The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios must be the most unique dining spot in all of Walt Disney World. It’s located right at the end of Commissary Lane. The restaurant theme is a drive-in movie theater (with air conditioning!). Guests are seated inside a colorful 50’s style convertible or table with old style Sci-Fi movie clips playing on a giant movie screen.
As you enter the restaurant, you will notice that the lighting is dim, just like the drive-in. The ceiling sparkles with fiber-optic twinkling stars. There’s vintage memorabilia, movie posters and even a concession stand (kitchen entrance)! The friendly wait staff “plays it up” a little with funny little quotes and antics. The giant movie screen shows 50’s & 60’s sci-fi flick, B-horror movie clips, cartoons and newsreels including trailers from classics like Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman, Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster and Teenagers from Outer Space. The movies aren’t too scary and are actually silly. Sound is piped in through old-fashioned metal speakers like the ones in a real drive in theater. While this restaurant is perfect for older kids and teens, younger children may not enjoy the dark atmosphere.
Menu offerings are classic American, such as burgers, ribs, chicken, pasta, salads, steaks and sandwiches. You must leave room for dessert! The milkshakes are some of the best on Disney property!
Be sure to make a reservation for The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant during your next Disney World vacation. It’s a fun place to see movies and eat in your car!
Written by Sheri Morris, “Main Street Morris” — Sheri is proud grandmother with a keen eye for detail. She specializes in Disney Travel for adults and RV travel. Book your next vacation with Sheri at 804 405 5005 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.