In an announcement today, Universal Orlando Resort announced that in 2014, CityWalk will be welcoming several new venues.
According to a press release from Universal:
“We want Universal CityWalk to grow along with the rest of our destination,” said Ric Florell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Resort Revenue Operations at Universal Orlando. “We are bringing our guests an amazing new collection of experiences that will be world-class and offer something for everyone.”
Antojitos, a new Mexican Restaurant Concept, will be replacing the former Latin Quarter restaurant, behind Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Behind a large Mexican architecture facade, Antojitos will feature “tapas-style” dining using fresh ingredients, to create “made from scratch Mexican street fare in an environment of unmatched authenticity.”
Hot Dog Hall of Fame will occupy the space that was once the Galaxy Bar. It will feature several iconic ballpark hot dogs, including a “Chicago Dog,” a Boston Brat (Fenway Frank?), a monster LA dog (Dodger Dog?) and more. Hot Dog Hall of Fame feature a Jumbotron-style screen and outdoor seating.
North Carolina-based Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar will open it’s first Florida location at CityWalk. Labeling it’s brand of cuisine as “Burger Sushi Fusion,” guest will be able to dine on Sushi with Burger ingredients, as well as Burgers and Sandwiches with traditional sushi ingredients. It will be located next to Red Oven Pizza Bakery, which opened last month.
In the former Cigarz location, CityWalk will open a new “grab and go” sandwich location; Bread Box. According to the Universal Orlando Press Release, “With a Bread Box sandwich, you’ll be transported back to your childhood kitchen or your favorite street corner deli”
Starbucks will move to a more convenient ground-level location, replacing the former Endangered Species Store.
CityWalk will open two new frozen dessert options in 2014. The former TCBY will become Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and a Cold Stone Creamery will open in between Red Oven and Starbucks.
Universal Orlando has also announced Pranzo, a “new modern Italian Kitchen concept” to replace Pastamore. According to the press release, guests will be able to “watch as the culinary team handcrafts your pasta from scratch to create fresh takes on classic dishes in a clean, contemporary dining atmosphere.”
According to Orlando ParkHopper, The Universal Studios Store will also receive an upgrade to the store’s facade, to give the store a new modern look.
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