The host stand for the restaurant is a little hidden as its tucked away in the Mission: SPACE Pavilion. Head to the right of the pavilion and you'll see a small sign for Space 220 located up the ramp. Once you check-in, you'll enter the restaurant lobby where you'll be given a boarding pass to take the space elevator to the restaurant. The boarding pass is such a simple touch but it's one of those great Disney details that fully immerses you in the theme.
|Space elevator boarding pass|
The space elevator is almost like it's own attraction! It's such a neat experience as you take the space elevator up to the space station. The elevator offers great aerial views of EPCOT as you travel high above the planet. My kids and I thought this was so cool!
|Hydroponic space garden|
The awesome views don't stop at the space elevator. The restaurant features panoramic views of space while you dine. Keep an eye on the windows as you'll see things and people pass by periodically. Some tables offer better views than others so it's possible that you might not be able to see everything happening from your table.
|Enjoy views of space while you dine|
Lunch is served from 11:30am-3:30pm. Pricing for lunch is $55 per adult and $29 per child. The adult pricing includes one Lift-Off (appetizer) and one Star Course (entrees). Side note, I love the names of the menu categories and items! So clever. The kids' pricing includes one Star Course (entree), one Supernova Sweets (dessert) and one Celestial Beverage (drink). In addition, all kids' meals include a pack of Space 220 collectible trading cards.
|Space 220 collectible trading cards|
I've dined at Space 220 a couple times now and so far, I have really enjoyed everything I've ordered off the menu. My absolute favorite Lift-Off is the Blue Moon Cauliflower. It's tempura fried cauliflower with housemade hot sauce and blue cheese dust. It is so delicious! My only complaint is that it could use more hot sauce but that doesn't diminish the dish. Other Lift-Offs that were ordered and enjoyed during our recent visit included the Big Bang Burrata, Centauri Caesar Salad and Starry Calamari.
|Blue Moon Cauliflower|
|Centauri Caesar Salad|
|Big Bang Burrata|
For the Star Course, I think the star (again, pun intended) is the Galactic Miso Salmon. Not only is the presentation of this course super cool, it's also really tasty! Some of the other entrees that were ordered were the Steak Salad and Roasted Chicken Breast. Everyone in my party was very pleased with their meal. No complaints here.
|Presentation of Galactic Miso Salmon|
|Galactic Miso Salmon|
My kids ordered the Spaceghetti and Mission Macaroni for their Star Courses. Both boys were happy with their choices and they loved their Cosmic Cupcake for dessert. As an extra treat for the kids, you can order a collectible cup that is absolutely adorable! It's a great souvenir to take home. The cups are an additional charge on top of the prix-fixe menu pricing. At the time of our visit, the cup was an additional $5 if you ordered soda, milk, apple juice, or water, which I thought was a really reasonable price for such a cute cup.
|Kids Collectible Cup|
For adults, Space 220 offers really fun alcoholic beverage options. Some of the Atmospheric Spirits include the Stargarita, The Big Tang and The Nebula. On my recent visit, I tried the Imagination and it was so refreshingly delicious. It's Bacardi light rum, Malibu rum, blood orange, pineapple, passion fruit and a Pop Rock rim. Not only was it delicious but it was pretty too. I would order this drink again in a heartbeat. If you're looking for reviews of other Atmospheric Spirits, make sure to read our Space 220 Bar article.
|Imagination Atmospheric Spirit|
Reservations for this restaurant are highly recommended and unfortunately, can also be difficult to book. As you may or may not know, guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel can book their dining 60 days in advance for their length of stay. If you want to dine at Space 220, I recommend planning to visit the restaurant towards the end of your vacation. This will help give you the best chance to secure an advance reservation. Although reservations can be difficult to book, even 60 days in advance, it's not unheard of to find availability closer to your vacation dates. So don't give up hope if you aren't able to secure a reservation.
The theming for this restaurant is amazing! Even if the food wasn't good, I would probably recommend visiting the restaurant at least once to enjoy the atmosphere. Luckily, I found the food to be equally as enjoyable as the theme! The pricing is a little on the high side for lunch but the portions and quality of food felt worth the cost. I will absolutely return to Space 220 for another stellar meal.
Have you dined at Space 220 Restaurant? What did you think? Let us know in the comments.