The First Chance To Return To Universal Studios Hollywood Is Here With “Taste of Universal”


Although Universal Studios Hollywood has yet to reopen, fans of the park will get the opportunity to visit again soon. Beginning March 12, guests can experience outdoor dining and shopping experiences in the special ticketed event, “Taste of Universal.”

Unfortunately, rides, shows, and attractions will not be open but select lands including The Simpsons “Springfield U.S.A.,” “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Hollywood & Dine,” and the all-new “Minion Cafe” will be available to visit. These lands will offer nearly 70 culinary options, with vegetarian and vegan offerings, including 30 food items that are brand new to this event. Tickets include your choice of 5 culinary items (3 for children) with additional food available for purchase.

Shopping experiences will also be available, including first-look at the new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” attraction store, The Pets Store, and The Animation Store. Universal Citywalk is also open for all your shopping needs. Physically distanced photo opportunities will be available with fan favorite characters.

The event will have health and safety protocols in place including physical distancing, required face masks, and temperature checks. For more information on the increased health and safety procedures, check out the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

“Taste of Universal” will take place every weekend, Friday-Sunday, from noon – 7 p.m. Tickets begin at $44 plus tax for adults and $25 plus tax for children (ages 3-9). Discounts are available for Universal Annual and Season Pass members. For more information, to view the event menus and to buy your tickets, head over to the Universal Studios Hollywood website.

Lynette has been a lifelong nerd and over the last few years finally learned to let her freak flag fly. She likes to dip her toe into almost every fandom but is particularly passionate about Supernatural, Stranger Things, Marvel and Disney. When she isn’t binge watching programs, she loves to swim, sing and (true to her Ravenclaw nature) read. Lynette joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2019 and loves sharing her nerdy knowledge with the world.

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