Friday, February 27, 2009

Hollywood Studios and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Formerly MGM Studios
Disney gives you a free ticket to one of their parks on your birthday. It was recently someone's birthday, so I went along to Hollywood Studios (or MGM as many people still call the park). Eating happened at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant in the park.
Sci Fi Signage
I ordered the Shrimp Pasta, which consisted of bow-tie pasta, shrimp, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, Spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, and Feta. I liked the pasta a whole lot. Feta and olives always seem to go well in pasta. At $20, the pasta was a bit overpriced, but it's in a theme park so that's expected.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Shrimp Pasta
Sci-Fi Dine-In Shrimp Pasta close up
The restaurant is set up like a drive-in movie theater. There is a screen up front that shows old science fiction movie clips while everyone eats in tables shaped like cars. Our waiter kept on asking to borrow my camera, and he would then run off elsewhere in the restaurant and take these "postcard" quality pictures of the screen.
Waiter Picture #2
Waiter Picture #1
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater on Urbanspoon

Besides from eating, we rode rides and watched shows such as the Great Movie Ride:
Indiana Jones
Star Tours:
Star Tours
Rock N Roller Coaster:
Rockin Roller Coaster
Rocking Roller Coaster
The new Lights, Motors, Action Stunt Show:
People on Fire
Muppet Vision 3D:
Muppet Balloon
And one of my personal favorites, Tower of Terror:
Maintenance Service Elevator, Still in Operation, and waiting for yoU!
The biggest surprise of the day was the newest ride at the park, Midway Mania. I really wasn't expecting much from this ride, based on the fact that it's a dark ride that consists entirely of watching movie screens and also because Disney's other shooting dark ride isn't very good. I wasn't expecting much, but this ride was very cool. I was ready to go back on for a second ride, but the park had closed for the night.
Midway Mania
Potato Head
Midway Mania Gun

1 comment:

Disney World Pictures said...

I have eaten at the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater once. I thought the food was decent and the atmosphere was terrific (where else is there anything like it?). The drinks were very interesting (glow cubes!) but overpriced - although that is pretty normal...


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