The countdown is again on on your likelihood to dine in Earth orbit.
Walt Disney World Resort has set mid-September for the highly-anticipated and long-awaited opening of Space 220, a brand new restaurant at Epcot set aboard an area station excessive above the planet.
“Starting with a visit within the first-ever space elevator, journey 220 miles above the Earth at this new restaurant that matches completely in our EPCOT story!” Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley wrote on Instagram, sharing a video preview of Area 220 on Friday (Aug. 13). “This immersive expertise brings you to the Centauri Area Station, the place you possibly can take a digital take a look at the planet from above whilst you dine.” You’ll be able to see that video sneak peek beneath.
Positioned adjoining to Epcot’s Mission: SPACE attraction, Area 220 will provide visitors “wonderful meals and a spectacular view,” with giant image home windows offering a simulated vista just like what astronauts see from aboard the International Space Station (the title of the restaurant comes from the altitude at which the ISS circles Earth).
“Area 220 is an ideal addition to EPCOT persevering with our legacy of authentic storytelling — fantastical experiences rooted in actual science and designed with a spread of world-class specialists that makes you marvel “how’d they do this?!” wrote Riddley.
The brand new table-service expertise, operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, will characteristic internationally-inspired delicacies, greater than 1,000 bottles of the world’s best wines and a wide array of craft beer. However earlier than visitors can partake within the house meals and drinks, they must be transported to orbit first.
“One among my first experiences as a child was experiencing the Hydrolators — these magical conveyances in The Residing Seas Pavilion that took you all the way down to Sea Base Alpha. That have moved me (fairly actually) and sparked this magic of risk we speak about with EPCOT,” recalled Riddley. “This house elevator expertise is our technology’s entry into this wealthy legacy of inspiration that can outline the way forward for EPCOT and an ideal addition to World Discovery!”
Area 220 was initially scheduled to open in 2019, however the pandemic delayed the debut till now. The opening in mid-September comes simply weeks earlier than Walt Disney World kicks off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” on Oct. 1, marking the resort’s fiftieth anniversary.
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