Some areas of Downtown Disney are very much in flux at the moment but other projects are moving at a rapid pace to breathe new life into Disney’s shopping, dining and entertainment district. Rainforest Cafe’s refurbishment hopes to play a role in the revitalization by reinvigorating the aesthetic appeal of its restaurant along with adding a lounge area aptly named the “Lava Lounge.” In our previous update we showed you the concept art of what looks to be a much more explosive volcano, complete with eruptions and lava flows that are hopefully much like the other new Rainforest Cafe volcanoes around the United States. Join us as we take a look at the construction progress which has already unveiled a refurbished Rainforest Cafe sign, new “rock work” and of course the volcano steel.
Doesn’t look like much now but just you wait…
…soon this steel structure will be a lava filled volcano!
Rainforest Cafe remains open for guests during its refurbishment.
It wouldn’t hurt if that roof got some love during this refurbishment as well.
Guests still enjoying the restaurant as the volcano steel rises.
The first section of the new look facade has made its debut…
It provides a space for stroller parking and a nice photo-op.
The colors are very vibrant from the rock work and animals to the natural flora that has been planted.
I love this sign. It is so friendly and yet ominous at the same time.
Rainforest Cafe reminds you that friends don’t let friends climb rocks in Disney 😉
Ahh the mighty elephant.
The glare of the sun shining over Rainforest Cafe.
Cool rays of light…
The color and details are really nice in this refurbished area.
Rainforest Cafe’s Wild Characters
Da Mouse will have continuing coverage of the Rainforest Cafe’s refurbishment.