5 Things We Love about Rainforest Café at Disney Springs

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Disney Springs extends guests various shopping opportunities, entertainment venues, and of course dining. Disney Springs offers many ways to simply relax. In contrast to theme park day, a day at Disney Springs can involve sleeping late and exploring different dining options. Now, a large Rainforest Cafe location exists at Disney Springs. This chain restaurant receives significant criticism from theme park food bloggers. Still, reasons to love this place occur for many groups.


You know, theme park food bloggers, you may dislike Rainforest Café on many counts…but you cannot deny that the restaurant has style. The exterior of location looks well themed. The exterior presents a theme park version of a volcano outside. This “volcano” looks even better at night! Rainforest Cafes offer lots of animatronics and other similar entertainment within their restaurants. Rainforest Café never emanates boring standard dining experience. Some guests visit mainly to enjoy the indoor animatronics.


Rainforest café happens to be a part of Landry’s restaurant operation. If you join the Landry’s Select Club, you get priority seating, birthday rewards, and earned more rewards. Priority seating privileges can get you a table sometimes well before people with reservations.


Now, exceptions exist to this claim, but most kids love this place. If you struggle to keep a child entertained in a restaurant, Rainforest Café saves the day. The kid’s menu offers ten different entrée choices and seven sides to go with them. The kid’s menu here presents two desserts priced at $3.99. All the standard coloring pages help the kid experience. Still, the animatronics and rainforest theming elements will direct your child’s gaze. If that fails, then there are plenty of animal displays to walk around viewing. Some Disney rope drop experts visit Rainforest Café, or similar places, at Disney Springs often since their kids love this place.


If you are craving a certain type of cuisine, Rainforest Café probably sells it. The menu recommends typical bar style appetizers, soups/salads, pasta dishes, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, plant-based options, steak, ribs, and even stir-fry. If one cannot find something of interest on this menu, they will never find a dining option.


Even people that dislike the atmosphere and food here will admit they serve a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. As a non-drinker, I cannot verify quality. Still, the menu offers far more than just beer or wine. Rainforest Café sells three types of margaritas year-round with seasonal offering also. They also sell seven different types of rum drinks. The options change periodically. Many seasonal alcoholic beverages appear also. The “Lava Lounge”, an outdoor bar connected with Rainforest Café, sells same beverage menu.

This tropical rainforest retreat and delicious eats await you. Look for the erupting volcano to find out about these reasons to love Rainforest Café.

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