Visiting Orlando is not complete without doing two things: meeting up with our Orlando-based friends and going to Downtown Disney. So that’s what we did last weekend.
We opted to have dinner at the newly-opened T-Rex Cafe right smack between Pleasure Island and the MarketPlace.
It has almost the same concept as Rainforest Cafe (if you’ve ever been in one), with its interactive and themed, decor, “cavey” atmosphere, and pricey food, hehe!
Take this Discover Blast Slushie that I ordered, which is five bucks. It was too sweet and had no refills, but I did get to take home the bone, hehe.
Alas, that was the only food item I got to take a picture of, before my camera’s batteries died out on me (again!). I should really get a term life insurance quote for it as my camera has seemed to fail me when I really need it most.
Just to give you a taste of what we tasted, though, my husband and our friend Arnel both ordered the Triassic Tortellini (tri-colored cheese tortellini with sun-dried tomatoes, peas and mushrooms, tossed in an Alfredo cream sauce) that my hubby shared with our daughter (that my daughter snubbed). I ordered the Pteradactyl Salad (their version of chopped salad), but they instead gave me the wrong salad (the Omnivore’s Delight, I guess) which I already ate half of before I realized there was something off about my un-chopped salad. My friend Ann, ordered the Jurassic Shrimp Skewers as well as a kid’s Mini Corn Dogs meal for her son, which Ninna eventually ate.
The food was actually good, although there was nothing extraordinary to justify the price. I guess, if I keep this price-rant on, they might unleash the dinos on me, hehe!
Anyway, my scaredy-cat of a daughter, of course, got scared every time the lights were dimmed and the roaring noises were played. Gosh, I wonder when she’ll overcome that mascot-fear of hers?
The noisy stegosaurus right behind our table. My daughter develops a complex every time it shakes its menacing head.
But the restaurant did have a gift shop, a dino dig site (a huge sandbox where kids can dig for dino bones for free), and a Build-a-Dino store (which is a dinosaur version of the Build-a-Bear Workshop).
It was a fun first experience, no doubt.
Downtown Disney Marketplace
1676 East Buena Vista Dr.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Thanks for viewing a snapshot of our paleolithic dinner with Friends at Trex Cafe, Orlando, Fl.
My weekend light reading HERE at my other Weekend Snapshot entry.
More weekend snapshots HERE.