Q:HI Foodie looking at meal deals at MK, IOA and US is it worth it and just how eatable is the food. We have breakfast organised at part of the accommodation booking and have a party of 4 ( Two adults and two girls one aged 16 and one 10 ) also we have jam packed the holiday with things to do so need to keep costs down
In my opinion, the meal deals at Universal Studios an Walt Disney World are not a great value. The meal deal dining offerings at IOA and USF are very limited and do not include many of the best restaurants in the parks. At Disney, the meal plan is flexible and can be designed to meet your needs, but very few people actually save money using it because of all of the limitations tied to the plan.
To keep costs low, have a large breakfast before going into the parks and eat a late lunch/early dinner in the parks. You will still have the opportunity to enjoy the dining options in the parks, but won’t break the bank!
Q:can i take a can of soda into universal studios
The best response I can offer is “maybe.” The list below, provided by Universal Orlando Resort, outlines acceptable and prohibited items. You’ll notice that soda is included in neither list. My recommendation would be to try bringing the can of soda. If they ask you to discard it, it will not be an expensive loss.
- Bottled water
- Small snacks that do not require heating
- Any food required for medical purposes and medically–indicated nutritional supplements
- Any food required for special dietary needs
- Baby food/baby formula
- Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep
- Picnic lunches
- Food that requires heating or refrigeration
- Alcohol and glass containers
- Hard-sided coolers
- Soft-sided coolers larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep
- Coolers, suitcases, and bags with wheels
Source: Universal Orlando Resort
Q:comment disney full service restaurants. they put on the check 18 percent tip. really come how r u going to tip. is it manadorty. I have also witness people asking to come in restaurant for appterizer only they were told no. really u could go broke in tipping alone what is there policy.
Hello! I think that you’re asking me about whether or not tipping at Walt Disney World restaurants is mandatory, and also about whether or not certain restaurants turn people away for only ordering an appetizer.
At most full-service restaurants at Walt Disney World, tipping is not mandatory. When your check comes to the table, it will have a suggested tip amount. Most checks come with both the 18% and 20% gratuity calculated as a suggestion. Still, you are not required to leave a tip in most situations. At prepaid dining experiences, including Cinderella’s Royal Table, Hoop Dee Doo Review, Spirit of Aloha Luau, and Mickey’s Backyard BBQ, an 18% tip is mandated on your bill.
That being said, tipping at restaurants is an expected practice in the United States. Though it may seem high, 18% is the typical amount tipped for good service. If you have exceptional service, it is a good practice to leave more than 18%. To not leave any tip is to be rude to your server. If you experience poor service, ask to speak to a manager and address the problem. When dining at a full-service restaurant in the United States you should account for an 18% tip in your budget.
While it is true that one “could go broke” through tipping, if you account for the tip in your dining budget, you shouldn’t have many problems.
As far as restaurants turning people away for an appetizer, that likely occurred on a day when the restaurant was only seating guests with Advance Reservations. I’ve never had a problem with only ordering an appetizer or dessert at a full-service restaurant as long as there was seating available or I had reservations.
I hope that I’ve addressed your questions! If not, please “Ask” again and I’ll be happy to help in any way that I can.
Q:Hi, is this carrot cake receipe that you have the same one as served in the Williamsburg BushGarden park too?
I’m not certain. Sadly, I’ve never enjoyed the BGW carrot cake. That being said, the recipe featured on Theme Park Foodie is the same recipe used at both SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There may be a few subtle differences, but I definitely think the recipe will be similar and might be worth using.
Best of luck, and be sure to let me know how it goes if you decide to give it a try!
Q:Hello! I'm sure I read something on your blogs about a cupcake stall in Seaworld - was this yourself and if so can you help me find the post? Thank you!