Universal Studios Hollywood is opening its park to guests for a ticketed, limited-capacity shopping and dining experience, Taste of Universal, starting Friday, March 12.
Guests will be able to enjoy outdoor dining and shopping experiences on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. They will also be able to take socially distanced photos with characters.
Attractions and shows will not be open, and health and safety protocols will be in place, including temperature checks and face coverings.
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Tickets to Taste of Universal start at $44 plus tax for adults and $25 plus tax for children 3 to 9 years old. Annual and Season Pass members will be able to purchase discounted tickets. Each ticket will enable the holder to choose five culinary options (three for children), with the opportunity to purchase more. There will be nearly 70 options, 30 of which are new to the event. There will be vegan and vegetarian areas.
Food and shopping experiences will be available in multiple themed areas of the park, including Springfield, USA; the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; the Minion Cafe, a new dining experience near the attraction Despicable Me Minion Mayhem; and the Hollywood & Dine section.
Shopping and dining will continue to be offered at the adjacent Universal CityWalk.
The Disneyland Resort is also offering a similar limited-capacity, ticketed experience featuring shopping and dining, A Touch of Disney.