Dining with the Dinos at T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

Dining with the Dinos at T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney was such a fun experience. T-Rex Cafe is so much more than a restaurant. If you’re looking for a full sensory dining experience, the T-Rex Cafe is sure to please. Before entering the restaurant, we walked under a life size T-Rex skeleton, and knew we were about to experience something very special.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

The restaurant is full of sights and sounds that take you back to the Prehistoric Age. Laura (Mom) and I were completely caught off guard by how realistic the life size dinosaurs all looked. They moved and roared much like we imagine they did over 65 million years ago.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

Our table was located in a very special room that got dark and experienced a meteor shower every 20 minutes. It was very cool and if you ever visit T-Rex Cafe, be sure to ask if there is a table available under the meteor showers. We were seated right next to a giant Woolly Mammoth that came to life when we least expected it. It was a bit startling the first time, but after that we were looking forward to it.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

The dining room next to us was engulfed in prehistoric ice, complete with frozen dinosaur skeletons. Laura and I were amazed by how realistic it looked, and will definitely ask to be seated in the ice room on our next visit.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

While the dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures are all pretty amazing, we did after all go to T-Rex for the food. The dino themed menu was a lot of fun to read, with dishes like Mega Mess-O-Bones, Woolly Mammoth Chicken, and Jurassic Shrimp Skewers to choose from. We started off our meal with a an appetizer called Supersaurus Sampler. I think the “super” in Supersaurus stands for the super large quantity of food that you get.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

The Sampler included some of T-Rex favorites like Pepper Jack Quesa with tortilla chips, Brachiosaurus Bruschetta, T-Rexadillas, and Onion Rings. For an additional cost we could have added Ribs to the Sampler. Everything was delicious, with the Brachiosaurus Bruschetta being a favorite for both of us, although the T-Rexadillas are a close second. This appetizer had generous portions and would be plenty of food for four people.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

Mom really enjoyed her Paleo Shrimp which was linguini tossed in a pomodoro cream sauce and topped with Parmesan crusted shrimp. It was a very generous portion that could satisfy the heartiest of appetites. My Woolly Mammoth Chicken was absolutely wonderful. It was both colorful and delicious, loaded up with 2 large chicken breasts, lots of fresh veggies and garlic mashed potatoes, all cooked to perfection.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

I have to admit that I was a bit surprised by just how good the food was. I went in expecting that the experience itself would outshine the food, but that wasn’t the case. The menu had a wonderful variety and included options to please even the pickiest of kids.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

If you’re visiting Downtown Disney without the kids, you might want to stop in and enjoy the bar. It’s a pretty neat place to have a drink, with a giant sized octopus looming overhead. Before our meal, I enjoyed one of their signature drinks called the Lava Flow. It was a delicious blend of Malibu Coconut Rum, and pina colada mix topped with strawberry puree.

T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney

As mom and I enjoyed our meals, taking in all the amazing sights and sounds of the restaurant, I began to feel a little guilty for not having my nieces and nephew with me. They would have flipped over this restaurant, so I can’t wait to make another trip to Kissimmee and take them with us. One thing I would like to note is that the dining experience at T-Rex Cafe could be a bit overwhelming for young children or those who have sensory sensitivity. There was a young boy seated next to us who was having a bit of a melt down.

Disclosure: We dined as guests of T-Rex Cafe. However, all thoughts are completely my own.

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  1. says

    We are headed to Disney to celebrate our tenth anniversary in four weeks. Our children are 3 and almost 5 and they would love it! We ate at the Rainforest in Animal Kingdom last year and they loved the thunderstorms, I was quite surprised :) Thanks for sharing, we will be adding this to our to-do list!

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