07 May 2012

Disney Magic and Kids: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Disney's Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is a wonderful experience to share with your child. During a recent vacation to Disney, we took my son for his first time to see what dining here was all about.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
This restaurant is located in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park near Star Tours. Reservations for your meal are recommended.  Once you get to the restaurant, guests are taken to either a picnic-style table with umbrella or a convertible-style table. The picnic tables are typically reserved for parties of under 4, while the cars are given to parties over 4. Should you want a convertible, be sure to request so when making reservations.  All available seating faces towards a very large movie screen where guests see a variety of '50s and '60s sci-fi movie clips.

In addition to the great movies being played, the servers are dressed in outfits befitting the 50's and 60's times. The surrounding room also includes a nighttime sky filled with stars and shadowy trees that make the scene feel even more realistic.  Throughout the meal, my son kept wondering aloud how it got to be nighttime so quickly.  We could not convince him that the room was setup to look like it was nighttime.  Only once we left did he finally understand!  

Food and Drink  
The restaurant features American-style foods such as burgers, fries, sandwiches, pastas, soups, and salads. And be sure to not miss their wonderful, rich milkshakes in a variety of flavors. Guests over 21 can even enjoy shakes with Baileys Irish Cream or peppermint schnapps.

My son most enjoys the ambiance and entertainment features of this restaurant.  Never having experienced a drive-in theater, this was quite the lunch adventure for him.

Be sure to book you and your child an experience at the Sci-Fi Dine-In for your next vacation to Disney World!

Natalie H. is creator of Meet the Magic and guest contributor to Cooking with Mickey. She'll be providing Disney Magic and Kids - all about dining at Disney with kids and giving great tips to make the most of your family dining experiences. Make sure to follow her on Twitter @nrhenley and @meetthemagic.

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  1. My family and I tried this restaurant for the first time last fall. We really enjoyed it!

  2. OMG.. I had to look at the picture twice and then read... I thought you were eating and riding... Thats pretty cool...

  3. This is my favorite WDW restaurant! Love the 50's Sci-Fi/Horror trailors. They're worth the visit alone. But I always have the burgers too!


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