PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 6/10/20 (Socially-Distanced Characters, Low Crowds, Jurassic World Coaster Construction, Dole Whip, and More)

It’s a beautiful day to be back at Universal Orlando! We’re here bright and early to explore the parks. We decided to start the day at Universal Studios, so let’s get started.

SpongeBob SquarePants Float Universal Studios Florida
Doc Brown Back to the Future

The weather is beautiful, and many of the characters are out greeting guests. We can’t help but smile under our face covering.

Diagon Alley Dragon View

There aren’t too many views better than this one. Diagon Alley never gets old.

Diagon Alley

The Wizarding World is usually the busiest part of both parks. It’s really hot this afternoon, so a lot of people are enjoying a frozen Butterbeer or ice cream from Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour and seeking out shade.

We stopped into the Gringotts Money Exchange and turned our Muggle money into Gringotts bank notes. You can change your Muggle currency into $10 or $20 increments and spend it around the park. We plan to spend our money on Butterbeer!

Outside of the Wizarding World, the rest of the park is pretty calm. It’s still early, but it is very easy to social distance with crowds like this.

There’s plenty of new merchandise for the Bourne Stuntactular, and we can’t wait for this to open (and to get the new button!)

Minion Character S'Mores
Minion Caramel Apple

There are plenty of character snacks around the parks, including these Minion s’mores and apples.

Hello Kitty Universal Movie Posters

The Universal Hello Kitty posters are absolute perfection.

Hello Kitty Build A Bow

If you like ear headbands, don’t forget you can make Hello Kitty “Build A Bow” ears here!

Back to the Future 35th Shirt

Inside The Film Vault, this Back to the Future 35th anniversary shirt is available for $30.

Sneetch Beach Islands of Adventure

Let’s head over to Islands of Adventure and see what is happening over there.

Wimpy's burger islands of advenutre
Wimpy's at Islands of Adventure Universal Orlando Resort
Wimpy's Menu Featuring Dole Whip at Islands of Adventure

Wimpy’s is open and serving up burgers and pineapple Dole Whip. That’s right! Wimpy’s has pineapple Dole Whip.

Spider Man Islands of Adventure

Spider-Man looks way better in a mask than we do. He’s meeting guests in the area between Toon Lagoon and Marvel Super Hero Island.

The new coaster has been making progress rapidly. We can see new additions around the track since our last update.

The watering hole Jurassic park islands of adventure
The watering hole menu Jurassic park

The Watering Hole is open and this menu sounds delicious. We’ll have to check it out next time. We already grabbed a snack at Natural Selections.

The rain has helped to thin out the crowds around Hogsmeade.

Thing 1 and Thing 2 apples
1 fish 2 fish caramel apples
Grinch character apple

Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers in Seuss Landing has the cutest character apples. All of our favorite storybook friends are here!

Lorax character apple
Truffula Tree Apples

The Lorax and the Truffula Tree apples might be our favorites.

Seuss Landing Fuge
Cookies and Cupcakes in Seuss Landing

The snack case here in Seuss Landing has the most variety we’ve seen lately. It all looks so delicious.

Cat in the Hat entrance Islands of Adventure

It’s been a busy day, but that’s all for now. Be sure to keep following Universal Parks News Today for all the latest updates from Universal Parks around the world.

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1 year ago

Stupid mask rule. Shy if only be suggested, not enforced. It literally reduce your blood oxygen levels by 20% and even worse in hot and humid weather which could kill you if you already cannot breath. Your at risk for hypoxmia which can kill you

1 year ago
Reply to  Natasha

It’s odd that doctors and nurses can wear masks day after day after day after day for hours on end and not experience the problems you cite. How dare the responsible parts of the government try to keep the population safe…until you show up at the ER with symptoms because you couldn’t be bothered to wear a mask.

You also conveniently don’t mention that Universal has set aside specific areas where you don’t have to wear a mask.

You also aren’t forced to go out much less go to Universal Boris.