‘Taste of Universal' to Offer Theme Park Bites, Shopping
Butterbeer, Lard Lad doughnuts, and a pudding rocking a Minion-style eye on top?
If all of those tempting treats are available before you, you must be standing in one place: Universal Studios Hollywood, the Harry-Potter-est, Simpson-strongest, Minion-merriest location in all the land.
The world-famous theme park, which has been closed since March 2020 in response to the pandemic, is welcoming guests back for an experience built around food, sips, and shopping: It's "Taste of Universal."
The rides and attractions of the destination remain temporarily closed, but starting on Friday, March 12 foodies and shoppies alike can step inside the park to savor the open-air experience.
Almost 70 eats and drinks will be offered, and nearly half of those will be new to you. Butterbeer is on the roster, and Simpsons-inspired doughnuts, too, plus funnel cakes, beef sliders, Korean hot dogs, elote, and several other choices.
Some shops, too, will be open for the experience.
"Universal Studios Hollywood is working closely with local health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing and required face coverings," shared a park team.
"This eagerly-awaited experience will invite guests to once again feel the thrill of strolling along the park's signature red carpet as they pass through its iconic gates to enjoy some of the theme park’s best culinary offerings and premium shopping options along with physically distanced photo opportunities with some of their favorite characters."
An adult ticket starts at $44 (plus tax), a kid ticket begins at $25 (plus tax), and you can enjoy five different eats or sips (plus purchase any other offerings, if you're still curious and/or peckish).
The happening will cover a lot of space, with a number of areas opening up, including Hogsmeade Village inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Observing physical distancing, remembering your face covering, and following other safety guidelines will be part of the experience as well.
You can review those protocols and purchase a ticket here.
Universal Studios and NBC Owned TV Stations operate under the same parent company NBCUniversal.