Rainforest Cafe?

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by 4Ollies, May 13, 2008.

  1. 4Ollies

    4Ollies Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    156
    Can you make reservations for Rainforest Cafe? We like T Rex in Kansas City and I know the boys would enjoy Rainforest.
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. DSNY4ever

    DSNY4ever I am going to keep hunting

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,197
    Yup! I called about 45 days in advance and I was able to get a reservation last time we went and it is a good idea because especially on weekends they get very crowded. Our wait on a friday night was 10 minutes vs. about 40-50 without a reservation. Just call them directly- I got the number from their website.

    *note- you don't need to call 45 days in advance (they aren't that popular) I just happened to call early and they were still willing to take my reservation.
     
  4. ababydivine

    ababydivine Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    25
    You can make reservations up to 1 year in advance. Here is the phone number...714-772-0413

    :)
     
  5. 4Ollies

    4Ollies Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    156
    Thanks! How did people plan anything before the internet?
     
  6. VegasMike21

    VegasMike21 <font color=blue>I couldn't stop laughing when the

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,832
    I know right. I can't imagine life without the iternet since we're so used to it. I remember my mom used to buy one of those guides by steve birbaum (sp?) every year we went to disney and plan that way.
     
  7. mshrm

    mshrm Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    346
    Early reservations are good! I just called for ours in late June and had to change the time since they were already booked for the time I was planning.
     
  8. 4Ollies

    4Ollies Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    156
    I love my books but sometimes you read enough of them and they contradict each other. It's nice to be able to pop in, ask a question, sometimes get different opinions, but then be able to make an educated decision.

    We have friends who thought you could just show up at WDW in the summer and didn't do any planning. Not a place to fly by the seat of your pants as they quickly learned.
     
  9. JenDisneylandlver

    JenDisneylandlver DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,689
    I would recommend doing it if you plan on going during a peak time of the day. We usually go for a late lunch/early dinner, and only wait a few minutes for a table. It's probably the only place I don't over plan on. LOL
     
  10. lulubelle

    lulubelle <font color=darkorchid><marquee> I am Miss Klutz W

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2000
    Messages:
    5,166
    Hi 4Ollies!

    Quick question for you - can you tell me briefly about T Rex? We are going to WDW in Jan 2009 and one thing we are anxious about seeing is the new restaurant. Is it as cool as it sounds? We are three adults but love everything Disney.:goodvibes

    BTW, I think you will love Rainforest, we do. The only time we avoid it is if we want a more quiet dining experience. It is pretty loud in there. I would make ressies two weeks in advance. That would be plenty, but definitely make them, without the wait will surely be 30 plus minutes. Have a great time!
     
  11. JenDisneylandlver

    JenDisneylandlver DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Messages:
    2,689
    I hear they are putting in a Dinosaur one near us locally. I can't wait. I'm guessing it's gonna be similar, only with Dinosaurs moving around and maybe volcanos errupting every 15 minutes or something. LOL
     
  12. Disneynut71

    Disneynut71 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    1,358
    FYI if you are a Safari Club member, usually you have little or no wait. get a 10% off your meals and 10% off in gift shop.

    I went to the Rainforest Cafe by my house the wait was 45 mins for walk-up. I was seated in 10 mins
     
  13. 4Ollies

    4Ollies Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    156
    T Rex is all about the dinosaurs of course. They have a couple of large aquariums with sharks, etc. There are giant octupi and squids hanging from the ceiling. I can't remember how many robotic dinosaurs they have but the huge T Rex that greats you in the entry is great. Dh is pretty tall, around 6'4", and it looks like it is going to eat him when his head leans down. There is a storm that rolls through (like Rainforest I think), which makes some of the animals move.

    The food is good, not great, but the menu is pretty diverse. I've had fish and chips and DH a hamburger since he loves them the last time we went. The deserts are HUGE. Next time we are going to do their s'mores. You get to make them at your table with a little sterno type fire and all. Our pediatrician said they are really good! :) The chocolate layer cake is enough to probably feed all of you. I think it took me several snacks to finish it off and I love chocolate. Kids can get a dinosaur Rice Krispy treat that is bigger than my dinner plates. It comes with red and blue coloring and paintbrush to decorate it. Oh, they also get little M&Ms to add to it too.

    There is a Build a Dinosaur by Build a Bear there. Pretty cute seeing all these boxes with tails sticking out. My two enjoyed the dinosaur dig pit and I think it was only $2 each.

    We have really enjoyed it. There were lots of kids but other groups of just adults there too.
     

Share This Page