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mevelandry 10-18-2013 06:07 AM

Is Sci-fi Dine-in that popular?
 
I've been trying to switch a meal at SFDI from lunch to dinner (in a low season, on a TUESDAY) for weeks and the reservation system keeps telling me there is no available time.

Is SFDI THAT popular?

mom2of2 10-18-2013 06:30 AM

Yes it is. Most days walk ups are turned away. What time are you looking for?

Eastern 10-18-2013 06:39 AM

It's really popular. I don't get it. Low on the Magic Meter for me.

mevelandry 10-18-2013 06:47 AM

Tried from 3:00 to 10:00 P.M. ...!

mevelandry 10-18-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Eastern (Post 49858701)
It's really popular. I don't get it. Low on the Magic Meter for me.

My husband and I loved our food and the atmosphere when we went in december (walk-in, it wasn't planned).

USMelinUK 10-18-2013 07:43 AM

It's because it's so unique and magical. They do a decent burger. I mean when compared to the burger you'd get at your resort food court, not one from say a gourmet burger place. But it's a lunch place to me. If I'm eating dinner at DHS, I'm eating at Mama Melrose's.

Loftin716 10-18-2013 08:09 AM

I realty wasn't impressed with it. It was my least favorite. Nit terrible just dint have the "Disney Magic!" It was TOO dark also. Just not what I expected. Hoping 50s Dine In is better!

drquest 10-18-2013 08:52 AM

For my kids it's a must do every time we are there. I've been trying for two months to get a reservation the week of Thanksgiving on a particular day, and finally got it a couple of days ago. I found hardly any availability that week for SciFi.

Oddly, I could get just about any other reservation I wanted, Le Cellier, CRT etc...

One tip, if you have an odd number of people, 3 or 5 jump up to the next even number and search. For some reason SciFi would allow even numbers, but not the lower odd number of reservations so that might help you find what you need.

SunshinesOrangeBird 10-18-2013 09:46 AM

Super Popular
 
Sci-Fi is by far the most popular restaurant in Hollywood Studios, no other place comes close. There aren't alot of sit downs is HS.

What I would recommend is keeping your lunch time if you can. Lunch is the best time to eat at Sci-Fi and a bad idea during the night. You want to be as flexable as you can during the night. People will be lining up for Fantasmic early.

I would go to Sci-Fi for lunch to escape from the sun after riding the Great Movie Ride and then;

at night eat at ABC Commissary which has great food, seating and is relatively quite because everyone is trying either to get on HTT or RR, or waiting for Fantasmic.

rramsr 10-18-2013 11:09 AM

We had reservations the last week of August and they were turning people away that were walking up.

Very popular and very good, will be back

goofyintoronto 10-18-2013 12:17 PM

we (two of us) have always walked up to scifi and got a table (yes in a car). last trip i made an ADR a few hours prior, and never had an issue. Mind you, its always easier for two ppl. For 3 or more its more challenging.

We love scifi. The picnic burger, wings, onion rings, shakes, and spinach dip with chips are all very tasty! My fave shake is the oreo. Oh my goodness, its simply delish. We love the cool quiet atmosphere at scifi as well.

To answer your original question, yes scifi is very popular! :upsidedow

nkereina 10-18-2013 12:24 PM

Yes - unique setting that you can only experience at Disney, and low seating capacity. Keep trying. If you haven't already reached the 45 day mark, you may see some open at that time when people have to cancel their trips by.

debfen 10-18-2013 01:13 PM

It is a very popular place. The atmosphere is unique and fun. Food is meh.
I agree lunch is a better time to eat here. The Rueben and the hamburger is my family's choice when we eat there. Milkshakes are pretty good too.

mevelandry 10-18-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SunshinesOrangeBird (Post 49860113)
Sci-Fi is by far the most popular restaurant in Hollywood Studios, no other place comes close. There aren't alot of sit downs is HS.

What I would recommend is keeping your lunch time if you can. Lunch is the best time to eat at Sci-Fi and a bad idea during the night. You want to be as flexable as you can during the night. People will be lining up for Fantasmic early.

I would go to Sci-Fi for lunch to escape from the sun after riding the Great Movie Ride and then;

at night eat at ABC Commissary which has great food, seating and is relatively quite because everyone is trying either to get on HTT or RR, or waiting for Fantasmic.

Oh we're not going to Fantasmic... I tought we might have a chance to score a reservation DURING Fantasmic but no luck so far.

MinnieKitty 10-18-2013 06:11 PM

In a word: Yes! The hardest ressie to get for our last trip was Sci Fi! I was surprised too, but like PP's have said, it is by far the best option at DHS. If I were you, I'd keep checking periodically for a dinner cancellation, but hold on to your lunch ADR in the meantime. Definitely don't cancel altogether! We really liked it!


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