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T-Rex: A Prehistoric Family Adventure

T-Rex Café, A Prehistoric Family Adventure—A Place to Eat, Shop, Explore and Discover™.

At the T-Rex Café™, there are several life-size dinosaurs right out front, including a full-size T-Rex, over 35 feet long and 15 feet tall. But this T-Rex has competition—like a 135-foot-long replica of the Argentinosaurus, which is not only the largest dinosaur, but quite possibly also the largest and heaviest animal ever to walk the earth!

Schussler Creative, Inc., in collaboration with Landry's Restaurants, Inc., developed the amazing concept for this new dining experience. The awesome new structure has a towering ice volcanic crater, or "caldera," with cascading waterfalls, lush greenery and foliage. With some incredible lighting to add dramatic effect, it is as though you are transported back in time.

Inside there are several different environments, all designed to tell a story and provide an educational, interactive experience of the lives and times of these magnificent creatures. For example, The Ice Age Room resurrects the wooly mammoth, complete with its baby, surrounded by man-made snow. The Fern Forest Room is the home of a Triceratops and a Stegosaurus, and their babies, too.

T-Rex Café™ abounds with one amazing area after another, from the Shark Room and the Seqouia Room to the Geo-Tech Room and the Aqua Room—where you can sit in a jellyfish booth and appear to dine underwater beneath a whole school of fascinating creatures. Just off the Aqua Room, you'll be greeted by a giant animated octopus sitting on top of the Shark Bar, motioning you in for a specialty drink and a view of the 6,000-gallon shark tank.

Young fans will have a way to take home their own personal dinosaurs at Build-A-Dino™, Where Best Friendosaurs Are Made™. If this sounds like a prehistoric twist on something your kids already know and love, you're right—it was developed by Build-A-Bear Workshops®, Inc. in partnership with T-Rex. Kids (and more than a few adults like us) can choose from several prehistoric animal toys with a variety of accessories and outfits.

The geothermal region has a 'Kitchen of Fire™' with a 26-foot-high wall where you'll see lava oozing over ancient geological formations. A two-story waterfall will cascade down, mixing with hot water and sending up steam.

And from the cutting-edge kitchen facilities will emerge a wide variety of pastas, seafood, salads, signature entrées, sandwiches and delectable desserts.

Essential Information

Location: Downtown Disney Marketplace

Type: Table service

Included in Disney Dining Plan

Tips & Fun Facts

This new restaurant is popular, so visit at lunchtime when it won't be as busy.

Advanced Dining Reservations

Reservations not available until January 2009.

Reviews and Ratings

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Meals Served
Lunch, dinner

Average Cost for full meal
Under $25

Typical Menu Items
Prehistoric Pepperoni Pizza, Bronto Burger, Rocksy's Reuben, Triassic Tortellini, Fried Catfish, S'more-asaurus




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