The Space 220 restaurant in EPCOT opens in just a few short days across from Mission: SPACE, just a short 1-minute walk from Test Track. The official opening date is Sept. 20, but good luck getting a table, as Disney will be catering to members of the media that day for special coverage. (Sorry, guilty as charged 🙋)
So how do you reserve a table at Space 220, opening day or not? Here’s everything you need to know about making your Space 220 reservations for an out-of-this-world (or rather, 220-miles-above-this-world) dining experience.
Space 220 Reservations Details
For Space 220’s first week, Disney is not offering reservations. Instead, you’ll have to try your luck by just walking up and seeing if there is availability. This frustrating walk-in policy runs from Sept. 20 through Sept. 26.
However, on Sept. 27 and beyond, you can make reservations for Space 220, and they are highly recommended.
You can start making your Space 220 reservations on Sept. 20 for Sept. 27 or later.
How to Make Your Space 220 Reservations
You can reserve a Space 220 meal (lunch or dinner) via the My Disney Experience app or via the Disney website. You can also call (407) WDW-DINE. However, a dining reservation does not guarantee admission to the park.
To ensure you can dine at Space 220, you will need valid park admission (ticket or annual pass) and a park reservation for that date.
What If I’m Park Hopping?
If you have Park Hopper, you’re able to leave the park at which you secured a park reservation and hop over to another park. In theory, you could have a park reservation for Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom and hop over to EPCOT for a Space 220 dinner. However, a caveat.
Park hopping entry into another park is never guaranteed, especially as Disney continues to monitor capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able to defy the odds and secure a Space 220 reservation, why risk it by starting your day at another park? The safest way to ensure you get your Space 220 reservations is to spend your entire day at EPCOT with a valid park reservation.
Tips for Making a Space 220 Reservation
Space 220 is bound to be the hot new restaurant at Disney World for a while. Sure, La Crêperie de Paris opens on Oct. 1 in EPCOT, the same day that Steakhouse 71 opens its doors at the Contemporary, but Space 220 is the pinnacle of immersive dining experience at Disney and surely the finest dining experience 220 miles up.
To ensure you get your Space 220 reservation, follow these tips very carefully:
- Set your alarm 60 days out. Right now, regardless of resort booking, everyone can make Advanced Dining Reservations 60 days out. You can book as early as 6 AM ET (sorry, West Coast folks) via My Disney Experience or 7 AM by calling (407) WDW-DINE. If you are wanting to make dining reservations for multiple days of your stay, you’ll need to do the whole shebang several mornings in a row, as the 60-day window applies to a specific day in the park, not your arrival date.
- But also, set your alarm on 9/20. If you’re visiting Disney World sooner than 60 days out from 9/20, the earliest you’ll be able to reserve a table at Space 220 is the morning of 9/20, for 9/27 or later. Wake up bright and early to get your table booked.
- Sign up for Disney dining alerts. MouseWatcher is an independent, third-party resource that monitors cancellations at Disney World restaurants. If you missed your chance and everything’s booked, this resource will let you know of any cancellations so you can snag a table. Do note: This is a paid resource.
- Get your EPCOT park reservations now. If Space 220 is as high on your list as it is in the sky, then you’ll want to prioritize a visit to EPCOT as many days as possible during your trip. If you have a successful Space 220 reservation but no park reservation into EPCOT, you might not be able to get to the restaurant for your meal.
- Go to EPCOT on days that the park is notoriously empty. Utilize Disney World crowd calendars to plot out your trip. If you visit when crowds are low, it’s much easier to snag a reservation.
- Join a Facebook group. WDW Magazine subscribers are granted access to our exclusive Facebook group where we talk about all things Disney. You can often make friends with people in these groups. I’ve witnessed several strangers on several occasions coordinate reservation cancellations so someone else could snatch a booking. Even in 2021, you may still find yourself wowed by the kindness of strangers.
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