"A wild place to shop and eat" at this popular themed restaurant.
Reservations are recommended.
Disney Dining Plan Accepted.
I have been to the Rainforest Cafe at the Animal Kingdom a couple of times. Once as a novelty and once because I thought it would be easy with a tiny one. Both times, I left thinking it was just ok.
The food was basically just food. When you are in Disney, there are so many good options that you should try to skip the mediocre ones like this if possible. We also found the service to be so-so, which can be hard when you have a kid that needs to eat right away.
Speaking of my daughter, she did have a hard time at the Rainforest Cafe when she was 4. It was a little too loud and the animals moving around frightened her. I was actually surprised that she was so scared. Unfortunately, it made for a difficult experience.
If you are eating at the Rainforest Cafe, I recommend trying to make a reservation, It does tend to get busy.
We decided to stop here before we left Animal Kingdom and we didn't regret it. I thought the wait would have been too long as there was a line to get in, but it wasn't bad. You can walk around the store while you wait or check out the neat fish tanks right before you go into the restaurant. The atmosphere was really interesting and there was always something to see whether it be the animals or the rainstorms. The service was great and our waitress was excellent, although she did apologize for being absent for a little bit but we didn't even notice. We just enjoyed relaxing, eating and seeing what was happening around us with all the cool themes. Definitely one dining stop you have to make in Disney!
We eat here pretty much every time we come to Disney but this time I have to call out our server, Anthony, who was excellent. He took care of everything we needed and made sure our son had crayons to color with and the drinks stayed full. As always we'll be back. The kids also loved the environment, it was their favorite part, the sounds and decor make you feel like you're really in a rainforest.
Our friends didn't recommend this place to us so we were expecting really bad service and food. But we were shocked to find out the following: this place is amazing. Coming into it, we were greeted by a staff member who followed us to our table. It felt like a high-end restaurant. She took our order and 10 minutes later, we got our food. It was hot and fresh and really delicious. The kids also loved the experience, the staff was quite opened to play and chat with them, so they had much fun. At checkout, we got a family discount for having 2 kids, 15%, which made our day! You won't regret going here.
There are 2 rainforest cafe's in WDW, THIS is the one to go to. Most people dont know but you DO NOT need park admission to go to this restaurant, hence the crowds are usually lower. However this is one of the only full service restaurants in Animal Kingdom so it does get the rush at the normal meal times.
Food is your normal american fare so dont expect anything more than a more expensive version of TGIFridays. You're here for the ambiance and theme, and boy does it fit in with Animal Kingdom!
Service and food have always been better for me in this location as well. I think they get over worked with the corwds at Downtown Disney & just cant keep up most days. This can be most true when you go up to the elephant and they tell you its a 2 hour wait. After 2 hours waiting & the service/food is lacking you have a problem.
All in all dont expect anything special with the food but if you have to go to a rainforest cafe (a tradition for me & my family on the last day) go to this one for a better experience.
We went because it was our daughters pick for her 5th birthday. We had heard some negative reviews from friends so wasn't expecting much. We were surprised. This was the best dinner of our whole trip. The staff was very attentive and played and talked to the kids. The food was excellent and very clean. We have since been back twice with large parties and got the same great experience.
I"ve always wanted ot go to the Rainforest Cafe, we have one a little over an hour from us, but have never been there. So, when we were at Animal Kingdom and heading for dinner, I said we had to go.
The food is your average menu, you can get sandwiches, pasta meals, wings and the such. The prices are a bit higher, but again you're getting a show too. You're in the rainforest eating dinner. The portions were hearty.
When the rain starts, so does the thunder and lightening. it was neat hearing all the animals and birds too. The atmosphere keeps you in the vacation mood of being in Animal Kingdom.
The waitstaff was very pleasant. We had an excellent waitress who entertained our kids with stories of her rainforest experience.
It really was like you were eating in the Rainforest. And I really liked how the room came alive with all the animals moving and the light/sound effects. The food was very good! They offered large size portions! It can get a bit noisy in the restaurant. I loved the variety of drinks along with the cups that light up!
We took the family to eat the Rainforest Cafe. I was so excited for the kids. It didn't take long to realize that only the older kids would enjoy the atmosphere. The really loud thunder and lightning and the animals noises freaked out my little guy. The food was good, but pricey as expected, and the "volcano!" dessert was delicious! Sign up for their newsletter before you go to get a coupon.
The food at the Rainforest Cafe is okay, but nothing special. Since it is one of the more inexpensive places to eat, it was pretty busy. However we did enjoy our dining experience. The decor is pretty cool and we really enjoyed the fish tanks. It was a nice place to take a break and eat a meal.
We visited the Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom for dinner after a day in the park. We waited quite a while for our table even though we had reservations. Even though most of the other sections in the back were empty, they stuck us in the center of the main dining room. The restaurant is loud as it is, but every time it would "storm" it was so noisy I couldn't hear myself talking. The food was just ok and very expensive.
My kids are big Rainforest Cafe fans (we have one just down the street from us) and so I figured it would be fun to eat at the Rainforest Cafe while we were at Animal Kingdom. I learned a LONG time ago that you pay for the atmosphere when you go. The food is not great and is incredibly overpriced, but the kids love it when the rainforest came alive. This location is comparable to other Rainforest Cafe locations we have been to. The only difference is that they are not allowed to serve the Volcano dessert with sparklers like they do at other locations. Prime seating locations are anywhere near the actual animals so that you can actually experience the rainforest as it comes alive and it never hurts to ask! I was also surprised to find that we could earn Landry's Select points using our card on our visit here! Younger children may not like the loud sounds and animals.
The prices are a little high in my opinion for the type of food you receive. I know you pay for the atmosphere and that is why we do continue to visit the Rainforest Cafe when we go. If/when my kids grow out of this we will stop going. It is fun but just a little to pricey for me.
We loved our meal at Rainforest Cafe! We had one near us in our mall that we were sad to see go, so we had to try the one in Disney! One of my daughters had a cocktail, which she said was delicious. The Pastalaya was a favorite as well as the lobster special they had going with a lobster tail as well as lobster mac and cheese! Absolutely divine and cant wait to return!!
I love the atmosphere in this restaurant, it is very kid friendly. Every time we have eaten here it takes a while for our food to come out so it is nice to have the kids entertained. The food is pretty good, I really enjoyed the turkey wrap and my husband liked the oriental salad. The favorite part for our boys was eating the volcano dessert, it was HUGE and easily could feed four people. I like eating here but it's not a must do on our trip to Disney.
This was our first visit to a Rainforest Cafe and we weren't sure what to expect. As soon as we entered, we loved it! You are surrounded by such detail, you forget you are in a restaurant. My two year old loved the animals and the food was amazing! We will definitely visit again!
We went when my daughter was 4. the atmosphere was great. however we had to carry my daughter in kicking and screaming. It was to realistic for her. The staff was great and sat us in a location where she couldn't see all of the animalrs. We made it thgh rough the meal. The food as okay. the portions were okay.
Going to disney world can be costly,but this cafe wasn't to hard on my budget,the good thing was is there vegaterian food,My 14 year old has decided not to eat meat,we where unsure if the place would have a vegaterian option but it sure did they even gave her some fruit to go with it as well,it was a really nice experance,our waitress suggested a bunch of food just for her and what she would like.She also helped us with differnt chocies in the end we order a bunch of food and split it we got the lave nachos,they were good simple nacho and cheese,I do have to warn you watch out for the raging thunder bufflo wings there a bit hot,honestly way to hot for me,but great if your into spicy food,the salad we had was so good it was china island salad,much differnt then your basic salad,but that's what made it so good,I never heard of it till I went to the Rainforest cafe,and it was very odd but one of my favs weird combo but works fish tacos sounds so odd together,but so darn good,I tryed to make it after having it at disney world but mine sucks compared to there's.The staff is great friendly,great with children as a mother of 5 daughters they never shut up (LOL) the waitress didn't mind,she thought they were funny and cute,the decorations were awesome.
We've been to this particular Rainforest Cafe on several occasions. My advise would be to not take really small children here or ones that do not like a lot of noise. This restaurant can get very noisy, between the crowds, animal/jungle noises and the music. That being said, if the noise isn't an issue, it can be an entertaining place with a lot going on. The food is middle of the line in my opinion and a bit pricey too.
We went there in May of 2012. The food was ok nothing special. It was extremey busy there so it was hard to hear in there. The decor is awesome and kids really enjoy it. The fish tanks are pretty and the animation animals are awesome and it entertains the kids during dinner.