PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 5/14/21 (Churro Stand Donut, VelociCoaster, Crowds, and more)
Welcome to another amazing day here at Universal Orlando Resort. It’s a beautiful Friday and we’re ready to take on the weekend crowds! Before we went to the parks, we stopped at Voodoo Donut to buy the latest donut.
Universal Orlando promised us that there would be a churro booth for the summer of 2021 and they delivered. The new Churro Stand Donut is now available at Voodoo Donut. Read our full review on this Dulce de Leche filled donut here.
Universal Studios Florida has Early Park Admission, so we started our day there. Get to the parks early and you will hit a lot of the crowds.
We looked into the window of the leaky kettle and saw long lines for breakfast. Not too much food available in the morning. Plan accordingly.
As we drove through CityWalk, we found that barricades had been put in place for standby lines, but the parks were underutilized today.
Islands of Adventure was crowded, but luckily the waiting times aren’t bad. Hogsmeade is always full.
VelociCoaster’s gentle opening continues in Jurassic Park. The wait wasn’t bad either. The attraction had an 80 minute wait when we stopped this afternoon.
Small, free lockers for VelociCoasters are in the queue. You can check the size of your bag near the test seat at the entrance. In addition to the large lockers in the Discovery Center, another space has been added to check your bag.
New Jurassic World goods have arrived. There are socks, a multipurpose headband, and even a Mr. DNA hat. You can find more new goods with prices in our post here.
Rope details have been added around the fences at the entrance to Camp Jurassic. This entire area of the park has been updated a lot lately.
The speech bubbles have been missing from the Toon Lagoon trees for some time and we wonder if they will return or not.
Popeye and Betty Boop welcomed guests to Toon Lagoon today.
That’s all for that visit to the Universal Orlando Resort. We’ll be back soon. So keep following Universal Parks News Today for the latest updates.