Get ready for lift-off!
Anticipation for Walt Disney World’s newest restaurant reached galactic heights back in September 2021 when it launched at EPCOT.
Space 220 is Disney’s out-of-this-world restaurant located next to Mission: SPACE, and features incredible theming, immersive experiences, and a constellation of cocktail options.
On Disney dining standards, the restaurant is pretty expensive, serving only a fixed price two or three-course meal to those lucky Guests able to get a reservation.
But before you go ahead and pick between the main restaurant or the Lounge for your space voyage, we have some tips on which should be your preference.
The restaurant offers a two-course prix fixe menu for lunch and a three-course prix fixe menu for dinner. There is also a drink menu offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, with some incredible bubbling cocktails on the menu!
The two-course lunch includes one Lift-Off appetizer and one Star Course entrée. Appetizers include Big Bang Burrata, Calamari, Blue Moon Cauliflower, Neptuna Tartare, and Space Greens. Entrées include the delicious Flat Iron Steak, Salmon, Cenauri Burger, and Tuna.
Guests can pick from the same appetizers on the three-course prix fixe menu, but the Star Courses are a Filet Mignon (with an amazing cabernet butter!), Short Rib, Red Snapper, Duck, Bolognese, and Free-Range Chicken.
And don’t get us started on the desserts! Our favorite (from our British heritage, of course) is the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, which is so perfectly rich and gooey. Other options are Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cheesecake, and Lemon Mousse.
For dinner, this fixed price menu can prove rather costly for large families, with the three-course meal costing $79 per person. Along with drinks, tax, and tip (even with our Annual Passholder discount), our bill came to over $200 for two Guests.
On a visit to Walt Disney World Resort this January, Disney Tips experimented with an alternative way of eating at the out-of-this-world restaurant.
Disney started accepting advance reservations for the Lounge at Space 220, and we managed to snag one of these for dinner. And let’s just say we think this is now the ONLY way to eat at Space 220!
Most Guests assume that the difference between the Lounge and the main dining area is the limited number of menu offerings.
And yes, in the Lounge you are provided a separate menu that contains only six “Flight Bites”, including Deviled Eggs, Cauliflower, Calamari, Chicken on Waffles, Rib Sliders, and a Lobster Roll. These menu items are priced from $12 to $34, and are served along with the full drinks menu.
We were desperate to get our hands on another Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, so we asked our server if we could order the dessert a-la-carte.
To our surprise, she said Guests in the Lounge can order any of the Flight Bites, as well as any appetizer or dessert from the fixed price menu!
We shared the Chicken on Waffles and the Burrata salad from the fixed menu, and then both had a Sticky Toffee dessert. Alongside a cocktail, our bill came to only $74 – less than one person’s three-course meal in the main seating area.
Another bonus to reserving a table at the Space 220 Lounge is the location. Once you’ve “flown” on the elevator up to the space station, main Guests are seated in the downstairs area closest to the windows. Lounge Guests sit in the upper area near the bar.
This actually provided us with a better, more panoramic view of the astronauts and universe outside of the “windows”, rather than the close-up nature of sitting in a window booth.
So next time you plan to travel to space at Walt Disney World, consider Space 220’s Lounge for your galactic adventure.
More on Space 220 at EPCOT
The Walt Disney World website describes the galactic dining location below:
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.
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!