Food prices Busch Gardens Europe

Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Does anyone have any estimates on food prices in Busch Gardens Europe?

From Kathleen Leonard
Posted March 14, 2009 at 10:41 AM
I am planning a trip to Busch Gardens Europe in late July. I am trying to estimate how much we might spend on food in the park and was wondering if anyone might have any ballpark estimates of food prices; for example how much would a typical lunch or dinner cost? Thanks for any input.

From Jason Jackson
Posted March 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM
Lunch and Dinner prices can run the range, but if you go for the top end, it would probably be around $15 a person for a good meal (including a drink and maybe dessert). I would look out for the All You Care to Eat Buffet at Bistro. They may be offering a All Day Dine Plan, but not sure. Definitely hit the Smokehouse, Festhaus or Piazza della Plaza (Italian Restaurant). If it is really hot, the Festhaus is AC. Also, you can buy a meal ticket which will save you on some food if you are going for the top of the line foods (not Pizza/Burgers).

From James Rao
Posted March 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM
Took the family to BGE last year: me, my wife, my mom, and three kids (10, 8, 5). Spent about $60 - $70 per meal. It was not cheap. But the food was good, and in some cases real good. We ate at Trappers Smokehouse, Das Festhaus, and Ristorante della Piazza. I even wrote some brief reviews of each if you want to check them out.

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted March 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM
In the 2008 season, BGE did offer pre-purchased meal packages on their website.

Have not been able to find them on their website today. They seem to have a different layout this year.

They had a silver and gold dining ticket that ran from $10-$20 including entree, side, desert, and beverage depending on the restaurant.

From Kathleen Leonard
Posted March 14, 2009 at 7:49 PM
Thanks everyone for the responses. I will definitely check out the restaurant reviews.

From Peter Stephens
Posted March 15, 2009 at 3:05 PM
One word...CANNELLONI! The world's BEST cannelloni is found in the Ristorante in Italy. And, the shows there are good. (I liked the Italian show and the Big Band show very much, but I think my musical "tastes" were influenced by the food!) Seems like that ran about $10. My "second place" is the barbecue place in New France serves mouth-watering chicken, ribs, etc. Excellent eating but not the same great atmosphere of Italy and Germany (unless you consider that aroma to be "atmosphere"!) A 1/2 chicken including sides was something like $15. Third, Festhaus has some good stuff (go to the lines in the back of the food serving area, not the sides); more authentic german food. $10-$15 for a typical plate not including drink. The food at BGE is excellent.

From Leon Pfeiffer
Posted March 16, 2009 at 6:50 AM
I agree with the posters above. Expect to spend about $15 for an adult, around $9 for a child. However, the food is outstanding, especially for a theme park, and the portions are large. Two people could easily split many plates; we often do that. The Smokehouse and Das Festhaus are my two recommendations.

From Frank Forrester
Posted March 16, 2009 at 11:53 AM
I will try to take some pictures of some of the menu boards at the different restuarants this Sunday when I go.

Their new site has a list of the Restuarants with the menus listed. They are also offering Breakfast & Lunch with Elmo & Friends by Reservation only this year.

From Viv Thompson
Posted April 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM
I can't find the dining certificates on the site anymore. Have they done away with those?

Also, can you still use your souvenir drink cups from last year?

We are going Easter week and I hope there won't too many InBev changes.

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