Sci Fi or Prime Time

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Mnchknbrat1982, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Mnchknbrat1982

    Mnchknbrat1982 Mouseketeer

    Nov 8, 2005
    If you had to choose only one of these table service resturants in MGM which one would you choose? I'm looking for atmosphere the most but I've heard the food is good at both. And I know from one of the books I've got the average cost is about the same at both. Give me the good and the bad.
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  3. snomofinn

    snomofinn Queen of MY castle

    Jan 5, 2007
    :cool1: Love Prime Time!!!! We go here every year! The food is good, and the drinks are fun! Yummm!! It's definetly a interactive restuarant. Be prepared! We a pretty loud family except for my oldest DD (20) she's on the quiet side. I would imagine that the Sci-FI is probably loud as well...I can't tell you about that place, we've never been there. I highly recommend the Prime Time! Fun Times!
  4. tigger795

    tigger795 Mr. Smee wannabe...Do my mouse ears make me look f

    Mar 12, 2006
    Even though I enjoy both very much I prefer the Prime Time by a pretty significant margin. I think the menu is better there. The seats at Sci Fi can be a little cramped if you sit in a car and the table space is about 1/2 of what you really need to be comfortable. It's dark and can be difficult to see until your eyes adjust. And while the movie trailers at Sci Fi are fun to watch the first couple of times, they never change from year to year and repeat at about 40 minutes or so.

    However, the TV show clips seem to rotate even faster at Prime Time but you have the advantage of the usually wonderfully interactive waitstaff. Hasn't been a trip yet to not get many a chuckle from someone not eating all their veggies....Just wait until MOM finds out!

    If you decide Prime Time, be sure to try the Pot Roast. If you go to Sci Fi try the BLT soup. You can't really go wrong either way but If only time for one I would definitely say Prime Time.

    BTW...Prime Time has a bar you can wait at until Mom calls you to dinner. Don't let Dad find out you've been sneaking into his liquor cabinet!!!

    Hope this helps.
    Enjoy your trip!!
  5. momofdbsdc

    momofdbsdc momofdbsdca

    Aug 10, 2002
    If we could only choose one we would choose Prime Time. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the food was very good. The Sci Fi was ok, I wasn't overly thrilled with our server, food was ok, atmosphere was fun.

    Happy Planningg,
  6. scrump

    scrump <font color=royalblue>so the decision has been mad

    Oct 3, 2003
    Sci Fi is one of our favorites for atmosphere (my personal favorite, in fact, I LOVE this place), but the food is just ok.

    PT has really good food :-)thumbsup2 for the pot roast), but I have to be in the mood for the shtick.

    Visually, I think SciFi edges out PT in atmosphere, but both have tons of it. Food is definitely better at PT. I would go with SciFi, but you will have a good time at both!
  7. HookdonWDW

    HookdonWDW <font color=990066>Yankee Girl in a Southern Belle

    Mar 18, 2001
    I'd go to Sci-Fi for lunch or Prime Time for dinner. The burgers and onion rings are really good at Sci-Fi, and we love the atmosphere, but the rest of the food is pretty hit or miss (more misses than hits for our family's tastes).

    The food at Prime Time is good, but as someone has already said, I'm not always in the mood for the "show" that goes with the food.
  8. Katy Belle

    Katy Belle DIS Veteran

    Jan 20, 2004
    We went to both Sci Fi and Prime Time in December. I'd vote Sci Fi. We had a bad experience at Prime Time. Sci Fi...the food was good and the atmosphere was fun.
  9. Rustysmom

    Rustysmom DIS Veteran

    Aug 7, 2004
    We're picking the Sci-Fi over Prime Time this time because we've been to the Prime Time twice (and the Sci-Fi once), and like some others said, you have to be in the mood for the "show". I'm usually not.:rolleyes1 .

    I know my DS, who has PDD won't be either. If "mom" or "sister" yelled at him for doing something, he wouldn't think it was funny and would be mad at them. He wants to sit in one of the "cars" at Sci-Fi and if he'll eat and be happy, that's where we'll go. I'm also not a big fan of pot roast or meatloaf because I make it all the time at home.
  10. thunderbird1

    thunderbird1 DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2005
    They both have "atmosphere," but they're completely different atmospheres.

    PTC: Never been, trying next time, but understand it to be much like WCC, ie, rambunctious, bright, fun, loud, etc.

    Sci Fi: Dd begged to go back here again next time. It's dark, calm and quiet, because everyone's watching the movies. It was one of the most relaxing meals I've ever had at WDW.

    It really depends on what you and your family are in the mood for.
  11. stitchlovestink

    stitchlovestink DIS Veteran

    Dec 19, 2006
    If I could only choose one, :confused3 I would have to pick Prime Time over Sci Fi. We have eaten at both.
    Sci Fi is neat to try once. Atmosphere is cool to experience once, but food was not very good. Also, service was sloooowww. We watched same clips toooo many times. Also, I didn't care for sitting in low lighting for that long. But I'm glad I tried it at least once.
    Prime Time :cool1: is a must for us. We love it there. The food is awesome (fried chicken :thumbsup2 pot roast :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 ) We've been fortunate that we've always had awesome servers who really play up the part. Our server in Aug was the best ever! :lmao: :lmao: Gotta try a PB&J milkshake. Sounds gross, but tastes great! ;)
    Whichever, you decide, enjoy!! :cool1:
  12. MousekaMaddi

    MousekaMaddi DIS Veteran

    Jul 23, 2006
    eaten at both MANY times.............definately PT..........hands down:3dglasses
  13. FBandA

    FBandA How do I get to go back again?

    Jul 20, 2005
    Eaten at both, Prime Time is my pick.

    I put my bags on the floor at Sci Fi and had a hard time seeing them when we left. On my knees looking around, :rotfl: DH and DS11 got a great laugh, I can laugh now not then, if it was one of their things I left behind they would not of been laughing, bring a flash light if you are going. Just MO.
  14. Cruz Family

    Cruz Family DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2005
    They are both really cool places, but if I had to choose one it would be 50's Prime Time. IMHO the food is better and there is more interaction.
  15. sandshaker

    sandshaker Earning My Ears

    Jan 22, 2007
    We love Prime Time! We are going back on our trip next week.
  16. beattyfamily

    beattyfamily DIS Cast Member<br><font color="purple">Has Oodles

    Jul 13, 2000
    Prime Time Cafe for the food, hands down.

    Both have fun but different atmospheres, but Prime Time wins in the food department.
  17. allie&mattsmom

    allie&mattsmom Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>I am Jakes favorite

    Jun 17, 2005
    We usually alternate between the two because my son likes Sci Fi better and my daughter prefers PT. Last week we chose PT. DD's pot roast was excellent, my mom's meat loaf was good, my grilled chicken sandwich was ok, and son's hot dog was, well, it was a hot dog;) . The kids each had milk shakes which were yummy. And we shared smores for desert. Very Tasty they were! Our waiter, Cousin Amos was great. Not too over the top. He asked DD if she washed her hands when we came in (she didn't) and what color the soap was. She said pink. It was blue so he sent her on a "field trip" to the rest room to wash her hands! DS had to have his remaining hot dog on his plate fed to him airplane style.:lmao: It was a good time.
  18. pilferk

    pilferk Jambo Wildbunch Gang

    Nov 17, 2005
    OK, here's my answer:

    For lunch...Sci-Fi.

    For dinner...Prime Time.

    Sci-Fi's food is just more "lunchy" and Prime Time's is more "dinnery", IMHO.

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