Universal Permanently Closes Beloved Classic Monsters Experience

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Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe

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Fans of Classic Universal Monsters mourn a little today.

Universal Orlando Resort confirmed that after more than 20 years, it would be permanently closing the beloved Universal Studios Classic Monsters Cafe that has been a staple inside of Universal Studios Florida.

“After more than 20 years of serving dreadfully-delicious quick-service menu offerings, Monsters Cafe in Universal Studios Florida permanently closed in the spring of 2022 to make way for a new dining experience.”

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We previously reported that the cafe could be closing to make way for a Minions-themed dining experience and it seems that these plans are being put into place. While Universal Orlando hasn’t announced anything, there is a rumored Minions-themed attraction taking over the area where Shrek 4-D once was, and adding a Minions cafe right across from the new attraction would make a lot of sense.

While it may be a sad day for the closure of the Classic Monster Cafe, hope is not lost. Universal is rumored to be developing an entire Classic Monsters Land at Epic Universe– the massive theme park set to open in 2025– and there will undoubtedly be exciting and interactive dining experiences in this land when it opens.

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In addition, Revenge of the Mummy is reportedly ahead of schedule and the dark coaster attraction could be reopening in just a matter of months.

The Classic Monsters Cafe joins the likes of Back to the Future: The Ride, Twister: Ride It Out, Earthquake, JAWS, Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue, Kongfrontation, Shrek 4-D, Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast, and Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride Starring You! as attractions retired at Universal Studios Florida.

More On Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

What do you think of the closure of Universal’s Classic Monsters Cafe? Let us know in the comments!

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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