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Wednesday theme park news updates: Disney dining discounts, Legoland inks Pepsi

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Published: December 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Here are a few theme park news items I tweeted earlier today:

  • Walt Disney World and Disneyland are offering an online 30%-off dining voucher, good for a limited time only. And it's not value during peak meal times, either. Just off-peak times: before noon and between 3 and 4:30 pm and only at three to five restaurants in each theme park.

    But we've long recommended that you dine during off-peak hours if you're looking to save time and not splurging on a sit-down meal as a treat. Now you can save some money by dining off-peak, too.

  • Did you see "Glee" name-check Kings Island during its Christmas episode last night? One of the characters said that he was trying out for the Ohio theme park's Christmas spectacular. Too bad Kings Island doesn't have one anymore. The park briefly revived its Winterfest event a few years back, but killed it after one season.

  • Legoland Florida announced today that Pepsi will be the official soft drink of park when it opens in October 2011. That means park visitors will get the Tropicana, Dole, Gatorade and Aquafina brands as well as the Pepsi line-up of soda pop. Legoland Florida joins SeaWorld and the Cedar Fair theme parks in the Pepsi camp. Disney, Universal and Six Flags remain Coke shops.

    As a reminder, I often post brief theme park news as it breaks to Theme Park Insider's Twitter feed. Please follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

  • Readers' Opinions

    From 173.215.136.87 on December 8, 2010 at 10:16 PM
    I have a question, a legal question but I'm really looking for facts. (not interested in speculation)

    Can the Lego store in the Disney Marketplace make offers and promotions for Legoland at that location? Like discounts with bought merchandise or sell park tickets?

    Again I'm not really looking for: "I don't think so cause that is Disney property - type answers" I'm looking for knowledgeable answers or a more complex type of speculation...

    Thanks in advance!
    -Francisco-

    From Robert Niles on December 8, 2010 at 11:55 PM
    I can't recall any effort to market Legoland California at the Lego store in Anaheim's Downtown Disney, if that provides any guide.
    From Joshua Counsil on December 9, 2010 at 2:49 AM
    That Disney deal is surprisingly good for people like me. I never eat during the busy hours. Considering a meal is often around $40/person, that's a significant savings.
    From 173.215.136.87 on December 9, 2010 at 11:49 PM
    So more than likely is illegal... Or there's maybe some type of contract or something.

    Thanks for replying Robert!

    -Francisco-

    From 66.93.69.115 on December 13, 2010 at 1:30 PM
    Just for clarification, the "Paramount" parks in Cedar Fair are still Coke parks.

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