T-Rex Restaurant Now Open

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WDWNT Photographer and Videographer Jose Eber made a special visit to the Downtown Disney Marketplace today to see the grand opening of the new T-Rex Restaurant. Here are some pictures of the new “prehistoric” eatery:

The interior is really well themed and has a shop inside much like the Rainforest Cafe’s.

The complex is littered with moving Dinosaurs, only slightly less impressive than the ones in 25 year old Universe of Energy.
As previously reported, the store portion contains a unique Build-a-Bear workshop called Build-a-Dino.
A well themed “underwater” portion of the restaurant.
This huge Octopus looms over the bar area.
A Woolly Mammoth stands in front of the very cool ice cavern area that changes colors.
This Woolly Mammoth is apparently young.
Some frozen fossils in the ice cavern.
“That’s not our Dino…”
“Welcome to Jurassic Dark”
I forget the name of these guys, is it Allosaurus?
Looks a lot like the Rainforest Cafe over in this section.
A family of Triceratops who don’t fly around in a circle or seat people.
“Where’s Nemo?”
A Stegosaurus.
From the looks of it, this place is pretty big.
Again, some leftovers from the Seas with Nemo and Friends.

If you enjoyed these pictures, be sure to stay tuned for a short video of the restaurant that we will have up later tonight. Again, a special thank you to Jose Eber for the photos.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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