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Robert Niles

Universal Orlando adds two new dining and entertainment packages

Published: April 30, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Universal Orlando is offering two new meal packages for visitors who want VIP seating for its new summer shows.

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular

Universal's Cinematic Dining Experience will include dinner at Lombard's Seafood Grille in Universal Studios Florida, as well as dessert on the restaurant's waterside boardwalk area, where diners can watch the new Universal's Cinematic Spectacular show. Universal's Superstar Character Breakfast will include breakfast (*update: the restaurant isn't specified) with characters from the new Universal's Superstar Parade, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Despicable Me Minions, as well as admission to a reserved viewing area for the day's parade.

Both packages will be available only as add-ons to Universal Orlando vacation packages, which are arranged through Universal's website. The dinner package will be $44.99 per adult and $12.99 per child and will begin June 1. The breakfast package $26.99 per adult and $10.99 per child and will begin June 15.

Replies (8)


Published: April 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Hmmmmm. I may have to check this out...
Amy Smith

Published: April 30, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I can't find anywhere where it says which restaurant the breakfast is at? Currently, there is no real sit down breakfast available at studios - you can get food at bolaungerie (I know I spelled that completely wrong, I still don't know how to pronounce it!) or out in Citywalk plus Islands has Confisco and 3Brooms. I also wonder how this will affect park open at studios since normally it's pretty calm (read: completely dead) unless it's a national holiday.
Dominick D

Published: April 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

The parade package is basically useless, but the nighttime show one might be worth it (even though it's a little disapointing IMO).
Robert Niles

Published: April 30, 2012 at 8:16 PM

I can't find where the breakfast restaurant is at, either.
Tony Duda

Published: April 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM

So, only for vacation packages? Regular annual passholder's like me can't buy it for day trips?

Published: May 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Dom, have you seen the night time show in person? Of course not, it debuts on the 8th.... Did you base your opinion the same way you voted for rides you have never ridden over ones you have? By that, I mean You Tube videos....

Yeah, we know, anything to take a crack at down playing any Universal news with negativity. Stick to your 2 hour lines at MK, I'll be sitting pool side sipping a daiquiri by 2PM after riding eveything in both parks come June 21st.

You may get on Space Mountain by that time if you arrived at rope drop.

Mark Hollamon

Published: May 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM

@ NB: It is very possible thousands have already seen the nighttime spectacular. The official debut is May 8, but there have been several soft runs of the show already (I have not seen it, but have heard this from friends I know that work at the park).

Published: May 2, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Thanks Mark,

I was just pointing out a behavior pattern. I can't figure Dom out. He claims to be a Disney fan, and if my memory serves correctly, he voted for Tower of Terror over Forbidden Journey (but had never ridden ToT). I could be wrong, I am too lazy to back and read all those comments.

Either way, I doubt he has seen the new Universal night time show in person.... he just likes to make comments to get a reaction. I simply like to point out his nonsense.

The old 360 show was pretty cool, but I am sure the new one is much better. I will find out soon enough.

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