Hello Kitty Store Opens at Universal Studios Florida

Alicia Stella 2 Comments

The Hello Kitty store at Universal Studios Florida has soft opened in the former location of Lucy: A Tribute, welcoming park guests to buy buy buy everything featuring the famous kitty and her trademark bow. While the store itself is now open, we’re still looking forward to seeing a permanent character meet & greet for your chance to meet Hello Kitty and her friends, as well as a hair bow customization station, allowing little girls to create their own custom bows. The store features literally everything you can think of featuring the adorable Sanrio characters from shirts, slippers, and hats – to headphones, designer purses, and of course plush dolls.

P1070142As promised in the press release back in June of last year, there are a few Universal exclusive items, namely shirts that say ‘Universal Studios’ on them and a shirt design featuring the Jaws poster with Hello Kitty in place of the woman at the top. The store also features a full candy and baked goods section, offering similar treats as the new Sugarplum’s in Diagon Alley, like fudges, cupcakes, and gourmet candy apples. The biggest difference being that these snacks feature a little candy bow on top. At the same time this store opened, Betty Boop’s store has returned to its original location as well. The temporary Boop store in the old camera shop on Hollywood Blvd has once again closed. Check out the photos below and my detailed video report. I’m a big fan of Sanrio characters myself, and I think it’s a nice addition to the park.


Photo Report

Front entrance to the newly opened Hello Kitty store

Front entrance to the newly opened Hello Kitty store

Window displays

Window displays

Awning has bows design in background

Awnings have hairbow designs in background

Hello Kitty's signature, footprints, and classic bow in the cement in front of the shop

Hello Kitty’s signature, footprints, and classic bow in the cement in front of the shop

Front of the shop

Front of the shop

Inside the store: very colorful and fun world of Hello Kitty

Inside the store: very colorful and fun world of Hello Kitty

Post Office display, strangely enough not featuring stationary products

Post Office display, strangely enough not featuring stationary products

Write a letter and send it to Hello Kitty here!

Write a letter and send it to Hello Kitty here!

Fun little kids' toys, clothes, and bags

Fun little kids’ toys, clothes, and bags

Iconic wall cut-out shape

Iconic wall cut-out shape

Yummy looking fresh desserts case

Yummy looking fresh desserts case

Keroppi Apple

Keroppi Apple

Chocolate Mint Fudge

Chocolate Mint Fudge

Vanilla Cupcake

Vanilla Cupcake

Hello Kitty treats sign

Hello Kitty treats sign

Lollipops

Lollipops

Movie theater style marquee

Movie theater style marquee

Adorable movie posters starring Hello Kitty, Back to the Future is my favorite

Adorable movie posters starring Hello Kitty, Back to the Future is my favorite

E.T. starring Hello Kitty and a cute E.T.

E.T. starring Hello Kitty and a cute E.T.

Jaws poster featuring a shark wearing a hairbow

Jaws poster featuring a shark wearing a hairbow

Exclusive Jaws shirt

Exclusive Jaws shirt

Movie themed merch

Movie themed merch

Universal exclusive shirt

Universal exclusive shirt

Universal exclusive shirt

Universal exclusive shirt

All about that bow, 'bout that bow, 'bout that bow

All about that bow, ’bout that bow, ’bout that bow

Betty Boop store back open on the other side of the building.

Betty Boop store back open on the other side of the building.

Boop's new shiny sign

Boop’s shiny new sign

Inside the newly refreshed Betty Boop store

Inside the newly refreshed Betty Boop store

Temporary Boop store up the street now closed

Temporary Boop store up the street now closed

How it looked last month when it was open

How it looked last month when it was open

Lucy didn't seem to upset that an anthropomorphic cat took over her attraction

Lucy didn’t seem too upset that an anthropomorphic cat took over her attraction

That's all for today, Popeye sing us off!

That’s all for today. Sing us off, Popeye!

That’s all for this report! See previous construction updates for the Hello Kitty store here. Subscribe to the feed for more theme park updates!

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