Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater - Hollywood Studios

The Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater is a restaurant located in Hollywood Studios! It is one of the most fantastic restaurants in Walt Disney World.

We had the pleasure of stopping by and we showed our stories and soon we will also show everything in our Youtube channel. The video is at the end of this post!

It is a very different restaurant and has been very popular in recent years.

That's because it mimics the drive-ins of the 1950s, those park spaces or large parking lots where families and dating couples parked their cars and enjoyed a movie on the big screen.

The restaurant's name derives from “Science Fiction”, which translates to science fiction. But here comes that question, what does the name have to do with the environment?

The name comes from the fact that most of the films you will watch on the Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater screen will be of this genre.

Sci Fi
Sci Fi

The Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater is on the Disney`s Hollywood StudiosClose to the Star Wars simulator, Star Tours offers a different ambience and delicious food, with a variety of dishes, side dishes and drinks to make your meal even more magical!

What is Sci-Fi Drive-in like? 

You will not sit at an ordinary table, it will be in an old car, where the visitor sits on the benches and can enjoy the environment. The lighting is lower, as if you were really in a nighttime environment watching movie, which ends up making the place more enjoyable. 

In addition to the super screen that goes on in sequence movies and old drawings. Remember that in each car fit 3 rows of table, where each fits 2 to 3 people. 

The Sci-Fi on the outside may even go slightly unnoticed by the distracted people, because it has a small entrance and is a large & #8220; shed & #8221; a cart similar to the inside table and the wall menu.

The whole success of Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater is the combination of its theme, inspired by Sci-Fi Drive-In, old and animated films, in addition to its very tasty food, pleasing as many children as adults.

The tables are inside vintage cars, that's right, you'll sit at a car-shaped table.

Sci Fi Hollywood Studios

There are very few tables at the bottom of Sci-Fi that are traditional, but disguised to make them look like a car.

Already got in a convertible car? If so, you will eat in one and if not, you will have the experience of enjoying a milkshake, onion rings or hamburger in one!

For those who can't stand the anxiety, there's a smaller version of the table car outside Sci-Fi to show visitors what awaits them!

Children and adults are very excited about this kind of experience! 

The model car already leaves visitors expectant about the restaurant's internal environment, but upon entering, the surprise is even greater.

In addition to the decor, the attire and the waiters' attire, it all gives you a more magical and real feeling that you really are in a 1950's American drive-in.

The details are very well thought out, as are Disney's many attractions and themed restaurants.

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What is Sci-Fi food like?

The menu Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater has been changing a lot in recent years, becoming quite varied and with simpler options, which pleases the whole family.

It is exactly Sci-Fi's proposal to have more basic and well-done dishes, provided with a cool environment.

Sci Fi Hollywood Studios

There are people who complain about this simple menu, but it matches the values charged and the unique experience it offers.

This restaurant comes to prove that you can eat at Disney a real meal or a good snack, without spending fortunes. 

There is everything on the Sci-Fi menu. If you like pasta, snacks, salads, hamburgers or milk shakes, there you have it!

The price is also very attractive, as it is an air-conditioned and themed restaurant, with average price of dishes between $15 and $20, well worth the cost-benefit. 

It’s a little bit more expensive than basic park restaurants like Casey´s Corner.

However just for the ambiance the restaurant should cost more!

On the outside it's a normal restaurant, looking like a shed, but inside it's a real starry sky!

For those who enjoy eating in the park or looking to dine in a different place without having to leave the park, Sci-Fi at Hollywood Studios brings all the theme and experience of a 1950s American drive-in.

If your group has more than two adults, you will be accommodated in more than one row of the car, as each fits up to 3 people, one being a child. 

The food of Sci-Fi Drive-in Theater it’s all a la carte, so it’s not necessary for everyone at the table to order a plate and drink.


You can order only portions of onion rings, for example sharing a milkshake with your partner, it's an unrestricted restaurant, so it's so sweet for visitors.

We would like to order something simpler at first, like a hamburger, with milk shake and some chips, so you know the spice of the restaurant and you can go ahead with the order. 

This & #8220; plate & #8221; It's something that drive-in people used to ask for delight during the movie.

A good dessert is the chocolate syrup sundaes.

If you like chocolate, you can't miss this from Disney, it's something out of this world!

For those who like hair rings, Sci-Fi ones are one of the best in Orlando!

The size and amount that comes up to scare a little, but you will see that you will eat without realizing it. 

Visitors to the restaurant never fail to return, which is why he is one of Disney's most sought after!

So if you want to visit it, it is highly recommended to book it 180 days in advance that Disney releases.

The Sci-Fi Drive-In Theater Restaurant is recommended for all audiences for its attractive simple and themed food. No doubt he's in the top 5 of Disney's restaurants!

Hollywood Studios Sci-Fi Info

  • Opening hours: from 11h to 15h55 for lunch and from 16h to 21h30 for dinner. 
  • Sci-Fi Location: Commissary Lane area at Hollywood Studios.
  • Link to the Official Menu

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