The 50's Prime Time Cafe opened with the rest of the (then) Disney-MGM Studios on October 1, 1989 . The table service restaurant is themed like a 1950's family kitchen, and the servers play the roll of guest's family members. The combination of a high level of theming and nostalgia led the 50's Prime Time Cafe to be an immediate success. In fact, the popularity of the restaurant led to another nostalgically themed table service restaurant- the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant . Although the restaurant has not seen any major changes since it opened, in 2011 the 50's Prime Time Cafe eliminated its separate lunch and dinner menus .