Valleyfair recently announced their all-new “All Day Dining” and “Single Meal Dining” plans for the 2014 season. The All-Day Dining plan will put you down about $26 ($26.72 according to the website) and $14.95 for the Single Meal Dining plan. Initially, analysts here at Valleyfairzone headquarters were very impressed with these new and seemingly exciting meal plans. However, after a deeper look, we scraped away the details behind both plans which revealed a corporate marketing strategy that is — needless to say — rather meritorious.
Let’s start with the All Day Dining Plan. For only $26.72, a person can choose from one of several entrees and a side every 90 minutes from the time in which they enter the park until the time that they leave. How does the park keep track of how often someone goes to eat? We have no clue. We’re sure there’s some brilliant plan behind this whole dining ordeal.
- You have to wait 90 minutes in between meals, thus prohibiting guests from getting plates upon plates of food for your family or friends. All you scheming, economical individuals, let us all join in a loud, unified sigh. *Sigh*
- This plan, while giving people as much food as they want, does not include a drink. So, if you’re thirsty for something other than three 10 oz. cups of water, you’ll need to drop down a few shekels for a soft-drink, or purchase one of those handy-dandy-dime-a-dozen-99-cent-refill Souvenir Cups that are only $9.99. And an encore for all those who still obstinately refuse to pay for anything over $2. *Sigh*
Moving onto the Single Meal Plan, guests are able purchase a single meal (an entree and side) including a drink for only $14.95. In all reality, there’s not all that much to this plan, so let’s cut right to the catch.
- The meal is $14.95, which still seems a bit pricey, though in all fairness it includes an entree, side, and drink, which is probably only a buck or two more if all bought separately at any given food location throughout the park.
- It’s a single meal. No other catches than that.
So, what does everyone think of these plans? Economical? Expensive? Just plain confusing? We aren’t sure what to make of them either. Nonetheless, they seem like marketable, effective plans that will make going to Valleyfair a little bit more cost-effective, especially for those who aren’t willing to drive three minutes west to Mc. Donalds. Let us know what YOU think of these plans, and we’ll keep you updated on which restaurants the meals apply to.