If you recall, we had just left Disney and arrived at Cabana Bay Beach Resort. After we were all checked in and dropped our luggage off in the room, we went straight to the bus stop. The buses drop you right on the outside of City Walk.
You can see all of the precautions they are taking to make sure guests feel safe while visiting. The seats on the buses were numbered and the bus driver assigned us seats.
There were physical distance markers all over the place.
General rules were also posted and hand sanitizer was readily available.
Temperature checks are required before entering City Walk and the parks. If you are staying on resort property, they have people there to check. They then give you a wristband so you don’t have to stand in the line at City Walk/the parks.
Here you can see the barriers up since the lines can get long! As you can see, we had no line and zipped right through!
There’s lots to do at City Walk…shopping, eating, eating, and more eating, miniature golfing, and there’s even a movie theater!
Getting closer to the park entrance!
This is the street that you see when you enter the entrance gates.
I had read about Universal’s Holiday Experience and the Macy’s Balloon exhibit, so we decided to check that out first. This walk through experience showcased huge Macy’s balloons and colorful Christmas floats featuring characters we all know and love from Shrek, Despicable Me, and Madagascar!
It was really neat! And a great way to see several characters, and SANTA! You were able to take pictures with them behind you if you wanted.
We found Marilyn Monroe when we exited!
You can see how pretty empty it was:
We did see some characters out and about. There weren’t the typical meet and greets, but characters socially distanced with photo opportunities.
On the way out, we saw these tall, festive characters!
Overall, it was a great day at Universal.
Up next…Margaritaville, City Walk, and Cabana Bay at night!