>>Universal Studios Hollywood announced that it will open its gates for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020 with Taste of Universal.
The outdoor dining and shopping experience is the first step in the theme park’s re-opening plan and includes access to specific themed lands from noon-7 p.m. on select Fridays-Sundays beginning Friday, March 12. Guests will get a first look at the new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” attraction shop and pet store; the all-new “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” Minion Cafe; Hogsmeade Village inside “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “The Simpsons’ Springfield, U.S.A.”
Tickets are $44-$49 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-9 at universalstudioshollywood.com. The ticket includes a choice of five menu items (three for children) from a large menu featuring appetizers, entrees, beverages, desserts and vegan and vegetarian options. Additional items can be purchased a la carte. In total, there are 70 culinary options, 30 of which are new to the theme park.
Some of the offerings include Krusty Burgers, Lard Lad Donuts and Suds McDuff’s Hot Dogs from “The Simpsons’ Springfield, U.S.A.” and treats from Honeydukes and fish and chips from Three Broomsticks inside “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
The Hollywood & Dine section will feature queso street tacos, loaded nachos and elote corn on the cob with lime crema from Cocina Mexicana, hot chicken sandwiches, clam chowder in a sourdough bowl, pizza, brisket sliders with caramelized onions, Korean hot dogs and mini funnel cakes. The City Snack Shop will have giant pretzels, spicy pomegranate glazed turkey legs and the all-new Crepewich with sweet and savory options.
Taste of Universal will also be the debut of the Minion Cafe which will include grilled cheese sandwiches with meatballs, chicken and bacon mac and cheese and Nutella banana pudding.
There will also be photo ops throughout the event and characters from various franchises like “Trolls,” “Despicable Me” and “Kung Fu Panda” will be on-site for socially distanced meet-and-greets.<<
If this “launch” of an overpriced food festival is a small preview of what we can expect when the park actually reopens this should be a lot of fun!
one even said she'd pay the $75 just to sit in a Disney park on a bench all day. Regardless of those of use that have pooped on this event, Disney knows there market and there are more than enough people like the podcast crews above that will pay whatever Disney charges, moreso as we have all dealt with the pandemic.
I think I’m going to just give up and use that $75 towards my potential trip to Orlando next year for the 50th Anniversary. $75 already pays for a one way flight to MCO.Well, pretty much what was predicted. People are eating this up.
Was listening to 2 different Disney podcasts today and not surprising to hear them raving about it given these are the most hardcore folks with pixie dust in the veins. They all say how $40 just to be in the park is a bargain...one even said she'd pay the $75 just to sit in a Disney park on a bench all day. Regardless of those of use that have pooped on this event, Disney knows there market and there are more than enough people like the podcast crews above that will pay whatever Disney charges, moreso as we have all dealt with the pandemic.
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