City Walk – Universal’s equivalent to Disney Springs.
A good hub between the hotels and the parks with many restaurants.
Perfect for those staying at a Universal hotel or at any other hotel near the Universal area.

City Walk
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…but City Walk without the wide range found at Disney Springs

City Walk is Universal’s equivalent to Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista.
But it does not have the same wide range of restaurants, shops and other activities.

On the other hand, a good move by Universal to create a focal point for the entire resort.

For the park visitors, who do not stay at a Universal hotel, City Walk is the first area you reach after the parking garage next door.

The restaurant and shopping center serves as hub for the entire Universal Orlando Resort area.
City Walk has approximately 20 restaurants, some examples:

  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
  • Starbucks
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
  • Pat O’Brien’s Bar
  • Panda Express
  • Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
  • Red Oven Pizza Bakery
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
  • Vivo Italian Kitchen
  • Hot Dog Hall of Fame
  • The Cowfish Sushi and Burger Bar
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew
  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

In the area there also are to be found the AMC cinemas, the Blue Man Group and good shopping, including Tommy Bahama.

READ MORE: Universal hotels are best for park visitors

The entrance to City Walk is free, but adults can buy a Universal City Walk Party Pass for a few dollars.

For the Universal geek:
Universal Studios in Los Angeles were the first with this concept and it was followed by a similar restaurant and shopping center adjacent to the Universal Park in Japan.

PETER SUNESON

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