With the continued hype of Jurassic Park movies, it’s no doubt that the T-Rex restaurant in Disney Springs is still as popular as ever! This dinosaur-themed restaurant is sure to excite the kids in your group and equally satisfy the taste buds of the adults.
Open for lunch and dinner, T-Rex is a table service dining location with an extensive menu. As simple as burgers and fries, to seafood and steaks, to salads and pastas, there is something for everyone! The kids also have some of the most extensive menu options I’ve seen.
As you check-in at the podium, you will not miss the 15 foot T-Rex proudly on display as you get ready for an exciting dinner. To your left, you will see the beginning of the themed rooms throughout the restaurant, a room, and bar with giant octopus tentacles overhead and a fish tank as the backdrop. As you continue to walk though, other themed areas including a color-changing ice cavern and a fern forest with giant wasps will not go unnoticed. To keep you completely immersed, every 20 minutes the entire restaurant comes alive as a meteor shower gets every prehistoric creature to react.
Such a variety of food will have you second-guessing what to try this visit. You may want to consider splitting with someone so you can try a couple of different tastes they have to offer. From the Mega Mes-O-Bones ribs to the Prehistoric Pasta with Chicken, the portion size will not leave you feeling hungry. There is also a variety of prehistoric drink options to enjoy as you dine, from a glass of wine to a Candy Apple Cotton-tini, there is a drink for satisfying all. You do not want to skip dessert either! My favorite (which is made to feed up to four guests), is the Chocolate Extinction. With some fudge cake, ice cream, caramel, and bits of Butterfinger crumbs, this dessert had me eating my husband’s portion as well….do not miss this!!
As you exit, stop at their Dino-Store to check out unique merchandise the kids will love. They are sure to find a great souvenir to bring home. If they like Build-A-Bear, they will love the chance to Build-A-Dino as a way to remember this fun dining experience. If you want to skip the shopping experience, at least check out the Paleo Zone, a hands-on experience where the kids will enjoy digging for hidden dinosaur fossils. They can also pan for treasure in Discovery Creek or check out the interactive displays to learn about “the time before time”.
This location does take reservations starting at 180 days from your trip. It can be quite the popular spot, so make sure you have your Me and the Mouse Travel Specialist add this as one of your choices for dining during your stay. I personally love to put it on our radar for an Animal Kingdom park day…it really ties in our day in the park and extends it to the evening hours!