One of the things I do as a travel agent is make recommendations to people of where to get dinner reservations while visiting Walt Disney World. Now, I haven’t eaten in every restaurant in WDW, but, I can tell you about places I have eaten, and places that my family really enjoys. One of these restaurants is the 50’s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
One of the first things you notice about the Prime Time Cafe, is the atmosphere. The place is designed to look just like mom’s kitchen back in the 1950’s. From the wallpaper, to the furniture, to the decor, everything takes you back in time right when you walk in the door. When the hostess calls you for your table, you usually hear your name, followed by, “Mom’s calling you for dinner!” (You know, because you’re in mom’s kitchen, the staff is made up of family members – usually your big brother or sister.)
You are seated at the kitchen table, and every table has it’s own black and white television to watch little clips of tv episodes from the 1950’s. My kids totally loved looking around at everything – it was all totally different than anything they’ve ever experienced before!
The menu also features exactly what you would have expected mom to be cooking up. From fried chicken, pork chops, meat loaf and pot roast, there’s surely something to tempt any all-american down home cooking appetite. But make sure you come hungry! If you’re expecting dessert, that big brother or big sister waiting on your table will certainly tell mom if you don’t clean your plate! And another tip – do NOT put your elbows on the table. That is not good table manners, and you know how older siblings will look for any excuse to get you in trouble with mom!
And speaking of desserts…this is probably my most favorite part of the meal! One thing that Disney knows how to do well is dessert! And the 50’s Prime Time Cafe is no exception. On our last visit, I opted for the Boston Creme Parfait, while my husband went with Dad’s Brownie Sundae. You wouldn’t believe what all came on that thing!
My kids had so much fun with the atmosphere, the food and the waitstaff, they even asked for our waitress’ autograph for their autograph books. She signed one “Eat all your vegetables!” and the other “Elbows off the table!”. All in all, we had a blast, and this restaurant definitely hit as a favorite for us in Hollywood Studios. It is definitely on a must do list for future trips!