The elusive Space 220! The hardest dining reservation to get since it opened on September 20, 2021! Despite all my efforts, I have never been able to snag a reservation…until our last trip!
This restaurant has personally been high on my Disney bucket list, but for my aspiring astronaut…it’s everything! While they may only be 8, we do everything we can to encourage their love of space and science! It’s part of what makes EPCOT so darn special! Not only are we creating some amazing, magical memories, but it’s inspiring our kids to live out their dreams!
After checking in, I was chatting with the cast member manning the reservation desk. She informed me that after 7 is a GREAT time to get a walk-up as they leave some open spots! While not guaranteed, if you haven’t been able to get into this restaurant yet, it’s worth giving it a shot! We didn’t wait long and were soon being asked to enter the main lobby.
I wish I had taken a few more pictures but I was too busy watching my astronaut enjoy the amazing “elevator” ride, 220 miles above Earth, to Space 220 (no worries if you get motion sickness…this elevator doesn’t move). Before we knew it, we were entering the restaurant…and the view was just incredible!
While I’ll save the reviews for the end, let’s talk a little about how this meal was structured! Dinner pricing was $79 per adult (lunch is $55) and kids were $29 for both meals. For adults, dinner comes with Lift-Offs (Appetizer) + Star Course (Entrée) + Supernova Sweets (Dessert) while at lunch you won’t receive the dessert. For the kids, both lunch and dinner included the Star Course (Entrée) + Supernova Sweets (Dessert) + Celestial Beverages (Drink). All Kids’ Meals include a pack of Space 220 collectible trading cards. On top of those prices, there are optional drinks for the kids plus both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for the grown ups.
The kids kept it simple with Cosmic Chicken and a Smash burger. They also each got a speciality drink; one Moon Rocks( Coconut, Blue Cotton Candy Syrup, Lemonade, Moon Dust, and Moon Rocks served in a collectible cup) and one Lightyear Lemonade(Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade, Butterfly Pea Tea, and Mint served in a collectible cup). Both drinks were $12 each.
The chicken was by far the winner out of these two drinks! It was cooked perfectly and we all had a little bite! The burger we rated just ok and while the kids liked the drinks, I’m not sure they were worth $12!
For the grown up’s we started with the Big Bang Burrata (Burrata di Mozzarella, Grilled Artichoke Hearts, Arugula, Sunflower Seed Romesco) for me and the Starry Calamari (Fried Calamari, Italian Cherry Peppers, Spicy Marinara, Roasted Pepper Citrus Aioli). The Burrata was amazing and I would definitely order again. My husband, and you’ll start to notice a trend) said his was pretty good.
For our main entrees, my husband had a hard time choosing as he recently got braces and is still learning what’s ok to eat. He ended up with the Slow Rotation Short Rib (Braised Short Rib, Cheddar Grits, Bacon, Haricot Vert) while, if you know me, know I’m a sucker for steak, got the 8oz Filet Mignon (Creamy Mash Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Carrots, Red Wine Reduction). I thought this was absolutely delicious while my husband rates his, pretty good.
I was a little disappointed in the kids choices, but they went with a cup Cosmic Cupcake and a scoop of Vanilla Gelato.
For the grown up’s, my husband opted for the Short Cake (Matcha Air Cake, Mascarpone Mousse, Strawberries)…
While I got the Coconut Panna Cotta (Coconut Cream, Citrus, Lychee, Raspberries, Coconut Meringue, Toasted Coconut)…and it was incredible!!! Light and creamy and just enough coconut. My husband thought his was…pretty good.
Overall we had a mixed experience. I thought it was an amazing experience and the food was signature-level dining. My husband thought it was pretty good but way overpriced. Even at Disney, we don’t typically go for dinners that cost over $300. For us I’d say unless we popped back into the lounge, this was definitely a one-time experience!