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Universal Legacy Store at Universal CityWalk

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Universal Legacy Store Exterior

What was the Universal Legacy Store?

Formerly the flagship Universal Studios Store, the Universal Legacy Store was solely dedicated to retro wares and vintage props. This transition turned the location into a type of Tribute Store for Universal Orlando Resort as a whole (back at the beginning of that retail space’s history, that is, when it was more focused on memorabilia than on the theming of a roster of intellectual properties).

Visiting Legacy was like a trip in the way-back machine, and seeing all those old pictures and videos (as well as hearing snippets of all those old soundtracks) of your favorite former attractions was sure to put a smile on your face. Oh, yeah – since this was also a store, you could pick up a fun souvenir or notable keepsake while you were there, too.

Where was the Universal Legacy Store located?

At Universal CityWalk Orlando, in front of the lagoon and right behind/next to Hot Dog Hall of Fame.

What was the atmosphere of the Universal Legacy Store like?

Universal Legacy Store

The bulk of the Universal Legacy Store’s wares was dedicated to the more-or-less common merchandise that you could find all throughout Universal Orlando, such as Simpsons t-shirts, Minions plushies, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter candies. You’d find these arrayed all throughout the venue, not too dissimilarly from how they were before its retro transformation.

Everything that was around all those souvenirs, however, was new. Set up in the middle of the shop was a personalization section, where various items could be heat-pressed, embroidered, or engraved with your own customizations. The six video columns that surrounded it had been given over to virtual crates that were unboxed in front of your eyes, unleashing a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos, contemporaneous advertisements, and, even, snippets of extinct preshows from throughout the resort’s 31-year history. (You’d see everything from Ghostbusters Spooktacular to Back to the Future: The Ride represented here.)

Surrounding the monitors was a collection of miscellanea from a huge swath of classic attractions, both past and present. There was a concept model of the Enchanted Oak Tavern restaurant, a prop gun from Terminator 2 3D: Battle across Time, and design sketches of Hogwarts Castle. Finally, the last layer of Legacy’s theming had more of a general film-prop-warehouse vibe, depositing filmmaking equipment or signage in every nook and cranny.

(For even more on the atmosphere front, please see our full write-up.)

What merchandise was sold at the Universal Legacy Store?

Universal Legacy Store Merchandise

A lot of Universal Studios apparel and tchotchkes, along with various character-specific products, were the bread and butter of the Universal Legacy Store; however, that didn’t mean that a goodly number of vintage attractions weren’t represented, as well. Mini-sections devoted to Jaws, E.T. Adventure, Back to the Future: The Ride, and more were sprinkled throughout the retail space. (There was even a Mold-a-Rama machine devoted to Jaws!)

What was the Universal Legacy Store’s opening date?

Universal Legacy Store Display

February 25, 2021 – January 7, 2024

Universal Legacy Store – fun facts

To learn about this particular venue’s history, including its major 2014 makeover when it was still the original Universal Studios Store, please see our complete write-up.

Universal Legacy Store – photo gallery

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