Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to a variety of themed restaurants. You can experience old Hollywood charm at the Hollywood Brown Derby or get a scolding from your server for not finishing your vegetables at 50’s Prime Time Cafe!
One of the most popular dining locations in Hollywood Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater because of its classic car tables (called automo-booths) that make it feel like you’re at a real drive-in! While there are picnic table seats as well, most guests are coming to this spot to enjoy their meals in one of the unique automo-booths.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater does take Advanced Dining Reservations but these do not allow for you to select a specific seat style. Seating here is first come first serve, so even with a reservation you aren’t guaranteed a specific seat. We recently got a pop-up notification on the My Disney Experience App stating that walk-ins will most likely be seated at a picnic table.
Because reservations are planned in advance it is more likely that the restaurant will have space at one of the automo-booths. Most guests will request to sit at one of the booths, so when there are walk-up openings here, they’ll probably be at the picnic tables.
If you arrive for your reservation or check for openings you can ask a Cast Member if it’s possible to be seated at an automo-booth. For those with reservations we suggest arriving around 10-15 minutes early to let them know. If there aren’t any available, you may be able to request they contact you when one does become available, but this isn’t guaranteed. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater can still be a fun experience even at the picnic tables, and we suggest walking around to check out their cool movie props and posters!
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