If you’ve visited Universal Studios or either Islands of Adventure, you may have noticed some new things coming along every visit. With so many things to anticipate with the Theme Parks here in Orlando, it’s hard to keep up with new things. That’s why today, we visited the amazing Islands of Adventure to check out what’s new. They are bringing us a lot of new updates from the Jurassic Park Coaster to the new Universal Studios Store. There are so many things to keep your eye out for the year, but for now, we want to go over some of these new things we’ve noticed here at Universal Islands of Adventure.
1. VELOCICOASTER TESTING
The VelociCoaster here at Islands of Adventure has been a highly anticipated ride coming up! We have been keeping you updated about this new coaster here in Universal as much as we can. While on our trip to Islands of Adventure, we got to witness first hand test runs being run throughout the track, and lets just say this will be an awesome coaster. But, they have just recently announced the coaster will be ready for the public on June 10th. Around the ride itself, Universal has started adding signage pointing in the direction to the VelociCoaster, so the anticipation is higher than ever. For some that don’t know exactly what the VelociCoaster is, the coaster will take you speeding through themed jungle areas, you can board the vehicle for a high speed run through the park’s raptor paddock, while feeling the rush as you twist and soar through the water and land. All in all, the VelociCoaster is coming together beautiful and we can’t wait to ride it.
2. NEW MENU ITEMS AT MYTHOS
Everyone loves food, but when it comes to Mythos everything is ten times better. The amazingly delicious restaurant at Islands of Adventure called Mythos has come out with some new food items. From Mythos, we decided to go out on a limb and be adventurous so we ordered one of their non-alcoholic drinks called the Amphorae Shrub. This tasty drink contains fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mint and lime zest extracted into white wine vinegar and pure cane sugar, this is priced at $6.00. The drink itself almost tastes like rose water but all in all it’s very interesting and delicious. For our lunch portion from Mythos we picked up the Mythos Signature Lamb Burger and the Sea Scallop and Spring Pea Risotto. The Mythos Signature Lamb Burger is hand packed ground lamb with grilled onion, shredded lettuce, fresh tomato and feta olive aioli served with French Fries, this is priced at $18. The Sea Scallop and Spring Pea Risotto is seared scallops, Porcini mushroom truffle risotto, sweet peas, shaved parmesan, this is priced at $29. Both of these dishes were absolutely delightful and we would 100% eat them again.
3. NEW UNIVERSAL STUDIOS STORE
Located just outside of Islands of Adventure, you will find the new Legacy Store in City Walk. Just right next to VooDoo Donuts, you will find the new Universal Studios Store that we have countlessly been updating you guys about. The store itself has been in construction for quite some time and before it used to be our cut through spot which was the Island Trading Company and now it’s the new and improved Universal Store. This store is super massive, it stretches from VooDoo Doughnuts all the way down the block towards CowFish. If you also notice, the old Universal Studios Store has now been changed into the Legacy Store. Inside the store itself, you can find the normal Universal Merch but they also have some really awesome props, set pieces and historic photos. If you’re planning a day to the Universal parks, be sure to check out the new Universal Studios Store.
If you’ve visited Universal Studios or either Islands of Adventure, you may have noticed some new things coming along every visit. With so many things to anticipate with the Theme Parks here in Orlando, it’s hard to keep up with new things. That’s why today, we visited the amazing Islands of Adventure to show you all of the new things going on. There are so many things to keep your eye out for in the world of theme parks. But for now, we informed you about what’s going on right now here at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.