One of my family’s favorite dining experiences has always been Disney Hollywood Studios 50’s Prime Time Café. It will bring back memories of your childhood home cooked meals. The quality of the food is excellent and there is a wide range of choices to fit everyone’s palate.
The 50’s Prime Time Café is open for lunch and dinner. The restaurant features a full service bar. Adjacent to the bar is the waiting area reminiscent of a 1950’s living room wirth authentic furniture and decor. The restaurant seating is designed to look and feel like Mom’s 1950’s kitchen. The kitchen also includes a black and white television that runs a continuous loop of popular1950’s TV show clips. The cast members even wear outfits just like those worn in the 1950’s.
I remember the days when the 50’s Prime Time Café cast members would put on a little show for their guests. The last couple of times we dined there the service was superb but, no show. For those of you who have never experienced the awesomeness of the 50’s Prime Time Café or the cast member’s performing I will retell stories from the first couple of times we dined there.
When ever I go out for a meal I drink soda like fish drink water. It was our very first time my family ate at the 50’s Prime Time Café and I ordered a diet coke. I finished the soda in a matter of seconds and I was still really thirsty. So, I asked the waitress for another soda and she was nice enough to bring me a refill. I finished the second diet coke just as cast member brought over our order of onion rings. Still really thirsty I wanted to ask for my third diet soda when I saw our waitress, who was also serving an adjacent table, make a little boy stand in the corner and face the wall for not eating his vegetables. I was so grateful for choosing the steak as my entrée because it came with potatoes which I love and no peas or carrots. I then waited about ten minutes thinking that would be enough time before ordering a refill. Boy was I wrong! The waitress reprimanded me for drinking so much and making her run back and forth to the kitchen for sodas. Then the waitress said very loudly “no more soda for you!” I just sat there and kept my mouth shut. After about ten to fifteen minutes the waitress finally came over with four very large glasses of diet coke and told me not to bother her again. My entire family was hysterical with laughter and I was quite embarrassed but, I finished all four glasses of soda.
The very next time we ate at the 50’s Prime Time Café my wife decided to order a root beer float. The waitress was very pleasant as she gave my wife specific instructions on how to drink it as they have a tendency to overflow from the glass. Well, my wife didn’t listen and of course the glass overflowed. The waitress really let my wife have it for not listening to her. Then, she gave my wife a bib to wear and she stood there until she put it on. I don’t ever remember seeing my kids laugh so hard and my wife was a good sport keeping the bib on for the entire meal.
While the food remains great I have to admit that I miss the days when you were pretty much guaranteed to become part of the show.Share