Places: The Most Romantic Disney Restaurant – Sci Fi Diner

Today we are discussing one of the most romantic Disney restaurants:

I’m not the most romantic guy in the world, Walt Disney World included, because I’m not really the tuxedo type. Expensive restaurants with microscopic food portions just don’t do it for me! Fortunately, they don’t do it for my wife either, which makes us a perfect fit.

So what we look for in a romantic setting is something that harkens back to a simpler time with loads of nostalgia and fun. So which restaurant in all of Walt Disney World would fit such a description? Let me narrow it down for you: Which restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios would fit such a description? Well, let me show you…

Sci Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant

(picture from official website)

Sci-fi. Bad movie trailers. Sitting in a fake car. Good food. Yup. This has romantic written all over it! Oh, and great mood lighting:

So keep in mind, if you are so inclined, you can sit in the back seat. Hint, hint. Just keep the intimate moments to a PG level, please. People are trying to eat. And speaking of eating, why not take a look at the excellent menu. I recommend the burgers, both regular and gluten-free. My wife tells me that as far as gluten-free goes, the burgers served here are far and away among the best in all of WDW.

The entertainment is also fun (but admittedly, not very romantic):

How did he know we were kissing in the back seat???

Here’s how Disney describes the overall experience: “Watch campy clips as you picnic under the stars in a classic car-shaped booth or table. It’s always nighttime at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, and there’s always something savory—and spooky—headed your way: attacking aliens, marauding mummies, rampaging robots and more! Enter the Hollywood-style soundstage as a classic car hop guides you to your very own automo-booth or table. Kitschy vintage memorabilia, the illuminated tail lights of your fellow drive-in diners and a sky full of twinkling stars set the mood as you place your order. Road-ready picnic tables are located at the back of the theater, where there’s even an old-fashioned, drive-in-style concession stand!

Again, this might not be everyone’s idea of a romantic evening, but it is for us! Oh, and be sure to take a picture with your sweetheart in the car parked outside:

Thank you for joining me today. Now get out there and make a reservation for dinner with your significant other!

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12 Responses to Places: The Most Romantic Disney Restaurant – Sci Fi Diner

  1. DisneyMamaLin – Lindsey Leffel is a professional Travel Agent, and High School Teacher. She has been working in the travel industry since the summer of 2008, and specializes in Disney Vacation packages, Cruises, and family travel. She is a member of KHM Travel Group, a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge Travel Agent Training Program, an Expert Agent with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and has extensive training in all travel types. An avid traveler herself, Lindsey loves Walt Disney World, and cruising the Caribbean.
    DisneyMamaLin says:

    You know, I would never have considered Sci-Fi for a romantic meal, but I totally see it now. I’ll be channeling my inner Sandra Dee for this one!

  2. Mickey says:

    Great post, Lee! We have eaten at the Sci-Fi once, and I’ve got to say I was not very impressed. I had ribs, but they were too dry in my opinion, so I was disappointed. Cindy said that her burger was great, though, so we may try it again in the future. I love your description of it all — and by the way, my friend, Cindy and I DID sit in the back seat! 😉

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    MagicalMickeyTips says:

    I really do enjoy the Sci-Fi Dine In. The food is not fancy but good and the portions large. Most of the time we just order a few items and share. You must save room for the famous milkshakes.

  4. loriketcherside – Texas, Y\'all – I'm Lori and this is my adventure! What does a Christian, Wife, Mother of a Jedi and a Princess, Homeschooler and Mouseketeer blog about? Everything! I write about Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Disney movies, homeschooling, things I love and just about anything magical.
    Lori Ketcherside says:

    I love Sci Fi Dine-In! We went there on our Disneymoon. In addition to great GF burgers, it’s our favorite source of vegan burgers and the best dairy free milk shakes on property!

    • Dis-LEE
      disneynouns says:

      Thanks for commenting Lori! We’re always appreciative when a Disney restaurant has GF offerings, and it’s nice to see Sci-Fi offers other allergy-free foods as well! And I learned a new word: Disneymoon!

  5. Rolling with the Magic – Melissa is a Disney enthusiast who writes about her experiences at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and on the Disney Cruise Line from the perspective of a wheelchair user. She started her blog, Rolling with the Magic, to not only share her love for all things Disney but to give tips and advice to others who visit the Disney Parks with physical limitations.
    Rolling with the Magic says:

    We love Sci-Fi and I think the food there is really underrated. And it’s nice that you can have a romantic lunch or dinner.

  6. Julie Bigboy – United States
    Julie Bigboy says:

    Sounds like such a fun place to dine under the “stars”!

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