Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 15, 2012
    Christina from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking for ADR for our 1st evening. Not planning on going to a park. Wanted Rainforest Cafe, but none available in DD. I saw something about the AK Rainforest actually outside the park. Do you need park admittance to dine at Rainforest Cafe at AK?

    Hi there Christina! What a great idea to plan for a fun dining experience on the first night of your Disney vacation!

    You are correct that there are two Rainforest Cafe locations in Walt Disney World. One can be found at Downtown Disney and the other is inside Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and would require a park ticket for entrance to the restaurant.

    I would recommend the T-Rex dining experience in Downtown Disney as a close wild animal alternative or one of the many Disney character meals offered on property. You can also check back often for any new openings at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney as sometimes people's plans will change and tables can become available even on the same day that you were planning for your meal.

    No matter which option you choose, be sure to book your reservation either online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days in advance.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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