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Rainforest Café

Rainforest Café at Animal Kingdom is the only independent restaurant attached to one of the Walt Disney World parks. It is actually one of two Rainforest Café locations on Walt Disney World property with the other being part of the Downtown Disney shopping complex. It does fill a need at Animal Kingdom, though, as it is the only table service restaurant at the park.

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  • Location: To the left of the entry gates, outside of the park.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: 10% off regular price of entrees.
  • Reservations: Online or call (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days before your visit.
 
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Rainforest Cafe is a large chain restaurant in more than a dozen states (though Walt Disney World's two locations are the only ones in the Southeast) and it has a typical mid-level restaurant menu. The differentiation is in the restaurant's decoration and attitude. Breakfast is a restrained affair with only ten options or so (including most of the staples of a restaurant breakfast). With lunch the menu explodes with dozens of options in all areas of cuisine. While everybody in your party is likely to find something they like, none of it will be noteworthy (though at Animal Kingdom the competition is almost all counter service fast food, so it is comparatively excellent).

 

 

You can download a sample menu from the Rainforest Cafe Web site; note that prices are generally higher at the Disney locations.

If a menu is presented here it is for guidance purposes only. Menus can change without notice and at some restaurants daily. If you have specific dietary needs or questions it is best to contact the restaurant directly for information. If you'd like to notify us that a menu has changed, or you can provide the complete information, please let us know through our email form.

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The following are recent reviews for Rainforest Café from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


Average Reviewer Rating: 3.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 53.2 out of 5
Number of Rainforest Cafe Reviews: 19
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   July 4, 2008 week and Feb. 27, 2009 weekend
Reviewer: DVCmom Alabama     March 19, 2009
Reservations:
NONE - and got in in Feb. for lunch
Service:
VERY good. We were seated quickly. Our server was outstanding.
Price:
We were on the deluxe plan so that was not an issue
Food:
My husband has ordered pizza both times and still thinks it is WONDERFUL. He never finishes it. My daughter is over the age limit for a kid's meal but still wanted the pasta dish and they let her. She loved it - ate it all and she's a light eater. I had salad first trip. It is HUGE (like your grandmom's serving bowl). Very tasty. This last trip I tried the veggie burger. It was much better than the usual WDW Boca burger. It was a thick and juicy mushroom burger. YUM!
Atmosphere:
Loud and entertaining. We really enjoy the fish and the decorations. Gotta look at the bar stools on your way in/out! I really want a few for my house!!!
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   October 2007
Reviewer: pioneerduster Lake Arrowhead, CA     November 04, 2007
We stopped in for a breakfast shake at the bar. I had the Sheba (Oreo cookies) and my wife had an orange type. Overall good stuff, we got them to go in a Styrofoam cup which was nice. Our server was new and pretty slow considering we were the only people at the bar.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   December 28, 2005
Reviewer: BigStan727 Burbank, IL near Midway airport     January 22, 2006
We had prority seating but had to wait in line 15 minutes just to let the check-in girl know. We were seated under a mechanical gorilla, female I think, and waited and waited and ... well you get the picture. Finally our waitress arrived and apologised saying something about a three table simultaneous seating by the hostess. Well we ordered. I played it safe as I could calorie-wise this time after having bacon and eggs in the morning at the Africa counter restaurant Tusker House. I ordered the Hong Kong chicken stir fry and it was surprisingly good. It had a slightly sweet Hoisin ginger sauce on the chicken and vegetables on jasmine rice. My son ordered off the kid's menu and my wife said her dish was OK but nothing special. I cant remember what she had but what really saved the occasion were the really cool blinking plastic glasses that we ordered our drinks in. They were dazzling as they twirled around at the base of the glass. There is a switch on the bottom to turn them off and our waitress said they use a watch battery that can be replaced. My son wanted to order the Volcano dessert that comes with scoops of ice cream on a big fudge brownie but our waitress warned us that it could feed four people. Johnny settled for the Chocolate Diablo Cake. My wife and I split the Bananas Foster Crepes the bananas were excellent with the chocolate sauce but the crepes were only OK. Still this is a fun place and the only table service restaurant in the Animal Kingdom. Enjoy!
 
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