We absolutely LOVE dining at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater! This is at Hollywood Studios and a must-do for our family. We always like to find a place to relax during our park days, and it is not always feasible to go back to the hotel to kick our feet up for a bit. Sci-Fi is a great place to get out of the sun and crowds to relax somewhere dimly lit and quiet.
When the cast member seats you, you enter what appears to be a 50’s style drive-in theater complete with a star-filled sky and classic cars that also serve as your booth. On the screen, there are old, campy-style scary movie clips and cartoons playing. This is why I have heard some parents say that they think it would be too scary for their kids. I wouldn’t let the scary movies prevent you from trying this place out! They are of the old black and white “scary” movies with the giant spider or oversized woman attacking the town (the kind of movies that Mystery Science Theater 3000 makes fun of). Our youngest gets frightened easily, and he thinks the movie clips are silly.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is considered a Table Service meal if you are using the dining plan. Even when using the dining plan, we have always paid out of pocket for this experience because we usually like to get milkshakes, beer, and a couple of appetizers. We have not ever had an actual meal there so I can’t speak for the entrees, but the fried pickles and spinach artichoke dip are amazing!
Our kids have always been seated in the front seat with Dan and I in the back seat. The cast members always make a huge deal about if the kids have their drivers licenses which the boys think is hysterical. They will usually give the boys their own drivers licenses to take home with them. Along with the ambience, my favorite part about dining here is that the kids are usually so captivated by the movie clips that they don’t even want to talk. I know that makes me sound like a horrible mother, but it is nice to disconnect a little and just relax. Check it out and let me know what your thoughts are on Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater!
Click the link below to watch our Sc-Fi experience from July 2016 and go to about 6 minutes!