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Laurabearz
09-15-2008, 02:10 PM
My boy will be beyond excited!! Heck Mom and Dad are excited :-)

How is the Character interaction there?

We go to US/IOA often but this will be the first time for this breakfast :banana:

Mtnman44
09-15-2008, 03:53 PM
We've done it twice. Both times have been fantastic. One year the guy doing Spiderman was particularly great and gave lots of time to our kids, including special birthday stuff.

Hope you have a similar experience. Oh ya, the food was good also.

My boy will be beyond excited!! Heck Mom and Dad are excited :-)

How is the Character interaction there?

We go to US/IOA often but this will be the first time for this breakfast :banana:

sportzboy698
09-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Where is it held in the park?

macraven
09-15-2008, 05:08 PM
the attention your son will receive is worth the cost of the tickets for all of you.

don't be surprised if spidey jumps on the table while you are sitting there.
he even sounds like the spidey we see in the movies/tv.

he will mimic the actions of spidey throughout the period.

thing 1 & 2 will blow you away.

if you tell them to do something, they will do opposite of it. hint hint....

the cat will be there.

sometimes there are more characters but i don't remember which other ones we say when we had the spidey breakfast.
we loved the characters.

they will address you by name and do all the pictures you want with them.

they will go around to each table.

if the place only has a couple of tables filled, you will eventually say to yourself, i wish they would leave so i could eat.........:laughing:

orange juice is an add on to the bill if you order it.
it is not included in the buffet.
unless they changed that in the past year...

Laurabearz
09-15-2008, 05:46 PM
Where is it held in the park?Confisco Grill at IOA :)


if the place only has a couple of tables filled, you will eventually say to yourself, i wish they would leave so i could eat.........:laughing:

They mentioned that 9 am was all booked up, but 915 was available, so I dont imagine that, that will be a problem :lmao:

barbarah
09-16-2008, 12:53 AM
How much is the Spiderman Breakfast and do you book it direct with Universal over the phone?

Laurabearz
09-16-2008, 07:04 AM
How much is the Spiderman Breakfast and do you book it direct with Universal over the phone?





Don’t Miss the Character Breakfast at Islands Of Adventure!

Breakfast is not just the most important meal of the day…now it’s the most fun!

Bring the whole family and enjoy breakfast with special animated characters and appearances at Islands of Adventure's Confisco Grille®, each Thursday through Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The breakfast is $17.95 for Adults and $11.95 for children, plus tax and gratuity. Call 407-224-4012 for reservations.

http://www.universalorlando.com/amusement-parks/islands-of-adventure/restaurants.html

granmaz
09-16-2008, 03:44 PM
What is the food like please?

Laurabearz
09-16-2008, 03:50 PM
I was told... eggs bacon waffles pancakes potatoes the normal breakfast items. As Mac pointed out though it doesnt seem OJ is included in the price

tlrotzoll
09-20-2008, 10:16 AM
bump

pandv_2000
09-20-2008, 03:22 PM
Sounds good - how far out can you book this?

macraven
09-20-2008, 04:38 PM
What is the food like please?

just like laura posted, basic breakfast foods.

plenty of it.

some people have said they loved it, thought it was ok, or did not like it.

anytime you do a breakfast buffett and have to have the heating trays full of food for the guests, some of it will be sitting there for awhile before it is used. it depends on the time it was filled up to the time you went to the buffet counter.

if you find the bacon is dried out or too greasy, tell the hostess you want a fresh batch of bacon and not from the warming tray that is out.
same goes for the eggs/biscuits.

they will do that for you.
it is not a problem.

any food that sits out on warming trays will not have that "fresh taste" if it has been sitting there for the last 20 minutes, especially biscuits.

(i think the reason some people have complained that the food was not to their liking is because of the length of time it has been out.)


don't let that ruin your time there.
ask the hostess for fresh eggs, biscuits, bacon, etc.......

i'm speaking from experience here. they were happy to do that for me and i only had a short wait for the "fresher" food.

and, if you don't want to pay extra for juice, tell the hostess no when she asks do you want orange juice.

i learned the hard way on that.
i didn't look over the paper before i went.


hope you enjoy the interactions there with the characters!
it really is one of the better character meals we have done.

that one on one contact is fantastic.

and one more thing, if your child wants more time with spidey, thing, cat, etc, don't be shy.
go to the hostess and give her a heads up on what would make your kid happy and have more time with the characters.

with the full costumes they are wearing, they can't always see clearly to the side of some they might have missed.
they can see straight ahead great but turning around in those costumes sometimes aren't as easy.

macraven
09-20-2008, 04:42 PM
Sounds good - how far out can you book this?



i don't remember.
probably a month, maybe more....???

this is from the website:

The breakfast is $17.95 for Adults and $11.95 for children, plus tax and gratuity. Call 407-224-4012 for reservations.

if you are not in the usa, maybe you could send an email for that info.
or maybe someone that has gone recently could answer your question.

you can make the ressie the day you arrive if you are going to be there for a few days.

i have read trip reports where people have stated they made the ressie the morning they went.

Laurabearz
09-20-2008, 05:30 PM
I think it's 30 days out.

pandv_2000
09-20-2008, 06:02 PM
Thanks - we won't be there until July but I like to be prepared. It will be our first time at US/IOA as we cancelled our reservation this year when Faye came in. I'm booking a longer stay at US next year to try to make sure we get some decent weather at least

keishashadow
09-20-2008, 06:19 PM
soooo cool, sound like u'll have a great time:goodvibes

we're not much on breakfast (we were going to book The simpsons one :mad: ), wish they'd have a charactar lunch

please take pics & post:)

vellamint
10-03-2008, 05:25 PM
Hope you have a good time here. I was very excited about it also!!

We saw Spidey once .... long enough to take a photo.

We saw Cat in the Hat once.... again long enough to take a photo.

No one was with them that I could give my camera to in order for me to be in the picture with my family.

The meal cost us $135 (I think that was before tip too) ....the food was really terrible......

Thing 1 and Thing 2 skipped us and went around a second time to the other people.....at this point I complained and they took 15% off the bill.

I cant tell you how disappointed I was and then I felt idiotic for being so disappointed......it was really bad if I complained....I dont usually have the nerve to complain but the food was just sooooo bad and the interaction soooooo non-existent that I made myself say something or else I would have been kicking myself later......

Maybe it was because we have teens? I dont know but it was really bad.

ADP
10-03-2008, 08:33 PM
I booked the Spidey breakfast today for Oct. 23rd. I'll be posting/blogging live from Universal Beginning Oct 20th - 24th so I'll post a full report with pictures of the breakfast on the 23rd.

Metro West
10-04-2008, 04:47 AM
I booked the Spidey breakfast today for Oct. 23rd. I'll be posting/blogging live from Universal Beginning Oct 20th - 24th so I'll post a full report with pictures of the breakfast on the 23rd. :thumbsup2

eyckmans
10-04-2008, 02:12 PM
I agree with this. We went 4 years ago and the food was the worst buffet that I have ever had in America. Spiderman was miserable and unfriendly to my 7 year old twin nephews and the other characters hardly interacted at all. The only thing that saved it was one superhero that we had never heard of that joked around with the children and stopped it from being a complete waste of time. I hope that it has improved since then but after doing the Pooh and friends breakfast at Crystal palace a few days before this was so dissapointing.

Hope you have a good time here. I was very excited about it also!!

We saw Spidey once .... long enough to take a photo.

We saw Cat in the Hat once.... again long enough to take a photo.

No one was with them that I could give my camera to in order for me to be in the picture with my family.

The meal cost us $135 (I think that was before tip too) ....the food was really terrible......

Thing 1 and Thing 2 skipped us and went around a second time to the other people.....at this point I complained and they took 15% off the bill.

I cant tell you how disappointed I was and then I felt idiotic for being so disappointed......it was really bad if I complained....I dont usually have the nerve to complain but the food was just sooooo bad and the interaction soooooo non-existent that I made myself say something or else I would have been kicking myself later......

Maybe it was because we have teens? I dont know but it was really bad.

drenalin'junkie
10-05-2008, 07:58 AM
We go about once a year.Went last weekend.

Plus side
Spidey was at the table several times chatting and posing.
Thing 1 and 2 were at the table twice and really spent time with the 2 yr old.
Cat in the hat was there twice and signed an autograph as well.
The character handlers took pix with our cameras.
Food was plentiful and we had no reservation,we just walked in.

Down side
Food was mediocre at best.
Gratuity was added on a party of 5 so it was about $25 per person.
Took an hour and that cut into ride time,we normally eat in the room or at Cinnabon:thumbsup2

We consider it a must do once per child but not often.

circelli
10-06-2008, 07:59 AM
We went to the character breakfast on October 3. My 2 sons LOVED it!! Spiderman came to our table a few times, we got some great pictures, Cat in the Hat came a few times as well, Thing 1 and Thing 2 came over once but stayed a while!! They all signed autographs!! 3 adults 1 child was $86 (1 son is not 3 yet):thumbsup2

DizzyErin
10-06-2008, 11:02 AM
hope you enjoy the interactions there with the characters!
it really is one of the better character meals we have done.

that one on one contact is fantastic.


I totally agree with this poster we have done this breakie 3 times and each time it has been amazing i highly recommend it

Betty Breed
10-08-2008, 04:29 PM
I have a question about reservations. :confused: I just made my reservation for 2 days in December. I asked about the breakfast. The "cast member" told me the breakfast went from 9-1030. She did not say anything about reserving certain times. I paid in advance with my reservation for this. Did I do wrong? :confused3 Should I call back and get a time?:scared:

Laurabearz
10-08-2008, 09:41 PM
I forget if I paid or not, but for sure they gave me a time... I would call back, which suck since you live so far away :-(

DizzyErin
10-09-2008, 04:13 AM
Definitely ring back ..We didn't pay in advance but definitely got a time

shed
10-10-2008, 03:44 PM
WOW,would love to have breakfast with spiderman, didnt know this, will be booking :banana: :yay: :yay:

Betty Breed
10-12-2008, 11:22 AM
Thanks to all here. I was not on the list for breakfast at Confiscos Grille for the extra day we added to our tickets. I called this morning and got a reservation time from a very nice young lady for 930 am. Unfortunately there is no confirmation #.

Metro West
10-12-2008, 11:46 AM
Thanks to all here. I was not on the list for breakfast at Confiscos Grille for the extra day we added to our tickets. I called this morning and got a reservation time from a very nice young lady for 930 am. Unfortunately there is no confirmation #.Good thing you got it all straighten out. I'm sure you'll enjoy yourselves.

fairfax
10-14-2008, 11:27 AM
Just to add my .02, I have been to probably every character meal in Orlando, and for me this one is my absolute favorite. We last went for my daughter's 5th birthday in March. The food is always excellent, but the best part was the character interaction. At many character meals, the characters are 'hit and run' and you're lucky to get a picture with them. At this one, the characters have always taken extra time with my kids -- from Spidey telling my little boy that he will be his future sidekick, to Thing 1 and Thing 2 dancing with my daughter, etc. It is so much fun and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. I know you will love it! :thumbsup2