To kick off my birthday weekend, we headed to T-REX at Downtown Disney for an afternoon bite. I had to be to bed pretty early to wake up for the Magic Behind our Steam Trains tour the next morning, so a 3:00 opening was perfect. We loved the sights and sounds inside T-REX, had some delicious food, and really enjoyed the service given to us by manager Robert and our server Kevin. These guys could make us feel welcome in a prison labor camp! After eating at T-REX, a stroll over to the LEGO Store was mandatory… then back to the car to get some sleep to be at Magic Kingdom at 6:45 the next morning. Yes. 6:45. AM. Morning.
Anyway, enjoy the pics! Pictures of the food are on my Instagram, where I go by AtDisneyAgain . My usual partner in crime, @DizParksFan posted pics of this evening to both her twitter and her Instagram as well (DizParksFan there, too).
As my twitter friends pointed out, T-REX did get a bit loud, but it’s to be expected: you’re eating with dinosaurs!
We sat in the “Blue Room” which is officially called the Ice Cave. My view, from dinner, was of this namesake dinosaur.
You can see the Sequoia Room from the Ice Cave.
Our table has fossilized sea life in it.
The kitchen room is often the victim of meteor showers.
Megalosaurus Mozzarella. A delicious old favorite.
Aforementioned meteor shower..
…the meteors are projected on the ceiling as loud explosion sounds occur…
…and the ice cave turns a fiery red.
Those poor guys aren’t gonna make it!
The glacier shifts colors, one of which is this beautiful purple-magenta hue.
Now I’m done with dinner and strolling around the restaurant, getting pictures for you all. Detail of T. Rex skull.
The Ice Cave sign.
The following images are of the Sequoia Room.
This restaurant has a lot of huge bugs. I’m okay with that.
See that triceratops? His body wraps around two tables! You can dine in triceratopsian comfort! Very VIP.
Taking pics while he’s trying to eat. Very rude.
The Sequoia Room transitions to the Fern Forest. It’s a lot like the Cretaceous Trail at Animal Kingdom.
This stegasaurus looks toward the sea-themed bar.
Triceratops in front of the glacier.
A GIANT octopus reigns over the bar, setting the aquatic theme in motion.
More jelly lighting.
And now for some closeups of the residents of one of the aquariums…
A baby Wooly Mammoth.
He stands in front of a waterfall – the glacier is melting, the Ice Age is over.
Here’s his parent… standing guard over him…
…and their water source.
The giant octopus can be seen behind him.
Fire frames the kitchen.
A pterodactyl holds court across the room from the mammoth…
…and occasionally gets hit with meteor showers.
A HUGE geode under the pterodactyl, if you’re lucky enough to score this table.
Flying over the mammoth…
No caption needed! He’s right at the door, greeting you.
The gift shop is even well-themed.
Above the gift shop, a familiar little planet…
…and on the shelves of the gift shop, you can take home your own little mammoth.
Outside there’s a fossil dig for kids to kill time while waiting to be seated… These brushes help them discover fossils.
You can make your own Dinosaur to take home. This guy’s… cutting edge.
…you’ll find the best parking spot is taken.
Step outside to see that the Rainforest Cafe volcano is coming along quite well!
To infinity… and the LEGO Store!
Hulk! Why aren’t your pants purple?
Still there, the icon of Downtown Disney, as far as I’m concerned.
One thing I thought was really cool and I wanted to point out – the large model includes the little divots on the horse’s feet, just like the regular-sized horse and people have!
World of Disney on a damp and dreary day.
Some beautiful colors on a cloudy day.
If I hadn’t gotten so full at T-REX, I’d head over for a shake…
Instead, I’ll enjoy a little bit of sunshine on this overcast Friday.
Goodnight, Bodie’s! Someday, I’ll remember to eat here… I’ve never had it.
Goodnight, Fulton’s! My shellfish allergy says I’ll just admire you from afar!
T-REX theming continues around the outside ot the building as we walk back to the car.