Anyone have any info on the new dining plan?

Discussion in 'Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums' started by traceym, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. traceym

    traceym Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    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!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. traceym

    traceym Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    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. :sad2: 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.
     
  4. damo

    damo Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    30,246
    It just started today, so I don't think we'll get any feedback for a bit.
     
  5. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Messages:
    60,132
    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.
     
  6. -Hope-

    -Hope- Always dreaming of adventure...

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,942
    Just bumping this up, wondering if anyone has tried the DP yet and if so, what did you think? :confused3
     
  7. traceym

    traceym Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    123
    Curious if anyone has tried the dining plan? What did you think?

    Thank you!
     
  8. kstgelais4

    kstgelais4 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    954
    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!
     
  9. pookadoo77

    pookadoo77 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    225
    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...
    guest services number is 1-407-224-4233
     
  10. Seeker615

    Seeker615 Harry Potter Fanatic!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    945
    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.
     
  11. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Messages:
    60,132
    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.
     
  12. -Hope-

    -Hope- Always dreaming of adventure...

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,942
    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.
     
  13. martymcflyy85

    martymcflyy85 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    51
    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. :)
     
  14. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Messages:
    60,132
    the website stated the desert is the house choice, meaning, pre selected.
     

Share This Page