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Advice for season of the force please and a bit of dining advice too

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polar vixen

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For the first time ever well be visiting in March for the Star Wars season of the force and pirates and princesses festival al. Its almost time for us to book our restaurants. We have the standard full board offer. First question does anyone know if this is 1 counter service and 1 buffet or 2 buffet meals?
3. When does the park side diner close? I know wed have to pay extra to eat here but my kids loved it last time.
3 Im trying to work out what time to book meals for. The wed- Friday of our stay it says the studios closes at 7:30. Will the Star Wars light show on the tower of terror start at 7:30, or be on earlier? I couldnt find last years programmes to find out, so any help much appreciated. And lastly just how cold do you think I should be expecting? I cant temember when it was that the snow hit last year.
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Re: Advice for season of the force please and a bit of dining advice too
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 11:09:48 AM »
The meal plans are valid for two restaurants (lunch and dinner) as far as I know so you'll get two buffets.

The Hotel New York closes soon for its refurbishment so the Parkside Diner won't be available.

I have a vague recollection that the light show wasn't at park closing but tbh I would assume it would be and book dinner for after then if you can. It also tends to be a bit quieter if you're eating after 8pm.

When I've been in March the main thing has been the windchill - it can be pretty damn breezy at that time of year and I've found it very cold!

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Re: Advice for season of the force please and a bit of dining advice too
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 02:02:34 PM »
We have been to the parks twice for Season of the force. Both times the shows were before the park closing time. There were 2 later showings  one french the other English

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Re: Advice for season of the force please and a bit of dining advice too
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 12:30:53 AM »
We went for SOTF last year in March and it was very cold.  We needed thick coats, hats and scarves. It also rained most days so Id take a waterproof. 

Im sure the Star Wars nightime laser show in the studios started 15 minutes before closing, so you were leaving at Park closing time rather than starting at closing time as Illuminations does.

And full board is 2 vouchers which have the same monetary value if you upgrade to a higher category restaurant.  On their own they are valid for the same level of restaurant so you can either use them in a quick service restaurant (but that will be less than their face value) or at a buffet.  We went in Restaurant Des Stars in the studios a couple of times for a buffet lunch and really enjoyed it.  It was a big hit with my kids, even the eldest who is a super fussy eater!

 

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