Oh, the horror: Universal Orlando closes Monsters Café

Theme park working on new dining experience

Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café Permanently Closed on May 12, 2022 (Landon McReynolds, WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s the nail in the coffin for Universal Orlando’s Monsters Café.

The theme park said Friday the quick-service dining location has now closed after more than 20 years.

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“Monster’s Café has closed to make way for a new dining experience. More details will be shared at a later time – stay tuned to our website for updates.” a spokesperson with Universal Orlando said in a statement.

Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café Permanently Closed on May 12, 2022 (WKMG)

The restaurant came alive back in 1998 and served up devilish dishes including BBQ, ribs and rotisserie chicken platters.

Something that made the spot so unique is that horror fans could dine among memorabilia and scenes that pay tribute to Universal’s classic monsters including Dr. Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula and the Creature From the Black Lagoon.

Universal has not said what will replace the quick service restaurant in the future.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.