Have you ever dreamed of being transported back in time to a classic 1950s drive-in theater? If so, then the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant located in Hollywood Studios is a must-visit destination.
This unique dining experience offers guests the chance to enjoy delicious burgers and milkshakes while seated in car-shaped booths under a giant screen playing classic sci-fi movie clips.
But is the food worth the price? Does the atmosphere live up to the hype? In this article, we'll answer all your burning questions and provide our full personal review of this iconic restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Sci-Fi is located in Hollywood Studios. It is on Commissary Lane, near the entrance to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
You'll need both a restaurant reservation and a theme park reservation if you want to dine at Sci-Fi.
Sci-Fi Dine-In is open for both lunch and dinner. Entrees range from $19 - $27. You'll find burgers, sandwiches, and pastas as your main course options. While there are several options, burgers are what this location is known for.
Appetizers range from $11 - $15 and include onions rings, salads, spinach and artichoke dip, and more.
You can find the full menu on Disney's website.
Getting a table will require you to make reservations in advance. You can do this by heading to Disney's website 60 days in advance.
Reservations for Sci-Fi can be difficult to get during busier seasons. I would suggest being ready at the 60 day mark, and if you are staying at a Disney Resort, booking this reservation towards the end of your trip might be easier (you can read more about that and other tips for had to get reservations here).
If you want to try to walk up to get a table, there is often availability. You can check for walk up availability in person or in the My Disney Experience app, or you can check with the host or hostess in person if you are in Hollywood Studios.
If you're looking for a truly out-of-this-world dining experience at Walt Disney World, look no further than the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.
This place is the epitome of retro-cool, with tables that are actually booths shaped like classic cars. Picture yourself sitting in your own little "vehicle," surrounded by the charm of a drive-in movie theater from yesteryear. It's like you've been transported back in time, enjoying a meal under the stars while watching a big screen play clips from beloved old sci-fi movies.
The atmosphere here is incredibly kitchy, bringing a nostalgic and fun vibe to your Disney adventure. Trust me, this unique dining spot is a must-visit for anyone seeking an experience that's truly out of this world!
Something to note if you are with a larger group, the car booths are one sided so that everyone can face the screen. Each booth can fit 2 people (or 3 if you have a small child with you), and each car has 3 booths in it. So if you are traveling with several children you'll have to split up slightly. You'll most likely be in the same car, but you wont be facing each other. There are some standard tables available in the back of the restaurant to more comfortable seat large groups. There are also picnic tables in the back for smaller groups who don't want the car booth.
Let me cut to the chase: This is one of my favorite restaurants at the parks.
I absolutely love the theming here. You feel as if you are sitting outside at a retro dive-in movie theater. From the classic cars to the speakers you hang in your car window, the detail here is just so much fun.
If you are looking for delicious burgers, fries, and onion rings, this is your stop. We had both the Classic American Burger and the Flying Saucer Impossible Burger. Both were exactly what you would want in a burger.
If you are looking for something lighter on a hot day, they have a chicken citrus salad that will fit the bill. The salmon pasta is also an amazing choice if you don't want a hot burger.
That being said, we think that might be a mistake. Enjoy the cool "night air" at the drive in, and get the burger! You wont regret it.
We also ordered, and highly recommend, getting the onion rings. We shared onion ring appetizers, but I wish I had ordered my own basket. They were just that good.
Weirdly, the milkshakes were the only part of the meal that I felt wasn't anything special. This surprised me. I've heard them described as the best milkshakes at Disney. That wasn't my take. But don't worry. A quick dip of my french fries in my chocolate shake, and I was back on the "I heart sci-fi" train!
Overall, if you love classic American fare, this is your stop. The food is good American comfort food. The atmosphere is beyond fun. The service is great. We definitely love stopping here when we hit Hollywood Studios!
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