Islands of Adventure theme park offers some of the best features of any theme park in the world. The addition of Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure and Jurassic World Velocicoaster created an even better theme park. However, the current version of Islands of Adventure still has areas in need of improvement. For example, between the Seuss Landing and Hogsmeade/Wizarding World area, guests often just walk right through The Lost Continent area. On the other side of Islands of Adventure between Marvel Super Hero Island and Skull Island area, Toon Lagoon can feel out of place also.
Toon Lagoon showcases two excellent water ride attractions. Of course, the theming evolves from older comic strip characters. Like The Lost Continent area, many guests simply pass through this area. A contributing reason for that involves the lower food/beverage quality in this area.
Now, Wimpy’s Burgers, in Toon Lagoon, provides a good burger. However, until late 2021, nothing else in this area rated above average theme park food. On the positive side, most of the generic standard theme park food served at Comic Strip Café was replaced with ramen bowls, rice bowls, and arepas in November 2021. The ramen, for example, rates above average.
However, some of the menu reverted to the previous pattern recently. The arepas made popular during seasonal events disappeared from the Comic Strip Café menu recently. Most of the menu changes with the Asian style food stayed the same. A Caesar salad also appears on menu board now with Asian items.
On the second menu board, a peculiar item appears here since the arepas were removed. You now can buy yucca fries for $4.99 here. This is odd since these items were sold in the same Mardi Gras food truck as the arepas. With the arepas no longer appearing on Comic Strip Café menu, that inclusion seems odd to me. However, at the Mardi Gras food truck, they cost $3.99.
On the last menu board at Comic Strip Café, the biggest changes become obvious. The burger line-up expands a bit. I find this odd since Wimpy’s Burgers resides so nearby. Also, the standard below average theme park pizza reappeared on this menu.
In conclusion, Universal Orlando continues to experiment with non-traditional theme park food. I will miss the option to have arepas here. However, most guests seem content to order ordinary theme park fare.
My theme park food blogger heart shrinks to three sizes too small every time someone settles for overpriced, below average, theme park food. You have the information now. Thanks for reading this.
As always, eat like you mean it!
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