Dining Plans at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is well known for its great selection of dining options. Guests can enjoy everything from sushi to fine Italian cuisine, all located within their three parks and CityWalk. To make resort dining a little easier, Universal offers three dining plan options that allow guests to prepay for meal credits that can then be redeemed at over 100 participating locations. These plans can serve to streamline the vacation experience and help organize your visit.

Dining Plan Options

Universal’s dining plans are broken down into three options featuring different offerings (gratuities not included):

  • Universal Dining Plan: 1 Full-Service meal, 1 Quick-Service meal, 1 Snack, and 1 non-alcoholic beverage. $69.21 per adult, $26.61 per child ages 3-9
  • Universal Dining Plan — Quick-Service: 1 Quick-Service meal, 1 Snack, and 1 non-alcoholic beverage. $27.68 per adult, $19.16 per child ages 3-9
  • Universal Dining Plan — Quick-Service + Coca-Cola freestyle Souvenir Cup: 1 Quick-Service meal, 1 Snack, and 1-Day Unlimited Coca-Cola freestyle beverages. $37.26 per adult, $28.74 per child ages 3-9
    *All prices include tax

Purchasing Dining Plans

The first option, the Universal Dining Plan, is only available for purchase as part of a Universal Orlando Resort vacation package. While that plan is not available to day guests, the second and third quick-service options are purchasable by all guests visiting the resort. Dining plans can be purchased for any number of days, regardless of your stay. Quick-service dining plans can be purchased online at the Universal site, or onsite at reservation kiosks, participating Quick-Service locations, and Universal hotel Ticket Center Desks. Same-day purchase is available for Quick-Service options and extra days can be added later. All plans can be purchased for any number of people, so if only one of your party wants to use it, the others can pay for their meals as they wish. It should be noted that you cannot upgrade your purchased plan to another one.

If adding the Universal Dining Plan as part of a vacation package, guests will receive a ticket to be exchanged for a Universal Dining Plan card (one card per guest) at any of the following locations:

  • Dining Reservation Cart in Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay or Universal CityWalk
  • Guest Services in one of our theme parks
  • Universal Ticket Center Desk at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

If purchasing one of the Universal Dining Plan – Quick Service options online, guests will need to visit a kiosk at the front gates of one of the theme parks to print a dining plan ticket, which can then be exchanged for the Universal Dining Plan — Quick-Service card (one card per guest) at any of the following locations:

  • Dining Reservation Cart in one of the theme parks
  • Participating quick-service locations
  • Universal Ticket Center Desk at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Using Dining Plans

The Quick-Service dining plans are accepted at almost all quick-service locations as well as snack stands at Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay. There is also a selection of quick-service locations at CityWalk that are eligible for dining plan use. The same rule basically applies to the full Universal Dining Plan as well. All table-service locations in the parks and a selection of restaurants at CityWalk accept the plan. There are over 20 Coca-Cola freestyle locations across Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. These locations are indicated by the Coca-Cola freestyle icon on the park map. You can also find the locations through the Universal Orlando Resort app.

To use your dining plan at meals, simply present your dining plan card at any participating location to your server or at the register. Menu items eligible for dining plan credits will be marked with this symbol:

You can check the balance of your plan, and available credits by bringing your Universal Dining Plan card to any resort Guest Services location.

Dining Plan Eligible Locations

Full-Service Dining Locations

Universal Studios Florida

  • Lombard’s Seafood Grille
  • Finnegan’s Bar & Grill

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • Mythos Restaurant
  • Confisco Grille

Universal CityWalk

  • The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
  • Bob Marley—A Tribute to Freedom
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
  • Red Oven Pizza Bakery
  • Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
  • Pat O’Brien’s
  • VIVO Italian Kitchen (seasonal)
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
  • Bigfire

Quick-Service Dining Locations

Universal Studios Florida

  • TODAY Cafe
  • Leaky Cauldron
  • London Taxi Hut
  • Mel’s Drive-In
  • Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe
  • Louie’s Italian Restaurant
  • KidZone Pizza Company
  • Richter’s Burger Co.
  • San Francisco Pastry Company
  • Fast Food Boulevard

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • Croissant Moon Bakery
  • Cafe 4
  • Captain America Diner
  • Comic Strip Cafe
  • Blondie’s
  • Wimpy’s
  • The Burger Digs
  • Pizza Predattoria
  • Thunder Falls Terrace
  • Three Broomsticks
  • Fire Eater’s Grill
  • Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous
  • Green Eggs & Ham Cafe
  • Doc Sugrue’s Desert Kebab House

Universal’s Volcano Bay

  • Kohola Reef Restaurant and Social Club
  • Whakawaiwai Eats
  • Bambu
  • The Feasting Frog

Universal CityWalk

  • Hot Dog Hall of Fame
  • Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches

Snacks And Refreshments

Universal Studios Florida

  • Schwab’s Pharmacy
  • Silver Screen Coke
  • La Bamba Slush
  • La Bamba Veranda Bar
  • Monsters’ Slush
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Guido’s Gelato
  • Louie’s Fruit Stand
  • KidZone Pizza Company
  • KidZone Snacks
  • ICEE locations
  • San Francisco Beer
  • San Francisco Pastry Company
  • Starbucks
  • Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour
  • London Taxi Hut
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune
  • The Hopping Pot
  • King’s Cross Station Kiosk
  • Expo Eats
  • Front Gate Popcorn
  • Additional food carts throughout the park

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

  • Croissant Moon Bakery
  • Cathy’s Ice Cream
  • Oasis Coolers
  • Port of Entry Fruit
  • Port of Entry Lemon Slush
  • ICEE locations
  • Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop
  • Moose Juice, Goose Juice
  • Butterbeer Cart
  • The Magic Neep Cart
  • Cinnabon
  • Starbucks
  • Dippin’ Dots
  • Chill Car
  • Cotton Candy Cart
  • Additional food carts throughout the park

Universal’s Volcano Bay

  • Koka Poroka Ice Cream Kona
  • Lemon Slush
  • Dippin’ Dots
  • ICEE

Universal CityWalk

  • Cinnabon
  • Starbucks
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Blue Man Group Theater
  • Coke Icon Hub Cart

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