ORLANDO, Fla. — The new Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida is all about taking a fond look back at summer blockbusters.
What You Need To Know
- Universal Studios Florida's latest Tribute Store made its debut Thursday
- The films "E.T.," "Jaws" and "Back to the Future" get star treatment
- The Tribute Store also has a fourth theater that celebrates other summer films
- The store has a retro feel, with a theater marquee, movie posters and merchandise
The store, which officially debuted Thursday, features four themed rooms with merchandise and props that celebrate retro movies such “E.T.,” “Jaws,” and “Back to the Future.”
The outside of the Tribute store teases what you’ll find inside. In addition to a retro-style movie theater marquee, the facade also has movie posters and the titles of the movies featured inside.
When you first enter the Tribute Store, the front is made to look like a box office at a movie theater. pic.twitter.com/DtiDEAa42G— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) May 26, 2022
When you first enter the store, you’re greeted by a lobby area that looks like a movie theater box office, complete with tickets on the counter.
From there, you enter the first room, Theater 1, which is themed to the 1982 film, "E.T.," which will mark its 40th anniversary this year.
The Universal team used various vintage-looking items to re-create Elliott’s bedroom in the space. For those who have seen the movie, there are plenty of Easter eggs to try to spot.
Inside there’s also a variety of merchandise, from T-shirts and posters to E.T. plushes and scented candles.
Inside Theater 1, there’s also plenty of E.T. merchandise such as shirts, bags, posters and scented candles. pic.twitter.com/WDrsEXaMSD— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) May 26, 2022
Theater 2 is themed to “Jaws” and features tons of props throughout. In addition to referencing the film, the room includes nods to the former Jaws attraction.
The hallway after you exit Theater 2 is filled with movie posters. pic.twitter.com/EOhUBfqYma— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) May 26, 2022
In Theater 3, you’ll find “Back to the Future”-themed merchandise and props. There's a nice photo opportunity with a replica creation of the giant speaker Marty plays in front of during a scene in the movie.
At the center of the room is a model of the town of Hill Valley, and music from the movie plays overhead.
A quick look around the Back to the Future room inside the Tribute Store. pic.twitter.com/jDrfAqtGBY— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) May 26, 2022
The final themed room features a collection of merchandise that celebrates other films, including Jurassic Park. You can also get themed treats in this room at the retro-looking concession stand.
Universal has changed out its Tribute Store, which has been a staple of Halloween Horror Nights, for more events through the year, including the Christmas celebration and Mardi Gras.