Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jan 21, 2014
    Angela from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Going back in September 2014. We've never tried Sci-Fi Drive In or the 50s Prime Time. Which has better food and experience? Can 7 sit together at Sci-Fi? Is all seating in cars or are there tables, too? Thanks!

    Hi Angela,

    You have asked about two very unique dining experiences at Walt Disney World and my family has enjoyed meals at both locations on more than one occasion. While I love both, if I had to choose between the two, I would pick 50's Prime Time Cafe. Between the servers' unique roles as "aunt", "cousin", or "uncle" (to name a few), and the multiple dining areas, each with its own twist on the American kitchen of that time period, your experience could be completely different each time you dine there. On the other hand, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is truly a one of a kind concept. My kids love dining in the old-fashioned cars and watching the black and white film clips from years gone by. However, the film is on a loop and it is the same one I've seen multiple times. So, while it is equally as entertaining for different reasons, we prefer 50s Prime Time Cafe.

    But, to answer your questions regarding the seating at Sci-Fi, many of the cars have three rows that can easily fit two adults. However, as a family of five, we have gone and only taken up two rows because the kids could all sit in a row together. So, depending on the ages of your party, it could be possible, but I cannot guarantee that you could sit seven together. There are a limited number of small circular picnic tables at the back of the restaurant along the wall. However, to my recollection, they seemed to hold only 2-3 people.

    Have a magical day at Disney's Hollywood Studios!
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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