Disney sure knows how to create a memorable experience!  You’ll feel like you’ve gone back to the dinosaur era when you dine at the popular T-Rex at Downtown Disney. This Orlando family restaurant serves a variety of American fare for lunch and dinner, and even has its own Dino-store so you can bring home souvenirs for the family.   You’ll find “gifts fit for any paleontologist” and even Build-A-Dino® By Build-A-Bear Workshop®!

The dinosaur theme is great fun, and was created by the same people behind the Rainforest Café.  The life-size animatronic creatures include dinosaurs such as stegosaurus, triceratops, woolly mammoths, and the famous namesake, the T-Rex.  And, there are many other wondrous creatures within this elaborate décor that includes geysers, jungle greenery, and even massive flames spewing from the Kitchen of Fire!

The food features a great variety of dishes for all, from ‘prehistoric’ pizzas, Brachiosaurus Bruschetta, Giganotosaurus Burger, along with many other sandwich, steak, and seafood dishes.  There’s a kid’s menu, and if you have any special dietary needs or allergies, they are happy to accommodate you; just let them know when making your reservation, which can be made up to 180 days in advance.

Make sure you check out the interactive T-REX experience in the Paleo Zone.  This is one of the few restaurants where you can even get learn something – a pre-history lesson watching their Paleo Screens.  There’s also an opportunity to go on an archaeological Discovery Dig or pan for treasures in Discovery Creek.

At T-REX, you can eat, shop, explore and discover!

$$-$$$, casual dress, American cuisine, reservations recommended 407-828-8739, full bar, open for lunch and dinner
LOCATION: Downtown Disney Marketplace
ADDRESS: 1800 East Buena Vista Drive,Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 – (407) 828-8739
Service Type: Full Service
Price Range: entrees from $15-$35.99