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SATURDAY SIX: Six EXTREME EATS at the Universal Orlando Resort

by on August 3, 2013

The Saturday Six is a weekly look at the most interesting, most fun, and sometimes even the most outrageous things within the theme park world that we all love so much. Whether it’s the top six “secrets” of the Portofino Bay Hotel, the top six food options at Fast Food Blvd, or even the top six signature drinks, the Saturday Six will be your personal guide to experiencing the very best Orlando has to offer.

This week’s Saturday Six looks at six EXTREME EATS at Universal.  Let’s face it, when you’re on vacation many of your eating “rules” go out the window.  It’s time to stop counting calories and embrace the world of turkey legs, bakeries around every corner, and donuts the size of a human head. Guests will find many extreme food options at the Universal Orlando Resort, whether it’s in the theme parks, in CityWalk, or at the on-site Loews hotels.  Today we’re going to look at the top six outrageous food items at Universal.

GreenEggsNHam# 6– Green Eggs and Hamwich at Green Eggs and Ham Cafe (Islands of Adventure)

Straight from the pages of Dr. Seuss comes the Green Eggs and Hamwich. Available at the Green Eggs and Ham Café within Seuss Landing, this is one food that many guests feel looks better on paper than in their stomach. However, part of this may be the disconnect of actually seeing green eggs. Back in 2000, Heinz developed green colored ketchup (and later other colors including blue and purple) and found disastrous results in the long run. Why? Despite it being the exact same ketchup as the regular ol’ red ketchup we consume on a daily basis, the human mind wasn’t ready to accept a different color, causing us to think it tasted “different.” Kids loved it. Adults, used to red ketchup, stayed away in droves.

My recommendation is to get one Hamwich for the family to split, and let the kids chow down. It is a visually interesting food item that the younger set will love, especially when in the immersive environment of Seuss Landing. And even if you’re not a big fan of the “hamwich,” feel free to dig into the fries that come along with it (which you can always dip into red ketchup.)

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THE SATURDAY SIX: Top Six Reasons To Love Transformers: The Ride-3D

by on June 29, 2013

TPSS_LogoThe Saturday Six is a weekly look at the most interesting, most fun, and sometimes even the most outrageous things within the theme park world we all love so much. Whether it’s the top six food options at Springfield’s Fast Food Boulevard, the top six signature drinks at Universal Studios, or even the top six “secrets” of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Saturday Six will be your personal guide to experiencing the very best Orlando has to offer.

SaturdaySix_TF_logoThis week’s Saturday Six includes the Top Six Reasons to Love Transformers: The Ride-3D, the latest attraction at Universal Studios Florida.

#6 – The Meet-and-Greet – As meet-and-greets have become a bigger presence within the theme parks (including Disney this week announcing a fan vote to decide which “long lost” character will return for Limited Time Magic), Universal has taken them to the next level with some of the most insanely detailed costumes to date. Rumored to cost over $20,000 a piece, Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee will take pictures with guests at the new Photo Connect station located directly next to Transformers: The Ride-3D.

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Megatron. (photo by Brandon Glover)

 

Pictures of these suits do not do them justice. The first time I saw Optimus Prime walking to the meet-and-greet I was reminded of the introduction scene of Robocop back in 1987. That was special effects. This was happening right in front of me, and I felt like my eyes were deceiving me. It was awe-inspiring. Not only are ultra detailed characters great for pictures, but they actually will interact with the guests. Hearing Megatron say, “I don’t smile,” while taking a picture is something that separates theme parks from amusement parks.

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