Updated: Universal Studios Hollywood is joining the food fair party. Universal's original park Thursday morning confirmed a "Taste of Universal" event, making it the final major theme park in southern California to reopen for a specially ticketed event.
The event will run on weekends and starts March 12. Tickets will cost $44-49 plus tax for adults and will include five food or beverage items. Tickets for kids ages 3-9 will cost $25 plus tax and include three selections. The menu will include "traditional favorites and new features selected by our Culinary Team," according to Universal. Here is the full menu and event map.
A few notes: The menu includes the USH debut of the "Crepewich" that Universal Studios Florida started serving last year. Also, the long-closed Gru's Lab Cafe will be reopened as the Minion Cafe.
Universal Studios Hollywood's Upper Lot only will be open for the event, including Springfield and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In keeping with California's pandemic restrictions, no rides or other attractions will be open. Select merchandise stores will be open on the Upper Lot, however, including the new The Pets Store shop at the exit to the upcoming The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! ride.
Just before theme parks closed last March, Universal Studios Hollywood had been planning its first-ever food festival, Bravo's Top Chef Food & Wine Festival, themed to the competition show on the NBCUniversal-onwed cable network. That event never happened, due to the pandemic, so this event will become Universal's first food festival, instead.
Tickets are now available on the Universal website.
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Definitely doesn't sound as fun as FL's Mardi Gras, but at least they're including food that seems to be close to the value of the ticket, unlike Taste of Disney. It's the best they can do with CA's fascist government.