For less than a month after the debut of Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation on May 18, 2013, a special dining option was offered combining a meal and reserved show seating. The Royal Treatment with King Julien offered guests an all-you-care-to-eat lunch at Zambia Smokehouse, followed by reserved seating for the show in Stanleyville Theater. After the show, guests of the dining experience got the first opportunity to meet and take photos with some stars of the show.
Cost for the dining experience was $25 for adults, $15 for children age 3 to 9. Pass member discounts of 10% were available.
The menu included:
- Sliced Beef Brisket
- BBQ Chicken
- BBQ Pork Ribs
- Turkey Sandwich Wrap
- Chicken Nuggets, Steamed Veggies
- Mac & Cheese
- Baked Beans
- Raw Carrots with Ranch
- Tossed Salad
- Dinner Roll
- Bread Pudding
- Coca-Cola products, Tea, Coffee and Milk
Based on guests comments on a blog post promoting the new dining experience, reservations were no longer available by Fathers Day weekend in June 2013, just one month after the show and meal option debuted.
Busch Gardens Tampa | May 17 2013 – accessed 6/5/2018
The Royal Treatment with King Julien | Busch Gardens Tampa – accessed 6/5/2018