Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Springs Marketplace
Rasta Pasta with grilled chicken and walnut pesto; turkey wrap, coconut shrimp; slow-roasted pork ribs; brownie cake with ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauce.
$13–$33 (child $9)
While we’ve never been impressed by the Rainforest Cafes, a lot of our readers rave about them. The shopping and the kid appeal must be the attractions because it certainly isn’t the food (or service). But the semisecret entrance into Animal Kingdom, hidden past the Rainforest gift shop, might be the best reason for its existence.
Setting and Atmosphere
It’s always packed, and there’s usually a wait, but families flock to this now-familiar restaurant for big plates of food in a noisy dining room with lots to keep the kids entertained. Look for the giant volcano that can be seen, and heard, erupting all over the Marketplace; the smoke coming from the volcano is nonpolluting, in accordance with the restaurant’s conservation theme. The dining room looks like a jungle— imagine all the silk plants in the world tacked to the ceiling—complete with animatronic elephants, bats, and monkeys (not the most realistic we’ve seen). There’s occasional thunder and even some rainfall.
House-made crab dip, Caribbean coconut shrimp, burgers, ribs, brownie cake with ice cream.
After the wait you endure, a chair and some sustenance are all the entertainment you’ll need. If you’re willing to pay to avoid the long wait, stop by the day before and buy a Landry’s Select Club membership for $25. By presenting your card on the day you want to dine, you’ll be seated much faster (and get 10% off retail and other benefits).
- Lunch/Dinner Menu
- Seasonal Menu
- Kids' Lunch/Dinner Menu
- Gift Shop Snacks
- Gift Shop
- Rainforest Gift Shop
- Specialty Beverages and Wine Menu
Requires Credit Card to Reserve:
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No
|Type||Discount||Valid Weekdays||Valid Meals|
|WDW Passholder||10%||All||Lunch and Dinner|
|DVC Member||10%||All||Entrees for DVC member and up to 3 guests|
Disney Dining Plan
Requires 1 credit
Requires 1 credit
|When to go||After lunch crunch, in late afternoon, and before dinner hour.|
|Breakfast Hours||Animal Kingdom: daily 8:30 a.m.-park closing.|
|Lunch Hours||Downtown Disney Marketplace: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight|
|Dinner Hours||Downtown Disney Marketplace: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-midnight|