The continued creativity of the Universal Orlando merchandise teams shines in the Lost Continent area. Yet, the poor Lost Continent area in Islands of Adventure often feels like the land of misfit toys abandoned. Most people see this area as just a way to get to the Wizarding World area. They might get a snack at one of the quick service options. Mythos restaurant offers good table/full-service dining in this land. Still, the repurposing of a merchandise area in Lost Continent brings new life and interest into that area. Of course, that merchandise area resides near the Wizarding World area so it can be difficult to get into this location if Hagrid themed attraction queue stretches too far.
The All Hallows Eve Boutique functions as an Islands of Adventures style “Tribute Store.” Changes happen with this merchandise store earlier than for the “Tribute Store” over at Universal Studios Florida. Some noticeable changes have started converting this “Boo-tique” store in late July. For example, the summer “Hula” theme disappeared. Halloween themed items replaced it in preparation for the spooky season.
The most obvious change happened outside of this merchandise location. The store entrance sign returned to its original form. This store concept first appeared as a Halloween themed store last year. “All Hallows Eve Boutique” works as the default name for this location. During other times of year, like winter holidays, Mardi Gras, and this summer with a “Hula” theme, the “All Hallows” idea remained.
Over the last few days, several new items and props arrived at this location. We expect a large about of additional theming to appear in this merchandise location over the next few weeks leading up Halloween Horror Nights over at Universal Studios Florida.
Last year, most of the Halloween Horror Nights merchandise was sold within this boutique. Based on that, we should expect a similar pattern for 2022. The expected themed candles, fudge, and coffee have already started showing up in this location.
As spooky themed merchandise stores should have, pumpkins may be found throughout the store. The pumpkin signs with this boutique lead some to hope for an homage to “Lil’ Boo” from the “Wicked Growth” Halloween Horror Nights house. At this point, we must sit and wait.
Based on other scenes within this merchandise store, Universal Orlando could be setting a scene of a tornado or other force destroying a pumpkin patch. Yet, the creativity with the merchandise team knows no bounds. Still, we will wait and see.
Of course, any significant updates will appear on this site about spooky season at Universal Orlando. Thanks for reading!
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