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Old 12-10-2010, 01:15 PM   #31
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Our experience:

The restaurant which offered breakfast was closed for refurbishment when we were there and no other option was provided. So we were not able to get breakfast until 10 am.

Please be aware of time spent on line even to get just a bottle of water. You have to stand on line with the people ordering their food and then again at the register even though you only had to show your bracelet once you got to the register. It was really long between 11:30 and 3:30! I would rather have paid a but more and saved the time.

Although we did ultimately get our money's worth (and the fruit was awesome!) - I would never do it again because it was a hassle to get our drinks when we wanted them. Only a few dining establishments honored the plan when we were there so you had to trek to those restaurants.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:23 AM   #32
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Thank you everyone for your advice! I'm also thinking about this for our coming trip (just me and the kids). My son will be 14 and eats a LOT on vacation, so it would be worth it for him. For my DD and me, I'm not sure. We typically share a lot on vacation, but to keep it simple I may get it for all 3 of us. I like the idea of being able to stop for fruit and drinks - that could add up. Plus just having it paid for ahead of time, so they can get in line for food without needing to pester me for cash!
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:12 AM   #33
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How does it work these days?

Is the Underwater Grill included?
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #34
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I wish they included the outdoor vending locations for the drinks, much easier to pop by one of those for a bottle of water or cup of soda.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:53 AM   #35
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We love the dining plan at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, and get it nearly every time we go. I would agree that the quality is higher on some things than others, but over all would say that the food quality and Seaworld/Busch is MUCH better than QS at Disney/Universal as a whole. Plus MOST of the restaurants participate, and with nearly every option on their menus, which is nice. We typically do eat the breakfast there, though not always. But always we eat lunch and supper, and stop for "snacks", usually either a dessert or fruit/veggies, and a drink in between meals. We have found that even my picky and bird-like eater is worth the cost of the wrist band.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #36
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How does it work these days?

Is the Underwater Grill included?
No Sharks Grill is not included. You can see the participating restaurants on the Seaworld website, but basically it includes most of the counter service places, including the pizza buffet. You also might see a ticket deal that includes the meal deal or one free meal, the free meal one doesn't include Sharks Grill either, regardless of what they tell you on the phone (grrrrrr) lol

We have done the meal deal twice and believe its well worth the money. We will usually have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the park when we buy the meal deal, plus all the times we stop in for just a cold drink or a snack.

Busch gardens offers the deal also.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:24 PM   #37
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We did the food plan and it worked great for us. We're going again in August and it'll be worth it just for the drinks!
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #38
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what kind of food do you get for this deal? is it just brugers or can you also get pizza, salads or something like chicken nuggets?

It's a pretty good variety of food to chose from and it's pretty tasty! Good Deal
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #39
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We have the dining plan for our SW day later this month and I can't wait to try it out! We've always stayed offsite so we've never done a dining plan so I'm excited to try it out!
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #40
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The deal is amazing. Where other plans at other parks make you buy drinks seperately, this plan is worth its price in just the drinks. I do not recommend sharing a band, but if you insist on it, it breaks the cost down considerably as well. If the park is open later in the day, say til 10, the price goes down after 5. You can get a dessert instead of a side item every time, or just a dessert. Doesn't matter. The food is different at each restaurant from pizza to ribs to burgers and fries...whatever, they have it.
I don't recommend sharing a band either, even if you just want to share with your kids. It is against the rules and there is alot of verbiage on the website that your band WILL be REVOKED if you are caught sharing. Let's face it, we all like to save money but the price for this deal with either go up or be discontinued if enough people feel that it's okay for them to cheat. That's what sharing is....cheating and scamming. Flame away.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:08 AM   #41
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Another satisfied customer who appreciated the dining plan at Seaworld. Good assortment of food. Also if you have an annual pass, you can get a few dollars off the regular price.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:22 AM   #42
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My family are looking at buying the meal deal, we love eating at the spice mill for lunch and will obvs stay for dinner if we buy the plan, what are the breakfast options and what food is available?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:22 PM   #43
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Breakfast is at Voyager's and included several breakfast platter choices with a huge roll (as the dessert) and a juice (or soda or such)--lot's of food.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:46 AM   #44
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Regarding the above long post, you can buy the pass any restaurant where it's accepted.

Don't be fooled in to thinking that you'll just get the pizza and pasta buffet instead to save money -- you'll save money but the quality is poor. The pizza and pasta buffet is included in the all day dining, that's how I know about this place.

The pizza that's served individually at the waterfront is better.

The lines for the restaurants that have the dining plan are LONG. However, once you have the food you want, you will be waived through by the cashier -- just show your wristband.

Besides the strawberries, the desserts look better than they taste. Even the whipped cream for the strawberries is weird tasting because it's not real.

I wouldn't get the plan on days when the park closes early especially if I was paying full price for or not eating the breakfast or at least getting coffee.

You'll find that you can get a lot of food but like the PP said, you won't want to eat it.

My suggestion -- eat a good breakfast (maybe a late breakfast), bring some snacks and beverages in to the park, and go for a decent dinner at 6:00 p.m. when the park closes. I see plenty of people eating sack lunches in the park.

There are plenty of choices on International Drive next to Sea World.

http://www.internationaldriveorlando...oDo/dining.asp

Make a reservation if it's available at the restaurant that you pick.

Sorry to be a downer about the all day dining plan but I've tried it because it's discounted for AP holders, I wasn't concerned about wasting time in line or sit down meals because I'm local, I got to the park early enough to get the breakfast, and I got the bottled water all day.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #45
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Anyone do the all-day dining at Aquatica? What places are included?

As part of our package we have one day at SW and one day at Aquaitca - both with all-day dining.
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