Universal Studios Florida closes one of its last original locations

January 7, 2019, 1:29 PM · Universal Studios Florida has closed another one of its few remaining opening-day locations.

The Beverly Hills Boulangerie counter-service restaurant at the front of the park has closed, Universal Orlando confirmed via its Twitter account this morning.

"We are working on an exciting, new dining concept for Universal Studios Florida. More details will be revealed in the months ahead!," the resort said.

The menu at the Boulangerie focused on coffee, pastries, desserts, and sandwiches, making a popular first stop for visitors entering the park... or a last taste on their way out. Along with Mel's Diner, it was one of only two restaurants from the park's first summer to remain open in daily operation under its original name.

Among the park's opening-day attractions, only the ET Adventure, Horror Make-Up Show, and the Animal Actors show endure today... though the last two, as live shows, have changed somewhat over the years. If you are feeling nostalgic, take a look back with us at the park's original line-up.

And if you simply must have a coffee and a pastry at the Beverly Hills Boulangerie, you still can. Just hop a flight to the United Arab Emirates, because the new Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi has a Beverly Hills Boulangerie, too.

Replies (4)

January 7, 2019 at 2:08 PM


I have always appreciated the location and quality of food at the Boulangerie (and the corresponding Croissant Moon in IOA -- is it going to???) My husband and I were surprised that it was almost impossible to find something similar in Disney when we visited last summer and just wanted a quick snack that wasn't a freakin' pretzel, Starbucks or a cookie in a bag.

I hope that whatever they replace it with is of similar quality, variety and opening hours.

January 8, 2019 at 5:18 AM

"exciting, new dining concept!" = another restaurant serving fries, nuggets and burgers that will close well before the park does

January 8, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Jeremy is absolutely right about all food places closing WAY too early!
Does Universal realize how much $ they lose every single day by doing this?
They're definitely keeping outside fast food places in business around town.

January 8, 2019 at 2:40 PM

They'd rather have guests hit places in CityWalk on their way out for a sit down meal. It doesn't really make sense for Universal to staff restaurants for that last hour of park operation when there are plenty of places in CityWalk that are fully staffed until 10 PM or later. The same thing in the mornings, where the line for Voodoo Doughnut is typically longer than the line to enter the parks at 8 AM.

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