Category Archives: Kings Island

Review: Kings Island Tom+Chee BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese

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Are you as excited as we are to learn that Cincinnati favorite, and Shark Tank phenomena, Tom+Chee is now a permanent food stand inside Kings Island? If you have the Kings Island dining plans, you will also be excited to learn Tom+Chee is now an option for you to eat!

We started off the 2017 season by trying the BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese, which is a dining plan option.

The BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese takes your standard sandwich and adds crumbled bacon and BBQ potato chips. The meal includes a bag of chips.

Normally, we are not the biggest fans of BBQ chips, or always bacon. However, the BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese from Tom+Chee was really fantastic! Everything paired together nicely and was cooked perfectly with the melted cheese.

We should also note that when we tried Tom+Chee, the staff was working very efficiently at getting guests their food with very little wait.

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We have been very impressed with Tom+Chee and are very glad to not only see it inside Kings Island, but also as a dining plan option.

If you tried the BBQ Bacon Grilled Cheese, we would love to hear your feedback! Leave us a comment below with what you thought.

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Review: Kings Island Tom+Chee Grilled Cheese Donut

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When we envision the ideal amusement park type of food, sure there are the staples that have to appeal to a wide audience. However, when we go to an amusement park, we want to see the unusual, the outside-of-the-box menu items that one would come to expect at your local fair. There are some genius (or interesting…) food ideas coming out of fairs across America that spark the curiosity of guests and they are willing to pay to share in that moment with their family or friends.

When Tom+Chee were announced as a permanent staple at Kings Island for 2017, we were extremely excited! Then to top it off, they agreed to be placed onto the Kings Island dining plans, which is amazing news!

One of the signature menu items, that is not on the Kings Island dining plans, is the grilled cheese donut.

The grilled cheese donut takes a glazed doughnut sliced in half, then grilled with a slice of cheddar cheese.

The sweetness of the donut was REALLY good with the creaminess of the melted cheese. We really enjoyed trying the grilled cheese donut at Kings Island, and think it really epitomizes what one would expect to eat at an amusement park.

Tip: Make sure you have plenty of napkins as it is very sticky.

We should note we tried the Tom+Chee grilled cheese donut on season passholder night, and the park was packed! However, the staff at Tom+Chee were amazingly efficient and quick at getting guests their orders. It was quite impressive!

For grilled cheese donut calorie count and pricing, refer to the Kings Island Tom + Chee page.

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Kings Island Reds Hall of Fame Grille to Get Faster Service

On a hot day, or even after being on your feet for hours, going into Reds Hall of Fame Grille is a favorite spot for many guests. From the air-conditioning, to the bar, to full-service restaurant that is offered on the Kings Island dining plans, Reds is a great place to eat. However, the caveat was that the limited wait staff made wait times less than perfect. On a busy day, there would often be over an hour wait to get seated. So Kings Island is hoping to change that for 2017 at Reds Hall of Fame by offering faster service.

Now instead of going in, getting seated, looking over the menu, ordering from your wait staff, then waiting for food and paying, the process will be streamlined. Now guests will go into Reds Hall of Fame Grille and immediately place their orders at the front desk, where you also pay for your meal ahead of being seated.

New drink refill machines are provided at the front of the restaurant where guests can get their own beverages.

When the food is ready, it will be brought out to your table.

Now when you are done eating, you simply leave a tip on the table and leave.

All in an effort to get you out and back into the park as fast as possible to ride another roller coaster!

References:
Full Reds Hall of Fame Menu

2017 Reds Hall of Fame Dining Plan options include the following:

– Handbreaded chicken tenders with Saratoga chips (Review)
– Homer burger with Saratoga chips
– Curveball Chicken Sandwich with Saratoga chips
– Buffalo Chicken Salad (Review)

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