• On Feb 21, 2020
    Denise from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    At the sci-fi dine in restaurant, are the movie clips at each table ALL scary or is there an option for cartoons, etc? My girls would love the setting, but would get scared watching "gory" sci-fi, even if it's silly old clips!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Denise!

    We are thrilled that you have decided to send another question our way, it is a pleasure to help you plan magical moments with your princesses at the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant is my 9-year-old daughter’s absolute favorite dining destination. I make dining reservations at this popular location every time we visit Disney's Hollywood Studios. She loves their burgers and milk shakes, but what she really enjoys the most is the atmosphere. This is the perfect place to escape the midday sun because it is a bit darker and cool inside the restaurant, and having a meal in a car-shaped booth that takes you back decades is a one of a kind experience.

    The movie clips are actually played on a big movie screen just like at a drive-in theater, and my girl loves to sit and watch them while having a vanilla milk shake. We have been visiting the restaurant since she was little and she has always found them funny and not at all scary. They also play all kinds of fun vintage clips, not only from sci-fi movies. In my opinion they are hokey and because they are in black and white I believe your girls will actually have fun. I definitely would not miss out on this experience, and I recommend sitting them together in the booth and staying right behind them, this way you can easily talk to them if you feel they might be scared.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Denise! Enjoy your meal at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant and come back to tell us what your girls thought about dining there.

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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