Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 25, 2012
    Mindy from IL 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.

    180 mark today, all successful except T-Rex...can only get in at 9:00 p.m....didn't realize it was so popular! Other than checking back frequently, any hints for perhaps securing an earlier dinner reservation? Thanks - panel is wonderful!

    Hi Mindy!

    Congratulations on your success in making your Advanced Dining Reservations! 

    We have eaten at T-Rex several times in Downtown Disney, and once you do, you will understand why it is so popular!  The atmosphere is really special, with dinosaurs coming "to life", volcanoes erupting, rooms made of "ice", and tropical rainforests!  It is an adventure!  And, on top of that, the food has always been really good!

    The best advice I can give is to yes, keep checking back frequently.  However, we have had success in just walking up to the restaurant check-in and getting a table within 20 to 45 minutes.  The later you wait in the evening to go, the more likely you are to have to wait longer to get in.

    Once you check in, they will give you a device that will light up and vibrate when your party is called.  So, if the wait is very long, you can take turns staying close by while the others run into some of the many shops nearby.  In addition, there is a great retail store inside T-Rex, which we can always easily spend 30 minutes or so enjoying with the kids.  AND, there is a boneyard playground there that the little kids really enjoy getting in to play while waiting, so the time seems to go by very quickly while waiting.

    I wish you the best of luck in getting in to T-Rex at a time that will work in your schedule better!  Have a fabulous vacation at Walt Disney World!
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