What's Been Going on at Universal City Walk Orlando?
Universal Studios' gateway to its two theme parks is also an entertainment and nightlife hotspot that has recently undergone an amazing facelift
In recent years, Universal Studios has been on the limelight as it opened two different attractions themed after the uber-successful Harry Potter movie franchise. Recent developments however, have enhanced another important element of Universal City Walk Orlando, following a year-long facelift operation. The theme park business has become more competitive in the last decade and this expansion is part of the strategy to become one of the top destinations for vacationers in the world.
Among the most impressive changes at Universal City Walk Orlando is the removal of the small Starbucks to make way for another restaurant, which has resulted on an even larger Starbucks signature venue. In place of the old Starbucks you will now find The Cowfish, offering an ecclectic sushi and burger bar--hence it's curious name of Cowfish. And if that's not enough, a new Italian-themed restaurant by the name of VIVO Italian Kitchen will take you on a trip around Italy's best delicacies.
Casual dining also has a home in the new Universal City Walk Orlando expansion with Red Oven Pizza, a venue that has become an icon of its own as tourists and locals flock to its Napolitan-style pizzas. The expansion began in 2014 with the addition of Antojitos Mexican restaurant and the Hot Dog Hall of Fame, featuring America's best hot dogs inspired by baseball culture.
Over the past 18 months, Orlando has experienced a recent sprawl of new venues, entertainment complexes and new restaurants, all catering to the record-breaking 60 million-plus visitors who seek the joy and excitement of the family vacation capital of the world. And not for nothing, Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is ready to welcome as many of you as you can bring on your next trip--see you soon in sunny Orlando!