Needed something quick on our way back from Universal and decided on Panda Express after being sick of Burgers & Sandwiches. The portions are quite big and cheaply priced. We had chow mein with Orange Chicken and Shrimp. Would recommend it for a quick bite.
I believe they are talking about the Burger King gift cards, that entitle you to certain meals. The prices are much higher at CityWalk, so they are not "equivalent". Officially, Burger King has a "burger bar", not a... More
I believe they are talking about the Burger King gift cards, that entitle you to certain meals. The prices are much higher at CityWalk, so they are not "equivalent". Officially, Burger King has a "burger bar", not a "restaurant". But Universal Gift cards are another matter. They are accepted everywhere in the Universal area, by any shop, restaurant, bar, kiosk, whatever.. However, allow me to make a couple of suggestions: 1. You can find Panda BK anywhere. If you've gone to all the trouble to get to CityWalk, you could find someplace a lot more interesting. Those fast food joints near the Cineplax are purely desperation destinations. The is nothing enjoyable about eating there. 2. For a few bucks more, you can eat at Mythos if you are there during the day when they are open. Rather short hours, unfortunately. But the price of a 5-star dinner is about the same as the crud they throw on paper plates elsewhere in the park(s). You will need a reservation, because anyone "in the know" knows to eat at Mythos. You DON'T need admission to the park - you go guest relations near the gate and get a pass for dinner, with a refundable deposit to keep you from abusing it. 3. *IF* you really crave "fast food", save your burger-lust for the World's Biggest MacDonalds on International Drive, near I-4. Its shaped like a big box of french fries. That should give you a clue. It is much more than the standard MacDonald's with a greatly expanded menu, and the only restaurant on International Drive that I would set foot in - the rest are purveyors of overpriced swill sucking cash out of unsuspecting tourists. This MacDonald's serves better food than ALL of the restaurants at Universal - except Mythos. 4. Back to the park: Another "while you are there" tip. See the Blue Man Group show. You can get discounts with park admissions, and there are big discounts for students. Get seats as close to front & center as you can - in the "raincoat area". Fear not a little rain - its well worth it. Finally... DO NOT buy the Universal Meal Plan. It's only good at certain places - the worst of the feed-the-masses food emporiums where the lines are long and the food is terrible. You might have to wait an hour for a $12 plate of spaghetti. Also, I strong recommend against the "express pass". In most cases, you can skip the long lines by going as "single riders". Yes, you'll be split up on the ride, but in many cases you have no idea who is sitting next to you anyway. Sure beats paying $99 a person. You can always buy it as an extra inside the park, AND you can get a half-day pass if you really think you need it. (but you have to ask - they won't offer it!) Universal wants your money.