PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 10/13/20 (Jurassic World VelociCoaster Updates, No Food in the Skeleton Bar, Fresh Fudge, Crowds, and More)
It’s a beautiful, sunny Tuesday and there are plenty of guests out and about enjoying the theme parks. Volcano Bay is closed on Tuesdays, so we’ve noticed the crowds to be larger than usual. On top of that, we’re coming off of a holiday weekend, so things are already hectic around here. Let’s check in on Universal Studios Florida first.
Everyone seems to be enjoying the parks under blue Central Florida skies.
As we made our way over to the Skeleton Bar at Cafe La Bamba to get our beloved Frozen Candy Corn, we were surprised to find the food offerings were no longer available. Team Members told us that the parks are constantly changing things. Now food will only be offered on the weekends. You can still visit the bar for a (terrible) Mango Inferno or just to take a walk through the skeletons. Either way, we’re a little disappointed.
Hello Kitty ornaments are buy one, get one half off inside the Hello Kitty Shop.
It’s clear by these wait times which of the haunted houses is more popular! Okay, so the 300 minute wait time was a mistake, but it did make us laugh.
We love Team Members, especially when they pose for our photos.
Over at Islands of Adventure, we encountered long lines for food. It’s like an adventure trying to find the end of some of these lines, especially for Three Broomsticks.
Fire Eater’s Grill has taken an extra step by adding barricades to help guests stay in the line and out of the pathway.
At least the line for Burger Digs is in the shade of the construction walls.
This view of the top hat of the coaster track is impressive and intimidating.
More plants have gone in around the track, including some tropical looking trees.
The crew is hard at work over on the site of Jurassic World VelociCoaster.
We bought a full set of the Universal Studios retro ornaments the day we found them, and the Team Member had told us there was a protective layer of plastic over the ornaments that needed to be removed. Honestly, we were super skeptical and didn’t want to attempt to pick at the beautiful images on the ornaments and risk damaging them. Today, another manager told us the same thing. This has got to be some magic right out of the Wizarding World, because when we asked a Team Member to help us investigate the validity of this claim, we were both shocked when a pink plastic layer peeled right off to reveal a bright, crisp image of King Kong. We wouldn’t have believed it if we hadn’t seen it with our own eyes.
We were creeping on a Team Member making some fresh pumpkin pie fudge, and he offered us a sample. This was no ordinary sample, though. He dipped a stick into the fresh, hot fudge for us to try, and our life was forever changed.
Honeydukes still has some candy on sale, including the Gringotts Chocolate Coins (not to be confused with Gringott’s Chocolate Coins).
We’ve noticed a few places around the park have these blue and yellow social distancing stickers, which seems to be a little more eye-catching than the plain blue ones.
It’s been a long day, so that’s all for now. Thanks for joining us today and stay tuned for our next update!