50's prime time worth the visit??

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by mom2my3kids, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. mom2my3kids

    mom2my3kids Doesn't believe in the Tag Fairy

    Sep 28, 2005
    I am trying to get rid of one of my ADR's and to me 50's looks like fun but the food does not look that good compared to my other ADR's...What do you think??

    Mama Melrose Fantasmic Package
    Nine Dragons-We love Chinese
    Wolf Gang Pucks
    Liberty Tree Tavern-MNSSHP
    Crystal Palace Breakfast-last day
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  3. MickeyNicki

    MickeyNicki It is pretty darn sad when a valet picks you out a

    Sep 22, 2005
    I would do 50's over Mama Melrose any day of the week.
  4. Cyndibear

    Cyndibear I love my DVC's!!!!

    Nov 12, 1999
    I agree!! Much, much better food at Prime Time.
  5. tacomaranch

    tacomaranch Tacoma Ranch home of wild mustangs! We are all on

    Apr 15, 2006
    We had the worst waitress at Mama's. Her attitude really did ruin our meal. She was horrible. Our food took almost 45 minutes to arrive. She came by to welcome us and we didn't see her for 17 minutes. No drinks, nothing.

    Never again.

    We love 50's, the people are nice, the place is light and colourful and we had nice food. The only bad thing was that the waitress did try to use our son's disability to get us to buy the glow ice cubes and it struck a band chord with me.

    50's is better!
  6. ParkPrincess

    ParkPrincess Mouseketeer

    Oct 12, 2005
    ABSOLUTELY!! Everyone should try 50s at least once. It definitely is a different dining experience. I, personally, didn't care for the food that much. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't my taste. Now, my DH enjoyed it and so did my parents. You should definitely try it!!
  7. vickalamode

    vickalamode DIS Veteran

    Apr 18, 2007
    Do you have 50's style diners near where you live? I know that they're very common here in New England, and my family actually owns one/I work in one. If it is something you can do at home, I would skip it for something that you can't really get anywhere else, like the Sci-Fi Dine in Theater, which is also at MGM. I've been to both and I like the food and atmosphere better at Sci Fi.
  8. Suzanna1973

    Suzanna1973 I want to live at Disney World

    Feb 21, 2006
    You will love it!!!! We went on our last trip and I must say the pot roast is to DIE FOR!!! The children's menu is amazing too!! My DNephew was 4 at the time( a very picky picky eater) and he loved the menu selections!!

    You can find their menu on allears.
  9. Disney Hot Mama

    Disney Hot Mama DIS Veteran<br><font color=coral>Onion haters unit

    Feb 12, 2004
    We go every time we are at WDW. We love the food and the fun. Did Mama Melrose's and never again!!!!
    I especially love their fried chicken platter but ask for the green beans vs. the collard greens... :)
    Have fun.......
  10. Jenn Lynn

    Jenn Lynn <font color=blue>Eli and Avery's Mama<br><font col

    Nov 13, 1999
    We love 50's PT and it is a must do on all of our trips. In fact I chose it for my Birthday lunch in July. :)

    We have also tried Mama Melrose and, while our experience was good, we would choose 50's PT over it.
  11. dr&momto2boys

    dr&momto2boys DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 2006
    I definately think it's worth it. They have some unique things on their menu including drinks and desserts. And it's not just 50's themed, but the wait staff keeps you entertained. I would argue that it's not an experience that you could get anywhere else. If it's only gourmet food your after, then it's probably not your place.
  12. jess20k

    jess20k DIS Veteran

    Aug 1, 2006
    I would NOT HESITATE to choose Prime Time over Mama Melrose's...and Nine Dragons. I know that you mentioned that you like Chinese food, but I just wanted to mention that we thought the food was less than average compared to the standard Chinese food that we get at home.

    We dined at Prime Time twice, and both times we enjoyed it. It was a fun atmosphere, plus the food was yummy. We ordered the fried chicken both times!!!:goodvibes
  13. mom2my3kids

    mom2my3kids Doesn't believe in the Tag Fairy

    Sep 28, 2005
    Love your pic of crab fishing..:hippie:
  14. mbcary

    mbcary <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2004
    I agree with everyone else. 50's PT is much better than Mama Melrose. I also had not so great service when I was there. I love the menu at 50's though. I love that home cooked food. I also agree with Jessica, that Nine Dragons is no different than what you can get at home. Enjoy!!
  15. LovingDVC

    LovingDVC Earning My Ears

    Jun 27, 2007
    We tried 50's Prime Time for the first time in August 2006 and were pleased with using the DDP there. The appetizers were fair, but the main entree was plentiful and tasted great. My mom and 2 yr old DD really liked the milkshake for dessert. I chose the meatloaf and there was plenty of food to share with my DD who was not on the DDP.

    We are going to WDW in December, and my mom said that she wanted to go back to this restaurant. That's saying a lot.

    BTW, we also love Liberty Tree Tavern (go there everytime) and Ohana's. My DD, DH, and I love the character experience at LLT and the food. Ohana's food was great, too. My DD loved the sausage and dessert, but didn't eat much of anything else. The food was a big crowd pleaser for the adults in our party. We haven't tried the others on your list, so I cannot comment on those.
  16. Starr_DJ

    Starr_DJ Mouseketeer

    Apr 18, 2007
    DH and I did not care for Prime Time at all. Part of the reason may be because we had a new waiter who seemed nervous the whole evening. The food was OK, definitely not great. We enjoyed Sci-Fi a whole lot better. I have never been to any of the other restaurants on your list, but I think it would be fine to take 50's off the list.
  17. cherokeemamma

    cherokeemamma DIS Veteran

    Jul 16, 2005
    We love the 50's. :thumbsup2 Eaten there twice and both times our food has been great and we love the interaction with the CMs. I think it is a really fun and unusual place to eat. My kids loved it also. Our first time in 2005, my kids asked our waitress if she was insane.:lmao: It is a must do for us!

    Like some else posted they have unusual flavors of shakes...you must try the Peanut Butter & Jelly Shake
  18. mzliza3

    mzliza3 Mouseketeer

    Jun 3, 2007
    The 50s Primetime can be a lot of fun, ifthe servers play along to the theme. The is just basic diner food with big portions. If you have picky eaters, they'll love it. We've been there 3 times, and 2 out of the 3 times we loved it. The one time we weren't too thrilled was when we had a rather put upon waiter who wasn't playing along & it pretty much ruined the whole meal. I've booked the Mama Melrose Fantasmic package, too, & I'm now kind of leary about it. We've never been there before but chose it because 50s Primetime wasn't one of our choices for the package. Wolfgang Puck, O'Hana, Liberty Tavern- loved all of them. Although Nine Dragons was beautiful inside, the food was mediocre. There's lots of great, inexpensive Chinese restaurants around the Disney area if you're hankering for Chinese(and who isn't?):).

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