September 9, 2022

Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre Restaurant Review in Hollywood Studios

We love dining anyway that is a little unique and themed.  And of course, with it being Disney, you cannot get away from the most amazing theming I think we’ve ever seen when it comes to parks, restaurants and play zones.

When we visited Hollywood Studios in Disneyworld, one of the restaurants that stood out for us was Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre which is basically themed on a drive in theatre!  Read on to find out what we thought about this fun themed Disney restaurant!

Sci-fi dine-in restaurant sign outside

Hollywood Studios dining

There is not a massive amount of restaurants in Hollywood Studios (I am very much looking forward to Woody’s Rodeo BBQ coming soon in Toy Story Land!) so when choosing our restaurants when making our advanced dining reservations 60 days ahead, we knew immediately that we wanted somewhere fun to go with the kids!  And whilst there is a few other restaurants in Hollywood Studios that is themed, they are quick service and we wanted a table service restaurant.

Cinema screen inside of Disney's Hollywood Sci-Fi Dine In Restaurant

Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre Theming

This restaurant is located in Commissary Lane at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The restaurant is a classic, offering a super themed feel around a typical drive in theatre.  And what do you find at a Drive in?!  Yep, you guessed it!  Cars!  Most tables are within classic cars which are all facing a large cinema screen, where classic film and cartoon clips are shown.  As soon as we walked into the restaurant we thought it looked amazing and super fun for not only the kids but for us adults too; I mean, who else isnt going to think how awesome it is to dine in an actual car!

2 children watching cinema screen at Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre at Disney World

Each car has 2 or possibly three rows of seating so we decided to to let the kids dine in the front row so they could get the full experience of not only seeing the screen but also feel like they’re in the driving seat!

Inside Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant at Hollywood Studios

Food at Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre

The food here is typical american style food, including burgers, ribs, milkshakes and what not.  I opted for one of The feature film burger which was a classic burger with blue cheese, tomato, lettuce and onion relish.  It was delicious and cooked to perfection, being pink in the middle.

Burger at Sci-Fi dine-in theatre Hollywood Studios

Matt went for the mixed BBQ platter which I see isn’t on the menu anymore, but he had regret that he didn’t chose a burger as that is his normal go to meal at a place like this!

Mixed platter at Sci-Fi Dine-in Theatre at Hollywood studios


For drinks, I had a Spicy Martian Margarita which was good!

Cocktail at Sci-Fi Dine in theatre at Hollywood studios

For dessert, I chose their apple donut pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.  I love anything to do with apples when it comes to a dessert and this didn’t disappoint.  My husband had the S’mores chocolate brownie. (please note the menu has changed).

Apple dessert at Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre at Disney World

We were really pleased with the quality of food here at Sci Fi Dine in and the food alone was delicious.  But as for the theming, well how can you beat it!? It really was an awesome experience and one to not miss in my opinion, just for the theming alone.  The atmosphere around the fact that your meant to be in a drive in theatre is one that hits perfectly (even the restaurant is pretty dark so you may need a phone torch to read the menu!)

S'mores brownie at Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre Hollywood Studios

And even thought you may not be sitting around a table all together due to having to sit in rows within a car, you still feel like your dining as a family despite this as, if its your first time in the restaurant, your going to feel pretty excited!  However, having said that, some cars do have tables with chairs within the car set up if you do wish to dine like this.  I imagine that you may prefer to do this if you have a child that requires a highchair.

Little boy sitting inside car at Disney's Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre drinking a milkshake

Overall, the concept of Disney’s Sci-fi restaurant is an epic one, perhaps with a little bit more lighting within a car so that you can see your menu and food a little better may enhance the experience a little. But we had so much fun! We have yet to visit a second time so cannot comment of whether the restaurant switch’s up the films on the cinema screen but we hear that the video is on one continual loop, showing films from the 50’s and 60’s aimed at sci-fi films.


Finally, my last thought.  If your after just a good burger, you may want to visit a quick service where you will pay a less hefty price.  However, if you want to visit a restaurant that’s going to be lots of fun with some good burgers and desserts thrown in, give it a visit!

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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