Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, FL is not your ordinary everyday eat in restaurant. From an enormous gift shop to audio-animatronic wildlife. This place has something for everyone. We absolutely loved it. On the outside, you can see this huge volcano and waterfalls. There was a crocodile also which moved and snapped in the water every minute or so. We went inside through a huge gift shop, all rainforest specific. There was a snake hanging from a tree opening and closing his mouth, a leopard sitting up above some clothing area wagging his tail, moving his head and roaring once in awhile and a couple of tall fish aquariums with lots of tropical fish swimming about. After about a twenty minute wait for our table, we walked down a path of gorilla footprints, passed a bar with animal shaped stools listening to the sounds of the rainforest and the animals, saw elephants, gorillas and many other creatures and were seated in a far corner of the restaurant where we could see it all.
I shared a meal with my father, I suggest sharing meals because their portion size is so big. We ordered the Chicken Fried Chicken, breaded chicken breast fried golden brown and served with country gravy. This entree came with red skinned garlic mashed potatoes and Napa vegetables. The menu also included appetizers, soup and salads, seafood, ribs, pizza and burgers. And to top it all off, we ordered the mega dessert called the Sparkling Volcano! which took five of us to finish it all. After that, we all had to walk off this food because our stomachs were about to explode.
It's a very remarkable themed restaurant so if you're visiting Disney World in Florida, I highly recommend that you check it out. If you skip Downtown Disney, you can find another Rainforest Cafe inside the Animal Kingdom park. I give it two thumbs up.