This restaurant has possibly the best theming of any Walt Disney World eatery.
It is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater and it is located in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Where else can you eat your meal in a 1950's style drive-in movie theater while enjoying black and white movie clips of some of the 50's best Sci-Fi movies.
|Out front of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater you will find a car just like you will dine in.|
Once your name is called you are taken through what looks like the back stage of a movie production. Then you go through a door and you feel like you are back outside at the drive-in to dine under the stars and in front of the silver screen.
|At our "car" in the Dine in Theater!|
Having the cars as tables keep the kids entertained and they remain excited for what is ahead. The movie clips sometimes need a little bit of explanation, but kept our kids attention the whole time. The setup of the tables does make conversation very difficult with any one who is not seated in your row. Doug got a row to himself behind Clair and I. It is also very dark and I was glad that I read the menu while we waited to be seated because it could have been a challenge in the dark. Also we have no picture of our food because it was just bright flashes or too dark.
This is just a few seconds of the type of atmosphere that you find as you dine.
The food here is be pretty good. They have a variety of options and have all the basics covered. It is not going to earn any awards for its food, but it was all good and we left feeling full and happy. It is easily the best environment to eat in Disney has to offer. It can also get tricky to snag a good time to eat, so plan ahead and book early. You can find times to eat here close to travel dates but you may be eating at 3:30 in the afternoon.
The menu can be found here!
It is one table service credit on the Disney Dinning plan.
Sci-Fi is one restaurant that has an all day menu, so the prices are the same for dinner and lunch making it a better value at dinner time.
To get to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater you just simply need to go to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Park admission is required.