Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre

Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre

If there is one thing that Disney does well, it is theming. That is extremely evident in their restaurants and Sci-fi Diner is no exception.

My husband is a huge movie nerd, so when he found out about this place, it went right on the list. It can be a more difficult one to get, since there isn’t many options inside of Hollywood Studios at the moment. It took us a couple of trips to finally get a reservation time that worked for us, and now my hubby is insisting to go back, every. Single. Trip.

When you walk in, it might seem a little underwhelming. The waiting area inside is small, and you can’t see anything inside the restaurant. I won’t ruin the little backstory that we were given on the way back, but you enter into the eating area to an “outdoor”  movie drive-in, complete with cars! The cars serve as booths, and they play old sci-fi movie clips! They are super cheesy and wonderful!

I’ll admit, this isn’t the best picture of the food, but it is dimly lit in there, so you can enjoy the films. Everything from burgers, salads and pastas ensures there will be something for everyone here. Hubby and I decided to split the Drive-In BBQ burger, and we added an order of onion rings too!

The burger was very tasty, while the fries and rings, were just alright. We have heard time and time again, that we needed to get a milkshake here, and so we did! We decided to share the Oreo Milkshake and it was yummy! It was a thick well done milkshake…we probably should have each gotten our own as to not fight over the last sip.

Even though we split a meal we both left full and satisfied. It was such a cool environment, to sit under the “stars” all the while still inside. Between the atmosphere, the food and the old sci-fi movies, I would be surprised if everyone in your family didn’t love this place!

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Review

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Review

If you have a little girl or boy who is super into princesses you probably know all about dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table. That reservation is a difficult one to get and it takes 2 of your table service credits. A much better deal, with more princesses, is Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot at the Norway pavilion!

Akershus (Prononunced ä’kur-shOOs) is a very popular dining spot if you are on the hunt for Disney Princesses! When you are brought in for your reservation, you will have the chance to meet Belle in her yellow ball gown! There will be a photopass photographer there, which makes that MemoryMaker even more important!

The last time we went, we went for breakfast. As soon as we were sat, we were told we could head to the buffet. At the buffet, you will find a nice selection of small bites, but don’t fill up here, there is more food headed your way served family style! Back to the buffet, there was salami, mini bagels, salmon, different types of pastries, fresh fruit, and a selection of cheeses. As parents, we loved this, because it meant the little could start munching right away instead of waiting to order. They all got their fill on the buffet, which meant no one got hangry (hungry and angry) and impatient.

The actual breakfast fare is pretty simple. You will get scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes (which were amazing). You can ask for more of anything that is brought out to you, but between the buffet and breakfast foods, we didn’t need anymore.  

But, let’s be honest, the food isn’t necessarily why you are coming here. I promised you Princesses and by golly you will find them here. On our day, on top of meeting Belle, there was also Ariel, Cinderella, Snow White, and Aurora! It should be noted that princesses are subject to change. Not only did each of the Princesses come to the table individually, but there was a princess parade led around the restaurant. During this parade children are welcome to join in as they take a stroll around the restaurant with a princess waving to all the admiring fans (parents). To top off this experience we had visited Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique the day before, so the girls were still in full princess mode.

I think breakfast here is great for everyone. The food is good, and familiar which means everyone will find something they will like. And the interaction with a good number of princesses is worth the price. And since this dining location will only take 1 table service, it is a great use of that credit if seeing princesses is a high priority! These reservations do go quickly, so be sure to let your Living with the Magic travel agent if this is on your list!

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a chance for our fabulous little kids to be done up as a princess or a knight, and enjoy being royalty for a day. When my daughter turned three, I was probably the most excited mom ever, as I knew she was finally old enough to visit the boutique. There are two locations, inside Cinderella Castle, and at Disney Springs. This is our experience at the Disney Springs location.

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Nursing at Disney World

Nursing at Disney World

We took my daughter to Disney World for her first birthday, while she was still nursing. It was important for me to know quiet places I might be able to retreat when she needed to nurse. In Florida, it is within your every right to breastfeed where you please, even at Disney World. No need to seclude yourself or go to a bathroom (YUCK!) If you, or your baby, need a little less stimulation and a little more privacy, I have put together a list of quiet places to nurse. (more…)