Many Universal Orlando veterans speak of restaurants that they have never seen open. These are sometimes called the “white whales” of food service. The two most common used to be Green Eggs and Ham and Wimpy’s both in Islands of Adventure. Until 2019, these places were rarely open. However, happy days are here again because both places are commonly open now. Both have made tremendous menu improvements in last two years.
This article will be about Wimpy’s Burger.
As you might imagine, the menu primarily consists of burgers and fries. You might also guess since this food stand is in the Toon Lagoon area that it is based on the Popeye’s comic character, who would gladly pay you on Tuesday for a burger today. However, this is a theme park we are talking about so they will not let you pay on Tuesday. As Homer Simpson says at his Universal Orlando attraction, “Sweetie, they won’t kill you in an amusement park as long as you have a dime left in your pocket.”
In my opinion, if you want a burger inside the theme parks, then Wimpy’s is your best option.
The Wellington Burger
The burger patty for the Wellington Burger appears to be far more than the standard, frozen, below average, theme park patty commonly served in Orlando area. The Wellington Burger will cost you $15.99, but the taste of the beef patty and toppings is superior to other theme park burgers.
This burger comes with curly fries which is nice touch for this entrée. The burger tends to come with more mayonnaise than I prefer but I am a mustard guy.
There is a Vegan Option As Well called the Vegan Supreme Cheeseburger
The other burger on the menu is the Vegan Supreme Cheeseburger which will cost you $13.99. The plant-based patty on this burger does not appear or taste like a standard Beyond or Impossible burger patty. I would compare it in texture to a “Smashburger” but of course not that quality of taste. Once again if I were going to recommend a vegan burger this one wins. In fact, this is one of the better vegan quick service options in the parks.
If that is not enough to convince you to give this place a try, then did I mention “dole whip?” Yes, Wimpy’s serves the pineapple sorbet treat for $3.99 /cup and $4.49 for a cone. The taste quality is equal to other area options at least in terms of overall value.
Wimpy’s also offers chicken tenders/fries, some beer options, and soft serve ice cream. If you find yourself in Toon Lagoon needing a meal but wisely wanting to avoid other dining options in this area, Wimpy’s will be a pleasant surprise.
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