Lava Lounge Is Now Open at Downtown Disney

Lava Lounge Is Now Open at Downtown Disney

Changes are everywhere at Downtown Disney! One change recently opened at Rainforest Cafe. Located in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace, Rainforest Cafe is known for its fun atmosphere and  Audio-Animatronic jungle animals. It’s a great place for families. Grown-ups now can join in the fun as well. Lava Lounge is located to the left of the restaurant. Head through the cave past the Audio-Animatronic alligator. That’s where you’ll find an open air bar that is also family friendly.

The volcano at Rainforest Cafe has been updated and now spews “lava” every half hour or so. It is visible from many different spots in Downtown Disney. The idea behind Lava Lounge is that you head inside the volcano. Once you enter, there is a bar on the right. There are also tables and chairs on the side and in the back. The area isn’t huge but if you time it right you should be able to get a seat. There are a couple of TV sets over the bar and the lava theme has continued in the area.

There is a menu with appetizers and cocktails that are available only in the lounge. The menu is unique in that it contains a red liquid that is supposed to be more lava. The menus can be purchased for $20 each. You can also order from the Rainforest Cafe menu.

The staff at Lava Lounge is helpful and efficient, especially a young woman named Sam. She makes multitasking look easy and she does it all with a smile on her face. Sam is a real asset to the place. Although the bar is open air it is covered. If there is a threat of rain the staff hurries to lower the plastic sides to keep the customers dry. Once you are finished you can walk through the restaurant if you want to get a look at the animals.


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About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.