While Disney has long been known for their character dining experiences in the park and at their on-property resorts, Universal Studios also offers this experience for vacationing families.
Universal began offering two in-park dining experiences last year. The first is the Superstar Character Breakfast and includes SpongeBob, Gru and the Despicable Me Minions, Curious George, Dora and Diego and EB from Hop. These characters help create a memorable and family friendly dining experience. This breakfast is hosted by Café La Bamba. This dining experience also includes a special VIP viewing area for the Superstar Parade. Prices range from $10.99 - $26.99 plus taxes and gratuities.
Another unique experience offered by Universal is the Cinematic Spectacular. This experience is best suited for teens and adults. The Cinematic Spectacular features dinner at Lombard's Seafood Grille, and dessert in an exclusive area at the restaurant's waterfront boardwalk. The boardwalk location is where guests will enjoy the view of the Cinematic Spectacular. This experience includes memorable and inspiring moments from film history. Showcasing Universal's 100 years of making movies, the Cinematic Spectacular includes fun, dramatic, awe-inspiring moments from Universal Picture's best known and loved films. Similar to Disney's Fantastmic, the Cinematic Spectacular is shown on huge waterfall screens in Universal's lagoon. The show also features special effects. Prices for this experience range from $12.99 - $44.99 plus taxes and gratuities.
Whether you choose the family friendly Superstar Breakfast or the exciting Cinematic Spectacular, reservations are required in advance.