Universal Introduces 'All You Can Eat' PassUniversal Studios Hollywood: Strap on the feedbag, folks, now one-price-fits-all covers the food, too.
From Robert NilesUniversal Studios Hollywood is offering the next step in one-price-fits-all theme park ticketing, this time, for the food. The park is now offering a fixed price "all you can eat pass" through June 30.
Posted April 24, 2005 at 9:52 PM
Press release follows:
Universal Studios Hollywood serves great food value with a new "All You Can Eat & Drink....All Day Long" offer, inviting guests to dine to their hearts content at two of the theme park's most popular restaurants, Mel's Diner and Jurassic Cove Café.
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From RANDY TAYLORWhat a great idea! I hope the other parks take notice.
Posted April 25, 2005 at 12:01 PM
From Russell MeyerI see them losing money on this venture. Think about it...Most people on-average spend about $20 per day on food when they have to shell out for every little thing they get, and that's on a shoestring budget for food. You can easily spend $20 on a single meal if you're really hungry. Imagine all of us "fat" Americans walking up to the feeding trough with a free pass to stuff our faces in a theme park. Cedar Point has done it with it's Midway Market, but you have to pay per meal at the standard sit-down all-you-can-eat buffet. Granted this pass is not good at the best restaurants in the park, but still, I see many people over-indulging, and eating Universal dry very quickly.
Posted April 25, 2005 at 12:15 PM
I would be very surprised if any other parks would adopt a similar policy, especially at a bargain basement price of $20. Heck, some people may even waltz up to the ticket counter, and purchase a 1-day admission to the park just so they can purchase the $20 all-you-can eat buffet (probably still cheaper than a lot of marginal restaurants in L.A.).
From Robert NilesI don't know, but I get a chuckle from the fact that Uni introduced this after installing its first roller coaster....
Posted April 25, 2005 at 2:45 PM
From Chuck CampbellPersonally, I wish that theme parks would sell food at "real-world" prices instead of gouging. Oh, well . . .
Posted April 25, 2005 at 3:22 PM
From Ryan MilanioI went to Universal Studios Hollywood yesterday, Sunday. This is how the "ALL YOU CAN EAT & DRINK" program works. You can purchase this offer, by going to the Front Gate and purchasing at the ticket booth, or go to either Mel's Diner or Jurassic Cafe, inside the park. The prices are $19.95 for Adults and $11.95 for Kids. The offer includes 1 entree, 1 side, 1 desert, and 1 beverage, non-alcoholic. You will be given a colored wristband for that day. This is a good idea for a family, but one person, maybe just go to Citywalk and get a small bite. Remember, this program is only for 2 restaurants in Universal. Please submit any comments or questions. Thank you!
Posted April 25, 2005 at 3:55 PM
From Anthony MurphySounds good and sounds fattening! Good for people on the budget I guess!
Posted April 25, 2005 at 10:43 PM
From Jayson MyersHow is it all you can eat if you only get one of everything? Did I miss something?
Posted April 26, 2005 at 7:37 AM
From Ben MillsFYI, Thorpe Park has been running an all-day Pizza Hut buffet this season, for £7.99 pp. (That's about $14, I think.) Looks like it'll stay, too -- it's been incredibly popular.
Posted April 26, 2005 at 9:10 AM
From Ryan MilanioWhoops, Sorry Jayson, I forgot to put that you will be allowed to get 1 entree, 1 side, 1 desert, and 1 drink, every time you enter the line. I forgot to put that. It won't be like a buffet. Since this offer is up, a lot of people are going to take advantage of this, and the line is going to get longer. Mel's Diner, in my view, doesn't have enough chairs and tables. So, we'll see what happens.
Posted April 26, 2005 at 2:47 PM
From Ryan MilanioOK, Universal Studios Hollywood has updated their "ALL YOU CAN EAT PASS". Since its now summer, Universal change on what you can get. The Price is still the same $19.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids. You will get 1 entree, 1 side and 1 dessert. The only change is "No Drinks". Before you used to get the drink included. I guess Universal will take advantage of the heat. They've also added 3 more places to eat besides Mel's Diner, and Jurassic Cafe. They added Cyber Grill, Louie's Pizza & Pasta, and Doc' Brown's Fancy Chicken. Here are some items that are included on the "All you can eat pass": 100% Angus Single Cheeseburger & Fries, Salads, Pizza, Doc Brown's Fancy Chicken & Fries, Desserts & Cookies. You can still purchase them at the ticket booths or at the restauranst listed above.
Posted June 30, 2005 at 3:47 AM
From Danny BernardSo is this still going on because I may be going there sometime next week.
Posted July 11, 2005 at 2:29 AM
From Ryan MilanioYeah, it will be going on for the rest of the summer.
Posted July 9, 2005 at 7:21 PM
From Danny BernardOh thank you. Good to know, now my family and I can gorge ourselves with out the price gouging. Last time we went it was $45 for the 3 of us for lunch!
Posted July 9, 2005 at 7:34 PM
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