AMC dine-in theater in Downtown Disney

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AMC dine-in theater in Downtown Disney

Has anyone been to the AMC dine-in theater in Downtown Disney?
We will be in Disney world in two weeks yay I am trying to plan a few fun activities that we've never done before.

I thought lunch or dinner, while watching the new Disney movie "Frozen" would be a nice addition to our Disney vacation.
I would appreciate any opinions from people who have gone to the theater.

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Sorry I don't have any insight about the theater itself, but with the Thanksgiving influx of guests and the fact that it is opening weekend for Frozen, I think I would try to wait as long as possible to go. I don't know how crowded the theater gets normally, but I would expect this combination of factors to draw a sizable crowd.

How long are you staying? Any other definite plans put together? We arrive Nov. 30 and come home Dec. 10. I just posted a pre-trip if you want to see if we have any overlapping activities.

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My boyfriend and I loved the dine-in theatre! You get big comfy chairs and a button to call your server. Only thing I disliked is that you had to sit all the way up to use the table. Make sure you get something filling. I got the chicken tenders and I was getting hungry after the movie ended. We saw Despicable Me 2. We want to do it again.

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alicemouse wrote:
Sorry I don't have any insight about the theater itself, but with the Thanksgiving influx of guests and the fact that it is opening weekend for Frozen, I think I would try to wait as long as possible to go. I don't know how crowded the theater gets normally, but I would expect this combination of factors to draw a sizable crowd.

How long are you staying? Any other definite plans put together? We arrive Nov. 30 and come home Dec. 10. I just posted a pre-trip if you want to see if we have any overlapping activities.

That's a good point about opening weekend. We would probably go on a weekday so maybe it would be less crowded.
This theater has an 18+age policy. Minors may go to the theater but only if accompanied by an adult. I was hoping the age requirement and the atmosphere might make people with children want to go to another theater. If we go and it's too busy, we'll go back to Disney~ win, win laugh

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My boyfriend and I loved the dine-in theatre! You get big comfy chairs and a button to call your server. Only thing I disliked is that you had to sit all the way up to use the table. Make sure you get something filling. I got the chicken tenders and I was getting hungry after the movie ended. We saw Despicable Me 2. We want to do it again.

Thanks for the info awesome

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I really like Amc dine in. Never did it at Disney though. Try the chicken with Mac and cheese.

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AnnielovesDisney wrote:
alicemouse wrote:
Sorry I don't have any insight about the theater itself, but with the Thanksgiving influx of guests and the fact that it is opening weekend for Frozen, I think I would try to wait as long as possible to go. I don't know how crowded the theater gets normally, but I would expect this combination of factors to draw a sizable crowd.

How long are you staying? Any other definite plans put together? We arrive Nov. 30 and come home Dec. 10. I just posted a pre-trip if you want to see if we have any overlapping activities.

That's a good point about opening weekend. We would probably go on a weekday so maybe it would be less crowded.
This theater has an 18+age policy. Minors may go to the theater but only if accompanied by an adult. I was hoping the age requirement and the atmosphere might make people with children want to go to another theater. If we go and it's too busy, we'll go back to Disney~ win, win laugh

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My boyfriend and I loved the dine-in theatre! You get big comfy chairs and a button to call your server. Only thing I disliked is that you had to sit all the way up to use the table. Make sure you get something filling. I got the chicken tenders and I was getting hungry after the movie ended. We saw Despicable Me 2. We want to do it again.

Thanks for the info awesome

You're welcome! You pay for the movie tickets which was only like $25 or so for both of us then we paid for the food once we ordered it. It's just like a normal restaurant. You can browse what they have at their website.

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I have the experience fun, the food completely forgettable. Really nothing that special. Enjoyed it once, but I probably won't do it again.

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The best thing about it is the people in front and behind you are so far away they can't possibly bother you. And the sound is so loud you don't hear any chatting.

The Cinema Suites are really nice. The Fork and Screen less so.

You're right the food is pretty bad. But that Grilled Chicken with mac and cheese is pretty good. Also it's nice to have a real drink or a beer in a real glass in a movie. And having a waiter get you popcorn is pretty cool. Damn, we're spoiled.

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I haven't been there, but only because our trips are usually shorter and there's not really time to fit in a movie. I think that if you have enough time that it's a great way to spend an afternoon or evening!

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That's a long trip, rainy day thing.

Mini golf is another thing I never have time for. And bowling.

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We're going to decide once we get there if we are going to add this to our schedule. We both really want to see "Frozen" and it's something fun we haven't done before on a Disney vacation.

We would buy the tickets beforehand so we can pick out and reserve our seats prior to getting there. I'm a little disappointed that they only have the Forks & Screens at the DTD location. I was looking forward to those big luxury recliners at Cinema Suites biggrin

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So am also thinking about doing this but in July....Was wondering how loud it is and if the servers get in the way of watching the movie and asking you what you want to eat or drink...do they get everyone before the start of the movie? and than they disappear...or are they always available.....

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they have a little button so you can call them, it lights up at the back of the theatre to tell them who wants them. We have been twice now, we order before the film and they bring the food when its done. the first time the girl did come back while the movie was on to ask if we needed anything and it peed me off cause it was at a good bit of the film, the second time they left us alone Smile

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We've gone to these in St. Louis with AMC, and they're fun but also very expensive when you add up the food and everything. The food is still pretty basic, but it was fun. We lucked out last summer and had a theater to ourselves, which made it silly to have a waiter just for us. We got a lot of soda refills. I wouldn't say it's amazing but it can be fun to try.

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My boyfriend and I had just done this to see Frozen. It was great! Try to get there early, other wise you may end up eating in the dark. Not fun lol You get reserved seats when you buy the tickets.