One of the hallmarks of Disney dining is the way a meal can quickly transform into an immersive and memorable experience. From meeting characters at Magic Kingdom‘s Crystal Palace to trying sushi for the first time as a family at Morimoto Asia, to dining through a rainforest thunderstorm at Rainforest Café. Disney dining is so much more than just grabbing food on vacation. One of my family’s favorite fun table service dining spots at Disney Springs is T-REX. If you have a dinosaur lover or a Jurassic World fan in your group, this spot is a must. Here is what you need to know for your Disney dining adventure at T-REX!
Located near the Lego Store at the Disney Springs Marketplace, you’ll find this fun table service restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner daily, this restaurant runs around $15-$35 per adult and offers up typical American cuisine with menu items that can cater to anyone in your family. This is a busy spot, so be sure to secure an advanced dining reservation if dining here is on your bucket list.
This Walt Disney World dining spot is similar in design to Rainforest Café. Whereas you are immersed in a jungle theme at Rainforest Café, T-REX throws it back to the prehistoric days. Instead of gorillas and giraffes, you are surrounded by stegosaurus and T-Rex. You won’t hear a rainstorm every half hour, but you will see a meteor shower. One thing is for sure, you will be entertained and satisfied on this prehistoric family adventure.
Walking into the restaurant transports Guests from a central Florida theme park city back in time. Shop in the dino store outside the restaurant while you await your table. You’ll find Disney merch dino merch and restaurant-branded clothing, toys, and home decor. When you leave the dino store and are called to your table, take it all and enjoy views of the dining room while you walk to your table. The dining room is filled with vegetation, rock formations, fossils, insects (not real ones), and of course, animatronic dinosaurs of different species.
The menu is full of favorites, so we know you’ll find a dish or two that is perfect for any taste or craving. The menu is divided into appetizers, soups & salads, burgers & sandwiches, seafood, pasta, carnivores, sides, desserts, and drinks.
My advice is to not skip the appetizer! The Cheesy Skillet Meatballs are a must-try and are a unique appetizer option. For $16.49 this dish is simple but delectable. Made from beef meatballs, fresh mozzarella cheese, and herbed focaccia bread, this is a shareable app families love. If you are looking to pack a bigger punch in the appetizer department, order the Supersaurus Sampler. This sampler can be shared between 4 people and rings in at $32.49. Loaded down with Cheesy Skillet Meatballs, Nashville Hot Boneless Wings, Chili con Queso, Caprese Flatbread, and Mozzarella Sticks, this is a delicious shareable starter you should consider.
If we are talking soups, I recommend the French Onion Soup. This flavorful soup rings in at $13.99 and is the perfect rich and cheesy soup. If you are looking for a lighter option, try the Caesar-saurus Salad with Chicken or shrimp for $22. The Omnivore’s Delight Salad is a fresh salad of mixed greens, seasonal berries, goat cheese croutons, and apple cider vinaigrette for $18.99. You can add proteins like chicken, shrimp, or salmon for an additional fee.
If you are searching for a classic, juicy burger, try the Bronto Burger for $19.99. Made with a beef patty, and American cheese, and served on a brioche bun, this is a plain but delicious burger that is served with seasoned fries. Lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles are served on the side. You can even add mushrooms or bacon to your burger for an upcharge of $3.99. The Mushroom and Swiss Burger and the Herbivore Burger veggie burger are other similarly priced options from the burger menu.
Do you have a pasta or seafood lover in your family? If so, you are in luck. The Coconut Shrimp and the Crustacean Trio are seafood dishes loved by Guests. The crispy Coconut Shrimp are fried to perfection and served with a Sweet Thai chili dipping sauce, seasoned fries, and coleslaw for $27.99. The Crustacean Trio has an assortment of flavors like Coconut shrimp, shrimp scampi, whiskey-glazed shrimp, Raptor rice, and seasonal vegetables for $32.99. The Mushroom Ravioli with Chicken is a yummy pasta dish that comes in at $29.49.
If you are searching for a meaty main course that will keep you satisfied all day, check out the Carnivores menu. The Mes-O-Bones, Meteor Meatloaf, Tuscan Chicken, or Boneyard Buffet are all delicious dishes that are difficult to choose from. My highlight from this part of the menu is the Boneyard Buffet, which is served with a hearty helping of Fire-Roasted Rotisserie Chicken, slow-roasted St. Louis-style pork spareribs, seasoned fries, and coleslaw for only $32.99! Two adults could easily share this meal with plenty to eat. Remember, you can always add on another side dish.
Speaking of sides — diners choose from options like red-skinned potatoes, coleslaw, seasonal veggies, Raptor Rice, fries, and side salads to name just a few.
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When it comes time for dessert, opt for the Cosmic Key Lime Pie ($12.99) if you are going it alone or the Chocolate Extinction ($22.99) if you are sharing with at least three other people.
This dining experience is truly one for the books that Guests of all ages enjoy. Book your advance dining reservations for T-REX when you plan your next Disney Resort vacation. After all, this prehistoric adventure is one your family will never forget!