There are so many people out there that are HUGE fans of Disney World. I have been there 3 times before, once when I was really young, once when I was there for a high school band trip, and once with my husband and family when we started dating. In 2016, we finally took a trip Disney World as a family, and it was so much fun. One of my bucket list stops was the T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs. As a huge fan of dinosaurs, it was the perfect place for me.
We were on a road trip from our home because of our oldest son looking for college. After 3 days and 3 colleges, we finally made it to Florida. We checked into our hotel at Universal Studios, then headed out to Disney Springs for our dinner.
One of the things I liked about Disney Springs is the ease of navigating the parking garages. One of the things that I found overwhelming at first when planning our trip was how big Disney Springs seemed on the map. So when we found out that the parking garages were clearly marked with different fruit names, it became less overwhelming. So after finding a spot, we went on a stroll to the T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs.
A Look At The T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs:
I also have a second warning regarding heading to the restaurant: look forward only, do not let the shops on the way distract you from your destination. We were almost late to our check-in because there was so much to see. Let’s start with the entrance, it definitely catches your eyes.
Let me point out the philosophy of the T-Rex Cafe: A Prehistoric Family Adventure. It delivers on that and so much more!
So while we were waiting to be called, we had a chance to view all the fun things in the gift shop.
Yeah, very distracting, as is the really awesome dinosaurs. But, at the same time, there is a downside to this restaurant. If you have any kind of sensory issues, then the T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs may not be be for you. Between the lights and sounds, it can be quite overwhelming. Young kids may become frightened, so make sure you know how your child will react first.
After a short wait, we were taken to our table. I loved how different the seating areas were, and how each area had SO much to look at.
I enjoyed my adult beverage with its souvenir cup. Yes, my name is Jennifer and I am a souvenir junkie!
After much deliberation, I decided to order the pulled pork sandwich. I would love to share a picture with you, but I ate it before I could take a picture. Trust me when I say it was DELICIOUS! And my youngest, who was always a fussy eater, enjoyed his meal as well.
So while we were waiting for our meal, we got to witness the “meteor shower”. It was loud, and noisy, and a lot of fun! Lights flickering, dinosaur roars, and a cool mist. Here is a picture from the cave next to where we were sitting.
After we were done eating and were digesting a bit, I walked around and took a few more pictures.
There really is so much to look at, sometimes you don’t know where to start. And, of course, I had to run outside and take a picture of this guy.
All in all, visiting the T-Rex Cafe in Disney Springs was a fun experience that was just the beginning of our amazing stay in Universal Studios Orlando. It should be added to your list of family-friendly stops when you are in the Orlando area.
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