We had expected to wait for a table because we turned up without booking and it was fairly busy in the waiting area but we were given a ticket and told our table would be ready in 15 minutes.
We ran to the Disney shop to find a dog toy and got back to the restaurant in time to be seated.
The restaurant is split into areas with tables in each area. We were sat in the fire area. We were near the kitchen which is designed to look like it is on fire and we were surrounded by dinosaurs. The ceiling above us was made to look like the sky.
Every so often the restaurant would go dark and we would see projections of asteroids on the ceiling while all the dinosaurs moved and made noises.
We ordered our food then went to explore the other areas of the restaurant. We especially liked the colour changing ice cave which reminded us of the igloos we saw in Lapland.
We also liked the water area with fish tanks around and large sea creatures on the ceiling.
The food was nice. I wish I could say it was amazing but for the price I would expect better. I guess you are paying for the environment. I had the mushroom ravioli which was actually a welcome change to the usual vegetarian option of a burger so I was pleased. My daughter wasn’t keen on her vegetable pasta, she said it was bland. My son liked his cheeseburger. There were no fries on offer but we couldn’t work out if they had run out or if that was the norm. The strawberry lemonade was delicious!
We had a great meal at T-Rex, purely for the novelty factor of eating amongst the dinosaurs!
Taking a child with an ASD to T-Rex?
Every now and again the restaurant darkens and there is an asteroid storm. The dinosaurs become quite loud and move more than usual.
There is a lot going on and a lot to look at.
The restaurant is very large and can get busy.
My son seemed to cope for most the meal, he got pretty stressed with the kids menu choices and was a bit on edge. Straight afterwards when we left he had a meltdown over something very small and I’m sure it is because he was overstimulated in the restaurant.
The car park is for the whole of Disney Springs and you need to walk to the restaurant. Disney Springs can feel quite crowded to walk through.
T-Rex is a dinosaur themed restaurant at Disney Springs, Orlando. You do not need a Disney ticket to visit Disney Springs.