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“Great Choice when you want more than just a burger or fries”

Thunder Falls Terrace
Ranked #686 of 3,898 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Neighborhood: Florida Center
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Neighborhood: Florida Center
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We've eaten here several times over the years when we visit Universal. The selections include much more than just typical theme-park boring fries and burgers. You can get actual food! Not necessarily cheap, but what theme-park restaurant is. The food is pretty well prepared, considering the volume they have to serve. Even when they are busy, you don't have to wait incredibly long to reach the area where you make your selections, and they load your plate as you tell them what you want, so in most cases your food has not been sitting unattended for very long. The atmosphere is fun, as you feel you have stepped right into the Jurasic Park movie. A nice alternative to "fast food."

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

After spending several hours at the Islands of Adventure, we finally ventured into the Jurassic Park area. We were hungry by this time so we decided to stop for food. There was a small line up and the service was fast.

There were 4 of us, myself, hubby and our two daughters. We ordered the turkey leg platter which consisted of a smoked turkey leg, corn on the cob and a choice of roasted or fried potatoes. We ordered one of each. We were disappointed with the turkey leg as it tasted over salted. I did manage to remove the skin which helped a bit. The only way to really eat this is to hold the leg and bite pieces off as the plastic knife and fork couldn't cut through the tendons. I did manage to cut the entire meat off by cutting from the small end to the larger end and then removing the tendons before cutting the meat into bite sized pieces.

As I said before, we did find the turkey too salty to totally enjoy but the 2 platters did fill the 4 of us.

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Thank Ldy T
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

My sons and I ate dinner here at about 5:00 the evening we went to IOA.

We ordered and thoroughly enjoyed
Rotisserie Chicken Wrap with Fries: $8.99
Rotisserie Chicken Salad (was huge!) - $8.99
Side Salad (quite small) - $3.49

We also noticed
Rotisserie Chicken w/ Roasted Corn on the Cob - $10.99
Ribs w/ Roasted Corn - $14.99
Hamburger w/ Fries...

Thunder Falls is right beside the flume of the Jurassic River Adventure ride, hence the name. There is well-appointed indoor seating, which was NOT busy this time of day, but we opted for outdoor seating where we were able to watch the flume without getting wet.

Food was very good. I wish they had a greater selection for younger children. Only PBJs & Mac & Cheese - neither of which my 9-year-old prefers. He opted for the side salad and we found him something else elsewhere.

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Thank Kimberly R
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Try another restaurant in this park. Restaurant was poorly staffed and had long wait times. We waited over a half hour to get our food around 3pm because they were understaffed. When we did get our food it not at all appetizing. The burgers were overdone, turkey leg was tough and very saltly, and the fries were also very saltly. Choose somewhere else to eat in the park...this one isn't worth the wait.

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Thank hoosierdad1979
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

enjoyed a meal here with 3 teenage daughters. ribs + salads very good. great location in the park.

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