There are two locations of Rainforest Cafe at Disney World. The first is in Animal Kingdom and the second is in Downtown Disney. My family and I ate at the Downtown Disney location.
The decor of Rainforest Cafe is the same as it is at any Rainforest Cafe. It is dark and loud, with various animals located around the restaurant. About every 45 minutes, a rainstorm occurs with thunder, flashing lights, and screaming animals. As we were walking to our table, one of the rainstorms started. My two year old freaked out when she saw and heard the gorilla. For some reason, she is terrified of primates. We were seated near an elephant, and away from the gorilla, thank goodness.
This is a table service restaurant. The American food menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, chicken, seafood, and more. The signature dessert at Rainforest Cafe is the Sparkling Volcano.
Food and Drink
I had the Caribbean coconut shrimp, which was just okay, like I expected. I honestly do not think that their food will ever be anything but mediocre. My whole family agreed that the food at T-Rex Cafe is much better. The best part is the Sparkling Volcano. If you have never been to a Rainforest Cafe, the Volcano consists of a chocolate brownie cake tower topped with ice cream, caramel, and chocolate sauce, and a silver foil sparkler on top. The servers make a big deal of it when one is delivered by shouting “Volcano!” at the top of their lungs.
We were seated pretty quickly and our server came over right away. Because it is so loud, it is difficult to hear your server very well. She smiled the entire time and seemed very friendly, but I couldn’t really have a conversation with her.
Obviously, I am not a big fan of Rainforest Cafe. When I go to Walt Disney World, I would rather try new and different restaurants that are quieter and have better food.