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Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 AM   #571
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Hi everyone,

I'm bringing a class of 12 college students to Orlando in March and am thinking about bringing them to Universal/IoA.
It's been over 10 years since I've been, so I need a restaurant recommendation:

My plan is to go to Harry Potter/IoA in the morning from 9a-12p then head to the Studios for the rest of the day.

What advice do you have about uniquely Universal dining experiences for this age group?

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:54 AM   #572
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There is a food sticky with menus and recommendations at the top of the forum that should help.

They'll probably want to do Three Broomsticks or Mythos. Hard Rock Cafe and Margaritaville will also probably interest them.




I would do THree Broomsticks for lunch because it is faster. I'd do dinner at Citywalk when the parks are done. I'd have a snack in the middle of the day to hold me over.

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:02 AM   #573
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Since we already have a thead on this subject, I'm going to merge it with the food sticky.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:30 PM   #574
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Hi everyone,

I'm bringing a class of 12 college students to Orlando in March and am thinking about bringing them to Universal/IoA.
It's been over 10 years since I've been, so I need a restaurant recommendation:

My plan is to go to Harry Potter/IoA in the morning from 9a-12p then head to the Studios for the rest of the day.

What advice do you have about uniquely Universal dining experiences for this age group?

Thanks!

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Looking at hours in March, IOA appears to stay open later than US on most days.

Here's my opinion:

Hit the main rides in IOA (Hulk, Spiderman, HPFJ, Dragon's Challenge) in the morning. Head over to US for the main rides there asap (HRRR, The Mummy, MIB, The Simpson's). Plan lunch time between 12 and 1 at Finnigan's inside US (Cheaper alternative would be pizza from Louie's). Have dinner in Citywalk in the early evening (Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, Nascar Cafe, or NBA City). Return to either US or IOA to hit remaining rides or shows that you want to see.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:59 PM   #575
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weird question...

OK, this will probably sound like a strange question - but does anyone know if zephyrhills is still the bottled water available in the parks, and if so is there any place you can find something else?

My DS drinks water, a lot of water. Won't touch anything carbonated at all. For some reason, though, he really hated the taste of the zephyrhills water we bought in IOA back in 2011. I honestly don't remember if we bought any water when we went to US that trip as the kids were cranky and I think we only stayed for maybe an hour. He disliked that brand of water so much that he still talks about it now, 2 years later, and is wondering if that is still what they have.

Weird kid, huh?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:28 PM   #576
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Bubba gump - is it worth it?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:12 AM   #577
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We wouldn`t go back. I asked for my fish not to be deep fried and it came swimming in grease and cold. Sent it back twice.

We had quite slow service too.

DH and DS did not enjoy their meal either. The manager was very apologetic and we only paid for our drinks......which were very nice.

However lots of people go and have nice enough food, but not for us.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:23 AM   #578
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We went once when it first opened. It was fine. We haven't been back...it isn't one of our favourites.
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OK, this will probably sound like a strange question - but does anyone know if zephyrhills is still the bottled water available in the parks, and if so is there any place you can find something else?

My DS drinks water, a lot of water. Won't touch anything carbonated at all. For some reason, though, he really hated the taste of the zephyrhills water we bought in IOA back in 2011. I honestly don't remember if we bought any water when we went to US that trip as the kids were cranky and I think we only stayed for maybe an hour. He disliked that brand of water so much that he still talks about it now, 2 years later, and is wondering if that is still what they have.

Weird kid, huh?
I'm not sure what water brand they use. Perhaps you could bring in a small sealable container and fill it either at water fountains or in restaurants.

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We went a couple times in the past when it opened, and it was ok. As far as I know, it still doesn't participate in the priority seating for onsite guests, but maybe that changed since I last dined there. However with better dining options at Citywalk (Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, Nascar Grille, Latin Quarter), we haven't dined at Bubba Gump's in the last few years.
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I tried it last September !! They were one of the few restaurants that did not give AAA discount!! We all enjoyed our food there though !!The seafood hushpuppies were my favorite !!!
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Meal Deal Question

OK, we have committed for the meal deal during our stay (already purchased, pickup at will call in RPH on arrival).

I understand that I am allowed one entree' and one dessert each trip through the line. In the picture of the Monsters Cafe menu, I noticed the section labeled as Soups, Salads, and Sides they listed a Fresh Fruit Plate at $7.29. Would this be available to us on the Meal Deal plan (as an entree')?

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OK, this will probably sound like a strange question - but does anyone know if zephyrhills is still the bottled water available in the parks, and if so is there any place you can find something else?

My DS drinks water, a lot of water. Won't touch anything carbonated at all. For some reason, though, he really hated the taste of the zephyrhills water we bought in IOA back in 2011. I honestly don't remember if we bought any water when we went to US that trip as the kids were cranky and I think we only stayed for maybe an hour. He disliked that brand of water so much that he still talks about it now, 2 years later, and is wondering if that is still what they have.

Weird kid, huh?
yes they still serve zhills water at last count. I know because I prefer it over nasty pepsi or coke brand bottle water lol.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #583
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We did it a couple of weeks ago and everything was great!
We had the Shrimper's Heaven and Forrest's Seafood Feast and shared both in a party of 4.

The service was also pretty good, but we were there in a Tuesday and having an early lunch so can't say anything about it during weekend evenings!
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OK, we have committed for the meal deal during our stay (already purchased, pickup at will call in RPH on arrival).

I understand that I am allowed one entree' and one dessert each trip through the line. In the picture of the Monsters Cafe menu, I noticed the section labeled as Soups, Salads, and Sides they listed a Fresh Fruit Plate at $7.29. Would this be available to us on the Meal Deal plan (as an entree')?
There are a few people who regularly get the meal deal plan who are away from the boards right now. Might take a bit to get an accurate response.

You used to be able to get the fruit platter as part of the meal deal at International Food Festival before it closed down to be remade into a Simpsons restaurant. Perhaps it will be the same way at Monsters.

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There are a few people who regularly get the meal deal plan who are away from the boards right now. Might take a bit to get an accurate response.

You used to be able to get the fruit platter as part of the meal deal at International Food Festival before it closed down to be remade into a Simpsons restaurant. Perhaps it will be the same way at Monsters.
Thanks, I hope you're right - I can eat my weight in fruit platters and plain salads!
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