Seaworld sent me an email the other day where passholders can get in one person free and others for only $20. Hopefully BG will match this deal.
I personally think it's a great deal if you're planning on eating 3 or more times in the park. Problems I've seen with it are the long lines of people waiting to eat... so it can be a hassle.
With BGT's meal offer, you don't get the 2nd day free anymore. So when you think about it, the meal deal is a much cheaper lure than offering a free $70-plus admission.
It should be free Drinks all day to all and free "limited items" menu for all as well.. of course even the general public will figure a way to take advantage of Busch Gardens goodwill and take advantage of something that could/should be a nice park benefit for all of us.
all in all these parks need to start lowering prices and start making a day trips ones to remember in a good way, not in a " wow.... did I get ripped off and gouged for everything I own" type way that we get now.
from www.facebook.com/BuschGardensTampaBay "Starting tomorrow, the Garden Gate Cafe reopens as an all-you-care-to-eat Pizza & Pasta Buffet! For only $9.99 for adults or $5.99 for kids ages 9 and younger, you can enjoy all the pasta with choice of sauces, variety of pizzas, desserts and non-alcoholic drinks you want during a visit to the Cafe. Passport member discounts apply, and the buffet is included in our All Day Dining Deal offers. Who's hungry?!"
At any rate, I would say someone would have to do the math on it to see if it's a good deal for them or not. I've considered the all you can eat passes before at Universal parks, but I get sick just thinking about eating and riding and eating and riding.