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Old 07-01-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Anyone have any info on the new dining plan?

I'm wondering if anyone that is down there now has any info about the new dining plan? We are thinking about using it when we are down there, but we have to add it at the time we book.

Can you choose from any item(s) on the menus or are there only certain items you can choose from?

Thanks for any help!
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I called Universal and spoke with a nice customer service rep. He said that there will be certain selections on the menu that are covered under the dining plan. I don't know if that is something I'm willing to risk. We are really looking forward to eating at a few of the restaurants that are included, but what if the entree we want is not part of the plan? I'm going to have to do some serious thinking on this one.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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I called Universal and spoke with a nice customer service rep. He said that there will be certain selections on the menu that are covered under the dining plan. I don't know if that is something I'm willing to risk. We are really looking forward to eating at a few of the restaurants that are included, but what if the entree we want is not part of the plan? I'm going to have to do some serious thinking on this one.
since the uo site stated the dessert was already selected in the meal promo and no substitutions, i figured the entree would be from a selection chosen by UO.


until there is a first hand post on any type of message board, we won't know until then.


the movie and a meal promo, which i have done twice, has the restaurants and pre selected dinner.
you choose from that selection.
same set up with the citywalk meal and mini golf.

if the entree that you want is not in the plan, you need to choose a different entree then if you bought the meal package.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:45 AM   #5
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Just bumping this up, wondering if anyone has tried the DP yet and if so, what did you think?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Curious if anyone has tried the dining plan? What did you think?

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Bumping for more info too! The flyer on the website is rather vague too. What is the cost? What kinds of snacks are included? Are there menu limits? Hopefully someone has tried it We are hoping to add our universal days soon!
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you can always call guest services and ask. i called yesterday to see if i can brink juice boxes for my 2 year old, thats all he wants to drink...they said yes. also asked about what types of snacks we can bring in. they said any factory sealednon refrige non heat up. she gave examples such as goldfish, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc...
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Bumping it as well.

I have the dining plan on my package for November but if we can't select our entrees I will take it off.
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Bumping it as well.

I have the dining plan on my package for November but if we can't select our entrees I will take it off.
things change all the time so this might not be the case at this point.
at first, it was listed select entrees and restaurant selected dessert.

wait and see when reviews begin on the board about the UO dining plan before you make a decision.

you have plenty of time to do so as your trip is november.
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I already posted this on my PTR but thought I'd share here as well...

So, we've been waiting, waiting... waiting to hear some feedback on the new DP and so far, nothing.

I'm not really all that patient and have been scouring the internet for reviews, more info, etc. Still, nothing.

I posted some questions on the FB page of another Orlando website (which I'm not mentioning here). They also had nothing... but did recommend that I just contact guest relations and see if they could help me. So, I sent them an email and yesterday when we returned from Six Flags I had a message from them on my answering machine.

I called back this morning and spoke to an extremely helpful TM who answered most of my questions so I thought I'd share the info with you guys.
[*] I asked about entree exclusions from the included restaurants. The TM told me that the listing they have states that all entrees are included EXCEPT lobster dishes.
[*] I asked if the PDF from the website is current with restaurant listings (and specifically if any Simposon's area eateries might be added). She said the list is current and she highly doubts the new restaurants will be included. Which I figured but it was worth asking.
[*] I asked what the dining plan dessert is. She didn't know. She was going to put me on hold and try to find out but I told not to worry about it- this was more a curiosity than anything I really needed to know anyway.
[*] I asked if there was $$ amount limit for snack/drink credits (it's $4 at WDW). She said no and that pretty much everything they offer (outside of entrees) is included. Butterbeer is a snack, not a drink credit because it is a "premium" beverage but pumpkin juice (from a draft, not a bottle) is a beverage. Tall coffees from Starbucks, fountain drinks, etc. are included as beverages Funnel cakes are included as snacks... pretty much anything you can think of will be included in the DP.


After talking with her I was left with the impression that the choices are vast for the DP. I'd still like to hear back from people who've actually used it but I'm feeling pretty good about the choice to try it out.

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info. I really wanted to know about the desert part, but its cool. Hopefully someone will post on here soon to let us know.
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Thanks for the info. I really wanted to know about the desert part, but its cool. Hopefully someone will post on here soon to let us know.
the website stated the desert is the house choice, meaning, pre selected.
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