Universal Studios Hollywood To Challenge Disneyland With “Taste of Universal” Food Event

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Universal Studios Hollywood has announced a new “Taste of Universal” food event to rival Disneyland’s “A Touch of Disney” event. Not only does the event cost less, it also offers free dishes included.

The event will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Adult tickets will include five food or beverage items and the child ticket (ages 3-9) will include three food or beverage items.

Ticket prices vary depending on the day:

  • Fridays- $44 (with tax $48.18)
  • Sat/Sun- $49 (with tax $53.66)
  • Child 3-9 – $25 (with tax $27.38) (all dates)

There will be a large menu available with access to the following locations:

  • Springfield, U.S.A.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • The debut of the Minion Cafe
  • Hollywood
  • Upper Lot

Here’s the write-up:

Join us back inside the theme park for this separately ticketed, limited time event.  Child prices available for ages 3-9. Online purchase only.
Your adult ticket includes 5 food or beverage items (3 for children) of your choice from an extensive menu of entrée’s, snacks, desserts and beverages, including traditional favorites and new features selected by our Culinary Team and executive chef. Some restrictions apply.
Enjoy outdoor dining and stroll Springfield, U.S.A., The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, the all-new Minion Cafe, Hollywood and more. (All rides, shows, and attractions will be closed during this event.)
Purchase great gifts with access to our Upper Lot stores including special in-store offers and promotions.”

Tickets are showing with dates starting on March 12 and running through Easter on April 4th. So it starts earlier than Disneyland’s March 18th start date for their “A Touch of Disney” event and ends one day sooner.

Universal hasn’t been pulling any punches lately. From announcing the restart to construction of Universal Orlando’s new Epic Universe park on the same day that the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival begins, opening Volcano Bay ahead of Disney’s Blizzard Beach, and now they’ve announced their own food and shopping event to start days earlier, and at a lower price, than Disney’s.

It’s getting interesting for sure.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Universal Studios Hollywood


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