The Universal CityWalk in Orlando opened in 1999 as one component of the expansion that transformed Universal Studios Florida into today’s Universal Orlando Resort. It was built over the former Universal Studios parking lot and entrance. Guests arriving at the resort park in one of two multi-story parking structures, then travel via covered moving sidewalks over Universal Boulevard into CityWalk. From there, guests can proceed into either of the theme parks: Universal Studios Florida or Islands of Adventure.
Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours: Open today · Open 24 hours
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Hard Rock Cafe Orlando – This is actually the second Hard Rock Cafe built on Universal property. The first cafe was built near the Psycho house, Bates Motel, E.T. Adventure, and Fievel’s Playground. Although the first cafe was considered to be one of the largest in the chain, the company closed down the restaurant to reopen in an even bigger facility and alongside Hard Rock Live in the CityWalk section. The Old Hard Rock Cafe building was demolished in October 2011.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump
Current Hard Rock Cafe at Universal Studios Florida
Pat O’Brien’s Bar – a franchise of the original bar/restaurant in New Orleans.
BK Whopper Bar – Limited service to the fast food restaurant Burger King
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
Red Oven Pizza Bakery
Cold Stone Creamery
Vivo Italian Kitchen
Hot Dog Hall of Fame
NBC Sports Grill & Brew
AMC Theatre Universal Cineplex 20 and IMAX, previously operated by Loews Theatres until January 26, 2006, when AMC merged the Loews Theatres chain.
Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom
CityWalk’s Rising Star (Karaoke Club featuring Live Band and Backup Singers & Dancers) – opened April, 2008, replacing CityJazz.
Hard Rock Live, a separate performance venue adjacent to the Hard Rock Cafe
Miniature Venetian Carousel
Red Coconut Club (formerly Motown Cafe in 1999, and Decades Cafe in 2005)
Blue Man Group Sharp Aquos Theatre, a live show featuring Blue Man Group (Formerly Nickelodeon Studios, which was not considered to be a part of CityWalk).
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Live bands take to the restaurant’s stage to perform every evening.
Hollywood Drive-In Mini Golf – A miniature golf course harkening back to 50’s era drive-in movies. The facility has two different and intricately themed courses: “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders from Planet Putt-Putt”. Opened in March 2012.
Quiet Flight Surf Shop
Universal Studios Store
Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company
Universal CityWalk Hollywood is a three-block entertainment, dining, shopping promenade. It has more than 30 places to eat, a 19-screen movie theater featuring Imax, seven night spots, indoor skydiving and more than 30 stores.
Designed by Jon Jerde, CityWalk opened in May 1993 adjacent to the Cineplex Odeon cinema. A $1 billion, 93,000 sq ft (8,600 m2). expansion opened in 2000. Planning done by Jerde Associates.
CityWalk’s central plaza is topped by a 170-foot radial trelis designed and built by Pearce Structures (who also constructed Biosphere 2). The courtyard features a leaping fountain, created by WET. A huge television monitor brought in by Panasonic, is located above the multiplex, showing upcoming Universal movie releases, music videos, and NBC Universal promotions stands next to the giant guitar towering over the Hard Rock Cafe.
Street performers (magicians and musicians) are a common sight.
“5 Towers” is an interactive outdoor concert venue on Universal CityWalk, featuring a technologically advanced staging system. The stage is equipped with thousands of LED fixtures, motion capture sensors, five soaring 42-foot light tower sculptures, a massive video monitor and a state-of-the-art audio system.
The new staging system serves as the structural artistic centerpiece for CityWalk. It features live music.
CityWalk Casual Dining
Andrew’s Panda Inn, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Buca di Beppo, Camacho’s Cantina, Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood, Ji llian’s, Johnny Rockets Restaurant & Sports Lounge, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge, Tony Roma’s, Wasabi at CityWalk, Wolfgang Puck Bistro,
Quick Service Eateries
Antonio’s Pizzeria, Jody Maroni’s Sausage Kingdom, KFC Express/Pizza Hut Express, Panda Express, Pink’s Famous Hot Dogs, Subway, Taco Bell, The Crêpe Café,
Snack & Refreshments
Ben and Jerry’s, Cinnabon, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, IT’SUGAR, Jamba Juice, Popcornopolis, Starbucks, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Yogurtland,
Apparel & Accessories, Abercrombie & Fitch, ANGL, Billabong, Element, Flip Flop Shops, Fossil, Francesca’s Collections, GUESS Accessories, Kelly Slater’s Quiksilver Boardrider’s Club, Lids, The Los Angeles Sock Market, Salvatory Shoes, Rant N Rave, SCENE, Skechers,
CityWalk Collectibles, Games & Novelties
IT’SUGAR, Crow’s Nest Toys, Dodger Clubhous Store, GameStop (closed on August 31, 2014), Hard Rock Café – Retail Store, Hot Topic, Magnet Max, The Raider Image, Sparky’s, Sports Avenue, Stop & Play, Things From Another World, Universal Studios Store, Upstart Crow,
CityWalk Food Specialities, Home, Health & Beauty
LUSH Cosmetic, Popcornopolis, Sparky’s, Zen Zone,
CityWalk Night Spots Entertainment
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Buca di Beppo, Hard Rock Café Hollywood, Howl at the Moon, Infusion Lounge, Jillian’s, Saddle Ranch Chop House, Samba Brazilian Steakhouse & Lounge,
iFly Hollywood, Jillian’s Hi-Life Lanes,
AMC Theatre & IMAX 19