To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original “Jurassic Park” film, new snacks and dishes will be introduced at the Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
30th Anniversary Food & Beverages at Universal Orlando Resort
A new Coconut Cajeta Churro will debut at Thunder Falls Terrace in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, near the Jurassic Park River Adventure. The churro itself is caramel-infused with coconut flakes and caramel sauce.
On the savory side, the Prehistoric Raptor Wings will swoop in, chargrilled and marinated with olive and spices. The wings are tossed in a sweet chili sauce and served with sides of cilantro lime rice, black beans, and a plantain chip.
A special flavor of Fanta themed to Jurassic Park will be available in the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines starting June 1 — the “Wild Refresherrr.”
Islands of Adventure additionally hosts a wealth of “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World” rides to experience, including the aforementioned Jurassic Park River Adventure, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, and more young child-friendly Pteranodon Flyers.
30th Anniversary Food & Drink at Universal Studios Hollywood
At Jurassic Cafe in the Lower Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood, an entirely new menu is coming this summer. These new featured items include:
- Grilled Veggie and Beef Skewers
- Brazilian Cheese Bread
- Raptor Hummus
- Coconut Flan
- Dino Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
- Family Feast (two half chickens and two skewers, hummus, chips, cheese balls, mojo pork, and vegetables)
Over at Isla Nu-Bar, their menu is expanding, with a “Jurassic Water” cocktail and dinosaur-themed wines: Pterrior Dactyl Rosé and Blanco-Osaurus. The “Wild Refresherrrr” Fanta from Orlando will also be available in Hollywood.
Both locations are situated near Jurassic World – The Ride, not too far from the new Super Nintendo World area. A far larger version of this concept is currently being built in Orlando for an anticipated 2025 opening, part of construction for Universal’s Epic Universe theme park.
A 30th Anniversary 65 Million Years in the Making
Theme park celebrations, as well as exclusive film and new 90s-inspired nostalgia products, will be hitting retail throughout the year to celebrate a franchise 65 million years in the making. Highlights include specialty food and merchandise outlets as well as limited-edition anniversary branded merchandise.
As part of Universal’s marketing plan to get everyone excited for the event, a faux Jurassic Park training video set in the 1990s was recently released for the first generation of InGen scientists. The video featured Mr. DNA as the narrator.
A Tribute Store opens at Universal Studios Florida Friday, May 26, while annual passholder previews will be held tomorrow.
Are you excited for this anniversary? What is your favorite “Jurassic Park” memory from the films or any of the rides throughout the Universal parks? Let us know in the comments.
To find out details about how Universal plans to celebrate Jurassic June at other parks around the globe, take a look at our full write-up here.
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