• On May 11, 2009
    Michaela 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.

    We are going to WDW in August and are trying to decide between the 50's Prime Time Cafe or the Sci Fi Theatre. Which would you recommend? We have 3 adults and 1 16 year old.

    Hi, Michaela!  I love the theming at both of these restaurants, and if you are going just for the theming, I'd be hard pressed to make a choice.  I think if you consider theme only, I might give a slight edge to the Sci-Fi Dine In, as it is so cool to sit in a car and a "drive-in" theater! 

    If you are going for food and service, however, I give the definite edge to the 50s Prime Time Cafe.  We always seem to have a much longer wait at the Sci-Fi, possibly because they give you time to watch the movie clips and enjoy your meal - there is definitely not a rush here.  It's just always a little too long for us, especially with younger children.  We also have always preferred the food at the 50s Prime Time Cafe to the food served at the Sci-Fi.  I love the home style fried chicken and the tender pot roast at the Prime Time!  Sci-Fi is definitely more of a burger and sandwich type place, and my family prefers a more traditional meal, especially at dinner time.

    The 50s Prime Time Cafe can be loads of fun - even for adults.  While it depends on your server, the interaction with the waiters and waitresses here is half the fun of dining here. 

    Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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