Ahh, Twitter — basically, the wild, wild west of the internet!
Twitter has brought us some serious gems in the realm of theme park news, but perhaps the greatest gift of them all has been the Universal Orlando Twitter account. Over the past few years, it has delighted us with jokes, sarcastic comments, and comebacks that constantly leave our sides aching from laughter (seriously, give that social media person a RAISE). And today, we’re breaking down some of the account’s best moments!
A Churro Stand
Kicking off our tour of the Universal Twitter Hall of Fame, let’s start with the classics. They were pretty tight-lipped about the VelociCoaster construction, trying to convince fans that it was simply a churro stand.
Everyone: What are you building over there?
Us: Don't be suspicious, don't be suspicious.
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) August 25, 2020
We weren’t falling for it…
We knew you were suspicious. pic.twitter.com/faKqVvcV6S
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) September 28, 2020
…but the joke lives on until this day.
Our lil' churro stand grew up. 🥺 pic.twitter.com/bRc5NDylIN
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 11, 2021
And then they did one even better and ACTUALLY brought a churro stand to opening day. That is dedication, my man.
Oh, look… a churro stand. 👀 pic.twitter.com/oGEBHscwhB
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 10, 2021
And it didn’t work when they tried to fool us ahead of the modified Halloween Horror Nights event last year, either. You think you’re so sneaky, Universal Orlando, but in reality…you’re just making us hungry. 😋
UPDATE: We're being told this is NOT a churro stand. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/GPYuSuJfel
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) September 14, 2020
Even More Churros
Oh, you thought we were done with churros? Nope, think again! When a guest jumped ship at EPCOT’s Living With the Land to steal a cucumber, Universal tweeted what we were all thinking. (Seriously guys, you’re at a theme park — we don’t eat VEGGIES here!)
A churro, yes, but a cucumber?!
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) June 21, 2021
Churros, Yet Again
Basically, Universal Orlando Twitter is a churro stan account. And perhaps their best churro moment was when Disney released pricing for the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel and they started handing out budgeting tips.
Think of how many churros you could buy with that kind of money. 👀
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) August 4, 2021
Who Wore it Better
Back in December when EPCOT premiered the new park entrance fountain, Uni Twitter took the opportunity to remind us that they’ve been rocking that look since the 90s. Who’s the real trendsetter here? (Spoiler: it’s not us, we were wearing color-blocked tracksuits back then.)
Representing big metal Earths with fountains since June, 1990. pic.twitter.com/lmek22ZFVL
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) December 23, 2020
Throw Some Salt In the Wound
It was recently announced that Disney Springs would be closing the not-so-popular NBA Experience permanently and fans, well, they weren’t really shocked by the news. Universal took to Twitter to share their comments on the loss…two words that had us rolling on the ground in laughter.
aiiiiiiiiiiiir ball 🏀
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) August 16, 2021
Not the Best Look Ever
Last year when the barges for the new Harmonious show made their way to World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT, guests had some strong opinions about the look. It turns out that Universal tried out a similar idea…but it didn’t do much for CityWalk aesthetics. 😂
We've tried it. 2/10 for CityWalk aesthetics. pic.twitter.com/eAL9sHV2pD
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) December 12, 2020
Even Hollywood is in On the Game
Turns out that even Universal Hollywood is in the business of Twitter ferocity. When Disneyland Resort announced the cancellation of its annual pass program, Uni in California tweeted this.
Hey Pass Members. Yeah, you. We just want to let you know that we ❤️ you.
— Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) January 15, 2021
Not Appropriate for Consumption
Earlier this year a TikTok user and Disney World employee was fired from the company due to some of his videos, including ones where he was filmed drinking water from fountains (regular fountains, not drinking ones) around the resort. Universal Orlando made sure to crack down on that real quick, issuing a Twitter PSA that most of us didn’t realize was necessary.
PSA: Made for splashing, not drinking. pic.twitter.com/r3xqGSrQXQ
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) May 5, 2021
Disney is well known for its technical glitches, and if you’ve ever come across the webpage with a photo of Stitch, then you know exactly what we mean. When Disneyland Resort tickets went on sale for the reopening and immediately saw issues, Universal had some thoughts. Some rather sarcastic ones.
Someone Ate The Page!
Wait. No, it works. https://t.co/tNntybt96k
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) April 16, 2021
The Ultimate Celebrity Guest
And how could we pass up the opportunity to talk about The Grinch’s amazing holiday takeover?! Back in December, The Grinch stole the Universal Orlando Twitter password from the intern and proceeded to take over the feed for the day. Needless to say, we were blessed with some awesome memes and some terribly misspelled, yet still hilarious, tweets (in all caps, of course).
HOW IT STARTID HOW ITS GOEENG pic.twitter.com/ZEWjnQNV4j
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) December 18, 2020
Our 15 Seconds of Fame
And once, we were even the subjects of Universal’s sass! Molly took a visit to Magic Kingdom where things were NOT going according to plan, and Universal Orlando graciously offered a solution to make our day better. 😏
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) March 18, 2021
Finally Fulfilling the Dream
And last but certainly not least, we have to acknowledge this beauty. Your moment to shine is finally here, Universal. We dedicate this article to you — with love, AllEars.
If we tweet this, will anyone write an article about it? 🤔
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) July 1, 2021
UPDATE: When the Shade Was Thrown at Us
Guess we need to update our list!
Are we the "and more" part of your profile description? 🤔
— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) August 18, 2021
So there you have it — some of Universal Orlando’s best, sassiest, and funniest Twitter moments. If you want the latest updates on Universal news and fun, stay tuned to AllEars!
Which of these is your favorite Universal Orlando Twitter moment? Let us know in the comments!