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Disney Hollywood Studios Sci-Fi Dine In

If you’re looking for a restaurant with an original and unique theme, then look no further than the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Sci-Fi Dine In Sign

Sci-Fi Dine In Interior

Located at the end of Commissary Lane, this restaurant plays tribute to the classic drive-in movie theater, and lets you eat a sit down meal at the same time. Even during the daytime, you can dine under the stars inside as you enjoy the series of B Movie clips that play during your meal. Some of these classics include: The Amazing Colossal Man, The Cat Who Hated People, Attack of the 50ft. Woman, and more Sci-Fi classics.

B Movie Trailers Play on the Big Screen

Diners have the option of sitting in one of the “car booths” which are exactly as they sound, a set of booths inside a car. Try for the backseat, that’s where the “hitchhikers” ride, and your carhop will urge the driver to pick up your tab. In the very back of the restaurant are a series of outdoor like tables with little stools. If you want to sit in a car, you can request it when you check in.

Sci-Fi Dine In Seating

The food isn’t always spectacular, but the milkshakes make it worth the trip. Both lunch and dinner are served and lunch offers a few more sandwich selections than dinner.

Sci-Fi Dine In Menu Located Outside

Lunch Menu Includes:

Shrimp PastaBow tie pasta, sauteed shrimp tossed with artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, baby spinach and feta cheese $19.99

Beef and Blue SaladSliced butcher-tender steak with a wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing, tomatoes and bacon $15.99

Italian Grilled Chicken Sandwich With bruschetta topping served on a Kaiser Roll with cucumber-melon salad or fries $13.99

The ReubenCorned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, thousand island dressing on marble rye bread, served with a pickle spear and choice of cucumber-melon salad or french fries $11.99

Smoked St. Louis-style RibsBasted with barbecue sauce, served with cole slaw and a choice of cucumber-melon salad or french fries $21.99

Seared Marinated TofuWith mango glaze, fresh vegetables and white rice $18.99

Angus Chuck Burgerflame broiled beef patty topped with cheddar or swiss cheese, sauteed onions, mushrooms, and crispy bacon served with a choice of vegetable black bean relish or french fries $12.99

Smoked Turkey Sandwichsmoked turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato with an avocado mayonnaise on multigrain bread served with vegetable black bean relish $12.99

Dinner Offerings Include all of the above except the Smoked Turkey Sandwich and Angus Chuck Burger. The dinner menu does include:

Butcher Steakwith a red wine glaze, seasonal vegetables, and potato $22.99

Appetizers are the same for both lunch and dinner:

Seven Bean Beef Chiliwith shredded cheddar, pico de gallo, and tortilla strips $6.99

Spinach and Artichoke Dip for TwoA blend of Monterey Jack, swiss, and asiago with spinach, artichokes, and corn tortilla chips $7.99

Double Dip For TwoSpinach and Artichoke Dip and our Seven-Bean Chili with Corn Tortilla Chips for dipping $10.99

Crispy Onion RingsA generous portion of battered onion rings $6.99

Mixed GreensWith diced tomatoes and onion tossed with ranch dressing $6.99

BLT SoupA creamy tomato basil soup, topped with an herb crouton, shredded lettuce and bacon $6.99

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Sci-Fi Dine In Exterior at Hollywood Studios

Parked right outside of the Sci-Fi Dine In restaurant in Disney Hollywood Studios is a small example of what you will find when you enter in and eat inside this table service eatery. We’re posting a quick shot preview today because next week, we’ll be posting a full length review of the restaurant with photos and information on the food and theming.

Sci Fi Dine In Exterior Detail

Lilo and Stitch Character Breakfast at ‘Ohana

Breakfast at ‘Ohana has always been a must for us since our first trip on our honeymoon. Since then, the characters have changed a little with the addition of Lilo and Stitch taking the place of Goofy, Chip, and Dale, but the food has remained tasty and bountiful. Other characters include Mickey Mouse himself and Pluto.

'Ohana Restaurant inside the Polynesian Resort

When you arrive at the restaurant, you check in at the podium and then are shuffled over to have your picture taken. During your meal a CM will come by your table and share your photograph along with package options that you can purchase. You are not obligated to have your photo made or purchase them if you do. Also, don’t be afraid to ask the photographer to take one with your personal camera.

Once your breakfast time arrives you are introduced to one of your many cousins (you are in ‘Ohana of course, and ‘Ohana means family!). Your cousin will usher you to your table, along the way picking up a basket of the assorted bread which includes the fantastic pineapple bread as well as a very tasty sticky bun.

Bread Basket

Once seated another cousin comes and introduces themselves as your waiter/waitress for the morning. All food is served family style here at ‘Ohana, beginning with the fruit platter which includes grapes, watermelon, pineapple, and melon.

Fruit Platter

To accompany your food, your meal includes coffee and juice. The juice is “Lilo and Stitch’s Secret Recipe” but I asked the CM just what was in it. It is so refreshing and I think I drink a whole carafe full of it during each visit. While I’m not sure of the portions, the juice is a mixture of Minute Maid Passion Fruit, Orange, and Guava Juices. Unfortunately, it seems that it can be very hard to find everything but the orange juice. However, I did find this on Minute Maid’s website and may be trying to track it down for testing!

Lilo and Stitch's Secret Recipe

The main breakfast platter includes biscuits, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and breakfast potatoes. Feel free to request seconds, or thirds, of any item on the platter.

Breakfast Platter

But wait! There’s more! In the past, Mickey Waffles were served on the platter, but now a CM will come by your table and serve them to you out of a basket. Don’t worry, there’s plenty opportunity to get more Mickey Waffles!

Mickey Waffles

By the end of breakfast, you’re stuffed and ready for whatever park the day throws at you! My suggestion is to eat at ‘Ohana on a Magic Kingdom morning. This way you take Disney Transportation (or a cab) to the Polynesian Resort for breakfast and then you can hop on the monorail for a ride over to the Magic Kingdom when you are finished.

Breakfast is served daily from 7:30am – 11am. Adult’s breakfast is $24.99, child’s breakfast is $13.99.

‘Ohana Breakfast Menu

Hua Paka – Scrambled Eggs

Uala Kahiki – Fried potatoes, caramelized onions, scallions

Pua’a – Pork sausage links and smoked bacon

Mickey Waffles

Assorted Bread – Pineapple bread, Cinnamon sticky bun

Fruit Platter – seasonal

Unlimited Coffee, Juice, and Milk

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Le Cellier and that Tasty Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Le Cellier Steakhouse is a very popular restaurant located in Canada in Epcot’s World Showcase. The design of the restaurant resembles a wine cellar with bottles of wine stored behind glass and in wooden spaces in the walls. Le Cellier means “the cellar” therefore there are no windows in the restaurant, but the stone walls and low, warm lighting help create a dark and romantic atmosphere.

Le Cellier Restaurant - Epcot's World Showcase

The different provinces of Canada are represented in the different seating areas as your host or hostess will explain to you when you are seated.  The menu offers many wonderful steak dishes as well as the famous Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup. Having a cup of that soup is a must for me each time we visit this restaurant and we’ve even gotten our hands on the recipe and made it at home! It was good but of course the real deal is always better. Want to give it a try? I asked our server for the recipe back in July 2007 and he gave me a recipe card titled “Epcot at Walt Disney World: Recipes from Around Our World” with the recipe on it.

5 cups milk, warmed

1/2 lb. bacon

10 tbsp butter

1 cup celery

2 each red onions, finely chopped

1 1/2 c. flour

1 quart chicken stock

1 lb. cheddar cheese, shredded

kosher salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 1/2 tsp Tabasco Sauce

3 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

12 oz. slightly warmed ale

Preparation

Slowly heat milk.  Brown bacon first, render until crisp. Add butter and melt. Add celery and onions, cook until translucent. Add flour and mix thoroughly to form a roux. Add chicken stock and simmer for 3 minutes. Add warm milk and stir vigorously to thicken. Cook out roux until thickened (should not have a starchy taste). Reduce heat to low, add cheese, stir until melted. Season with kosher salt, black pepper, Tabasco, and Worcestershire Sauce. Just prior to serving, add warm ale. Garnish with cooked bacon and fresh chives.

Cook’s note: When re-heating soup, do not bring to boil, as it will break down.

Yields 8 servings