Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 11, 2011
    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.

    Going in Sep with family (kids 4,7). We want to have dinner before seeing Fantasmic but don't want to do pkg. I can't decide between 50's Cafe or Sci-Fi. They both look like a lot of fun. Which has better food? Or do you have another suggestion? Thanks!!

    Both of the restaurants you mentioned are a lot of fun!  One thing that might help sway you one way or the other is that the set-up of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater doesn't really encourage family conversation.  You are seated in rows of a car, so you won't all be facing each other.  Also, there are movie clips running which serve as a fun distraction and often times leave guests sort of mesmerized with what's happening on the big screen.

    The 50's Prime Time Cafe is pretty much the exact opposite.  It's interactive fun for the whole family!

    It's hard to compare the food between the two because while one serves comfort food favorites, the other is more a burger/sandwiches type of place.  I can tell you, though, that I've never had a particularly bad meal at either restaurant.

    But--just to complicate your problem--I would also suggest Mama Melrose.  My family absolutely loves the cozy atmosphere and, in my opinion, the food here trumps that at the other two restaurants.  The twinkly white Christmas lights add such a whimsical touch it's just fun the moment you sit down!

    Good luck with your decision!
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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