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Old 08-16-2002, 11:51 AM   #1
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Rainforest cafe at AK?

Any experiences at the Rainforest cafe at the AK- good bad or indifferent?

Wait times for tables?

What's good to eat?

Recommendations for a 1yo and 3yo?
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Old 08-16-2002, 01:13 PM   #2
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Absolutely hated this place and will not eat there again. Wretched food, worse service.

Sorry for the negativity, but this place is dreadful. Many, many others really like it here though!

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Old 08-16-2002, 01:33 PM   #3
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fun atmosphere...average food...ok service....didn't love but didn't hate..our 3 & 5 yr old like it here....typical kids menues.....we shared the volcano salid and the sample appitizer and it was good. ps set up stinks....when you have a ps you stand in line to give it.....then get sent with a piece of paper to stand in another line till they call you...
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Old 08-16-2002, 02:29 PM   #4
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The atmosphere is nice, and the service was great. We enjoyed our lunch. We had priority seating and the there was no wait at all. It's a bit pricey, but aren't all the restaurants at WDW.
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Old 08-16-2002, 02:38 PM   #5
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I thought the food was very good, and although expensive, comparable to other Disney restaurants, plus the portions were huge. We went for lunch at 11:30 and had no wait at all.
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Old 08-16-2002, 03:20 PM   #6
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We always go there for breakfast before doing the AK park. It is always good. The service is good and the portions are huge (at least for me). We do lunch there usually too. We have never had a long wait and the food was good. Sometimes the sevice at lunch is a little slow but the place is usually alot busier than breakfast.
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Old 08-16-2002, 03:24 PM   #7
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We had mediocre food and lousy service here - *usually* Rainforest is pretty good, we were disappointed in this one - the one at DTD was good.
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Old 08-16-2002, 04:05 PM   #8
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Ate at the one in Downtown Disney when it first opened. Didn't like it. Went to Animal Kingdom and thought I would try it again. It was worse. It's glorified fast food at outrageous prices.

If you want to spend that kind of money there are plenty of other places that you can get quality food on property.

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Old 08-16-2002, 05:59 PM   #9
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We had much better service at the AK one (over the DD one). We have alwasy enjoyed the food. It certainly isn't glorified fast food. The menu is comparabe to Chilli's. The prices are right along with the rest of the prices in WDW. I do think the way they are set up to wait for a table is strange. I don't uderstand why they won't call out your name instead of making you stand in line. The one at DTD gives out pagers.
The ribs, chicken, pasta and chicken sandwiches are all good. The desert is the best however ... try Volcano.
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Old 08-16-2002, 06:53 PM   #10
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We love Rainforest Cafe at both locations.It's a really FUN place to eat, and most of the food we've had has been pretty good.The kids like the flatbread pizza,and I like the Rumble in the Jungle.My favorite though has got to be the Chocolate Diablo Cake with Raspberry Sauce...YUM!!!!!
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Rainforest. hmmm.....did not like it the food is no different than a Denny's and the place is expensive the only reason we ate there is that you get a 10% discount on food if you have a DisneyClub Card. Service was good, but we now prefer to go to AK late morning and snack and then that evening go to a better restaurant for a nice dinner. if you have kids they will like the place cuz the fish tanks are cool.:D

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Old 08-16-2002, 09:24 PM   #12
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We ate at the RC/AK one early morning when we were feeling very tired and rundown. The food was lovely and the service was friendly and efficient. It was just what we needed to get refueled for a wonderful day at AK.

It was expensive, but what sit-down dining at WDW isn't expensive? It was different-- the mixed juices were absolutely delicious.

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The service is POOR but the food is average. The portions are large btu the food didn't seem to be as tasty as usual Rainforest Cafe chains.

As this is the only table service retaurant in AK anybody would think it gets busy.

However, we visited there in Holiday Season (Easter - April) at about 1pm and we 'walked right on in' with no PS'.
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Thumbs down We had awful service

We ate breakfast at Rainforest a two years ago (maybe it has changed). The service was horrible, and the food was overpriced - we did have Discovery Magic (which I think is now Gold Package - so the meal was covered.

The fruit was fresh though - that was quite good... otherwise service -
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Old 08-17-2002, 09:30 PM   #15
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I've been to the one at DTD and AK. THe food was ok, nothing special. The atmosphere was neat for kids. the service at DTD was OK. The service at AK was so poor I would not go back. The restaurant was half empty, yet people had to wait 15 minutes in line. WHY? I don't know. Once seated they rushed you to order then were never seen again til the food was ready and the bill was dropped off. Definitely made you feel like it was a major inconvienence to serve you.
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