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Old 10-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #16
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We hated 50's PT. there was no interaction at all and the food was not that great. That is the kind of food we like and it was just not appealing. We will not return.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:57 PM   #17
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I would pick 50's PT! We love that place. They have a sampler plate that you get a little of all their best meals (fried chicken, pot roast, and meatloaf). I am in love with their pot roast!!! We have been there 4 times now and have never had a bad meal lunch or dinner. We always tell them upon checkin that we want a "FUN" waiter or waitress. Our 2 fav were Tara and Richard. But... We always make it appoint to play back... And that is probably why we always have great interaction.

We haven't tried Sci Fi because I have heard not so great things about the menu.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:05 PM   #18
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I had the best steak at Sci-Fi but I did like 50's too. For your kids age I would say 50's prime time for the atmosphere and service alone. I feel that Sci-Fi is dark but I did enjoy the food there.
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #19
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We ate at both last week. I just asked ds12 and dd9 which they liked better and both said 50's Prime Time Cafe, although ds didn't each much there but managed more than half is the picnic burger and fries at Sci-fi.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #20
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50's Prime Time definitely over SC-FI although the steak at SCI-FI was pretty darn good. But i love the interaction of the servers and the meat loaf no wait the fried chicken wait hang on it's the pot roast, shoot i liked them all. P.S. make sure you keep your hat on while you eat.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:48 AM   #21
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We like the 50's Primerime but we LOVE the Sci-Fi! The movie clips are a hoot!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:31 AM   #22
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I'm going out on a limb, I think adults prefer 50's Prime Time because they can remember I Love Lucy/Leave it to Beaver reruns.

I find the food marginally better at 50's PT too.

However, I believe that the concept at 50's Prime Time is lost on children.

My suggestion is Sci-Fi.

But if staying on-site, anything by your resort swimming pool is what most kids prefer over a crowded restaurant.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:39 AM   #23
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Both are themed so great, but I'd go with 50's PTC. The food there is so much better and quite frankly, after the first 20-30 minutes of the movie reels at Sci-Fi I was bored.
I love the antics of the servers at 50's, too!
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I think the food is much better @ Primetime 50s. here is my review & pics!

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We love both, as do our kids. Both have great atmosphere. I know when we go we have a difficult time choosing. Good luck, you can't loose
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:13 AM   #26
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Sci if is so dark my kids didn't like it as much as I thought they would. They (ages 15, 13, 7, 6, 4 and 2) say 50's. They got bored with the movie reel at sci fi too.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:51 AM   #27
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I'm going out on a limb, I think adults prefer 50's Prime Time because they can remember I Love Lucy/Leave it to Beaver reruns.

I find the food marginally better at 50's PT too.

However, I believe that the concept at 50's Prime Time is lost on children.

My suggestion is Sci-Fi.

But if staying on-site, anything by your resort swimming pool is what most kids prefer over a crowded restaurant.
I agree with this. The 50's atmosphere seems to be lost on kids. The food at 50's is good, but not outstanding. If you dont have a server that plays the part (and punishes the adults....which kids think is hilarious) then it might be rather boring.

We prefer scifi. We think the atmosphere is terrific. Its cool and super quiet. We're not so hung up on socializing during dinner because we do a lot of that during the trip. A nice quiet meal at scifi is greatly appreciated! But if youre the type of family that likes to chit chat alot and face eachother, then no, this might not be the place for you. My son loves the fact that he gets to eat in a car. The food has always been tasty for us. Last trip I had a picnic burger. It was delish! And the oreo shake was honestly one of the best i've ever had.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:41 AM   #28
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We have been to Sci-Fi and really enjoyed it. We are trying to get ADRs for 50's in December. Hope it becomes available soon. I wasn't sure of our trip dates until a few weeks ago so didn't make them in time.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #29
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50s for sure!
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #30
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I vote for 50's Prime Time Café. Have been to both and with next trip coming up in April only made ressie @ Prime Time Café. I thought it was very dark at Sci-Fi and think the food is better at Prime Time. My daughter liked it better too.
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