I think we've all seen or heard of Build-a-Bear Workshops. Now there is a Build-a-Dino store at the new T-Rex Cafe at the Disney Marketplace in Orlando Florida, only the second cafe to open in the country with the other being in Kansas City. There are 5 build-a-dino stores in the U.S. For locations or ordering on-line check out the website www.buildadino.com.
We just happened to luck out this week while being at Disney and had a chance to check out this new restaurant and store. It's set up exactly like Rainforest Cafe but the kids will love checking out all the dinosaurs in this place.
We have 2 grown daughters but you'd think they were little kids when we were browsing the build-a-dino section while waiting for our name to be called for dinner (only a 35 minute wait, a miracle). Both had to build a dino and I have each dino pictured here but will review one.
There is the blue apatosaurus built by our youngest daughter and the green triceratops done by our oldest. The triceratops was my favorite of all the dinos available. You choose your dino, take it over to the stuffer, decide if you would like a dino-saur sound inserted and watch the magic as they are filled with fluff and come to life before you.
This triceratops is 17" tall, made of the softest light green material and stuffed with 100% polyester fiberfill. She has brown eyes and wears a white dressy t-shirt with a gold crown and the word "royalty" written on it.
After getting all dolled up you are able to get an official birth certificate with the date of birth, height, weight, color, owner's name and your dinosaur's name. My daughter named her "SPARTYSAURUS" for her alma mater and hopefully be a good luck charm to help the football team win against U of M today. The picture of her watching the game didn't turn out too well, but YEAH, Spartans!!
I would highly recommend this as a place to take your children, skip the pricey food and let them have fun building their own dino. The price is very reasonable $18 to $20 and the way they are boxed up is priceless. Their heads come out one side of the box and their tail from the other side. Imagine seeing these wherever you turn!!