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Your Complete Guide to ~Hoppin'~ Around Universal CityWalk Orlando

by Mommy Frog on September 4, 2023 33 Orlando

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Universal CityWalk Orlando is the self-proclaimed Epicenter of Awesome ... and we can’t argue with that! With a wide variety of restaurants, you can spend a good amount of time just trying to decide where to eat. If you're a froggy fashionista, be sure to stop by the stores. Looking for more of a low-key activity after exploring the parks? Catch a movie or play mini golf. Exploring CityWalk is a great way to add onto your already awesome Universal Orlando Resort visit! CityWalk is a hoppin’ spot, whether you’re making the most out of an adults-only vacay or you're there with your whole frog family. In this handy guide, I’m going to give you the low-down on all of the great dining, shopping and entertainment options you can find at Universal CityWalk Orlando.

CityWalk Orlando - Toothsome

A note from Mommy Frog: Frogs under the age of 18 are required to depart Universal CityWalk after 9pm on weekends unless they're accompanied by a parent or guardian, are staying at a Universal hotel with a valid room key or have existing plans to access specific venues within CityWalk or the theme parks, including restaurant reservations, Hollywood Drive-In Golf, Universal Cinemark and special events, such as Halloween Horror Nights.

Universal CityWalk Location

This dining, shopping and entertainment hub is located right at the center of Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. That means you could easily hop out of the parks for a bite to eat and then keep hittin’ the coasters! We also recommend CityWalk as a nightcap to enjoy a nice relaxing meal or window-shop before heading back to your hotel. We love that it gives you a little break and change in scenery, as well as a killer food selection. CityWalk is also terrific because it isn’t too spread out. There is a TON to do in a relatively condensed area without feeling crowded, so you don’t have to do too much walking. We’re usually worn out from hopping around the parks all day!

CityWalk Orlando - Water Taxi

For those of you staying on-site at a Universal Orlando hotel, it's easy to make CityWalk part of your day. If you're staying at Universal's Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort, Lowes Royal Pacific ResortLowes Portofino Bay Hotel or Universal's Hard Rock Hotel, your water taxi to the theme parks drops you off right in the middle of CityWalk. For guests at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Hotel, Universal's Aventura HotelUniversal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites and Universal’s Endless Summer - Dockside Inn and Suites, you'll hop aboard bus transportation.

Parking at Universal CityWalk

Universal City Walk - Parking Toll Booths

Parking at Universal is fairly simple because the theme parks, Universal's Volcano Bay (Universal’s water park) and CityWalk share the same two main parking garages. Once parked, all you have to do is follow the signs toward the security hub that you go through before entering CityWalk and the theme parks.

There are a few different options that you can utilize to hop on a parking spot at Universal CityWalk:

  • General: The lowest cost all-day option ($30), general parking can place you anywhere between a five to 20 minute walk to the security hub. Arriving first thing in the morning or later in the evening gives you pretty good odds of snagging a solid spot.
  • Prime: For a premium ($50 to $60), prime parking guarantees a more convenient parking spot than is currently available for general parking. This still leaves some variation in where you could park, but will most definitely cut down on your walking time. (If you initially paid for regular parking but would like to upgrade to prime, there's a $20 to $30 upcharge.)
  • RV/Bus: Oversized vehicles have an entirely separate parking area than the main garages — be sure to follow signs in order to get to the right place! RV and bus parking is only an extra $10 more than general parking.
  • Evening: Did someone say … free?! During non-peak times, parking after 6 p.m. is free at Universal. During busier times of the year, you’ll still find discounted rates. If you’re visiting Orlando for other attractions and just want to make a brief appearance at CityWalk, this is the best time. Save that money and buy yourself a souvenir! (However, keep in mind that this isn’t the case during special events, such as Halloween Horror Nights.)
  • Valet: At two different price points (two hours and under, or over two hours), valet certainly has its perks. You’ll be parked in a separate area super close to the CityWalk entrance and directed toward a less busy security station.

Universal CityWalk - Parking Garage

Jot down or take a photo of your parking section and row number (i.e., King Kong 415). Don’t trust your memory, especially after a long day of shopping and eating! Another major error first-timers make is not paying attention to which garage they’re headed back into when leaving Universal. When you reach the security hub, it’s important to look for the signs and follow the proper path towards your designated section. Since the two garages don’t connect, you could end up walking in circles looking for your car.

Does all of this sound like a bit too much? Don’t worry! Being chauffeured by an Uber, taxi, cab or whoever you want is an option, as well. Currently, the pick-up and drop-off locations for ride-sharing apps are located on the fifth floor of the Jurassic Park section in the north parking garage.

The perk of the combined parking between Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay and CityWalk is that you don’t need to drive between Universal destinations. However, should you find yourself wandering off-property around Orlando, simply keep your receipt and re-enter at no additional cost later in the day.

Yikes, did the battery die on the SUV? Have no fear, your Universal superheroes are here! Use the garage call boxes to reach an attendant for help.

And just in case you need to enter CityWalk as your destination in your GPS, here is the Universal CityWalk address:

6000 Universal Boulevard

Orlando FL 32819

Universal CityWalk Restaurants

The Universal CityWalk sit-down restaurants offer almost every type of cuisine imaginable for an excellent experience with your frog squad. Whether you’re craving a hearty burger or exotic cuisine, you’ll be sure to find a spot that meets your needs.

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food

CityWalk Orlando - Antojitos

Check out Antojitos for authentic Mexican street fare. This colorful building is a must-do photo-op, whether you’re stopping in for a margarita or a full meal. The live mariachi band is sure to spice up your night!


Bigfire is the latest addition to CityWalk's lineup of toadally awesome dine-in restaurants. It gives off major rustic, outdoorsy vibes, as if you're hanging out with friends and family at a lakeside summer house. American fare, such as burgers and steak, get open-fire cooking treatment with smoky smells and flavors. Be sure to leave room for s'mores!

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

“Run, Forrest, run!” to this home of Southern favorites just like Mama makes ‘em. Bubba Gump features a versatile seafood menu, as well as other down-home favorites — including gluten-free and kids menus. If seafood isn’t your thing, be sure to grab the award-winning BBQ ribs.

Universal CityWalk - Hard Rock Cafe and Toothsome

Hard Rock Café Orlando

A classic spot for an entertaining meal, Hard Rock Café Orlando will have you ready to rock (and hop!) with an excellent variety of dishes, accompanied by live entertainment. Music memorabilia takes center stage with a suit worn by Elvis himself, Buddy Holly’s famous black glasses and much, much more. Hard Rock offers standard dishes including scrumptious salads and sandwiches.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

There’s no better way to get in the laid-back Florida spirit than by wasting away in Margaritaville. Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant is known for stacked burgers and tropical frozen drinks. Stop by the Margaritas To Go Surf Shack beverage window for a marg on-the-fly, or step inside for a tropical dinner and live music. This is one of our go-to Universal CityWalk restaurants when we're hopping with folks from out of town!

NBC Sports Grill & Brew

Out of all of the Universal CityWalk restaurants, if I had to recommend one restaurant for a big family with differing tastes, NBC Sports Grill & Brew would be it. This restaurant has a huge menu with a flavor for everyone ... from towering burgers, to fish tacos, to pasta and everything in between. And we mean everything! The portions are generous, and prices are reasonable. NBC Sports Grill & Brew is an absolute winner if you’re looking for an easy sit-down meal.

CityWalk Orlando - NBC Sports Grill

Pat O’Brien’s

Transport yourself to New Orleans at Pat O’Briens, serving up Cajun favorites while dueling pianos play. Don’t forget to order some crawfish or a sweet Bag O' Beignets for an authentic Louisiana-style meal. Gulp down a Hurricane or two for the true experience!

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

CityWalk Orlando - Cowfish

You won’t find a more unique restaurant at Universal CityWalk than The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar. Where else can you find a sushi burger combo?! This Asian-American fusion restaurant has an excellent, unique burger selection, delicious sushi, and plenty of combinations of the two. Have you ever dreamed of Cheeseburgooshi? Just like the name suggests, all of your favorite burger fixins are wrapped up in soy paper and flash fried. The menu holds many other unique gems like this … and more simple selections if you just want a delicious burger or Bento box. It's a surprising family favorite, but the tadpoles love it.

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

At Toothsome, the portions are big and the flavor is even bigger! Described as an eatery, drinkery and confectionary ... what more could you ask for? Toothsome boasts rich, indulgent plates from Chicken Bourguignon to Nutella and banana crepes. This 19th century steampunk-themed restaurant also offers an outrageous (in the best way possible!) array of milkshakes to-go or candy from the confectionary. Cross your fingers to meet Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome ... her milkshakes bring everyone to the yard! We have a full Toothsome review if you need more convincing.

VIVO Italian Kitchen

For a contemporary twist on Italian cuisine, stop by for dinner at VIVO Italian Kitchen. Hot pizza, pasta, bread and of course vino (wine) are sure to satisfy your palate.

Quick 'n' Easy Bites at Universal CityWalk Orlando

If you just want a quick bite to eat or you’re on a budget, Universal CityWalk has plenty of those options, as well. It can be an excellent break from the overload and overindulgence of vacation food. You can take your pick from quick-service eateries that are unique to the district, or find your favorite fast food chain.

Universal CityWalk - Voodoo DoughnutVoodoo Doughnut

Good things sure do come in pink boxes. This quirky bakery serves over 50 unique, fresh pastries daily. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, we feel pretty lucky that Voodoo Doughnut made its way to Universal CityWalk Orlando, the first and only (so far) East Coast location! Indulge in a chocolate cake doughnut with Butterfinger crumbles, or opt for the vegan version of classic doughnut flavors.

Red Oven Pizza Bakery

Whether enjoying your meal on the covered patio or from the take-out window, Red Oven Pizza Bakery is sure to satisfy your pizza craving with its inventive variety of pizzas. The best part? They’re cooked in 90 seconds or less, so you can keep hoppin’ through your day!

CityWalk Orlando - Bread Box

Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches

This isn’t your average sandwich shop. Bread Box offers truly gourmet hot and cold options. My personal favorite is the Grilled Ham & Cheese Melt with shaved ham, cheddar, fontina, fresh mozzarella and peach jam. At a great price, this is a great low-key spot to feed your whole family.

Bend the Bao

Located on the second level above the movie theater, this walk-up Asian fusion quick service can be easy to miss, but don’t count it out. Choose from a variety of delicious bao like the Pork Belly or the Crab Cake ... and don't froget to wash it down with some sake!

Hot Dog Hall of Fame

The Hot Dog Hall of Fame is likely the most distinctive under-budget restaurant at Universal Orlando. The name says it all — this spot offers a home run variety of hot dogs inspired by local favorites such as the “Arizona,” which features smoked bacon, pinto beans, cheese and grilled onions and peppers. The theming is on par with the tasty dogs, offering stadium-style seating, artificial turf and bleachers! Universal knocked this restaurant out of the park.

If you just want something tried-and-true, CityWalk also has several restaurants you’ll likely already be familiar with, including:

CityWalk Orlando - Food Court

  • Auntie Anne's: A perfect snack to grab while hopping between parks, Auntie Anne's serves up freshly made soft pretzels, baked to golden perfection.
  • Burger King Whopper Bar: Burger King takes “Have it your way” to a whole new level at the Whopper Bar. You can build your own burger with over 20 toppings to choose from! This is a fun twist on your classic fast food.
  • Cinnabon: A mall favorite, Cinnabon has been enticing visitors with its fresh-out-of-the-oven cinnamon rolls for over 30 years. It’s worth splurging on extra icing!
  • Cold Stone Creamery: With combinations such as “Birthday Cake Remix” (cake batter ice cream, brownies, fudge and sprinkles), your whole family is sure to be leapin’ for ice cream from this popular shop!
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Menchie's is a nationwide self-serve frozen yogurt shop with a huge selection of flavors and toppings. Yum! What a good way to cool down during those hot Florida days.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill: “Unlimited chips and salsa bar” is the bottom line here. Get delicious burritos, quesadillas, salads and more with the toppings of your choice at Moe’s.
  • Panda Express: Find on-the-go versions of your Asian-inspired favorites at Panda Express. Leap and I never pass up our favorite, the cream cheese rangoons!
  • Starbucks: Need I say more? Everyone’s favorite coffee shop will keep you fueled throughout your day.

Universal CityWalk Kid-Friendly Entertainment

If you didn’t get your fill of entertainment and fun at Universal’s parks throughout the day, there’s plenty more to see at CityWalk. From seeing stars on the big screen to mini golfing, your frog family will have a hoppin’ good time.

Universal CityWalk - Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf

Hollywood Drive-In Golf

This one is a Frog Family must-do when we hit CityWalk! This interactive putt-putt course will keep your family having fun through all 18 holes ... or 36, if you want to do both courses. Choose from '50s sci-fi or horror movie themes, and keep an eye out for the quirky special effects throughout. You won’t find a mini golf course like this back home!

Universal Cinemark

There’s no better way to chill out than with a movie after a busy day at the parks. Catch the latest blockbuster, family film or dystopian teenage zombie rom-com right at Universal CityWalk. If you go to a matinee showing (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), you will be reimbursed for parking if you purchase two or more matinee tickets.

Bob Marley — A Tribute to Freedom

We be jammin’, man! You get much more than a normal dining experience. This restaurant is modeled after Bob Marley’s home in Kingston, Jamaica, and it’s full of artifacts, photos and video clips of our favorite reggae legend. Beyond the great Jamaican food is great entertainment — a live reggae band or DJ every night. After 10 p.m. however, it turns into an adults-only hot spot.

Universal's Great Movie Escape

CityWalk Orlando - Great Movie Escape

This is no ordinary escape room. Inspired by two of cinema's most iconic franchises, this escape experience plunges you into the worlds of some of your favorite films and presents you with head-scratching puzzles you'll need to solve in order to save the day. Enter "Back to the Future: OUTATIME" where you'll race against the clock to stop Biff ruining the timeline as we know it or try out "Jurassic World: Escape" where you'll have to put your skills to the test to outwit some prehistoric predators. When you're done, enjoy a delicious beverage at one of the two lobby bars and snap photos with some familiar costumes.

Universal Splash Pad

The splash pad at CityWalk is a frogtastic spot to take a midday break from all the excitement of shopping and exploring. Located in the heart of CityWalk, this water play area offers a cool respite from the Florida sun. Mommy and daddy frogs, consider tossing your kiddo's swimsuit and a towel in your bag before you go. You'll appreciate having a way to towel your tadpoles off and get them back into dry clothes after they are done playing. This way you don't have to beeline it back to your hotel or car — saving you precious time.

Universal CityWalk Bars and Nightlife

If you need a night to let loose (without the tadpoles), Universal CityWalk is popular with tourists and locals alike for its bars and nightlife. On certain dates, some venues require you to be 18 years or older, so don’t forget your valid photo ID to enter.

Universal CityWalk - Lone Palm Airport

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is your go-to place if you want to sip on some cocktails without breaking the bank ... or spending too much time waiting at a bar. This counter-service joint has two different locations at CityWalk — but Leap and I prefer the “upstairs” main location for its larger variety in flavors. You can get a 16 or 24 oz. frozen beverage and opt for a souvenir cup. Then, mix whatever flavors you want! Strawberry daiquiri + Piña Colada = PERFECTION.

Lone Palm Airport

Step onto Jimmy Buffett’s very own seaplane for a waterfront tiki bar to enjoy out-of-this-world appetizers and drinks. This Parrothead oasis offers classic and unique snacks, including Conch Fritters with Housemade Island sauce. Yes, please — after all, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Red Coconut Club

The Tribute Store in Universal Studios has a spiritual sister when it comes to getting festive. Every few months, the Red Coconut Club gets a massive makeover as it gets ready to celebrate special events, such as Halloween, the holidays and even Mardi Gras! Grab a specialty themed cocktail at any of the bars and explore two frogciting floors of festive decor or hit the dance floor and jam out to tunes from a DJ or live singers. Whether "Dead", "Green and Red" or "Cursed", the Coconut Club is one hot spot you don't want to miss!

Rising Star

Feeling confident? Stop by Rising Star for karaoke, whether it’s your singing debut or just a stop on your tour. Be the star of the show with a live band and back-up singers for the ultimate singing experience! This is a great way to get out of your comfort zone on vacation and make memories that will last a lifetime. Rising Star has a shining menu with specialty cocktails (read: confidence builders) such as the Ultimate Margarita.

Hard Rock Live Orlando

See the top names in music and comedy in this 3,000-seat auditorium boasting state-of-the-art audio, lightning, video and a full bar and concession stand. Once the lights go down and the crowd rises up, you're in for the ultimate entertainment experience. Click here to see the calendar of events.

Spectacular Shopping at Universal CityWalk Orlando

CityWalk Orlando - Studios Store

You may not think of Universal Orlando Resort as a major shopping destination, but you’d be pleasantly surprised! If the traditional theme park souvenir doesn’t speak to you, hop and shop around Universal CityWalk Orlando for a more practical mementos, including apparel and art pieces. Here is the lowdown on key shops and retailers.

Candy Smith

Head home with all the sweets and treats your heart desires at this confectionary located inside The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen. Along with funky gifts and cool clothes, you'll find an endless array of specialty chocolates and candies like bonbons, macarons and even candy floss!

CityWalk Hub Store

Have you ever begun walking back to your car only to realize you wanted one last souvenir? Have no fear! Situated just across from security in the garage, this merchandise location is stocked with t-shirts, hats, toys and more.

Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company

If you’re searching for the ultimate vacation souvenir, step into Orlando’s premier tattoo parlor and get inked in a shop known for its creativity, quality and cleanliness.

Quiet Flight Surf Shop

I have to admit, my favorite part of this surf shop is the giant wave photo-op outside. Make your way into the store and you can shop all of summer’s favorite brands, including Billabong, Vans, Quicksilver, Volcom, Roxy, Oakley and Ray-Ban. Perhaps a new bikini or board shorts for your visit to Universal's Volcano Bay?

Rock Shop

Rock out at the Hard Rock Café’s souvenir shop! You can find the Hard Rock logo on everything imaginable to remember your rockin’ visit. Take home a robe, pin, T-shirts and more.

The Smuggler's Hold

You may not find your long lost shaker of salt, but you will find island-style clothing, collectibles, candles and more at this gift shop attached to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Oh, and of course some of the restaurant's signature margarita mixes!

CityWalk Orlando - Legacy Store

Universal Legacy Store

This retro-themed homage to attractions past sells merch themed to E.T., Woody Woodpecker, Jaws, Ghostbusters and more! You may even spot some familiar props, costumes and set pieces that once called the Universal theme parks home.

Universal Studios Store

Didn’t feel like committing to buying and carrying around a certain souvenir in the parks all day? Look no further. You can pick up tons of unique Universal gear here before heading back to your hotel.

Top Universal CityWalk Orlando Tips

Universal CityWalk - Entrance

Here are just a few more quick things to take note of before you leave your hotel:

  • There’s a bit of a journey between the parking garages and the security hub, which then leads to CityWalk. To help increase your pace, moving walkways are open to help you keep leapin’. When it comes to manners, treat the moving walkway as you would a highway. Slow walkers to the right, fast-paced people to the left … and always keep moving. Remember, no strollers. Don’t be the group holding up traffic!
  • Try something unique. Sure, a simple dinner at Burger King’s killer Whopper Bar is a blast. However, we recommend thinking outside of the pond for your dining options. Instead, try the Red Oven Pizza Bakery as a more unique, low-cost option.
  • Don’t wait around. Are you just wanting a quick drink or snack? Skip the full-blown dining experience. There are plenty of great places where you can have fun without investing too much time or money. Pick up a milkshake at the walk-up order station at Toothsome, or head to Margaritas-To-Go Surf Shack to get that signature Jimmy Buffett beverage.
  • Dine at odd hours. Eating lunch at 1 p.m. on the dot or dinner at 7 p.m. is a surefire way to get caught up in a long wait time. Try scheduling meals for irregular times — do a late lunch around 2:30 p.m., and dinner around 8 p.m. This will allow you to use that wait time for better things!
  • Make reservations. If you have your heart set on a meal at Antojitos, call ahead or reserve online to make sure you can get your fam a table without an extensive wait.
  • Plan, plan, plan. There are TONS of shopping, dining and entertainment options at CityWalk. Do your research on the options and figure out what would be best for you and your frog squad. CityWalk will overwhelm you with its splendor, so it’s good to have a game plan ahead of time.
  • And plan efficiently. Think you’ll be spending big bucks at a certain shop? Save that for later so you won’t have to haul your bags around all day.
  • Beware of weather. Just like at the parks themselves, Universal CityWalk Orlando is a mostly outdoor experience. If there’s rain in the forecast (which happens more frequently than you'd think), bring umbrellas, rain jackets or emergency ponchos. It is way better to be prepared than to have to duck out in a shop.
  • Even beware of the GOOD weather. Again, CityWalk will expose you to all of the elements. The last thing your tadpoles need is to get sunburned while out shopping! Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated to keep the family hoppin’. There's a splash pad in the middle of CityWalk if the tadpoles get too hot and want to cool down.
  • If you’re an annual passholder, use your discount. It’s easy to froget since you’re not in the parks, but keep your pass handy at Universal CityWalk. Many shops and attractions offer special pricing!

Whew — time to take a breath! Can you believe that there is so much to do right in the heart of Universal Orlando? It is most definitely worth spending a night — or even a full day — here. It is the perfect place for an escape, whether you want a wild night of karaoke and cocktails, or a laid-back afternoon full of fast food and shopping with the whole family.

What is your go-to agenda at Universal CityWalk Orlando? Do you have a must-try plate at a restaurant or snack you can't live without? What shop do you spend your green in? Share with us in the comments below!

Related: Best Table-Service Restaurants at Universal CityWalk in Orlando

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Feb 6, 2024 at 11:19 a.m. Polly Says...

Are kids allowed in bars after 9pm on Citiwalk? Specifically the NBA sports bar? Kids would love to see a game

Feb 6, 2024 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Polly!

There is a chaperone policy in place: On weekends, guests under the age of 18 are required to depart Universal CityWalk at 9 p.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent/guardian, are staying at a Universal hotel or have existing plans to access specific venues within CityWalk or the theme parks, including restaurant reservations, Hollywood Drive-In Golf, Universal Cinemark and special events (includes Halloween Horror Nights).

Additionally, while there are some age restrictions for select bars and restaurants (Bob Marley after 9 p.m., Pat O' Brien's bar area, Rising Star and Red Coconut Club), the NBC Sports Grill & Brew does not have an age restriction.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Nov 9, 2023 at 9:54 a.m. Sarah Says...

Hey guys, is this an up-to-date list of everything at City Walk? Loved this list!!

Nov 14, 2023 at 12:29 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for hopping by, Sarah! Yes, we last updated the guide in Sept. 2023, so everything is up to date :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 18, 2022 at 3:55 p.m. Vacation Week Says...

Can we be dropped off by Uber and walk around ? Where’s the recommended drop off spot?

Aug 18, 2022 at 11:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, you're toadally free to walk around CityWalk! Everyone gets dropped off at the same ride-share location on the fifth floor of the north parking garage.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 1, 2021 at 12:22 p.m. Ingrid Says...

Is there a place to rent automatic wheel chairs

Jun 24, 2021 at 7:40 p.m. Jason Says...

Was just wondering is there any type of happy hours at city walk or at any of the resort that we should know about

Jun 28, 2021 at 12:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jason!

Yes! While specific details vary depending on the restaurant or bar, some CityWalk and hotel restaurants do offer their own happy hour specials. Some examples include Lone Palm Airport in CityWalk, Velvet Bar and The Palm at the Hard Rock Hotel and Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. There have also been others that have offered happy hour in the past, but we'd suggest calling in advance to confirm. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 10, 2020 at 3:22 p.m. Luanne Goslinga Says...

How much does the mini golf cost?

Oct 13, 2020 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luanne!

18 holes run $17.99 for ages 10+ and $15.99 for ages 3-9.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 25, 2020 at 7:53 p.m. Jason Says...

The correct spelling of the phrase is "pique your interest". That's where the store name comes from.

Feb 25, 2020 at 3:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Good catch - thanks Jason!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 6, 2020 at 3:15 a.m. Miranda Robinson Says...

I want to purchase Harry Potter theme candy. Is there any place in city walk I can purchase? Otherwise I would have to think of another gift idea for my neice.

Jan 7, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Miranda!

We have not seen any Harry Potter candy in CityWalk, just in the parks. Sorry about that!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 12, 2019 at 12:40 p.m. Hollie Says...

If I was to park after 6pm at Universal City Walk for free, can you also visit the 2 Universal parks for a few late night rides too? Or is there something in place stopping you from doing this?

Aug 12, 2019 at 2:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Hollie!

As long as you have park admission and the park is open, you can can enter beyond 6 p.m.! However, evenings with Halloween Horror Nights is the only time parking is not free after 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 12, 2019 at 2:22 a.m. Jamie Says...

Are the restaurants here included in a meal plan?

Jul 16, 2019 at 8:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jamie!

Yes, Universal’s Dining Plan does include CityWalk restaurants. A full list can be found here:

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 6, 2019 at 2:55 p.m. Mike Says...

Where can I find the schedule for entertainment on the stage at the lagoon at citywalk. I would like to go when I see a good band playing. I searched and could not find a schedule for the free entertainment at the lagoon stage

Apr 9, 2019 at 8:08 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mike!

We haven't been able to find one either, unfortunately. Maybe others in the Frog Pond can help?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 10, 2019 at 2:06 p.m. Ray Says...

Best day of week to visit

Mar 11, 2019 at 9:14 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ray!

This will vary depending on season and park. Check out our Crowd Calendar to see what crowd levels are expected to be on the day(s) of your visit.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 24, 2019 at 3:57 a.m. Lyn Says...

Hi, does CityWalk have a supermarket/grocery.

I will need to buy baby food, fruit etc.

Many thanks ????

Feb 25, 2019 at 3:04 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lyn!

It does not have a grocery, unfortunately. There will be some snack areas, but you'll need to head offsite to get to a grocery store.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 27, 2018 at 3:09 a.m. Vip Says...

Are strollers allowed??

Aug 28, 2018 at 7:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Yes, strollers are allowed at CityWalk Orlando.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 1, 2018 at 8:33 p.m. TJ Says...

If you are going to eat or watch a movie, do you get validated for your parking?

Jul 3, 2018 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi TJ!

Select restaurants offer validation for daytime parking, but not the movie theater. Keep in mind that parking is free after 6 p.m.!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 27, 2018 at 7:42 a.m. Alon Says...

Is the CityWalk area free to enter even for those who do not purchase Universal theme parks tickets?

May 29, 2018 at 12:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alon,

Yes, you can still enter the area without a theme park ticket. You'll still have to pay for parking if you plan on parking at the Universal Orlando parking garage!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 3, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. Roderica Says...

Are 3 year olds allowed at City Walk at night?

May 3, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Roderica,

Yes, of course!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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