PHOTO - New rendering shows the space elevator that will take you high above the Earth at Space 220

Dec 04, 2019 in "Space 220 Restaurant"

Space 220 Concept art

Epcot's Space 220 restaurant is expected to open in February 2020, and a new piece of concept gives a first look at the space elevator that will take you to the orbiting space station.

The space elevator takes you 220 miles above the Earth's surface, where viewports will give you a real-time perspective as you travel high above the planet.

The adventure begins when a crew member invites guests to step inside the restaurant’s space elevator and prepare for liftoff. Guests will feel as if they are on a scenic excursion traveling 220 miles directly above Earth's surface, docking at the Centauri Space Station suspended just beyond the orbit of Mission: SPACE. Upon their arrival at the restaurant, guests will be guided to their seats past the grow zone, a spinning wall of produce that mimics Earth’s gravity and represents some of the fresh ingredients used by the culinary team.

“I look forward to welcoming guests to Space 220, an immersive culinary journey intended to celebrate the wonders of our solar system and transport guests 220 miles above Earth’s surface to experience the height of dining,” said Nick Valenti on behalf of Patina Restaurant Group and parent company, Delaware North.

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Article Posted: Dec 04, 2019 / 9:15pm ET
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MansionButler8422 days ago

Should be open by summer.

mhochman27 days ago

Cars there. Must be ready to open! Kidding, but I hope it at least means they're actively inside prepping/finishing/planning menus. I feel like this is vaporware (which I realize isn't fair to say given everything going on).

Rteetz28 days ago

dmwDec 18, 2020

Maybe we guess on a 2/20 date again?

Lunchb0x48Dec 18, 2020

I'm hearing March

mhochmanDec 18, 2020

Any updates on this project? Possible timeline to completion? Anyone heard anything?

nickysDec 07, 2020

I think the timing is down to Patina. They must be taking big hits elsewhere, maybe they can’t afford to hire a chef and staff to run it at the moment.

RteetzDec 05, 2020

LastoneOnDec 05, 2020

Well, if its not a mounting plate they sure have decided to accommodate the "pooh sized" guests haven't they.

techgeekDec 02, 2020

Perhaps there are some unique considerations that prevent Space 220 from operating with Covid distancing and capacity restrictions in play.

RememberWhenDec 01, 2020

Yes. It does, but it would be a nice “look at this awesome new restaurant we’re opening for the 50th” situation for them.

RSoxNo1Dec 01, 2020

On the latest Jim and Len show, Jim said a fall 2021 opening... seems late, no?

MisterPenguinNov 30, 2020

That was the plan. Pray COVID doesn't alter the plans.

PurduevianNov 30, 2020

I seem to remember saying there would be a "preshow" for this restaurant with a space elevator taking you to the restaurant. I assume these will be mechanically identical to the star wars cruiser and similar in vein (but reverse idea) from the old hydrolators?