready to watch everything because there is so much happening once you start your journey up to the space station. You will want to watch not only the down but the up as well both are in real-time as you leave Epcot for Space!
Now if you have any concerns about getting to the space station the elevator ride is a piece of pie. If you are not a thrill ride person despite traveling 220 miles you will be just fine. The floor rumbles a little but you do not get the sensation that you are moving at all.
On to the grand reveal, when you arrive at the Space Station you will enter into a lobby of elevators much like where you took off from. Then you walk down a hall by the lettuce growing station. Then my favorite is just before you walk in there are illuminated circles all over the wall, it’s actually all filled with wine bottles.
Space 220 Dishes
Let’s take a look at what we have a chance to chow down on at Space 220. For dinner, it is a fixed price of $79 for adults, and for children, it’s $29. This means you can’t just come and enjoy a dessert here or a quick burger. If you are interested in experiencing the restaurant and spending less opt to wait for standby for the bar which has a limited menu.
An adult meal includes one of each: Lift-Offs (Appetizer) + Star Course (Entrée) + Supernova Sweets (Dessert). Note that adult meals do NOT include a drink and you will be charged for sodas if you ordered. I did not pay attention to this and was surprised to see it on our final bill. For the kids, you will select one of each: Star Course (Entrée) + Supernova Sweets (Dessert) + Celestial Beverages (Drink). All Kids’ Meals include a pack of Space 220 collectible trading cards.
The Milky Way
Coffee lovers will love this drink of Chilled Espresso, Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup, Caramel, Cream, Milky Way, and includes a pack of Space 220 collectible trading cards. If you want to know more about the trading cards keep on reading, we have a whole section below.
Centauri Caesar Salad
There wasn’t too much special about this Caesar Salad, it was pretty typical and included Miniature Romaine, Classic Caesar Dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano. The only complaint my husband had was there wasn’t enough dressing, which could have easily been remedied by asking the server for more.
This started was Fried Calamari, Italian Cherry Peppers, Spicy Marinara, Roasted Pepper Citrus Aioli. The portion was insanely large in my opinion and a far better value than the Ceasar salad my husband opted for. It easily could have been shared between two people. I thought maybe it was a mistake but I noticed at other tables they were also receiving large portions of the calamari. The marinara was a classic and didn’t seem all the spicy, the aioli however did have a bit of a kick. I loved mixing the two together for a knocked-down spice option.
Slow Rotation Short Rib
My Braised Short Rib came with Cheddar Grits, Bacon, Haricot Vert. The portion of meat was very generous and was hard to finish with the large appetizer portion and knowing I had to save room for dessert after. I was happy with my meal and had no complaints
8oz Filet Mignon
The filet included a Cabernet Butter, Potato Leek Croquette, Haricot Vert. The steak was cooked perfectly and not overly seasoned. It wasn’t a bad cut of steak but it wasn’t on the same level as other Signature dining spots like California Grill and Yachtsmen Steakhouse. While the pricing is similar you were definitely not getting as nice a cut of steak.
Plant-Based Carrot Cake with Plant-Based Cream Cheese, Candied Walnuts, Toasted Pepitas. Don’t let the fact that this cake is marked as Vegan scare you off. It was a very good option and had I not been told I would have never even realized. While the frosting wasn’t exactly cream cheese flavor it was still really good.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake
If you want to know what the most popular dessert here is, this has been it! This pudding cake is topped with a Dark Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Crunchy Pearls, and Salted Toffee Drizzle.
Trading Cards for Space 220
With the purchase of select specialty drinks or a kid’s meal, you can also get a pack of trading cards exclusive to Space 220. Each card has original artwork and a variety of space-themed fun facts. Note there is a limit of one pack of cards per person, per meal.
In total you can collect 36 cards, they fall into six series. There are six cards per series. The cards fall into three categories space trivia, food space trivia, and space technology. Each series is named after a planet. Each series has a rare no 6 card called Tech Specs, which gives an inside look at specifications of current and future space technologies. Each of these rare cards is stamped with blue foil ink.
We notice that the artwork on the cards all represented things that you could find around the restaurant. So if you have a card be sure to make sure you spot it in real life while you are there.
Space 220 Easter Eggs
Of course, this wouldn’t be Disney World without a few easter eggs sprinkled into the restaurant. If you are wanting to catch everything then note that the projections run on a 90-minute loop. So make sure you don’t eat so fast you are out of the restaurant faster than that.
Watch for some residents of the space station floating about in space having lightsaber fights. Or for the Star Wars fans the ones playing with X-Wings.
You are watching out over Earth in real-time so during the day you see landmarks and then in the evening, it transitions to night. Watching the transition is super neat, you can catch darkness falling on Earth starting about 30-45 minutes after sunset. We highly recommend timing your dinner around this.
Pros and Cons of Space 220
Space 220 Favorites
- Atmoshphere, you are always finding new things to watch out the window
- Experience, from traveling to the space station and returning to Earth there was lots of new things to experience.
- Fun take homes like the trading cards
Cons of Space 220
- Price, with the prix fixe dinner and lunch menu you are going to spend a lot while your here.
- Reservations are next to impossible to come by
Is Space 220 Worth It?
This seemed to be the biggest question we got about Space 220. The price tag is high for this experience and there really isn’t a way to get the full experience and make it cheaper with the pre-fixe price tag. However, we still LOVE eating here and look forward to going back and visiting again. The food was solid and good, even though it wasn’t at the level of other Disney Signature restaurants the atmosphere more than made up for it. I can’t wait to uncover more hidden gems here. I also feel like this is a nice alternative for those of us that just can’t shell out the prices for the Galatic Starcruiser. My husband is a huge Space X, NASA, and Star Wars fan and he just loved dining here at Space 220.
If you are interested in booking a reservation for Space 220 you can do so through My Disney Experience. We find reservations are extremely hard to make here you should think about booking this location in advance.
Want more dining tips? Check out our Best Disney World Restaurants recommendations along with Worst Disney Dining Sit Down Restaurants. If you are visiting with young ones read our Best Places to Eat with Kids at Disney World.
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