Yesterday I headed to a media event at Universal’s Citywalk to hear some exciting new announcements from park executives. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The buzz around the net was that Universal would add more Harry Potter attractions, rides, shops, restaurants, additions, and more. I was happy to hear that there will be almost all of the above. EIGHT new restaurants, a new resort, and YES, new additions to Harry Potter.
The executives sure have this girl excited. The energy from these guys was AMAZING. They are excited, I am excited, and you all should be excited, because these new additions are going to be AWESOME.
The new venues include Hot Dog Hall of Fame, featuring iconic hot dog creations from some of our nation’s most famous ball parks. The owner let us know that they will happily add ANYTHING to your hot dog, except ketchup. HA! I can’t wait!
Another restaurant that piqued my interest is CowFish, an innovative and trend-setting concept out of Charlotte, North Carolina
with a signature dish called “Burgushi;”. That’s burgers & sushi. This restaurant will feature a burger bar AND a sushi bar. Finally a place my husband and I can agree on.
Here is a list of NEW UNIVERSAL CITYWALK VENUES – OPENING THROUGHOUT 2014. For more information about Universal CityWalk, visit: https://www.universalorlando.com.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food: Take a journey through the cantinas, street carts, and markets of
Mexico for unique tapas-style dining at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. Only the freshest ingredients are
used to create craveable, made from scratch Mexican street fare in an environment of unmatched
Hot Dog Hall of Fame: Strike out your hunger at Hot Dog Hall of Fame with some of the most iconic
hot dog creations from our nation’s most famous ballparks. Take a seat in the bleachers and enjoy a loaded
Chicago dog with all the toppings, a perfectly charred Boston brat, a monster LA dog and more.
The Cowfish: Innovative sushi joins forces with creative burgers for an untraditional dining experience at
this reincarnation of the popular North Carolina hotspot. The result: “Burgushi”. A cutting-edge fusion of
burger and sushi, burgushi items include sushi rolls created using burger components and sandwiches
created using sushi elements.
A new modern Italian kitchen concept: Immerse yourself in the essence of modern Italian cuisine at this
new restaurant created by Universal Orlando. Watch as the culinary team handcrafts your pasta from scratch
to create fresh takes on classic dishes in a clean, contemporary dining atmosphere.
Cold Stone Creamery: For more than 25 years, Cold Stone Creamery has served up the finest, freshest ice
cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients and their signature process of
preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone.
Bread Box: With a Bread Box sandwich, you’ll be transported back to your childhood kitchen or your
favorite street corner deli. Here you’ll find that the combination of quality meats and vegetables, fresh
bread, and simple preparation can transform a sandwich into something more.
Menchie’s: One of the world’s most popular frozen yogurt shops is coming to Universal CityWalk. The
dream was to create a place where people from all walks of life and ages could enjoy themselves—not only
with great tasting, quality frozen yogurt and an expansive self-serve toppings bar, but with a unique
experience in a fun and happy environment that makes you smile.
AND Starbucks will be expanding to 2400sf!
More news to come….Harry Potter World will be expanding AND a new resort will be opening in 2014. GO HERE for details.