Changes to Seaworld Orlando BrewMaster Club and Hospitality House
Sea World Orlando:
The changes are made, and here are the details
From Gareth H
Posted February 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM
Its been 3 days since the Hospitaliy House ended as we knew it.
Changes have been made, and thanks to a very nice informant, here are the new details.
First, the BrewMaster club has become "The Buffet". If its anything like the seasonal buffet at BGA, it will consist of Hot Dogs, Burgers, Salad and cake, etc, for a set price of about $14.
The Free Beer Area will now serve 12oz beers at $1.99, or for anyone who didn't do well at "Skool", you can get a 16oz for $3.99 (Work it out). That's if you want the bud range.
If you want a Mich Ultra you will be shelling out $4.19 for a 16 oz though.
They have also removed a lot of things. All AB Logos, the aluminum recycling cube, Captain, the truck and all of the memorabilia.
The TVs are running silent advertisements and they are playing rather cheesy loud amusement park music.
If you are visiting soon, give us an update on what you think about the changes and the new look, and if you visit the Buffet, let us know what the foood is like!
So let me understand this, they are selling beer in 12 ounce cups for 16.6 cents per ounce, yet the larger size costs 24.9 cents per ounce. The person who created this pricing must have been drinking.
I could understand taking away Beer School, but not the free samples. That is something I always looked forward to when visiting the park. I recall trying several new brews, which after I came home I hunted down and enjoyed.
Taking away beer smapling is just one reason that I canceled my family passports ON THE SPOT on Sunday, February 15, 2009.
Bless them how long do you think it will take them and some guests to notice that you can get 24oz for a cent cheaper than a 16oz?!!!
From Gareth H
Posted February 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM
I think theres an obvious reason for doing it.
Still, a 16oz drink from the new place is better than a 16oz bottle anywhere else in the park!
Really though, cancelling your pass due to lack of free beer? If thats the only reason you went then shame on you! Look at what else the park has to offer!
They really spared no expense on the theming of "The Terrace." I can't wait to get over to Busch Gardens to see if they did an equally shoddy job there. More bad food and no free beer... what happened to that savvy marketing reputation that Busch Entertainment used to have? They're still passing out the napkins that state "Anheuser-Busch is the only major brewer that's still American owned."
Seems like false advertising to me... as I can tell you there are a ton of sheeple that don't even know the parent company — an iconic American brand — is being dismantled by Carlo Brito as we speak. In talking to workers... in addition to having their "free beer" taken away (which was actually an AB union concession that was passed on to all of its non-union employees), they've discontinued college tuition reimbursement and their health care contribution has tripled.
Brito had a round of meetings with employees at the Orlando park after the merger and his opening line: "My shareholders love; my employees hate me."
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