Space 220 Now Open at EPCOT; Our Experience on Opening Day (Photos, Video)

Hi everyone!

Jeff attended the media event today for us at Space 220 Restaurant, which is now open at EPCOT.  This unique restaurant has been highly anticipated, offering a themed setting including a space elevator. Reservations are available starting September 27, it is walk-up until then. Here are photos and video from today!

Space 220 Restaurant is at the Mission: Space pavilion on the left side of the park upon entering EPCOT’s main entrance.

This photo is provided by the Patina Restaurant Group of the grand opening finale with Mickey and Minnie, along with executives from the company.

Here is our video of the full ceremony.

Jeff received a themed credential.

He was able to enter in before the big crowds descended – and there was quite the line when he left.

The lobby says “Elevate Your Dining” and “Race to Space”.

Guests receive a boarding pass for the space elevator to Centauri Space Station.

Jeff received a blue pass.

Here is a look at the space elevator in our video, called a Stellarvator. Guests will feel as if they are transported 220 miles above the earth to the Centauri Space Station.

Here is our full video including space Stellarvator, tour and food.

Pantina says about this area, “Phase two begins once they step off the space elevator, walking past a Grow Zone of spinning produce representing the fresh ingredients on the menu, while they’re guided to their table by a Space 220 crew member.”

Here is a look out the “windows”.

Besides the main seating area, there is the bar. Guests can ask to be sat here.

Here is the main seating area.

Adult lunch pricing for a Lift-Off (appetizer) and a Star Course (Entree) is $55.00 plus tax & gratuity. Dinner is $79.00 plus tax & gratuity and also includes a Supernova Sweet (dessert).

Kids’ Space 220 lunch and dinner pricing is $29.00 plus tax and gratuity.

Jeff sat with several other friends from other sites and they lined up their first drinks.  The drinks included the Celestial Cosmopolitan and a Planetary Punch. The Moon Rocks is a zero-proof cocktail that includes Pop Rocks. The drinks are very inventive!

The Centauri Burger includes a Signature Beef Blend burger with white cheddar cheese, bacon, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and fried potato wedges.

This is a side of Brussels Sprouts, which costs an extra $10.00. The plate looks like the moon.

The Big Bang Burrata includes Burrata di Mozzarella, grilled artichoke hearts, argula, and sunflower seed Romesco.

Here is a look at the appetizers that came to the table.

They also included the Starry Calamari.

Neptune Tartare includes yellowfin tuna, yuzu ginger miso, soy, avocado, raddish, apple, and sesame crackers.

Jeff’s next drink was the Stargarita with Herradura Plata, Cointreau, house made agave sour and B’lure.

One of Jeff’s favorite food items was the Flat Iron Steak, which was tender and cooked perfectly. This would be my go-to from the menu. It includes fingerling potatoes.

The Terra-Bolognese is a plant-based, vegan option that includes corn linguine, tempeh ragu, macadamia nut “ricotta” zucchini and mushroom.

There is an $18 extra supplement entree on the lunch menu called the Galactic Lobster Globe, which is a cold Main Lobster Salad with quinoa, bulgur wheat, avocado, lettuce, mango, citrus dressing and crispy wonton. At dinnertime for a $20 supplement you can get a 1.5 lbs Baked Whole Lobster Stuffed with Jumbo Crab with roasted corn, broccolini, and mornay sauce. (Both are supplemental to the Prix fixe menu.) Jeff tried the salad and said there was a lot of lobster in it, more than what it looks like from the photo.

Jeff’s other favorite item was the Bluehouse Salmon with glazed carrots, king oyster mushrooms, baby bok choy, ginger, and beurre blanc. He also said there was a unique presentation with it.

Space 220 collectible cards are given out with children’s meals.

There is theming around the restaurant that includes this spaceman on the men’s restroom sign.

It was time to leave down the elevator.

Here is a look at the menu for lunch outside of Space 220.

Jeff said this was one of the best recent additions to EPCOT, feeling more like a vintage EPCOT experience. It offers a great new upscale dining experience to the World Discovery neighborhood of the park.

 

Space 220 covered his meal, Jeff paid for the tip and all views are his.