The online Disney fandom has been abuzz with news about Space 220, the newest restaurant to open in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Whether it be for the unique experience of blasting off in an elevator to space for lunch or dinner, the delicious sounding pre-fixe menu options, or simply just the excitement of something new to try, there is a lot to take in with this new Disney dining experience…including collectable trading cards!
Packs of Space 220-exclusive trading cards come with each kids meal and kids specialty mocktail, along with a fun rocket ship sipper! Attendees at the Space 220 official opening this week were given a look at the sippers and were able to take home packs of trading cards, but it now appears that both the cards and sippers will actually be limited to Guests who are able to order off the kids menu (ie: actual children) going forward.
Disney souvenirs tend to put fans into a frenzy, and the sipper and trading cards from Space 220 were no different, following issues seemingly adjacent to Disney food/drink souvenirs we’ve seen in the past (with Guests taking home restaurant sporks from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and stocking up on Orange Bird sippers at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival causing the outdoor kitchens to sell out.)
Just last week, the Disney Parks Blog indicated that the trading cards would be available with “Zero Proof Sippers,” that initially seemed like something adults could order essentially as a non-alcoholic alternative to the restaurant’s cocktail selection. It seems Disney has since updated the menu for the restaurant on their site and the My Disney Experience app, as it is showing that the both the sipper and trading cards are only available to children. We are also hearing reports from Guests who have tried to order either off the kids menu, the Zero Proof Sippers, or who have simply tried to buy the packs of cards that the restaurant is simply sticking to the current menu and offering the souvenirs as a part of kids items.
With Space 220 Restaurant being so new, it’s quite possible that this policy will change and adults will be able to either purchase trading cards, order one of the Zero Proof Sippers and receive the cards or sipper that way, or come across some other way to get the trading cards while in EPCOT in the future.
We can only guess that a limited supply is the issue at hand causing the restaurant to limit these items to kids only, and perhaps when some of the initial hype for the restaurant wears off, or more supplies come in we’ll find ways that adults will be able to get their hands on them. In the meantime, think twice about planning your adults-only trip to EPCOT…You may want to take the kids on a quick trip to space!
If we hear of any changes on the trading cards and sippers, we’ll be sure to update this post.