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T-REX: Disney Springs Dinosaur Restaurant

While there are many great restaurants at Disney Springs, not all of them are “fun” for kids. One of our favorites to bring the family to is T-REX. This Disney Springs dinosaur restaurant allows kids to eat their favorite food among a lively bunch of prehistoric creatures.

T-REX Disney Springs Dinosaur Restaurant

T-REX: Disney Springs Dinosaur Restaurant

Located at the Marketplace section of Disney Springs, T-REX is a favorite restaurant for families who are dining with small children who love dinosaurs.

Similar to Rainforest Cafe, T-Rex features an interactive dining experience where prehistoric creatures like Tyrannosaurus and Mastadon.

Paleo Zone

Depending on your wait, kids can spend time digging for fossils and treasures in the Paleo Zone.

Yes, they will get a little dirty, but they can wash up before dinner.

Bar at Disney Springs T-Rex Cafe

T-Rex Bar

If you aren’t dining with the kids, but want to grab a drink somewhere, there is a really cool bard inside T-Rex.

The bar makes it look like you are underwater with an enormous octopus & jellyfish floating above you.

It is probably the most beautiful bar at Disney Springs.

Dining in the Ice Cave

There are two dining spots inside T-REX, the Ice Cavern and the Fern Forest.

If you have kids who might easily scare when the dinosaurs come to life, you should ask to be seated in the Ice Cave.

It is beautiful and calming. Kids can still walk over to see the dinosaurs come to life in the Fern Forest during the course of dinner.

T-Rex Cafe

Dining among the Dinosaurs in the Fern Forest

Just past the Ice Caverns is where you will find the dinosaurs!

You will find different types of dinosaurs perched around the restaurant and at different points during your meal, they will come to life!

T Rex at TRex Cafe

Every 20 minutes there will be a meteor shower complete with the feeling of the Earth rumbling and the sounds of explosions.

Children who are easily frightened might be caught off guard by this so be sure to prepare them in advance.

For most children, it is fun, but we know that there are kids out there who startle easily.

T-REX Menu

When it comes to the T-REX menu, it is very similar to the food at Rain Forest Cafe.

You will find typical American favorites, like chicken, steak, and fish alongside quesadillas and chicken wings.

Kids can enjoy items like corn dogs, chicken strips, macaroni & cheese and burgers.

You will be paying a premium for the food. Just consider that you are really paying for the experience of dining in a Disney Springs dinosaur restaurant.

Because T-REX is part of the Disney dining plan, you can use your table service credit for meals.

If you have Disney Gift Cards, you can also use them to pay for your meal.

landry's card

Getting a Discount at T-REX

If not using the Disney dining plan, consider joining the Landy’s Select Club.

If you hit more than one of their restaurants (it includes Rainforest Cafe) during your stay, you might find that it saves you money.

Have you been to T-REX Disney Springs location? What did you think?

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Cindy Martinez

Thursday 18th of August 2016

This is one of my favorite places! Try to get a table in the color-changing ice cave. But also be sure to look around at all the different sections. Absolutely fun, but noisy!


Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

You are right. It is loud but totally worth it!

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