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Having started our second season as Disney Annual Passholders. It occurred to me I should share our discoveries. Living within an hour and half driving distance to Disney World, we have the opportunity to visit once a month. Many folks only have the opportunity to visit once a year. So, for those of you in that situation, I would like to provide some insights to help you maximize your enjoyment when you visit during your vacation. I will begin with sharing our experience at the 50's Prime Time Café.
When you enter the doors of 50's Prime Time Café, you literally have stepped back into the 1950's. Having not grown up in the 1950's, it gave me pause. As you look around you see Formica countertops, waitresses dressed in pink dresses and men in shirts and ties. Everything in the Café, and I mean everything, is period authentic including black and white televisions playing 1950's TV shows. To your left is a waiting area that looks like the living room from an episode of "Leave it to Beaver" or "Happy Days". Just behind the living room area is the Tune In Lounge which is a appropriately decorated 1950's bar.
The waitstaff treat you like family, so be on your best behavior or be prepared to be admonished with quips like "Would it kill you to say please?", "I am not taking your order until you take your hat off at the table", "Get your elbows off the table", "Is there a napkin in your lap?".
If the decor and the entertainment of the waitstaff is not enough to get you in the door, the quality of the food certainly will be. An order of fried chicken produces a leg, a wing, a thigh and a breast of some of the best fried chicken I have ever eaten since my grandmother died. Yes, it is honestly that good. It was served with a side of whole kernel corn and mashed potatoes and gravy. No Substitutions. Would your Mom offer substitutions with your dinner? Right. The beef pot-roast is another sure bet as is the meatloaf. Conflicted? Try the sampler, you will get a portion of all three and you can make your own evaluations. I have not tried the Chicken Pot Pie, but it is a safe bet it is on my short list.
Drinks include options for vanilla or cherry syrup added to a Coke, Coke and root beer floats, hand spun milkshakes and of course adult beverages from the bar. Dessert will pick up where the entrees left off. A delightful selection of cheesecake with strawberry syrup, ice cream sundaes, Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake, warm Apple Crisp, and more.
If a visit Hollywood Studios is in your future, I highly recommend making a reservation for lunch or dinner. The 50's Prime Time Café and Tune In Lounge are located on Hollywood Studios' Echo Lake. When you enter the park, head straight up Hollywood BLVD and turn left at the first intersection. You will walk directly to the 50's Prime Time Café and Tune In Lounge.