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Is T-Rex on the Disney Dining Plan?


by Ricardo


“Does T-REX in Disney Springs accept the Disney dining plan? We are going to Disney in July and my kids have always wanted to eat there.”


The T-Rex sign in Disney Springs

Check out T-Rex – Photo by Brett Svenson


Ricardo, the answer is simply, yes. Most of the restaurants in Disney Springs accept the Disney dining plan. Here’s the list from the Disney website.


Disney Dining Plan list from the Disney Website


Yes, you can use the Disney dining plan at T-REX. T-REX is a cool restaurant. It’s a beautiful looking restaurant. I hear good things about T-Rex.


I will say that just because a restaurant isn’t on the dining plan, you can still eat there. I’m not a big fan of the dining plan. I think it takes people out of their routines. I think the only people that really make money on it is Disney. That’s just my heretic in me. We’ve tried it, and it didn’t work for us.


Dad’s Disney Dining Plan page


When I hear people say that they won’t be able to eat at a restaurant if it’s not on the dining plan, I think to myself, that’s nonsense. You can eat anywhere you want. Yes, you will have to pay for it, most people are going to have to pay for a meal or two even with the Disney Dining Plan.


Inside T-Rex restaurant in Disney Springs

It’s pretty cool looking inside – Photo by Cliff Wang


If you’ve got the dining plan, I know, it makes sense to use it. Use your credits, absolutely, but you don’t have to have it.


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Dad’s Bottom Line

Dad’s bottom line, yes. like T-REX, almost all the restaurants in Downtown Disney, does accept the Disney Dining Plan.


PS. Sometimes late in the year you’ll hear rumors that some restaurant is not on the dining plan anymore. Late in the year Disney negotiates the contracts with the restaurants all over. Most of the restaurants at Disney World are not Disney-owned and they negotiate contracts.


What sometimes happens is Disney will not add a restaurant to their website for the next year until they have signed the contracts. So a panic ensues when people go to book and are told that no, that restaurant is not on the DDP.


If you’re trying to for the next year, don’t worry. The restaurants almost always renew, but it’s usually around the middle of December.


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Comments for

Nov 06, 2018 Mr
by: Geoff Coles You can only use quick dining with disney quick dining plan at T Rex.

Dad Answers

T-Rex is considered a Table Service restaurant on the Disney Dining Plan and requires 1 Table Service credit. Quick Service credits won’t work.

Oct 23, 2018 2019
by: Anonymous Is this still accurate? My dining confirmation email for April 2019 says that it is NOT on the Dining Plan.

Dad Answers

This happens every year at this time. All the restaurants renew their contracts late in the year so until they renew for the next year it says they are not part of the Disney Dining Plan. 99% of the time they renew.

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