Islands of Adventure theme park offers some of the best features of any theme park in the world. The addition of Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure and Jurassic World Velocicoaster has created an even better theme park. However, the current version of Islands of Adventure still has areas for improvement. For example, between the Seuss Landing area and Hogsmeade/Wizarding World, guests often pass through The Lost Continent area. On the other side of Islands of Adventure between Marvel Super Hero Island and Skull Island, Toon Lagoon might also feel out of place.
Toon Lagoon features two excellent water attractions. Of course, the theme evolves from old comic book characters. Similar to The Lost Continent area, many guests simply pass through this area. A contributing reason for this involves the lower quality of food/drinks in this area.
Now Wimpy’s Burgers in Toon Lagoon has a great burger. However, until the end of 2021, nothing else in this area was rated above the theme park food average. On the plus side, most of the standard theme park generic fare served at Comic Strip Café was replaced with ramen bowls, rice bowls and arepas in November 2021. Ramen, for example, has rates higher than the average.
However, part of the menu reverted to the previous model recently. The arepas popularized during seasonal events have recently disappeared from the Comic Strip Café menu. Most of the menu changes with the Asian style food stayed the same. A Caesar salad also appears on the menu board now along with Asian items.
On the second menu board, a particular item appears here since the arepas have been removed. You can now buy Yucca Fries for $4.99 here. It’s odd since these items were sold in the same Mardi Gras food truck as the arepas. With arepas no longer appearing on the Comic Strip Café menu, this inclusion seems odd to me. However, at the Mardi Gras food truck, they are $3.99.
On the latest Comic Strip Café menu board, the biggest changes become evident. The range of burgers is expanding a bit. I find this strange since Wimpy’s Burgers resides so close. Also, the standard, below-average theme park pizza has reappeared on this menu.
In conclusion, Universal Orlando continues to experiment with non-traditional theme park food. I will miss the option to have arepas here. However, most customers seem to be content with ordering regular theme park tickets.
My theme park food blogger heart shrinks three sizes too small every time someone settles for overpriced, below average theme park food. You have the information now. Thanks for reading this.
As always, eat your way!
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