Lunch with Elmo and Friends

Make lunch more than just delicious, but memorable as well by sharing it with Elmo and Friends! Everyone in the family will find something to savor in our delicious buffet.

Enjoy hugs and high fives from the beloved characters! Treasure this special experience forever with a free 6x8 family photo.

Park admission is required but not included. Menu subject to change. Hosted in an outdoor/covered pavilion. Check-in begins 15 minutes before event starts. Don’t forget your camera.

Make Lunch with Elmo and Friends even more fun with an extra-special lunch celebration. We’ll celebrate character birthdays and mark the holidays with unique parties featuring the lovable characters. Review the Dates tab for more information.

Book your Lunch with Elmo and Friends today! Review dates by clicking on the green "select" icon and choosing the calendar.


NEW menu items including:

  • BBQ pulled pork
  • Beef stroganoff with butter noodles
  • Tossed salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Creamy macaroni and cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Veggie medley
  • Fresh-baked dinner rolls
  • Build your own pudding
  • Yummy cupcakes
  • Assorted Coca-Cola® products, juice, milk & iced tea

*Menu items subject to change without notice


Adult: $22, plus tax
Child (ages 3-9): $15, plus tax


Lunch with Elmo and Friends at Busch Gardens is held regularly. For dates, press the green "select" button and view the dates in the calendar. Add Lunch with Elmo and Friends to your cart to reserve your space today!

Extra-Special Birthdays
On special dates, we add extra special fun to Lunch with Elmo and Friends. We’ll celebrate character birthdays and mark the holidays with unique parties featuring the lovable characters.
  • March 22 - Big Bird’s Birthday Bash!: Big Bird and friends celebrate the "BIG" birthday!
  • April 5 - Sunny Day Spring Celebration: Let's stop, smell the flowers and bring spring in Sunny Day style with a fantastic lunch buffet and yes your favorite Sesame Street characters!
  • May 11 - Mother's Day Celebration: She gives the best hugs and makes everything all better! This day is all about Mom, let’s celebrate with Moms and Lunch with Elmo and Friends!
  • May 31 - Schools Out for Summer!: Come celebrate the end of a school year with our Safari of Fun Sesame Street characters!
  • June 7 - Summertime Fun Celebration: Bathing suits, ice pops and summertime fun! Join in for a Sunny Day lunch celebration!
  • June 15 - Father’s Day Lunch Celebration: He's cool, he's strong…he's DAD! Bring Dad and let us celebrate with lunch and special fun with him and your favorite Sesame Street friends!
  • June 28 - Celebrate the Red, White & Blue: 4th of July is right around the corner, come have a lunchtime celebration with us.
  • August 9 - Abby Cadabby's Back to School Bash: Whether it’s a first day of preschool or kindergarten, it's a milestone worth celebrating! Join Abby Cadabby and her Sesame Street friends for a back to school celebration for all ages!
  • September 20 - Zoe's Dance Dance Party!: Join us for a Dance Party you will never forget. Your dance host…ZOE!
  • October 4 - Grover’s NOT-So-Spooky Birthday!: Celebrate a birthday…Grover style
  • October 11 - Abby Cadabby’s Fairy Pumpkin Party: Join Abby and her Sesame Street friends for a magical Birthday celebration!
  • October 18 - Count's Monster Mash: Meet the Count and his Sesame Street friends for a Monster Mash celebration!

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