Tuesday, November 10, 2015

T-Rex at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, complete with roaring dinosaurs and meteor showers! Dining Review

T-Rex is such a fun place to dine!

After years of enjoying Rainforest Cafes in various places, we decided to try T-Rex on our recent trip to Walt Disney World in October, located at the newly rechristened Disney Springs.

T-Rex is similar to Rainforest as it has moving animals, but instead of jungle creatures you'll encounter dinosaurs!  Instead of rain, you'll see a meteor shower.  This restaurant, in one word, is cool.

T-Rex is hard to get a reservation for.  The reason is not just because it is popular...T-Rex is the one restaurant that doesn't allow Disney to book most of their tables.  When I worked Dining reservations, T-Rex usually only had a handful of reservations available, even 180 days out.  If you want a reservation and you don't want to wait with a pager in your hand for two hours as a walk in, there are two ways to accomplish this.

1. Book your vacation with a good travel agent...some of us have a couple of tricks up our sleeves!

2. Become a Landry's Select club member

Give yourself some time to get to T-Rex, as it is in the middle of the sprawl that makes up the ever expanding Disney Springs. 

The octopus over the bar is just simply awesome.  Moving slightly here and there, you actually sit under it!

The T-Rex dino makes for a great photo opp.

We sat in the ice cave where the meteor shower was particularly interesting, and the walls were various colors the whole time we dined.

Once we were sat, it took a long while for anyone to come to our table, and we had to be somewhere else after the meal.  Finally I said something, and then they were extremely solicitous, bending over backwards to help us and speed things up.  It would have been nice to be able to relax a bit though instead of feeling rushed.

I walked around for a bit exploring, and you should too...just make sure to go one at a time so you don't get in the servers' way. 

My daughter ordered an appetizer tower for dinner

And I ordered a pulled pork sandwich

All of our food was quite good!

Be aware when ordering a beer.  They gave me the choice of two draft sizes, I picked the larger one, and voila, I was handed a souvenir glass when we were getting ready to pay.  I had no idea I was ordering a souvenir version.  I did get to keep a cool glass so I wasn't upset, but it is significantly more costly.

If you have kids, boys, or dino enthusiasts, this is definitely a great place to experience!  Even the bathroom doors are themed!

By Lucy

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