Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater- Review


Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater was another new restaurant for me on my last vacation. I chose it for its ambience, which may have ended being downside for my family. This restaurant is themed like a drive in theater where the table and chairs are cars facing a large drive in movie screen. This plays campy movie clips from the 50’s and 60’s.IMG_3290


A couple of the downsides were that is rather dark in the restaurant so if you are one who prefers a bright place this isn’t going to be a great choice. Also if you have an odd number of people and are not at the picnic tables one person will be sitting alone. And lastly as for this location is if you have a kid who is a bit of a chicken this might be hard. My daughter was a little scared by some of the clips, so keep that in mind for those kids who are the nervous sort.

My choice for dinner was the Salmon BLT Sandwich, it was very tasty, and very filling. It was not something I might have ordered regularly, but I am glad I tried it because I would order it again.


My daughter had the chicken nuggets with fries. I tried them and they were good, better than your average but still chicken nuggets.


My husband had the build your own burger which I have to assume was good as he finished it!


My mother-in-law had the vegetarian shepherd’s pie, which I neglected to take a picture of or try, but she assured me it was tasty!

Bottom line; I would probably go back again but not any time soon. There are few choices to dine at Hollywood Studios so while it is on the short list I would check out 50’s Prime Time first.

Walt Disney World Fall 2015 Refurbishments

Here is the latest list of refurbishments and closures at Walt Disney World for Fall 2015. This is subject to change at any time so check back.

Magic Kingdom

Monorail: the Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and alternative transportation will be available – until December 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean: June 8- September 25

Peter Pan’s Flight: November 2-7

Walt Disney World Railroad: October 12-November 20

Disney’s the Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour: October 12-November 20

Liberty Tree Tavern: July 6-November 19

The Diamond Horseshoe: August 2-November 19

Animal Kingdom

Primeval Whirl: August 17-November 12

Flights of Wonder: October 5-November 5

Pizzafari: August 23- November 14


Living with the Land: September 8-17

Re-Imagination of Maelstrom (Frozen Ever After): April 20, 2016

Blizzard Beach Water Park

Annual Refurbishment: October 4-January 2, 2016

Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Annual Refubishment: January 3-March 12

All Star Sports Resort

Grand Slam Pool: October 26-December 18

Boardwalk Inn

Exterior Repair and Painting: August 17-May 5, 2016

Caribbean Beach Resort

Bridge Closure from Aruba and Jamaica to Old Port Royale: August 3-November 26

Coronado Springs Resort

Fitness Center, Salon, and Casitas Leisure Pool: July 5-October 30

Port Orleans French Quarter

French Quarter Kiddie Pool: September 8-December 23

Polynesian Village Resort

General Construction: Through early 2016

Wilderness Lodge Resort

General Room Refurbishments, certain pathways: October 2-2017

Hidden Springs Pool: October 26-2017

Dolphin Resort

Guest Room Renovations: October-Mid December and June 2016-September 2016

Swan Resort

Guest Room Renovations: Until September 2015

Downtown Disney

Fulton’s Crab House: January 1-April 1, 2016

Planet Hollywood: January 1- June 1, 2016

Restaurant Review-Liberty Tree Tavern

Last spring my family and my sister’s family ate lunch at Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom. It was a great break from the heat in a relaxing atmosphere. Located in Liberty Square, this table service restaurant is a Colonial-style inn with New England inspired food. You can make reservations at 180 days prior to arrival and they are highly recommended.

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We arrived just before our reservation and I checked in our party, when you do they ask for your home state. The only downside to the host or hostess calling out “the Fosters from Michigan” was that the place was pretty busy and the doors were open which meant that it was hard to hear who they were calling.


We were seated quickly around a large table since our party was for 8. Our waitress brought our drinks and the kids were entertained by the activity booklet menus.

I ordered the Angus Chuck Cheeseburger (topped with your choice of Bacon and Cheddar or Mushrooms and Provolone served with fresh Fruit or Tavern Fries)- $15.99, my husband ordered the Colony Salad with Grilled Chicken (featuring Ocean Spray® Craisins® BRAND with Washington Apples, Sweet Pecans, Applewood-smoked Cheddar, and Craisins® Dried Cranberries tossed with Field Greens in a Honey-Shallot Vinaigrette)- $14.99, and our daughter ordered the Macaroni & Cheese that came with a drink and dessert- $8.59

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I tried both of the entrees (my husband is so nice) and I think they are both great choices. On a hot day the salad would be light and filling without weighing you down. The burger was great as well, not a typical boring burger, this had some real flavor to it. Plus it is hard to go wrong with a cheese burger if you are in the mood plus it is really filling. The only thing that would have made the experience better is a beer to wash it down with. I didn’t try the macaroni and cheese but it is pretty standard kid fare at Disney and she didn’t complain.

For dessert we split the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake and our daughter got ice cream to go. This was a huge hit with us. I love toffee so it was a no-brainer as well as what this restaurant is known for.  I would very much order this again!


We had no issue with the service either, our waitress was prompt, efficient and friendly. We had plenty of refills on our iced tea and water as well as juice for the kids.  Our food arrived at the correct temperature and all at the same time, which the kid’s meals being delivered before the adults. As a parent, I find this extremely nice since kids don’t have the greatest patience when they are hungry.

Bottom line: we would go back! I’d love to try it for dinner and have a Thanksgiving meal without all the work of making it. Also my husband is a huge fan of Thanksgiving foods so I think this would be a win for dinner as well.