PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 8/5/20 (New Passholder Exclusive Dining, The Lombard’s Fish is Missing, Intense Afternoon Storms, and More)
Welcome to another busy day here at Universal Orlando Resort. We’re gearing up for Universal Orlando Annual Passholder Appreciation Days, starting on August 10, but a few of the new offerings are available early. We decided to head over to Lombard’s Seafood Grille at Universal Studios Florida for lunch so we could check out the new UOAP dining area and exclusive menu offering. As soon as we arrived, we noticed something was missing.
The Lombard’s Fish is missing! We heard that he accidentally fell down the night before and was taken away for repairs. Apparently, it could be as long as 3 weeks before he returns. The clock starts now.
Stanchions and queue ropes have been placed around the entrance of Revenge of the Mummy and blue social distancing markers have been added appropriately around the temporary queue. The Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store takes up a portion of the attraction’s extended queue, so this will help with distancing the crowds when needed.
We’ve made it over to Islands of Adventure, and our first stop is Seuss Landing to visit some of our friends. You can usually find the Seuss characters out on the small stage located across from the Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop.
Keep an eye out for “Flash Sales” around the parks. Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers in Seuss Landing has 50% off select items for a limited time.
Over on the site of the “Velocicoaster” construction, this building has changed greatly since we started covering the project. The brown, crate-like exterior is now dark gray and beginning to resemble the nearby Raptor Encounter.