50’s Prime Time Cafe gluten free guest review

Posted on : 17-01-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Heather, who is allergic to gluten.

50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney Hollywood StudiosThis was our favorite gluten free dining of our trip! We loved 50’s Prime Time. We eat gluten free, and we were amazed at our options here. They offered to make my husband gluten free fried chicken. He loved it! My child ordered gluten free chicken nuggets and allergy safe fries cooked in a dedicated fryer. They both devoured their meals, and got their “clean plate club” stickers. :). For dessert my son had a gluten free brownie that was made in-house. It was thick and like a flour less chocolate cake. He loved it! My husband had Dad’s Brownie Sundae, with the gluten free in-house made brownie, ice cream, fudge and caramel corn. It was incredible! We will be returning to 50’s Prime Time on all future Disney trips!!

Recommend for a gluten allergy: Yes

If you would like to review 50’s Prime Time Cafe or any Disney restaurant, submit a food allergy dining Quick Review.

FASTPASS for dining – New automation with options for food allergies

Posted on : 07-01-2013 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc, News

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Disney FASTPASS dining with food allergy options

Disney is testing a new FASTPASS type system for dining reservations. In a way, this almost turns a dine-in restaurant into a quick service restaurant. It allows you to pick a time, order your food and, when you arrive, you are allowed right into the dining room and your food is delivered to your table. They tested this briefly at Be Our Guest and said it was a big success.

This is not the big news, though.

Back in February of 2012, Disney tested interactive menus at the Hollywood Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios. And, if you specified a food allergy, the menu eliminated those foods that contained your allergen. This was very limiting for some diners. In the end, if you had a food allergy, you would speak to chef as normal, which was much more reassuring anyway. The interactive menu simply presented some options to make you aware of the options the chef might offer.

So, the new system may be a combination of the “FASTPASS dining” and the interactive menu, with one key difference; instead of removing the menu items that contain your food allergen, it can keep those items with ingredient substitutions. This is much better than the Brown Derby test since it gives you even more options. However, like the Brown Derby scenario, you will still speak to a chef, which is the protocol for all dine-in restaurants.

According to the food service manager we spoke to, this is still very preliminary and is about to begin testing, along with many new automation options, like FASTPASS+, testing now. We can’t wait to give it a try! Let us know if you get to participate.

UPDATE: After a Facebook comment, I thought I should clarify one point. In the BOG test, you had the option to order your food ahead of time if you knew exactly what you wanted. It wasn’t a requirement of the service. The reservation priority is a big seller since, especially at BOG, there has been quite a wait, even with a reservation time.

Hollywood Studios

Posted on : 10-08-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In :

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Food allergy reviews of Hollywood Studios restaurants

Food allergy free at Disney Hollywood StudiosBelow are food allergy restaurant reviews for the Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you don’t see one that you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll find more information for you. If you would like to contribute a Hollywood Studios food allergy-free dining experience, we would love to share it with our readers. Every shared experience helps the next reader.

50's Prime Time Café food allergy reviews

50's Prime Time Café

Old-fashioned American comfort food. Every table is in Mom's kitchen.
2 Reviews
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ABC Commissary food allergy reviews

ABC Commissary

Quick service fast-food like chicken curry, chicken bleu sandwich and fish & chips, Angus cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets.
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Backlot Express food allergy reviews

Backlot Express

Quick service movie studio-prop shop café with vegetarian and turkey sandwiches,cheese burgers, chicken strips, salad with chicken, or hot dog.
2 Reviews
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Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream food allergy reviews

Dinosaur Gertie's Ice Cream

Soft-serve ice cream and novelty ice cream treats.
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Fairfax Fare food allergy reviews

Fairfax Fare

Quick service salads, sodas, beer, specialty hot dogs, and house-smoked barbeque specialties
1 Review
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Hollywood & Vine food allergy reviews

Hollywood & Vine

Breakfast and lunch buffets with Disney Characters. Dinner buffet with savory American cuisine.
5 Reviews
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Hollywood Brown Derby food allergy reviews

Hollywood Brown Derby

Beautify wood-paneled restaurant featuring the Brown Derby Cobb salad, seared steaks, grapefruit cake and classic cocktails.
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Hollywood Scoops food allergy reviews

Hollywood Scoops

Hand-dipped ice cream cones, sundaes and chocolate-chip cookie sandwiches.
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Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano food allergy reviews

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano

Casual Italian dining featuring brick-oven-baked pizzas, pastas, chicken, crispy calamari and seafood.
1 Review
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Min & Bill's Dockside Dinerfood allergy reviews

Min & Bill's Dockside Diner

Quick service sandwiches, snacks and refreshments
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Oasis Canteenfood allergy reviews

Oasis Canteen

Funnel cakes with your choice of soft serve, strawberry or whipped cream topping, powdered or cinnamon sugar. Ice-cold beverages.
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Pizza Planet food allergy reviews

Pizza Planet

Pizza, of course, plus meatball subs, salads, cookies, and arcade games
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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater food allergy reviews

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

A 1950's drive-in with convertible-style tables and sci-fi flicks on a big screen. Features all-American entrees
2 Reviews
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Starring Rolls Cafe food allergy reviews

Starring Rolls Cafe

Delicious baked goods, sushi and focaccia sandwiches, plus fresh coffee, cappuccino and espresso
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Studios Catering Co. food allergy reviews

Studios Catering Co.

Quick service featuring Greek salads, chicken Caesar wraps, sandwich choices like pressed Tuscan deli, buffalo chicken, turkey club and grilled vegetable
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Sunset Ranch Marketfood allergy reviews

Sunset Ranch Market

5 quick service restaurants in one, featuring American fare, including turkey legs to veggie burgers, pizza, fries to fresh fruit, barbeque, plus hand dipped ice cream sundaes, and frozen margaritas
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Mama Melrose’s food allergy review

Posted on : 28-07-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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Mama Melrose's Italian dining with a food allergyThis is my favorite Italian restaurant in all of Disney World. I loved it so much that we ate there twice on our last visit. I had a wonderful vegetarian minestrone soup and a cheese pizza. For my daughter, who has a dairy allergy, Chef Julie prepared a wonderful salad with fresh pear and a tasty dried cherry vinaigrette dressing. She also had the option of having vine-ripened tomatoes with balsamic and basil scented olive oil along with fresh sweet basil leaves. After her salad, she had spaghetti with marinara sauce as her entrée. She loved it! At many other restaurants, pasta marinara is an option, but it’s not memorable. Mama Melrose’s is now her favorite, too.

Chef Julie and our server, Holly, were so accommodating and listened carefully to our daughter. Chef Julie made her salad with what she liked and, literally, went out of her way for her dessert — she had to go to another restaurant to get Enjoy Life cookies. She even asked what flavor of cookies she wanted. Chef Julie went above and beyond — a true testament to Disney’s commitment to food allergies.

We ate here in May, when it was very hot. Mama Melrose’s was an oasis of great food, great drinks and cool air conditioning! It was such a wonderful experience. Incidentally, it was also Star Wars Weekends at Disney, so we dined with a few out-of-this-world guests.

BabyCakes NYC in Downtown Disney Delivers…Cakes!!!

Posted on : 02-02-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc

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This is exciting news! We had a tradition (OK, for 2 trips) to have a dairy-free cake delivered to 1900 Park Fare or Cinderella’s Royal Table for our little Princess, early in our trip. She would enjoy that cake at the hotel for the rest of the week. Then, along came BabyCakes NYC to Downtown Disney, and everything changed. It became our first and last stops of the trip.

BabyCakes NYC - food allergy friendly bakery in Downtown DisneyNow, BabyCakes NYC can deliver cakes to Disney World, offering the best of two already great options.

Having a cake delivered to a dining event is already truly exciting for a child with food allergies. And our friends at BabyCakes NYC have the most delicious allergen-friendly and vegan baked goods on the planet. Therefore, having a BabyCakes NYC cake delivered to a Disney dining event has to be just as exciting as dining with Mickey Mouse or the entire Disney Princess Royal Family. At least, for a child with food allergies, it ranks right up there.

BabyCakes NYC offers a 6″ round cake (serves 8-10) in a number of different flavors including:  Vanilla, Chocolate, Carrot, Lemon, Brownie, Blondie, Banana, and Pumpkin. And they can also write personalized inscriptions, too!

Guests can place their cake orders by calling the bakery directly (407.938.9044).  They just need to have their reservation date, time, and confirmation number handy. BabyCakes NYC asks for at least one week notice for these orders, but the earlier the better!

We can hardly wait until our next trip to bring back this tradition. Of course, we’ll still have to stop in at BabyCakes NYC upon arrival in Orlando!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater food allergy Guest Review

Posted on : 02-02-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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We have another guest review from Tara Wolfe who shared her son’s dining experience with multiple food allergies. Kevin is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, all tree nuts and coconuts.

Eating at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater with food allergiesSci-Fi Dine-In….what a neat place to eat! Tucked in the back area of Hollywood Studios, this is a unique place. At first, I was a little concerned in eating here, since it seems they serve ice cream with everything, and my son is anaphylactic to milk. But once you see the inside, you have to try it. It really feels like you are dining in an old drive in movie theater. The past few years, we were lucky enough to get to eat in a nice car too. And the chefs here really know how to handle food allergies.

When the chef came to our table, he made our waitress clean the table again, with a new clean towel so that there would be no cross contamination. As for food choices with food allergies, there is not much to choose from. It’s basically a hamburger. But since we hadn’t eaten any the whole trip, a hamburger actually sounded like a real treat! My husband opted for a loaded Picnic hamburger, complete with a hot dog and tons of other stuff on top! He said it was good, just a little too much (especially since we had Fast Passes for Rock-n-Roller coaster right after). I went for a burger too. It wasn’t the best burger in the world. But sitting in that car with my son, watching B movies while he ate a safe burger with fries and laughed at Donald running across the screen, it was all worth it.

But the best part…..when the chef came out and offered to make my son his first ever, store bought, milk free milk shake. He loved it, we loved it. Just make sure you have reservations. Even with reservations, we still had to wait almost an hour. Especially if it rains, this place gets packed quick.Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater with a food allergy

As for advice on how to dine safely with food allergies, here are a few tips when planning and taking you vacation. We made Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) 180 days in advance, noting on the reservations that we had food allergies. We also contacted the Special Diets dept at Walt Disney World through email. We filled out all the forms and faxed back with the ADRs listed and the food allergies in detail. Once we arrived at the restaurant, we made sure the Hostess had a note we had food allergies and which one they were. When we were seated, we mentioned the food allergies to our server who went to get the chef. The chef went over what he could have and let Kevin, our son, decide what he wanted to eat. If we had questions on any product, they would bring us out the ingredient label. Also….the chef should be the one delivering the food allergy safe food, so that there is no cross contamination or mix up. The chef also came out periodically to check on us to make sure everything was ok.

Thank you, Tara, for submitting this fabulous food allergy dining review of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can read more about her experience on her blog at The Wolfe Pack. If you found this helpful, please be sure to give her a thumbs up and/or share this on Facebook.

 

Hollywood Studios

Posted on : 01-02-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In :

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Food allergy reviews of Hollywood Studios restaurants

Food allergy free at Disney Hollywood StudiosBelow are food allergy restaurant reviews for the Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you don’t see one that you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll find more information for you. If you would like to contribute a Hollywood Studios food allergy-free dining experience, we would love to share it with our readers. Every shared experience helps the next reader.

 

 

50’s Prime Time Cafe food allergy review

One of my favorite themed restaurants in the “World”. We were brought to our table and taken care of by a “motherly” waitress. She reminded us to keep our elbows off the table, eat our vegetables and other great bits of advice. She was hilarious! The kitschy decor is fabulous. It’s as if you entered someone’s home […]






50’s Prime Time Cafe gluten free guest review

This quick review was provided by Heather, who is allergic to gluten. This was our favorite gluten free dining of our trip! We loved 50’s Prime Time. We eat gluten free, and we were amazed at our options here. They offered to make my husband gluten free fried chicken. He loved it! My child ordered […]






50s Prime Time Cafe dining gluten free

This quick review was provided by Brian, whose wife avoids gluten. We went to 50’s Prime Time specifically for my wife to have the gluten free fried chicken. We followed all of the suggestions online, we listed the allergy when making the reservation. We called Disney dining two hours ahead as suggested, they said there […]






ABC Commissary food allergy quick review

This quick review was provided by Meaghan, who is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts and sesame. We ate here for lunch with our 2 allergic children. Spoke to a manager who was FANTASTIC! He prepared the kid’s meals. They were not so healthy (hah!) but they were safe 🙂 I was also very happy to […]






Backlot Express food allergy Guest Review

We are thrilled to have Danielle provide this guest review of her dining experience. I want to share my favorite dining experience at Disneyworld, the Backlot Express! Backlot Express is located in Hollywood Studios. I went to this place many times during my trip in the Spring of 2010 because I enjoyed the food and […]






Fairfax Fare gluten free – quick review

This quick review was provided by Gaye, who is allergic to gluten and chickpea. I went to Fairfax Fare with interested hopes, as I had read of someone else having a hot dog, GF hot dog bun, with barbecue pork on top. But when I spoke to the chef, he said I could not have […]






Hollywood & Vine food allergy guest review

This quick review was provided by Darrin, whose son is allergic to Dairy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts. “Best restaurant ever!!!”, is what my son said after we had dinner at Hollywood & Vine. The chef came out and walked the buffet line with me. Here are the foods that my son had: Baked chicken Seasonal vegetables […]






Hollywood & Vine food allergy quick review

This quick review was provided by Gretchen, whose son is allergic to peanut, cashew, egg, and dairy. After being seated, we had a chef arrive within 8 minutes to walk us through the buffet. He said we could just pick up things from the buffet but stay away from baked goods. I told him I […]






Hollywood & Vine food allergy quick review

This quick review was provided by Larry, whose son is allergic to milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, and sesame. I’m very surprised to read the review submitted by Gretchen about this restaurant. We were there back in November 2012 and my son is allergic to milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. The chef made my son fresh […]






Hollywood & Vine food allergy quick review

This quick review was provided by Meghan, whose son is allergic to milk, egg and peanut. We had a party of 11 people, ages 4-66, and everyone really loved dinner here! My 4 year old son is allergic to milk, eggs and peanuts. I made our reservation online and indicated we had someone with these […]






Hollywood and Vine breakfast with dairy and egg allergies

This quick review was provided by Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg. Read her full Disney World food allergy trip report here. Great waiter and Great Chef.  I thought at first the chef was a bit grumpy as he just stood there and asked what we wanted, but then he brought out loads […]






Hollywood Brown Derby dining free of wheat, dairy, nuts and shellfish

This quick review was provided by a reader, whose daughter is allergic to wheat, dairy, all nuts and shellfish. We have eaten here a few times and they do a great job! My daughter is allergic to wheat, dairy, all nuts and shellfish. They prepared a safe meal for her, and even had warm rolls […]






Mama Melrose’s food allergy review

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in all of Disney World. I loved it so much that we ate there twice on our last visit. I had a wonderful vegetarian minestrone soup and a cheese pizza. For my daughter, who has a dairy allergy, Chef Julie prepared a wonderful salad with fresh pear and a […]






Multiple food allergy vacation to Disney World – Guest Post

We are very fortunate to have a guest post by Kimberly, The Food Allergy Mom, about her recent trip to Disney. We are thrilled to share another family’s experience with food allergies at Disney. Thank you Kimberly, for this new perspective! This summer my family and I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida […]






Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater food allergy Guest Review

We have another guest review from Tara Wolfe who shared her son’s dining experience with multiple food allergies. Kevin is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, all tree nuts and coconuts. Sci-Fi Dine-In….what a neat place to eat! Tucked in the back area of Hollywood Studios, this is a unique place. At first, I was a […]






Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater lunch with egg and dairy allergies

This quick review was provided Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg. This was my daughter’s favourite meal all week. Chef Jason spoke directly to her and asked her what she wanted to eat. He prepared a gourmet safe burger with toppings of her choice- sautéed onions, pickles, lettuce and ketchup all on […]






Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater review

What a blast from the past! We love this quirky restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While sitting in convertible 50’s cars, you can dine on sandwiches, Angus burgers, steaks, salads, shakes, soft drinks, beer and wine. Menus: lunch menu dinner menu kids menu While enjoying your “car hopped” delivered dinner, enjoy B-movie sci-fi flicks and […]






Backlot Express food allergy Guest Review

Posted on : 29-01-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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Backlot Express dining with a food allergy

We are thrilled to have Danielle provide this guest review of her dining experience.

I want to share my favorite dining experience at Disneyworld, the Backlot Express! Backlot Express is located in Hollywood Studios. I went to this place many times during my trip in the Spring of 2010 because I enjoyed the food and service so much. The manager was well aware of food allergies and took my milk allergy very seriously. He personally served me my meal, even though the restaurant is a grab-and-go type of restaurant.

I ordered the chicken tenderloins (which were free of the top 8 allergens) and french fries. They both tasted great! He allowed me to read all labels, and told me the chicken tenders and fries were fried in a separate fryer apart from the allergen containing fryer. I thought that was great that they were so knowledgeable. I suggest going before the rush gets there, because the lines can be very long and meals get prepared quick as possible during these times, leaving more room for error.

I felt very confident and safe eating at the Backlot Express, and would recommend it to anyone who has one or more of the top 8 food allergies. It is also affordable and my food was prepared quick so we could go ride the rides and enjoy Disney World.

Thanks, Danielle, for submitting this review of the Backlot Express in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you found this useful, please be sure to give her a thumbs up or share this on Facebook.

Guest blogging contest – round 2!

Posted on : 23-01-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Misc

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Have experience with food allergies at Disney?

Would you like one of these?

A Disney gift card could be in your future for sharing your food allergy experience

We’re giving another one away! We’re looking for other families and individuals to share their Disney food allergy dining experience. Our readers need much more than a simple restaurant rating. They are seeking restaurant reviews with recommendations and advice suited to their food allergy or allergies.

As an incentive for your contribution, we’re going to award a $100 gift card to the Disney store to one blogger every quarter.

Guidelines for submission

Your submission must be a Disney dining experience, either in a table service, quick service or resort restaurant, within the past 2 years. Disneyland and Disney Cruise dining experiences count, too!

Include the following:

  • Restaurant name
  • Your food allergies
  • Your food allergy free meal, plus other meals in your party (optional)
  • The approximate date of your dining event
  • Who served you and the chef or manager’s name, if possible.
  • A photo, including the food, if you have one or more to share
  • Most importantly, tips that made your experience successful, as well as tips for next time.
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  • Your web address, or anything else you would like to promote, within reason.

Feel free to include as much detail as you would like — we prefer a minimum of 3 paragraphs.

Please be sure to write the article as if you were explaining your dining experience to someone, so they can fully envision the event. Include some detail about the restaurant, time of day, crowd level or anything else that adds to the enjoyment of the event as well as your food allergy details.

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Send your reviews in a Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Google Docs or plain text format. Photos should be in JPG or PNG format.

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We’re looking for personal, detailed reviews with tips and advice. To pick the winner, we will let our readers judge the posts. We use a thumbs-up rating system for our content and will use this, plus Facebook Likes to count votes.  Therefore, we encourage you to invite your readers, friends and families to our website, so they can help us all spread the word. Think of all the kids and parents you’ll help by sharing your experiences and tips.

You may submit as many times as you like, as long as they are for separate restaurants.

We’ll tally the votes on August 4, 2012 at 12:00PM EST and deliver the prize within a week. In the case of a tie, we will award the prize to the article submitted first.

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  • This quarter’s contest starts May 5 23, 2012 at 1:00PM EST and ends August 4, 2012 at 12:00PM EST.
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50’s Prime Time Cafe food allergy review

Posted on : 12-01-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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50s Prime Time Cafe in Disney Hollywood StudiosOne of my favorite themed restaurants in the “World”. We were brought to our table and taken care of by a “motherly” waitress. She reminded us to keep our elbows off the table, eat our vegetables and other great bits of advice. She was hilarious!

The kitschy decor is fabulous. It’s as if you entered someone’s home in the 50’s, for real! Each table has a TV with old clips, in black and white, of course. Make sure to ask the waitress to take your picture, or better yet, ask someone else to get your family picture with the waitress at your table.

The chef comes out to discuss your food allergy and options, and our daughter chose the chicken strips, macaroni with marinara sauce, steamed veggies and a fruit salad. We asked for more marinara, which she used to “dip” her chicken. We also ordered some fries, just in case she didn’t like the marinara, but she loved it! Our waitress brought her an illuminated Tinker Bell attached to her drink straw. This nice gesture works every time.

My husband ordered Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie and I was in heaven. I don’t think he said a word until he finished it. I had Cousin Amy’s Iceberg Lettuce Wedge. The bleu cheese, bacon and chives somehow tastes better on iceberg.

Oh, I almost forgot – the 50’s Prime Time Cafe also has wonderful cocktails, if you like that sort of thing. We ordered a Magical Star Cocktail and Dad’s Electric Lemonade, with Dad’s “Experimental Electric Ice Cubes.” Yum, just what we needed. We also stopped back a few hours later for a much-needed AC break. We sat on the sofa, watched TV and had another cocktail, while our daughter played with another little girl. This was one of the best breaks you can get at the Parks!

50s Prime Time Cafe menu

50s Prime Time Cafe kids menu

50s Prime Time Cafe dessert menu