EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 14, 2024
    Brooke from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am scoping out restaurants in advance while awaiting the advanced dining reservation window, and am not seeing Space 220 as an option. Is it closed or just so full that there are zero open reservation from now until march 14th?

    Hi there Brooke, and welcome to planDisney!

    When it comes to dining at Walt Disney World Resort, I have been on a personal quest to be able to experience every single location across the theme parks and Resort Hotels and I definitely agree that the process of waiting for some of the more sought-after reservations to pop up can be just as challenging as actually trying to make your way up into space!

    I went over to Space 220 Restaurant yesterday to speak with the Cast Members there and can confirm that it is most definitely open and in very high demand - judging by the long line of folks anxiously waiting to inquire about walk-up availability. The Cast Members there were happy to provide a few stellar insights that might be helpful to you:

    • There are however limited walk-up options that may be available on the day of your visit and they were recommending bar seating to many of those waiting who didn't have any younger astronauts in tow. They let us know that some families try to get in line for Space 220 Restaurant as soon as they enter EPCOT only to find no one available to greet them and don't recommend using precious theme park time by waiting too early; I've observed that the line tends to begin growing the fastest about an hour prior to the restaurant opening time and that fortunate guests were offered walk-up options for seatings later in the afternoon.
    • I've found some luck with Space 220 Lounge openings closer to the date (running a test simulation right this moment I've found two openings for lunch tomorrow) and in my opinion this seating area can provided us with a great view of all of the details and action outside the windows. There is of course never any guarantee whether spots will open up even on the day of your visit, so there's always a chance you may end up waiting in vain unless eating here is a top priority for your trip and worth the risk!
    Personally, I spent months looking for availability online before I was lucky enough to snag a last-minute cancellation; once we had ascended 220 miles up above Florida to the Centauri Space Station I expected it to be packed full of fellow space travelers given how hard our spot was to attain but I observed quite a few empty tables throughout our dinner seating! It's important to remember that being seated right next to the large windows looking out into space doesn't necessarily mean a particularly spectacular view; the orientation of certain seats prevented diners from really seeing anything else beyond their own window and as mentioned previously - those in the elevated seating area definitely saw more of the goings-on just outside the space station during their meal. I hope this helps, Brooke and I wish you the best of luck in your efforts to snag a spot in this highly sought-after dining experience!

    Here's hoping you get your chance to blast up into space this spring!
    Prince

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