The Season Dining pass is back at Great Adventure for its second year with some small changes.
They still offer the same options:
Theme park only thru summer
Theme park only thru Fright Fest
Theme park and Hurricane Harbor thru summer
Theme park and Hurricane Harbor thru Fright Fest
You also still get one lunch and one dinner meal from select dining locations during specified times.
First of all, I'm pretty sure the price went up on all the options.
Second, there were some new locations added. I don't have an extensive list, but I know Johnny Rockets is now available with season pass dining!
Third, you now have to pay extra for many of the season dining pass meals. It seems that by doing this, they expanded their availability, but also increased prices on items that were available last year.
Also, somewhat unrelated, but Ted's Cheese steak was converted into Garden State Grill, and they are a part of the Season. (Also, they bring your food to your table!)
Here's the menu for Garden State Grill. (picture a little further down)
Look closely at the Season Dining Pass logo. One the plain cheeseburger is completely free with a dining pass. You want something else on your burger? $2.00
I didn't even notice that until the cashier asked for two dollars. I PAID TWO DOLLARS FOR TWO PIECES OF BACON!
Now, by having this upcharge on top of the Dining pass, I assume they have now allowed more of the more expensive items to be available to dining pass members.
The downside to this is that last year, at Best of the West, I could get a Bacon cheeseburger, and it was completely covered under the dining pass. I haven't been to Best of the West yet to confirm, but they probably made the same changes there - plain burger is covered completely; $2.00 for two pieces of bacon.
And here's the sign outside of Garden State Grill
Sidenote, I keep calling it Jersey State Grill instead of Garden State Grill.
Either way, I enjoy calling it Ted's Garden State Grill.... or just Ted's.