Lost in Space 220: A Restaurant Dining Review

Lost in Space 220: A Restaurant Dining Review

It’s been a little over a year since Space 220 opened at Epcot in Walt Disney World. As part of World Discovery, it complements the out-of-this-world themes found in Mission Space and in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. So we take the opportunity to grab a reservation and dine among the stars–as well as a few floating astronauts. We’ll share what this experience was like, in terms of the Six P’s of Promise, People, Place, Process, Product & Price. Does Space 220 truly elevate your dining experience? Is it worth the value, and the price–especially when you think of other dining options around this park? Last week we reviewed five restaurants around World Showcase. How do these compare? We’ll find out in this upcoming podcast.

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Below is a video of the entire restaurant experience. Afterwards, we will break it down into its component parts for analysis:


Guests board a Stellarvator space elevator that takes them from Epcot on a simulated journey 220 miles (355 km) up to Centauri Space Station where they can dine while looking back on earth.

Curiously this is similar in concept to Disneyland’s original Tomorrowland attraction, Space Station X-1 (1955–1960), renamed Satellite View of America in 1958, which provided a circular screen showed America from space. Here American cuisine is offered. It also has a healthy dose of Flight to the Moon and the original Mission to Mars. Even concepts from The Land, The Living Seas and Horizons are acknowledged here.

For me personally, it’s the chance to truly see something new at Epcot that I’ve never seen before.


Your staff is part of the Patina Group. This restaurant company is known by Disney fans as running restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort & Disneyland Resort

Walt Disney World

  • Tutto Italia
  • Tutto Gusta
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  • Maria & Enzo’s
  • Pizza Ponte’s
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • The Edison


  • Taqueria
  • Napolini Pizzeria
  • Tortillo Jo’s
  • Uva Bar & Cafe
  • Naples Ristorante e Bar
  • Catal Restaurant

Delaware North who owns Patina Group also runs F&B and Retail for The Kennedy Space Center

There are a lot of talented wait staff working at the restaurant. They are professional. They interact. They stay in character to the setting. This is the kind of cast member you want at a Disney park. It is difficult to say that the same occurs in the kitchen.


  • Arrival Experience
  • Stellarvator & Space Station Boarding–Impressive and very Epcot.
  • Dining Room–Carpet & Furnishings Cheapen the experience
  • Restrooms
  • Space


  • Reservations: Difficult to get into. Try using Stakeout, which provides dining alerts for restaurants
  • Seating: Long wait from check in to seating with little place to seat while waiting
  • Billing: Seemed tedious and long–We were ready to go a lot sooner.


Our appetizer selections included:

  • Big Bang Burrata
  • Space Greens
  • Starry Calamari

Our dinner selections included

  • Gemini Burger
  • Steak & Frites (Disney Fries)

We did not choose an optional dessert selection.


We look at it in terms of the tangible & intangible price:

Tangible Price: Lunch is $55 a person for a two-course meal; Dinner is $79 for a three-course meal.

Intangible Price: You could have eaten elsewhere, or do something else with your time. Coral Reef would have been my chosen.

Value is measured in terms of repeatability. I am struggling to want to do that again. Maybe breakfast?

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