Universal Orlando Resort’s Twitter is highly interactive with Guests — that is not brand-new news to anyone! Although the Twitter account is great at responding, Guests should be aware of the cheeky replies that Universal can make, depending on the conversation.
Most recently, Universal’s Twitter account has exploded… because of arancini. For those who may not know, arancini are an Italian dish and are deep-fried riceballs often filled with tomato sauce and cheese. Universal Orlando Resort is currently celebrating Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida, and with the festivities comes a whole bunch of food trucks.
There has been an option for Guests to purchase three arancini for $5.99 at Universal Studios Italy food and drink booth. However, Universal ended up reducing the number to two arancini’s but did not lower the price.
Below, we can see one Guest (of many) who reached out to Universal about the reduction.
Universal is actively reducing the portions of their Mardi Gras offerings from last week. First the drinks, now the Arancini from Italy. Last week on February 10th it was 3, now it’s 2. Actively confirmed with the TM the serving is now 2, same price. @UniversalORL what gives
Universal is actively reducing the portions of their Mardi Gras offerings from last week. First the drinks, now the Arancini from Italy. Last week on February 10th it was 3, now it’s 2. Actively confirmed with the TM the serving is now 2, same price. @UniversalORL what gives pic.twitter.com/eKsT399aTj
— Bretatouille (@Schmoofy) February 17, 2021
Universal quickly rectified the problem by ensuring that the portion size of the arancini went back up to three, and notified anyone who reached out to them via Twitter.
Now, a few days have passed, and just as this was turning into old news, Universal put out this Tweet today, simply just saying “We have”.
We have pic.twitter.com/pg2UmFvr68
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) February 21, 2021
Universal is doing a little trolling to everyone who called them out earlier in the week, making it very apparent that the portion size is back to normal.
Some Guests quickly caught onto why Universal Tweeted the photo, by responding to the Tweet with memes about the arancini drama this week.
Universal for the past week: pic.twitter.com/rnHub27WKC
— Austin Does (@itsaustindoes) February 21, 2021
As we mentioned, Universal often likes to poke fun with their Twitter account. The theme park has called out Disney World, Guests, and at times like these, even themselves!
So to all who may have undergone a few sleepless nights due to the missing arancini, rest assured that all is back to normal.
Mardi Gras is going to be lasting from February 6 through March 28 2021 this year, and features stationed parade floats that are perfect for photos, as well as food booths scattered throughout the park.
Have you been to Mardi Gras at Universal Studios yet?
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