Review: Rainforest Cafe

Photo by: Marc Uchman

Photo by: Marc Uchman

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.

Ambiance

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.

Photo by: Marc Uchman

Photo by: Marc Uchman

Menu

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.

Photo by:  Marc Uchman

Photo by: Marc Uchman

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.

Photo by:  Marc Uchman

Photo by: Marc Uchman

Service

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.

Photo by: Marc Uchman

Photo by: Marc Uchman

Overall

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.

Alexia is a fan of all things Disney, especially the food!  When she is not helping plan magical vacations you can find her on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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