View Full Version : sci fi or 50's??

12-30-2006, 09:04 AM
we are planning a trip july 21-29 07 on the DDP and I can't decide wich ADR's to make. We have only been once before in 03, we did eat at sci fi then and from what I can remember it was good. Any advice or input on either 50's or sci fi would be greatly appreciated. It will be me my DH, DS14 and DD9.

12-30-2006, 09:07 AM
Try the 50s Prime Time Cafe on this trip. The food is very good, and the atmosphere is great fun.

12-30-2006, 09:24 AM
We have eaten at both places but 50's is now a regular spot for us each trip. The wait staff is so much fun at 50's, you should give it a try.

12-30-2006, 10:33 AM
I like the food at 50's better put you can't beat the atmopshere at Sci - Fi.
We usually do both each trip.
50's can be hit or miss if you don't get a good waiter with personality or if you get a table in a back corner it can ruin the experience. Last time we went we got a table near the bathroom & kitchen and it was awful.
On the other hand there are no bad tables at Sci-Fi but the movie clips are the same every year.

12-30-2006, 10:39 AM
I feel these two restaurants are like night and day, and I don't mean just literally. 50s Prime Time Cafe is perhaps the best value for the money at WDW -- great food, good services, and it is the ultimate Disney dining experience, being in the middle of the "show". Sci-Fi isn't as good on any metric.

12-30-2006, 11:24 AM
We haven't eaten at the Sci Fi, but we had two great experiences at 50's PT in 2005, however this time it was not a good one! We were kept waiting 45 minutes for our reservation and then were rushed through the 3 course meal in about 35 minutes! Service was not the best, and little interaction, though the server was friendly enough. Food was good, but they brought our our entrees about 2 minutes after we got our starters!:confused3

I doubt we will be back which is a shame, but obviously they don't need our business!:)

Have to say everywhere else we ate all the time we were at WDW was brilliant.

12-30-2006, 11:41 AM
We usually have a lot of fun at 50's Prime Time Cafe. Last time we ate their Aunt Claire waited on us & she made the meal delightful!

12-30-2006, 01:14 PM
we always put 50's Prime Time on our list. The food is good and the atmosphere is alot of fun! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

12-30-2006, 01:54 PM
We go to 50's PT for the food, it is basic food like my grandma used to make (pot roast and meatloaf) and the fired chicken - yum yum!

Sometimes we get a great server and sometimes an adequate server, but for us it is a must every trip and all for the food.

(My father has been made to stand in the corner and has worn a bib - and loved every minute of it!)

12-30-2006, 03:11 PM
food at 50's is better and the wait staff is a lot of fun. sci fi food is bad. at least we've never had a good meal there. kids tend to like it and find the cars fun to be in but i'd definitely pick 50's

12-30-2006, 04:44 PM
Thanks everyone for all your input. I love to plan, I guess its a good thing. I found these boards about a week before our trip in 03 and wished it had been much sooner. So I am definately getting a jump start this time.
Thanks again