We return to The Wonderful World of Menus™ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a look at what you can expect from the various table service restaurants, along with some quick reviews of Sci-Fi Dine-In and 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
Sci-Fi is one of my favorite restaurants on property with its unique atmosphere and reasonably-priced menu that typically focuses on burgers and sandwiches that go for around ~$20 each.
Our consideration of Disney After Hours continues with a look at what to expect from the version offered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Last week, we visited Animal Kingdom for Disney After Hours, which I reviewed here. There were so few people there that entire rows were empty on Flight of Passage versus the 160+ minute wait that you’ll see at the attraction most of the day.
We return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to consider Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine.
My review of Minnie’s Halloween Dine was quite positive, noting several buffet standouts that included Braised Short Ribs, Lobster and Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese, Squid Ink Pasta, and Buffalo Chicken as the buffet was on a definite upward trend.
We head out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to experience the first of the Disney After Hours events taking place there.
We pick things up right at 9am after enjoying an exclusive 75 minutes in Fantasyland as part of the newly expanded Early Morning Magic, the review for which you can find here.
As you may recall, I’ve already ridden Seven Dwarfs Mine Train six times, along with Peter Pan’s Flight and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh two times each. From our Tomorrowland rope drop experience from earlier this year, we know that it will take about 30 minutes to ride Space Mountain if we arrive after the initial rush. If I wanted to ride with a shorter wait, I’d want to be in this area by 8:57am in order to beat the rope drop onslaught, which likely means giving up a Fantasyland ride during Early Morning Magic. You might remember that I opted for a second ride on Peter Pan’s Flight and stopped for a moment to take a couple of pictures of the rope drop crowd arriving at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. With the Early Morning Magic breakfast now at Cosmic Ray’s, you can get pretty close to the Space Mountain entrance and should have no trouble getting here before anyone from the Hub so long as you’re in the area by 8:57am at the latest. If you’re able to do that, your total experience time will be closer to 20 minutes, which includes the walk in and out of the building.
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Instead, I opted to ride Astro Orbiter “literally” by myself. You can watch the video above.