Mom And Son On Run
  • On Apr 5, 2010
    Mary Asked

    Planing on going to Downtown Disney for some Disney Quest fun! Would you recommend dinner at the Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex? My boys will be 9 & 11...You guys are the BEST!!!

    Hi, Mary!  I have three girls, so I called my brother, who has two boys, to ask him which of the two his kids would prefer.  And then my nine year old said, "I could have told you that, Mom" when I got the answer.

    Hands down - from both nephews and my nine year old daughter - T-Rex.  The menus are similar, and the portion size the same (gigantic).  The atmosphere is really the selling point here.  At the Rainforest Cafe, you literally enter a rainforest, complete with animals and plants you might find if you took a wrong turn on your way to Disney Quest and ended up in a tropical rainforest.  About every 20 minutes or so, a rain storm hits, causing the animals to become agitated, and the restaurant to shake with the thunder and lightening.  It can be scary for younger boys, but all of my kid experts thought your guys are old enough to weather the storm.

    T-Rex features those prehistoric creatures that love to pretend that instead of being there to eat dinner, you are there AS dinner!  You'll hear growling and roaring, and some of the sights you'll see are kind of cool - like the ice age area and the area where you feel like you are under the sea.  The thing that won my daughters over at this restaurant is the Build-a-Dinosaur section, but the boys enjoyed that part as well.

    I hope whichever restaurant you choose, your little guys will be very happy with the experience!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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