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Universal Orlando CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks open this week

March 11, 2014

Universal Orlando CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery is open for business (photos by Seth Kubersky)

Universal Orlando CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery is open for business (photos by Seth Kubersky)

Tourists with a craving for caffeine and sugar have two new options for filling up on their way to and from Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, as the new CityWalk Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks Coffee open this week.

Cold Stone Creamery specializes in hard-packed ice cream hand-blended with a variety of “mix in” toppings. The shop interior improved on other locations in the chain with hardwood accents and customized countertops. The store started serving the public on Monday after a weekend of employee training, and is now open daily.

CityWalk's new Starbucks Coffee will open for business on Friday 3/14, and similarly features upscale decor based on industrial fixtures and reclaimed materials. Starbucks will focus primarily on coffee with a small pastry selection; the new Starbucks inside Islands of Adventure features the chain's full sandwich men. The new location will replace the original Starbucks on CityWalk's upper level, which will be converted into new restaurants.

Here's the full press release on the new venues:


New Venues to Debut as Part of the Historic Expansion to the Entertainment Complex

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2014) – This week, two new venues will debut at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk as part of this year’s historic expansion to the entertainment complex.

Cold Stone Creamery officially opens today and is located on the ground level next to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market. The popular frozen treat spot will offer the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients and their signature process of preparing custom ice cream creations on a frozen granite stone.

Universal CityWalk will also unveil a newly designed Starbucks on Friday, March 14, right next to Cold Stone Creamery. The expanded venue will more than double in size and include outdoor seating. The new Starbucks will now be located on the ground level, conveniently accessible for guests on their way to and from Universal Orlando’s two theme parks.

Cold Stone Creamery and Starbucks join Red Oven Pizza Bakery and Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food as the latest establishments to open as part of the expansion to Universal CityWalk. Other venues slated to open in 2014 include Hot Dog Hall of Fame, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Menchie’s and The CowFish. For more information about Universal CityWalk, visit:


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