PHOTOS: Universal Studios Store Legacy Makeover Continues with Props from Dueling Dragons, Harry Potter, Marvel, and More at Universal Orlando Resort
The Universal Studios Store at CityWalk is in the midst of a retro-themed makeover. As it transforms into its new legacy theme, a multitude of fun movie props and memorabilia paying homage to the theme park’s 30-year history has been added to every inch of the store.
The retro vibes start in the windows, where mannequins can be found wearing neon colors next to a photo of the opening day of Universal Studios Florida.
Fans of Back to the Future will be transported back in time and recall the days where they could ride a DeLorean and try to bump Biff’s car on Back to the Future: The Ride.
A photo of the iconic New York rampage scene in the former KONGFRONTATION attraction can be found in the windows, as well as a memorable moment during Jaws.
The iconic original version of the Universal globe from outside the park can also be found.
Who remembers visiting the Psycho house?
The store is absolutely full of details and we love all of it.
Even Animal Actors got some love.
Of course, props inspired by The Mummy make an appearance as an ode to both the films and the Revenge of the Mummy attraction inside Universal Studios Florida.
The retro vibes are found throughout the store with vintage homeware decor. This could represent Men In Black: Alien Attack or Cabana Bay.
Hollywood Icons used to be a more common sight at the parks many year ago.
Costumes from Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras festival can be seen tucked away above merchandise.
E.T. may be one of the most classic extra terrestrial films and was sure to be included.
A large collection of Universal merchandise is available, although we do expect the merchandise offerings to shift to include more retro movies at this store. We spotted the mischievous minions in the concept art of the new store just across the street. Newer films such as Despicable Me will likely have merchandise offered at the new location.
Who ya’ gonna call?
Classic Hollywood film set props fill the store, such as studio lights and a film camera on an old dolly.
A photo of the former Dueling Dragons (later Dragon Challenge) “dueling” roller coasters can be spotted above the shelf lined with swords and chainmail.
You just had to be there.
Lots of Harry Potter memorabilia line the shelves. Fanged Flyer frisbees, Eeylops owl treats, and Jinx-Off spell protection kits will bring visitors to the store right into the film set of the iconic series.
It is likely that the Harry Potter memorabilia will stay in this store, although the merchandise offerings themselves may change when the new store opens.
A clay model of Hagrid’s motorbike makes us want to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
A painting of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter completes this shelf.
EARTHQUAKE! What a Disaster…
Vintage film projectors of all sorts and sizes line this wall.
A Doombot guards the queue line that leads up to Doctor Doom’s Fearfall ride, and now one seems to be guarding the store as well.
The legacy makeover of the Universal Studios store at CityWalk is an absolute blast from the past, and we can’t wait to see the final transformation.
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