Focused as I’ve been on the breaking news from around the Disney world, I was thrilled to actually sit down last night to watch Jack Kendall’s latest update on the DSNY Newscast YouTube channel.
And, I was rewarded with a terrific segment about the new restaurant coming to Epcot, adjacent to “Mission: Space” in Future World.
“So before the Guardians of the Galaxy or Ratatouille attractions open at Epcot in the coming years, toward the end of 2019, Disney will be opening a brand new immersive dining experience in Future World. Right in between Test Track and Mission Space, as this project was previously announced at D23 Expo in 2017, and despite incorrect reports about the noise level of the nearby Test Track attraction, Disney has more than just broken ground, as they have started foundational work on this new curved building,” explained Jack.
“Now, the overall shape of the building will be fairly distinctive; however it’s doubtful that Disney will be planning on showcasing or theming the exterior beyond that of the existing lounge entry point, which will surely get some light theming.”
Details have been slow to surface, but now we have a pretty good synopsis of the new experience.
“Until now, all we have officially learned about this project is that it will be opening in 2019 and will be operated by the Patina Group, who operate Morimoto Asia and Via Napoli,” explained Kendall. “But now we have seemingly got an official name for this restaurant, as on the Patina Group website, the restaurant is clearly referenced as Space 220.
“Now you’re probably wondering why the name Space 220, well, you see the International Space Station that orbits the earth and what this restaurant is meant to be representing, is exactly 220 statute miles from earth.
“So, in a way, it’s quite a fitting name.”
The video does a terrific job putting visuals to the explanations, so be sure to have a solid watch.