I've been reading rumors the past few weeks that Universal Studios' Classic Monsters Cafe at Universal Studios Florida would be shutting its doors forever and it would be re-themed in the near future. It looks like this is the case, unfortunately. Apparently the doors have been closed and it is said that it will be turned into a Minion themed restaurant, most likely to coincide with the Minion ride that will replace the old Shrek 3D. While I don't really have anything against The Minions, it's really sad to see what little representation there is of the old Universal Studios' Monsters - you know the monsters that pretty much saved the studio during the depression?
Universal Studios Florida is currently building "Universal's Epic Universe" a few miles down the road from the current park. A Super Nintendo World is being constructed as part of it, and supposedly they are planning a Universal Monsters "World". I sincerely HOPE that the CLASSIC monsters of Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr, Ben Chapman, Riccou Browning, Claude Rains, & Glenn Strange will be properly represented with the recognition they deserve! And how about some HITCHCOCK there as well? I know most kids these days have no idea who these people are, but some people's kids do (like yours truly!). I just hope they do this RIGHT if they are going pillage what's left of the old Universal at the other parks.
So sadly, farewell to the Classic Monsters Cafe! I hope we see these Kreeps again! Thanks for the memories!