What is the Busch Gardens meal deal?
Called the Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Plan, the meal deal lets you eat a full meal every 90 minutes for the day of purchase -- all for one price.
The 2023 price for the All-Day Dining Plan-- when purchased as an add-on, is: $49.99 -- adult $24.99 -- kids 3 to 9
The dining plan lets you get a full meal every 90 minutes at the park. That includes an entree, a side dish or dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Now that you know what the Busch Gardens Meal Deal is, it's time to decide if it's worth it. Let's look.
The hearty eater
Eats three meals: at 11, 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. Each meal is $20. Also gets an order of fries and a drink for $8.
3 X $20 + $8 = $68. For the hearty eater, the Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Plan is a good deal.
The grazer likes to eat small meals all day long. Since the Busch Gardens Meal Deal lets you eat every 90 minutes, the grazer gets parts of a meal every couple hours.
The grazer eats... Salad and beverage: $12 Fries and beverage: $6 Dessert and beverage: $6 Burger, fries and drink: $16 Fresh fruit and drink: $6 TOTAL = $46 Close, might be worth it for the convenience or if ordered with a combo ticket!
The coaster junkie
Busy running from coaster to coaster, the light eater grabs food now and then, but is more focused on rides. Hot dog and drink: $13 Fries and drink: $8 Hot dog and drink: $13 TOTAL: $34
If you're not likely to eat full meals, the dining plan is convenient, but may not be a value add-on.
the meal plan is worth it if you will eat often during the day -- whether full meals or snacks. We explain it fully in our review if you want the full breakdown. BUT, there's more...
There are ticket packages that offer greater savings!
What are Busch Gardens Ticket Packages?
Busch Gardens has a 1, 2, and 3 day combo ticket option that includes park admission
the all-day dining plan!
The single day ticket combo includes the meal plan for only $38.50 more than admission.
For all three scenarios, that's a pretty good deal!
For two and three day combo tickets, the meal plan is only $27.50 more than admission.
For all three scenarios, that's a great deal!
Annual passholders can also save up to 20% on the dining deal.
For most pass holders, the All-Day Dining Plan is a good deal if you'll be at the park all day.
the Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Plan can be a good value. But, it's not always worth it. Read the article for the full breakdown!
About the author
Karen Dawkins is the owner of Family Travels on a Budget, enjoys travel -- and saving money where she can!