Help! Which TS meals to choose!!!

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by Ambrode, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Ambrode

    Ambrode Earning My Ears

    Jul 19, 2012
    We are currently over booked 1 meal... I'd like to just pay for it. But my in-laws aren't seeing it that way. We only need to cut 1, which would you cut?
    1900 Park Fare - dinner
    Crystal Palace - dinner
    Coral Reef - dinner
    Tusker House - lunch
    Rainforest Cafe - dinner
    T-rex - lunch
    Hollywood and Vine - breakfast
    Chef Mickeys - breakfast
  2. Figment1983

    Figment1983 Mouseketeer

    Apr 16, 2007
    Hollywood or one of the T-rex/Rainforest because they are very similar.
  3. JimmyV

    JimmyV Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.

    Jun 4, 2008
    RFC. As stated, it is very similar to T-Rex, and T-Rex is just cooler, IMHO.
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  5. Pakey

    Pakey DIS Veteran

    Aug 29, 2007
    Even though you are very heavy on buffets, I'd probably also cancel RFC.
  6. BubMunkeyBles

    BubMunkeyBles DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hollywood and Vine.
  7. OrangeCountyCommuter

    OrangeCountyCommuter DIS Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    I have never been impressed with RainForest. Slowest service in Disney (Actually having tried them other places it's just a chain speciality!)
  8. FiggieFan

    FiggieFan DIS Veteran

    Sep 1, 2012
    I agree with the others. Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex are very similar. Having done them both, I personally like T-Rex better for both food and setting. I haven't been to Coral Reef. Every trip I make an ADR, but after reading the reviews I always cancel it. From the reviews, Coral Reef seems to be very hit and miss, but that is just my opinion. Have a great time! :wave2:
  9. wdw4rfam

    wdw4rfam DIS Veteran

    Feb 25, 2011
    I'm going the total opposite... I'd cancel t-rex. We went there in march and the food was aweful!!! But we love rainforest. But everyone is different, and being that they are similar, if cancel one of these.
  10. North of Mouse

    North of Mouse DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    As others stated T-Rex & Rainforest are about one and the same, just different decor. We didn't like either one, but it was mainly the noise and lights. Also, are not fans of Coral Reef, but really on your list, I would cut T-Rex.
  11. Gorechick

    Gorechick DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 2001
    To confuse you more- we had 3 great meals at TRex and RFC. Portions and service were great. We ended up at RFC twice after we cancelled a different ADR. And the H&V breakfast was a highlight of our trip. Again food and service as well as characters were great. I'd cut Coral Reef.
  12. bluejasmine

    bluejasmine DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2005
    We love Trex the chicken fried steak is delish!

    The footprints flatbread is my favorite!!!
  13. MJMcBride

    MJMcBride Barely lost is barely found

    Jan 10, 2006

    to be honest i would bail on both hollywood and one of the two

    I would have a dinner at a WS place
  14. memakwed

    memakwed DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2011
    I too have heard from friends that Coral reef is hit or miss and so we have never gone. I'd cut that one. Also it would depend on if you're travelling with kids and their age? I think kids would like RFC and TREX more so than coral reef based on our DS8.
  15. Ambrode

    Ambrode Earning My Ears

    Jul 19, 2012
    Oh yeah, guess I should have mentioned that. There's 8 in our party, including a 4yo, a 3yo and a 2yo. :)
    Thanks for the suggestions im thinking of cutting RFC... two sit downs in one day may be a lot for the littles anyway.
  16. Belle83

    Belle83 DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2011
    On that list I've only been to Crystal Palace and Rainforest Cafe. You can go to a Rainforest Cafe in many places, not just that might be a good reason to not go. It's also, like others have said, supposed to be quite similar to T-Rex. I do like the food at Rainforest Cafe and think kids would love it.

    I've read some not great reviews about Hollywood and Vine, so that would be my pick to cut if you don't have a Rainforest Cafe near you.
  17. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    I was going to suggest cutting Coral Reef too (really hated our meal there) but seeing your post, I agree that you want to probably cut RFC. I think you're right that 2 TS meals in one day might be too much for the kids.
  18. ksromack

    ksromack DIS Veteran

    Jan 14, 2012
    I would skip Hollywood and Vine. I'm assuming you are on the DDP. Unless it's a character breakfast I typically think breakfast's aren't the best use of a dining credit.
    ETA: Oops, I didn't notice RFC. That was my least fav meal on our last trip....although the kids did seem to like it!
  19. loveshak22

    loveshak22 DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2006
    I was going to say H&V because I didn't realize it was a character sounds like fun! So maybe TH or RFC because like you said, 2 TS meals in one day may be a lot unless one is breakfast and one is dinner.
  20. gabzee

    gabzee DIS Veteran

    Oct 12, 2008
    I would probably cut either T-Rex or RFC. Both are very similar and not very unique or good. Also, be aware that the restaurant can be loud (there are "meteor showers", etc.) that the little ones may or may not like. Since you know them best, I would think about this before going.

    I also have to agree with PPs regarding Coral Reef. The food is really not good. I don't know if you chose to go there because of the fish tank but you could always visit the Nemo attraction that has tons of fish tanks. I would definitely suggest that you try on of the restaurants in the world showcase. It is a great experience and they are some of the best restaurant in the park at WDW. All of the restaurants are kid friendly but Teppan Edo and Via Napoli are both great for kid and have great food. Teppan Edo is a hibachi restaurant (they cook the food in front of you) and Via Napoli has some of the best pizza I have ever had (they also have plated entrees). :goodvibes
  21. Ambrode

    Ambrode Earning My Ears

    Jul 19, 2012
    We do not have a RFC near us, but it's still on the chopping block.
    Im kindda sad to hear such bad things about H&V. It is in fact a character meal with some of the kids favorites (Manny, Oso, Jake and June) :/
    We did pick Coral Reef because of the fish tanks and thought the kids would love it, im also dissapointed to hear it's not that good. But glad I asked. Hopefully we can get a reservation at a different place now. But 14 days out with 8 of us Im thinking probably not...
    Thanks for everyones input.

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