“Travel back 200 million years for a Jurassic adventure and megalosaurus-sized eats.” (Excerpt Walt Disney World Resort)
Disney Springs is home to many restaurants including one that provides your group with a prehistoric family adventure – T-Rex! At T-Rex, you’ll dine with woolly mammoths, pterosaurs, giant caterpillars and, yes, even a 15 foot tall T-Rex! There are several themed rooms ranging from the color-changing ice cavern to a fern forest and no matter where you are seated, you are welcome to walk around and explore. During your dining adventure, the dinosaurs come to life and you’ll see a meteor shower across the “sky”.
DIStracted Tip: Some young children may be frightened by the dinosaurs or loud noises; however, most seem to take them in stride.
We have dined at T-Rex many times since its opening in October, 2008 and have had great experiences each time. Our most recent experience was no different. Immediately upon being seated in the fern forest, our server was there to take our drink orders and hand us our menus. At the time, there was an insert in the menu offering a collectible dino cup filled with an Icee or a 21 oz. celebration or lightning glass filled with a non-alcoholic drink of your choice.
T-Rex serves dino-mite dishes such as chicken T-Rexadillas, Jurassic salad, Guac-asaurus Burger, Mastadon Stuffed Chicken,Mega Mes-O-Bones, Seismic Atlantic Salmon, and Prehistoric Pasta with Shrimp or Chicken. With its extensive menu, T-Rex is sure to please herbivores, omnivores and carnivores alike! It didnt’ take long for the three of us to make our entree selections. The rumbling in my stomach urged me to order the Supersaurus Sampler: Chili con Queso Dip, Bruschetta, T-Rexadillas, onion rings. The menu says that this sampler plate is enough to feed four and they weren’t kidding. There was a lot of food!
DIStracted Tip: For an additional $7.99, the server can add a St. Louis style pork spareribs to the Supersaurus Sampler.
My husband, John, selected the Lasagna: Tomato, meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese. The lasagna came with a piece of focaccia bread and, as you can see, the portion was quite large.
For his entree, my son, Hunter, went with the Fire-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken: Half of a chicken, red skinned mashed potatoes, choice of a side. He does not like mashed potatoes and asked the server if it would be possible to substitute waffle fries and they said absolutely. The meal came with two sides and he couldn’t make up his mind what he wanted and just said “chips”. The server laughed and said a side of fries and a side of chips. You got it!
We all dug in and everything was so good! There was so much food on the Supersaurus Sampler and there was no way that I could finish it on my own. John sampled a few things but had his own plate of lasagna. The portion of lasagna was very big but because it was so delicious, John ate every single bite. Hunter’s Fire-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken was fabulous. The skin was crispy and the meat was tender and juicy. The chips that he spontaneously ordered were, well, just chips, but the waffle fries were great.
During this trip, we were on the Disney Dining Plan which meant, in addition to the entree and a non-alcoholic drink, each of us were entitled to a dessert. Hunter knew immediately what he wanted to order. Meteor Donut Bites: Chocolate and vanilla donut holes, powdered sugar, caramel and chocolate sauces. I’m looking at the menu and it now says that these were for two but I know that they allowed Hunter to order them for himself. You may notice that there is a candle in the middle of one of the bites. We were celebrating Hunter’s birthday and the servers came out singing.
My husband and I decided to share the Ice Age Indulgence (for Two): Layers of ice cream sandwiches, fudge sauce, whipped topping, Heath Bar Crunch®. Good heavens, the desserts were good! Drool worthy for sure!
During the entire meal, our server came to our table and made sure that our drinks were refilled, the plates were taken away when needed, extra napkins were given, etc. He was very attentive and deserved a great tip. After scanning our Magic Bands and leaving the tip, we went into the store connected to the restaurant to have a look around.
The t-shirts that they had for sell were absolutely hilarious! These are just a few. The others were just as cute.
Also located in the store is a Build A Dino area.
If your children want to have a hands on prehistoric experience, take them to the Paleo Zone there in the store. They can unearth the past on the Discovery Dig, explore hidden treasures in the mine, and pan for precious stones and fossils in Discovery Creek. For more information, click this link.
T-Rex really is a place that the entire family can enjoy! “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.” (Excerpt from trexcafe.com)
DIStracted Tip: Disney only books 10% of T-Rex’s reservations. The direct number for the restaurant is (407) 828-8739. You may call this number and schedule a reservation and still be able to use your Disney Dining Plan.
Have you dined or shopped at T-Rex in Disney Springs? Let us know about your experience in the Comments Section below. If you haven’t yet eaten there, you really should! You’re sure to have a roarin’ good time!
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