Universal Orlando Announces Updates to CityWalk, Harry Potter and New Cabana Bay Resort

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Concept Art of new Universal Studios Store at CityWalk

Universal Orlando Resort has some exciting news today with the biggest ever expansion in the history of CityWalk. They also give a small update on the Diagon Alley expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well as as Universal’s Cabana Beach Resort. Along with 8 new venues that are making their way to CityWalk, The Universal Studios Store, pictured above in concept art, will also be completely renovated with interactive features.

CityWalk Expansion

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Universal’s CityWalk will have eight new venues including:

Starbucks: Will be be moving downstairs from its current upstairs location. No need to really give you any details about Starbucks, as I’m sure you are already familiar with them if you love coffee, tea or their yummy deserts!

Red Oven Pizza Bakery (Now Open): Authentic, artisan pizza that is made fresh, while you wait at Universal CityWalk’s first-ever Neopolitan-style pizza bakery. The combination of the highest quality ingredients and a traditional 900-degree stone-lined oven ensures every slice is pizza perfection.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food: Take a journey through the cantinas, street carts, and markets of Mexico for unique tapas-style dining at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. Only the freshest ingredients are used to create craveable, made from scratch Mexican street fare in an environment of unmatched authenticity.

Hot Dog Hall of Fame: Strike out your hunger at Hot Dog Hall of Fame with some of the most iconic hot dog creations from our nation’s most famous ballparks. Take a seat in the bleachers and enjoy a loaded Chicago dog with all the toppings, a perfectly charred Boston brat, a monster LA dog and more.

The Cowfish: Innovative sushi joins forces with creative burgers for an untraditional dining experience at this reincarnation of the popular North Carolina hotspot. The result: “Burgushi”. A cutting-edge fusion of burger and sushi, burgushi items include sushi rolls created using burger components and sandwiches created using sushi elements.

Pranzo Italian Kitchen: (Identified at Universal’s media event, but simply called “a new modern Italian kitchen concept” in the initial release) Immerse yourself in the essence of modern Italian cuisine at this new restaurant created by Universal Orlando. Watch as the culinary team handcrafts your pasta from scratch to create fresh takes on classic dishes in a clean, contemporary dining atmosphere.

Cold Stone Creamery: For more than 25 years, Cold Stone Creamery has served up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients and their signature process of preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone.

Bread Box: With a Bread Box sandwich, you’ll be transported back to your childhood kitchen or your favorite street corner deli. Here you’ll find that the combination of quality meats and vegetables, fresh bread, and simple preparation can transform a sandwich into something more.

Menchie’s: Located where TCBY once stood, Menchie’s is one of the world’s most popular frozen yogurt shops. The dream was to create a place where people from all walks of life and ages could enjoy themselves—not only with great tasting, quality frozen yogurt and an expansive self-serve toppings bar, but with a unique experience in a fun and happy environment that makes you smile.

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Cabana Bay Resort

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Universal Orlando has described Cabana Bay as the theme park’s first value priced on-site hotel with standard rooms and family suites that include kitchenettes. Rates for the on-site hotel, which has a 1950s and ’60s theme, are starting at a very reasonable $90 per night. The resort will feature two pools with sand beaches, a water slide and lazy river, a 10-lane bowling alley, food court, full-service restaurant and more.

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