We’ve been waiting literal YEARS for this futuristic restaurant to open, and the anticipation has been building ever since seeing new concept art, menu details, and a sneak peek inside. At last, we got to go inside yesterday and eat a meal! We saw some awesome details and ate delicious food. But, we weren’t the only ones eager to get inside, because there was about a 4 hour long line to get into Space 220 on opening day. But today, there might be a solution to that long line!
Space 220 is using a virtual line system today!
It was announced that the restaurant would only be taking walk-ins from September 20th through September 26th, with advance dining reservations being accepted starting September 27th. However, today, we learned that Space 220 is using a same-day reservation system! You can wait in line at the restaurant to be placed into a virtual queue.
Space 220 💫 is operating with a virtual queue today. You can choose to return for lunch or dinner. pic.twitter.com/LEajgZC5AU
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) September 21, 2021
When you get up to the front and talk to a Cast Member with a tablet, they will ask you if you would like to eat lunch or dinner. Since we were one of the first people in line this morning, the Cast Member asked us what time we would like to eat.
But, as the day goes on and more people get into the virtual line, Cast Members will just offer you the times they have available. Note that lunch reservations are already full for the day, but they are still taking reservations for dinner — the first available reservation is at 5PM as of the time of this writing.
We got our return time for our virtual reservation and then were able to go about our day at EPCOT until it was time for us to eat. Space 220 opens at 12PM today. Once open, you can also wait in line for the lounge and bar, which is first come, first served.
This is a HUGE improvement compared to the massive lines we saw yesterday for the opening when we saw massive crowds.
Remember, starting September 27th, advance dining reservations will be accepted at Space 220, and you can make those reservations right now! Stay tuned to DFB for more updates on this new dining option.
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