So you’ve decided to visit Orlando’s CityWalk district, eh? Where else can you walk to all seven Disney theme parks and still get in some great Florida discounts? Well, guess again! The “no ticket required” CityWalk concept that has been implemented all around the world is about to change. Here’s what to look forward to when CityWalk opens later this year.
NO TICKET NEEDED! Free admission is all you need for a quick bite at one of the many restaurants that make up this popular shopping and dining center within Orlando’s CityWalk district. CityWalk isn’t part of Universal Orlando Resort but instead lies on its own property just outside the entrance to both the theme parks Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure both on the east and west side of downtown Orlando.
That means there will be fewer eating venues and more food courts for you to choose from while here in the “Magic Kingdom,” there are four restaurants and five clubs to dine at while enjoying all the citywalk fun. Of course, dining in the Orlando area isn’t limited to four restaurants as there are also over twenty-one eateries in the area. This means that the options and menu variety that tourists will have access to while here will be much more extensive than just what is offered by most standard tourist attractions. When it comes to authentic mexican foods though, Orlando restaurants aren’t going to be far behind their counterparts in Mexico City, which is why you should expect a full service restaurant with lots of options for you and a family or group of friends to enjoy.
Along with the more authentic Mexican foods, expect the full service Orlando restaurants to offer many entrees including seafood, grilled meat, tofu, chicken, tilapia, carnitas, corn, peas, and chorizo. Of course, you can expect plenty of entrees that can be prepared with traditional and contemporary flavors, such as chimichanga, quesadilla, chimchi, flautas, taquitos, nachos, and all types of enchiladas. These and other delicious food choices are what you’ll find on your way to and from the five theme parks along the CityWalk area of Orlando.
In addition to all of these delicious treats, you can also expect some of your regular old favorites including pizza, burgers, seafood, steaks, hot dogs, and desserts. Of course, it’s not going to be a bad idea to indulge in a little drink as well, including wines, beers, and other alcoholic beverages. And the most popular form of recreation while in Orlando, whether you are at one of the five theme parks or if you decide to venture out into the outdoor World Wide Web and check out the various other citywide attractions, is to kick back and relax with a good book. You won’t find a more enjoyable and affordable option for an evening of self-directed entertainment and conversation, as there are Orlando restaurants located all throughout the city and along the Universal Studios Resort, Water Park, and the Wet n Wild and Epcot resorts that can provide you with just about any kind of local flavor you can imagine.
If you prefer to grab a snack before you venture out into the restaurants and the bars and clubs of Orlando, you should keep in mind that you will have a very limited amount of shopping options along the city’s streets and alleys. The reason for this is that all of these businesses have plenty of parking garages that they use to house all of their items. The city does allow you to drive into these lots and buy things, but you will most likely have to use the restrooms first, since most places that have shopping centers have a limited amount of space for you to navigate around in. However, if you stay onsite, the restaurants and shops will open up to you, and you can proceed to mingle with the locals while sipping on a cup of coffee, eating a delicious meal, or just taking in the view of the night sky overhead. There are also a great number of Orlando hotels located all over the city that you may reserve one of their parking spaces to use when you visit Orlando.