CityWalk Orlando: Fat Tuesdays Officially Opens Tonight!




Orlando, FL (March 1, 2010) – World-renowned frozen drink fun spot, Fat Tuesday, debuts at Universal CityWalk tonight, offering guests a party atmosphere along with some of the coolest concoctions east of the Mississippi.  Channeling the high-energy, eclectic spirit of Bourbon Street, where the original concept began more than twenty years ago, this popular venue offers a wide variety of colorful frozen daiquiri drinks.

Situated on the upper level between Pat O’Brien’s and the groove, Fat Tuesday guests can enjoy unique concoctions and combinations like the venue’s signature cocktail, the “190 Octane,” known for its orange punch, and “Peachy Senorita,” made with peach nectars and purees, as well as frozen favorites, such as creamy pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris.

“Fat Tuesday’s brings the exciting, dynamic sprit of New Orleans straight to Universal Citywalk,” said Ric Florell, senior vice president and general manager of resort revenue operations.  “It adds an entirely new level of fun for our nighttime entertainment guests.”

Fat Tuesday joins a powerful lineup of national brand offerings at CityWalk, including Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Hard Rock Café.  This new addition began in 1984 and is a sister concept of New Orleans Original Daiquiris. Fat Tuesday’s popularity has led to more than 20 locations in nine states with stores in cities, including Key West, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Miami. Universal CityWalk’s location is the only one in Orlando.

Guests looking for a complete evening of New Orleans-style fun can catch Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras, the biggest and most authentic celebration outside of New Orleans, before heading to Fat Tuesday.  Now, celebrating its 15th year, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras festivities include live concerts featuring artists like Sheryl Crow, Chicago and Aretha Franklin, plus Cajun cuisine, a stellar parade and tons of beads. Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras runs every Saturday and other select nights through April 17.

About Universal CityWalk

An eclectic collection of themed restaurants, live entertainment, nightclubs, specialty shops and a 20-screen movie theatre featuring IMAX, CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort is Orlando’s hottest spot for entertainment, boasting the biggest names in live music, dining, dancing, movies and more. Universal CityWalk captures everything from the elegance of Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando to the rock n’ roll beat of the world’s largest Hard Rock Café.  The expansive, two-tiered promenade features individually themed shopping, entertainment and dining venues and sits at the entrance of both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks.  The 30-acre entertainment complex is a meeting place with a distinct attitude where guests can taste, touch, see and hear great entertainment.