Every year for one whole month, Visit Orlando puts together Magical Dining. Magical Dining is a one month event, where participating restaurants offer a $35 menu that includes an appetizer, a main course and dessert.
Although, I haven’t been to every restaurant, I have gone to quite a few and each one has been delicious! One of my favorites, however is the Sharks Underwater Grill. Not only is this restaurant beautiful, but you also get some great perks along with your $35 dinner.
Sharks Underwater Grill
Located in SeaWorld, Sharks Underwater Grill offers guest the experience of dining with sharks! The restaurant has a giant shark tank as decor, which makes anyone dining feel like they are underwater.
Aside from the experience of dining with sharks, once you are done eating, you are able to roam around SeaWorld without the need of a park ticket. Not only do you get delicious food, but you are also getting access to the park and the underwater experience all for $35 (a little bit more with tip, of course!), which I believe is a great deal.
The Magical Dining Experience
Before you can set foot in the restaurant, you do need to make a reservation. A lot of the Magical Dining restaurants do not require reservations, but this place does get packed, so a reservation is a must.
The way reservations are made has changed over the years. About two years ago, I had to email to get a reservation, now you simply go online to make the reservation.
If you got a reservation, then you won’t have to wait too long to get in. During the time that I went, it was a bit packed, but the wait wasn’t at all bad due to having a reservation.
Once seated, my friend and I looked through the delicious menu. When I went to Sharks, it was about two years ago, so their menu was completely different to what they are serving now.
However, the quality of the meal was quite exquisite and definitely worth my $35!
Due to SeaWorld closing around 6-7PM, I was only able to enjoy the park for two hours. During the two hours my friend and I had, we went on two different rides and even got to see some of the animals.
Although our stay in the park wasn’t that long, it was still a great time and an extra perk, since most of the participating restaurants are all outside of the theme parks.
Magical Dining is a great way to explore different restaurants, especially those that are too expensive for some. This year, Magical Dining has more restaurants than ever before and I will be going to one soon! So stay tuned for my next post on Magical Dining.
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I like the idea of dinning with sharks. It feels like a really magical experience. Great reads!
It sure was! I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Central Florida.
This is a cool idea. Never eaten barbecue while surrounded by sharks!
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