Universal Studios Hollywood has been closed for eight months due to the ongoing pandemic. However, CityWalk did initiate a phased reopening back in June of this year and welcomed back visitors to a selection of shopping and dining options.
With the park being closed and Southern California getting some occasional winter-like weather — we could really go for a hot Butterbeer right about now! But, who are we kidding? We’d take a Frozen Butterbeer too!
Beginning Friday, November 20, Butterbeer will be available at Universal CityWalk Hollywood at the seasonal walk-up location, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™—Sweets & Treats.
Since we originally published this article, Universal has shared a press release with all of the details about the Butterbeer being sold at CityWalk:
Beginning Friday, November 20, Butterbeer favorites and more will be served at Universal CityWalk’s newest seasonal walk-up location, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™—Sweets & Treats,” offering fans a chance to enjoy the beloved beverage and ice-cream from Universal Studios Hollywood’s immersive land.
Traditional cold, frozen and hot Butterbeer along with delectable Butterbeer-flavoured hard pack ice-cream and Chocolate Frog confections will delight the palates of fans who have long craved these popular temptations from the theme park’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
The Butterbeer beverages will be available for purchase in a cup or souvenir stein. Gilly Water and classic cinnamon Churros will also be on the menu.
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—Sweets & Treats” will be open on weekends from Friday through Sunday during CityWalk’s operating hours, noon to 8:00 p.m. Free self-parking is available to all guests during this initial re-opening phase.
Inspired by the compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle. Now, for the first time and during this Holiday season, some of the iconic beverages and desserts featured in the land will be served for a limited time at this new and special Universal CityWalk location.
Universal CityWalk continues to work closely with local health and government officials to implement new health and safety procedures that include controlled capacity to enforce physical distancing. Health and safety protocols are outlined below, highlighted in this video and detailed on the Universal Studios Hollywood website.
Some visitors have caught a great glimpse of a new pop-up quick service location with Butterbeer all ways and more! Take a look at Theme Park Takeover’s Instagram post below.
This is great news for fans of the Wizarding World as it brings a little bit of magic from inside the park so that guests can continue to enjoy these specialty items!
The limited menu at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Sweets & Treats will offer a small selection of specialty items that you can usually only get from inside the parks. Guests can choose from:
- Frozen Butterbeer
- Hot Butterbeer
- Souvenir Stein
- Chocolate Frog
- Butterbeer Ice Cream
Those familiar with CityWalk in Hollywood will recognize that this new location is replacing what was the Ludo Bird restaurant. This just happens to be to the right of the Universal Store.
The only question now is: Hot or Frozen Butterbeer? Let us know your choice in the comments!