IF YOU’RE a monster fan and you’re planning a trip to Universal Studios Florida, you’ll want to add Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café to your itinerary. As much an attraction now as it is a restaurant, the café has been totally overhauled with an eye toward atmosphere and exhibits that showcase Universal’s classic monster legacy in a way that has fans thrilled.
One such enthusiast is photographer, actor, writer, and self-confessed Halloween fiend Michael Gavin, who recently posted a rave review of the café on the website Inside the Magic, along with lots of excellent photographs that help make his case. It’s Gavin who calls the new-and-improved café “a vivid, immersive horror tribute,” and he goes on to detail such exciting sites as a nicely curated classic sci-fi section; sculptures by legendary makeup artist Tom Savini; and a spectacular gallery of paintings by the late, great monster illustrator Basil Gogos.
All-in-all, it’s a monster lover’s dream. Check out Gavin’s post at Inside the Magic and see for yourself.