A Detailed Review of Disney’s T-Rex Restaurant
With the numerous Princess dining experiences, Mickey Mouse and friends buffets, you may be wondering if there are any restaurants for those boys on your Disney vacation. T-Rex restaurant is the perfect dining experience for the fellas in your party. Found at Disney Springs, T-Rex puts you back in time when dinosaurs roamed the planet. With life-size dinosaurs stationed throughout the restaurant, you and your party will be dining among some of the most ferocious beings to ever walk the earth. Throughout your dining experience the dinosaurs will make noises, move their arms, bodies and heads. It is very impressive.
T-Rex restaurant is located in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs, close to the LEGO store and the World of Disney Store. T-Rex serves lunch from 11am until 3:55pm and dinner from 4pm until 11:30pm. The menu from lunch to supper does not change. I would recommend getting reservations ahead of time for this restaurant. When using MyDisneyExperience app to make a reservation for T-Rex you need to book at least one day in advanced. If you find yourself at Disney Springs, you can always see if they have any walk ups. If you’re there for the afternoon and want to eat there for supper, check as soon as you arrive at Disney Springs for a supper reservation and they may be able to squeeze you in. Getting a walk up reservation for that exact moment is tough. You’ll likely have luck in mid afternoon or late evening.
We dined here on our last vacation. I had the special, which was called the Triassic Trio. My plate had steak, a kabob with shrimp, peppers and zucchinni and a seafood dish, all with rice. It was delicious and plentiful. Jeff had the Boneyard Buffet: Rotisserie Chicken and slow-roasted ribs with a side of fries and coleslaw. We were both extremely full and satisfied. I was so full I opted for the sorbet sample for my dessert. A lighter choice than I normally would have gone with. Gotta love that dining plan.
T-Rex had been high on our priority list for restaurants for this trip. I thought Lincoln, who was nearly three at the time, would really love it. Turns out it was much too scary for him. The restaurant was darker than I had expected. We were seated near the open kitchen which had a lot of fire. And the dinosaurs that were around our table screeched loudly and looked a little menacing. So if you’re vacationing with toddlers and preschoolers I would recommend dining at the Rainforest Cafe over T-Rex. But if you have children 5 and up they’ll really enjoy it.
I was very impressed with this restaurant. I thought the theming was well done, with a lot of great details. We spent time wandering around the restaurant while we waited for our food. The food was delicious and we had a great server. I would strongly recommend it to any guests planning on spending some time at Disney Springs or guests staying at Saratoga Springs. Happy Planning, Friends.
How to Get Here:
Take bus transportation to Disney Springs. Once you disembark from your bus take a right and keep going right until you reach T-Rex. It will be on your right after you pass Paddlefish, a large riverboat restaurant. T-Rex is a large volcano. You can’t miss it. If you’re coming from Saratoga Springs, having walked over from the marketplace entrance, make your way past World of Disney and the LEGO store. T-Rex will be directly in front of you.
Dining Plan: 1 Meal Credit