*This dining experience took place in May 2016.
Check out my YouTube video walkthrough of the Animal Kingdom Park, including this visit to Restaurantosaurus.
Restaurantosaurus is a quick service dining location at Dinoland USA in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. It’s a good go-to spot for me when it comes to a solid quick service and also one that actually has air conditioning and is enclosed at the Animal Kingdom park. It always seems like the Animal Kingdom is super warm, so there’s something to be said about a cool spot to grab a bite to eat.
I haven’t been to Restaurantosaurus in a while, but it’s the spot in the Animal Kingdom where I always get allergy friendly chicken tenders. The chicken tenders on Disney property are so good, and though there was a supplier issue for a while, they seem to be back throughout Disney property which is great.
Restaurantosaurus does not have an allergy friendly menu for some reason, but I was able to talk to a manager about options. Allergy chicken tenders usually take about 10 minutes or so to prepare, so there was a bit of a wait. The manager will bring out the tray and all special diets orders come out on a green tray.
The allergy chicken tenders I ordered were delicious as usual. Crispy and flavorful, they really are some of the best gluten free and dairy free chicken tenders I’ve ever had. The chicken tenders are the same at all locations that carry them throughout Disney property, which is nice!
The chicken tenders and fries are made in a dedicated fryer.
My only complaint for my meal was that I had a small portion of fries (literally half of what I normally get), which I thought was odd until I realized that my brother’s chili cheese fries were also on a green tray.
We then realized based on the portion (and that the manager had noted the chili was gluten free) that they had made my brother’s fries gluten free in a dedicated fryer and likely was the other half of the portion I typically get when I order allergy chicken tenders and fries.
While we didn’t order it that way, it was good to know that the chili cheese fries can be made gluten free (not dairy free). Note that in the photo below there are additional toppings added to the fries. These came from the toppings bar and should be avoided if you are concerned with cross contamination or have a severe allergy to any of those items. If you wanted toppings, you could always ask a manager for toppings from the kitchen, which is what I have done in the past at different locations.
Overall, Restaurantosaurus continues to be a solid choice. The options may not be really unique or different, but it’s a solid choice and a great spot to cool off and enjoy a quick service meal. Plus, they have allergy friendly chicken tenders which is reason enough to go for me!
Have you been to Restaurantosaurus? What did you order there when you went?