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Old 01-17-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Do you need reservations for Rainforest Cafe?

I will be at Disney May 16-23 and we have already made dining reservations for the California Grill and we were wanting to eat at the Rainforest Cafe, which one is better, Downtown Disney or Animal Kingdom? I have not been to either so I am not sure if there is a difference. Also, do we need advanced reservations to eat at Rainforest Cafe or is it a walk in type of a place? Thank you! We are really looking forward to our trip, we're trying to get as much info as possible! Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:18 PM   #2
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Rainforest is a chain rest. I believe so the food should be the same. I've been to the AK one several times and it was great every time. Any of the Disney rest. that are sit down you definately want to make reservations for. So yes make those ressies, ASAP so you will get the time you want them for.

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Old 01-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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When we ate there in December, I was able to get ressies the night before. But, I wouldnt want to try it again!! LOL

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We walked in to the DTD one for lunch with no ADrs and about a 5 minute wait in August. We also walked into Beirgarten as well that trip for lunch.

For Rainforest without an ADR I would expect a wait similar to any chain restaurant (20 minutes), perhaps longer at the AK one then the DTD one.
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We ate at the DTD one in 2008 and the people without ressies said there was a 3 to 4 hour walk-in wait.....We had ressies and still had about an hour wait.....I would make ADR for either.....you just never know!
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Went to the one in AK Christmas-New Year's Eve week (08-09). Walked in at lunch time (12:30) without an ADR and waited 20 mins. If you are going for lunch then I wouldn't bother making one.
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I ate at the Rainforest at Animal Kingdom. I will never do that again. The food was awful.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
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We are not the sort of make reservations type eaters.

But if we wanted to go to T Rex or Rainforest cafe and called ahead to get a time do we need to give a credit card number to make the reservation.

Will we pay a penalty if we ultimately can't make our ressies at all?
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:43 PM   #9
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On a weekend night, the wait at RFC at DTD could be up to two hours. Make a ressie....
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