Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant, Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Florida, Orlando, Disney Dining Plan, Dinner, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane

One thing I can say with absolute confidence regarding Disney Hollywood Studios, and it’s something that is worth repeating: the food is horrendous. Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant is no exception. 

► Ranking: #stinkydiaper

Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant (TS)
Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World, Florida
(407) 939-3463
Online Reservations

Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant, Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Florida, Orlando, Disney Dining Plan, Dinner, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane
Exterior entrance to the unassuming restaurant

We originally made reservations at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe, but we were ready to leave the park, and starving to boot. The problem was that our reservation wasn’t for another 2 hours. So instead we popped into the empty Sci-Fi Theater to see if they had availability.

One of the allures of the Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant is supposed to be that you can watch old Sci-Fi movies while you eat. Yeah, that’s not happening. The reality is that they play five or six different clips of movies (more like commercials or promos than actual clips) that are on a running loop, over and over and over again. It’s extremely dark, the wait for your food is exhausting, and the food is just plain inedible.

Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant, Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Florida, Orlando, Disney Dining Plan, Dinner, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane
Widmore and Daddy making the most of it
► For Kids: The novelty of the Sci-Fi Theater Restaurant can’t be beat. Aliens plastered all over the walls, a very cheesy futuristic decor, and seating behind the hood and dashboard of a car facing a giant movie screen. You can probably find something they’ll eat, or they can fill up on ice cream.

Yes, the shakes are good. But seriously? You’ve got to try pretty hard to go wrong with ice cream. What’s your opinion of the Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant? Check out our other Disney dining reviews at Walt Disney World. 

Sci-Fi Theater and Dine-In Restaurant, Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World, Florida, Orlando, Disney Dining Plan, Dinner, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane
Kitchen and car hop (courtesy of snap shot traveler)
► Nap-time Version: Great setting and ambiance, terrible food. Pass.

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