The things we do as parents to see smiles and wonder on our children’s faces at Disney Springs…
5 years ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead eating at “one of the chain restaurants” that are prominently showcased at Downtown Disney (now called Disney Springs– FYI). Yet, after a fabulous day at Sea World, I found myself Googling “best restaurants at Downtown Disney for kids.”
What I discovered? T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs.
Did you know it’s one of the top 5 hardest reservations to get at Walt Disney World?
From the website: T-Rex is a prehistoric family adventure at Disney Springs. From the moment you walk through the doors, you will be transported to a prehistoric world filled with enormous animatronic dinosaurs and delicious entrees cooked in the Kitchen of Fire.
The dinosaurs were impressive. Especially while enduring over an hour’s wait. But, once we were seated (in a frozen cave room), the food and experience were worth it.
#dailybocaavery went gaga over the dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets and “Meteor Bites for Two” (mini doughnuts you can dip in chocolate or caramel).
I loved the “Layers of the Earth” lasagna. There was even enough left over for lunch the next day!
At the front of the Disney Springs restaurant, there is an area where your kids can “dig” for fossils. It was pouring out the night we went, so I didn’t see it until after we left.
Definitely a cool way to keep your kids occupied while you’re waiting on your food to arrive!
T-Rex Cafe is a fabulous way to cap off a fun day at an Orlando theme park. However, I definitely recommend trying to book a reservation in advance to avoid the wait…unless you plan to enjoy Disney Springs for a few hours.
I have another tip too! The restaurant is actually owned by Landry’s If you can’t get a reservation, join Landry’s Select Club for $25. You get a $25 gift card to use at their restaurants *AND* front-of-the-line perks for tables at their restaurants. That’s also good at any Landry’s location.