::'50s Prime Time Café



{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The 50's Prime Time Café is a restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios, one of the four main theme parks at Walt Disney World.<ref>O'Halloran (2007), p. 189.</ref> The restaurant replicates the kitsch of a 1950s diner.<ref>Gindin & Greenhill-Taylor (2011), p. 19.</ref> The waitresses dress similarly to Leave It to Beaver character June Cleaver, and each acts as though she is the mother of the guests she is serving.<ref>Wiley & Jenkins (2012), p. 327.</ref> While eating, guests watch 1950s television shows such as Leave It to Beaver and Topper on black-and-white televisions.<ref>Goldsbury (2010), p. 313.</ref>

Menu items include chicken pot pie, pot roast, fried chicken, meatloaf, and milkshakes.<ref>Lafray (2005), p. 60.</ref> The 50's Prime Time Café opened in 1989. Two years later, another theme restaurant opened at the park: the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant;<ref name=Institutions>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> the 50's Prime Time Café had garnered much success, and Disney hoped that another restaurant that had a strong emphasis on theme would have a similar level of success. The Sci-Fi Dine-In initially received little interest, but, within five weeks of opening, it was serving between 1,500 and 2,000 meals on a daily basis, just as the 50's Prime Time Café was doing.<ref name=Amusement>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> These restaurants are two of the four in the park that offer table service, the others being the Hollywood Brown Derby and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano.<ref>Shumaker (2003), p. 77.</ref> In the book Walt Disney World Resort: Also Includes Seaworld and Central Florida, Corey Sandler writes that the 50's Prime Time Café ties with the Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort for the best milkshakes in Walt Disney World.<ref>Sandler (2007), p. 46.</ref>

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