New Stand Installed in Former Chomp Hot Dogs Location at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Matt Hesson

New Stand Installed in Former Chomp Hot Dogs Location at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

A new structure has been installed in the former location of Chomp Hot Dogs in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

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This new booth has been recently set up in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in the previous location of Chomp Hot Dogs, and the Fruit Stand. In July 2022, construction walls went up around the prior locations which caused the locations to close temporarily.

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The new structure that has been erected in this location is bright green, with an orange detail around the top edge of the roof. The inside of the new booth has dark green fabric curtains covering the openings which will be used to access the venue for guests in the future.

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The front of the location has four green posts on the roof, that will hold the marquee for the future booth. Currently, it is surrounded by Universal gray barriers.

In December of 2022, the previous purple construction walls that had surrounded the area were removed with Chomp Hot Dogs and the Fruit Stand both no longer in this location. Likely during the refurbishment of this area they repaired some of the paths in the area behind the construction walls.

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This was part of a larger refurbishment that had taken place around Marvel Super Hero Island, where the character artwork had also been removed while walls and details were repainted and refurbished. We previously reported that Team Members said there would be a new stand in January 2023.

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Based on what we have heard previously, this could be the new home location for Chomp Hot Dogs in the near future. The new stand is located next to The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man on Marvel Super Hero Island.

Origins of Marvel Super Hero

The origins of this themed area at Universal’s Islands of Adventure were originally planned to be based around DC Comics, which would have been filled with characters from the DC universe. These plans started when Universal began conversations with Warner Brothers in the early part of the 1990s.

Universal had its eye on a second gate after the success of opening Universal Studios Florida which had opened in June of 1990. In the end, the deal with Warner Brothers fell through as the parent company Time Warner had purchased the Six Flags chain of parks and opted to use those characters within the newly acquired theme parks.

At this time Marvel was selling film rights to various studios to produce motion pictures, and Universal Pictures had gained the rights to produce some of the films. Through further negotiations, they acquired the rights to use the characters in their park in early 1994 which was previous to Disney purchasing Marvel in 2009.

Construction on Universal’s Islands of Adventure began in 1997, which included the themed area around the characters from the comics that was now named Marvel Super Hero Island. When Islands of Adventure opened in 1999, Marvel Super Hero Island was one of the six themed islands in the park.

Currently, Marvel Super Hero Island features four attractions: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall, and Storm Force Accelatron.

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