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When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: I miss the old Tysons ()
Date: May 16, 2010 01:47PM

When did the Rainforest Cafe in Tysons close?

Did they move somewhere else?

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: May 16, 2010 01:51PM

That was a lame restaurant.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: I miss the old Tysons ()
Date: May 16, 2010 01:57PM

Lame?

No.

It was different.

In my opinion, different is good.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Peter Venkman ()
Date: May 16, 2010 02:18PM

The food was expensive and mediocre. Ambiance was a big hit with the little ones though.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: May 16, 2010 04:33PM

I miss the old Tysons Wrote:
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> When did the Rainforest Cafe in Tysons close?
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> Did they move somewhere else?


It closed around 2006. I don't think they re-opened anywhere near the DC area.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Date: May 16, 2010 06:03PM

I miss the old Tysons Wrote:
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> When did the Rainforest Cafe in Tysons close?
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> Did they move somewhere else?


Yes. Disneyworld. I think it is a Disney-theme thing. And it was expensive and not that good. I used to take my kids there to see the talking tree and the fake alligator. I ate there once and that was plenty for me.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: May 16, 2010 06:21PM

It was entirely geared toward children (who don't spend alot on drinks & food), and they wasted alot of floorspace on their silly gift shop. I went a few times with kids in tow, and although I didn't like the place, it was good place to go when I had family visiting. I recall the menu was boring, but they did have a pasta jambalaya dish that was quite good.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: wtfno ()
Date: May 16, 2010 06:24PM

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: wtfno ()
Date: May 16, 2010 06:27PM

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: May 16, 2010 07:07PM

I never even ate there, but it definitely added a cool atmosphere to the place. I've only been in the malls a few times in the past couple of years, and most often it was just to see a movie at Tysons.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: May 16, 2010 07:53PM

I went there once, in order to see what the hub-bub was about. It was different, but no "better" than any other mall restaurant.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: VegasRF ()
Date: May 16, 2010 11:17PM

Still hope out there if you travel http://www.rainforestcafe.com/locations.asp

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: May 17, 2010 12:44AM

I remember this place being ridiculously popular because they sold every fucking beanie baby ever made.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: May 17, 2010 01:00AM

Stinkfist Wrote:
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> I remember this place being ridiculously popular
> because they sold every fucking beanie baby ever
> made.


My sis used to be involved in the Beanie Baby trade, I swear, she was like the kingpin of that game lol.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: May 17, 2010 01:07AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> My sis used to be involved in the Beanie Baby
> trade, I swear, she was like the kingpin of that
> game lol.


there is nothing funny about beanie babies.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: May 17, 2010 02:02AM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> I miss the old Tysons Wrote:
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> > When did the Rainforest Cafe in Tysons close?
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> > Did they move somewhere else?
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> It closed around 2006. I don't think theyre-opened anywhere near the DC area.

The one in Boston (Burlington Mall, location of the film "Mall Cop") was still open when I was there about 2 weeks ago.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: rAWWWRRR ()
Date: May 29, 2010 08:39PM

I used to work in Tysons Corner, i got so tires of hearing that damn alligator all day long. Thank god its gone. Besides Forever 21 and Pac Sun got much better spaces in that mall. Totally worth it. Food was mediocre and overpriced.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Shop Maven VA ()
Date: July 27, 2011 05:57AM

All that was true plus there was a lot of "incidents" there with children getting touched/molested as they shopped in that retail space. happened at a birthday party we attended -- both Mall Cops and FFX Cty Police responding said it was a "known hunting ground." When the company "retrenched" and closed stores nation-wide, Tysons was one of them.

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Why did they close?
Posted by: LAP ()
Date: April 12, 2012 02:32PM

Though they closed in 2006, now 2012 I was surprised. I was hoping to go there for a grandson's birthday party. But to no avail. I went to one in Atlantic City, had a blast. The food was fantastic. I couldn't of asked for better. Plus the misting over me was like I was in a forest! As for the one in Tyson's Corner, it is sad to see them leave. It looks like someone wrote in that a kid or kids got molested there. I would have to say, come on this is shit for what I am hearing. Of course where were the parents anyway, why does a kid get molested at a place where it's not even a playground. But it is a little dark in there, but so many people there would know what is going on there, if should a maniac try anything. Anyway, the one in Tyson's is gone. I am sorry to see it go. My only guess on why they closed would be a case of embezzling, swindle or who knows a case of a lawsuit of some sort. That's since they did have interesting spooky things in there that could upset some kid or some elderly person, thus create a case for a lawsuit to those money hungry folks. I've heard of such cases. Hmm.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: MallCop ()
Date: April 12, 2012 03:43PM

When it first opened they had parakeet and other annoying birds, with a bird trainer giving demonstrations next to the alligator. I remember thinking the people that have to work at the stores around rainforest must be so pissed listening to a parakeet scream all day. I think it lasted like 6 months and they were gone.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: aneisa ()
Date: December 04, 2012 07:50PM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> > My sis used to be involved in the Beanie Baby
> > trade, I swear, she was like the kingpin of
> that
> > game lol.
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> there is nothing funny about beanie babies.
Well when i was 2 i went i was so scared because the tiger look real i ask my mom can i go for my 11 bday but she said they closed down i really liked it it i still got the stuffed flower

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: HumV ()
Date: December 05, 2012 11:15AM

I hated that place and most especially that damn screeching parakeet. Ugh. I always thought RFC was so tacky and truly a misfit in that mall. Just the noise of the restaurant, bratty kids running around screaming, a virtual stroller parking lot, the overly loud waterfall effects, the crazy lights and the screeching parakeet was enough to repel me. I am proud to say that I never even went in that place; although my kids did with their grandparents.

I imagine it would be like eating at the base of a Kings Dominion roller coaster.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: December 05, 2012 03:06PM

HumV Wrote:
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> I imagine it would be like eating at the base of a
> Kings Dominion roller coaster.

...and what exactly, is wrong with that?

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Phantom ()
Date: December 05, 2012 03:17PM

HumV Wrote:
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> I hated that place and most especially that damn
> screeching parakeet. Ugh. I always thought RFC
> was so tacky and truly a misfit in that mall.
> Just the noise of the restaurant, bratty kids
> running around screaming, a virtual stroller
> parking lot, the overly loud waterfall effects,
> the crazy lights and the screeching parakeet was
> enough to repel me. I am proud to say that I
> never even went in that place; although my kids
> did with their grandparents.
>
> I imagine it would be like eating at the base of a
> Kings Dominion roller coaster.


You could barely hear the shitty Abercrombie techno over the jungle sounds

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: The Cook ()
Date: December 05, 2012 04:03PM

Lack of Monkey Meat forced them to close, and the parakeet refused to crap in the soup anymore without a raise. But dont worry a Mc Donalds will move in since people are use to eating crap.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Vienna Native ()
Date: December 07, 2012 04:12PM

Rainforest Cafe had one of the best mushroom and swiss burgers I've ever consumed.

I somewhat miss that place...

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Merary Zelaya ()
Date: April 22, 2013 12:49PM

I miss the rainforest cafe so much was in Tyson but I wish we can have a new rainforest care cuz was so much fun for my kids :0)

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: RydellRoad ()
Date: April 22, 2013 01:47PM

Was there once. Nightmare. My kid hated noise back then and was scared and crying the whole time. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Jessica P. ()
Date: December 30, 2013 07:55AM

Wimps, when I went there as a kid I loved that place.... The noise didn't bother me at all...... Yeah.....

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: bullshitt ()
Date: December 30, 2013 03:18PM

@Shop Maven VA

Thats bullshit and youre being a cunt just trying to scare everyone into thinking every stranger in a mall is trying to touch their kids.

Place closed down because with the renovations to the mall the rent was just insane.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: The Rain Maker ()
Date: December 30, 2013 04:15PM

I worked at this place for many moons, the atmosphere was great, especially every 20 min or so when the animals would start moving and making noises with the sound of thunder and rain in the background. I think after the 2nd day of serving there i no longer notice it.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Left on M St ()
Date: December 30, 2013 04:19PM

I remember their Jambalaya (extra spicy) was ridiculous, they used noodles instead of rice. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: Former NoVA ()
Date: December 30, 2013 06:03PM

My daughter loved the place - the food was decent enough given the other places in the mall at the time (like Slades - although I really like Slade's chicken tenders for some reason or another - and KPC). Then again, the food in Cinderella's Castle at Disney isn't all that hot either ... but that's not what you're really paying for.

Evertime I was in there the tables were packed and there was a long waiting list. But the bar was usually empty and I didn't see people buying a heck of a lot of stuff at their store. Always thought that if they'd ditched those two things and expand their table seating they'd make a heck of a lot more money.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: toobad ()
Date: December 30, 2013 07:41PM

I took my kids there a few times and they loved it. It was always super popular and I was shocked to see it close down.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: 7JKYN ()
Date: December 31, 2013 02:47AM

I went to the one in the like-original-Tyson mall outside Boston when they opened in the early 90s. They're still open. Kids and strollers and mom's. Nothing all that special, so didn't go there more than twice.

Would rather go to the far superior Cheesecake Factory.

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Re: When did the Rainforest Cafe close?
Posted by: bumper zzz ()
Date: June 29, 2014 04:07PM

bump

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