Frights! Camera! Action! Universal Studios has been long at work giving a fan classic a complete horror makeover. Over the last few years Universal Studios in both their Orlando and Hollywood locations have provided updates to their long standing park. These updates have given theme park goers more to enjoy, such as the Wizardry World of Harry Potter. After two long years of remodeling, horror fans can now experience the new and improved, long time classic, Monster Cafe!
The Universal Studios’ Monsters Cafe has been a staple location at their Orlando Location since the late 90’s. The appeal of the classic monsters have attracted old and new movie fans alike. The cafe has been a popular eatery in the theme park since 1998, an addition to Universal Studios ongoing goal when they originally opened. When the them park originally opened its doors in 1990, their focus was set on filmmaking and everything that goes into it.
Monsters Cafe is an homage to the pillars of modern horror, the Universal Classic Monsters. With a focus on filmmaking, the eatery is able to capture the passion that went behind the classic horror icons. Imagery and props of Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Bride of Frankenstein, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon fill the building. With this update there has been themed seating set to each of the classics. In each dedicated section fans can find assorted props, gags, and even life sized mannequins of the monsters and their respected films.
Universal Studios has a lot of passion for their classic monsters and that can be seen in the Monsters Cafe. With the update, any non-monster related items has since been removed. Now replaced with more memorabilia and artwork dedicated to their history. The pillars surrounding the queue for ordering have been updated with bright venue lighting and signage. The area for ordering has been adorned with new creme colored busts of each monster, specifically produced by special effects artist, Tom Savini.
The Monsters Cafe now shows the love and care that has gone into this update. Maps for the theme park have also seen an update to the description of the eatery:
Don’t be spooked: The prop electric chair outside is just an ominous homage to Universal’s horror movie history. As is the indoor decor, featuring themed dining areas like Dracula’s castle, the swamp, and the flying saucer, plus an array of monster movie memorabilia.
Monsters Cafe is has re-opened for business. You can see the evident updates from the moment you walk in the door. Check out the new updates below and see even more at Inside the Magic.