Universal Orlando has expanded the size of its Halloween Horror Nights tribute (pop-up) store, even though this year’s event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The expanded tribute store, which highlights Beetlejuice and specialty foods, is now open at Universal Studios Florida. The tribute store opened in late July dedicated to Universal’s classic monsters and various HHN icons including the infamous Jack the Clown.
There are now spaces in the expanded store that acknowledge past Horror Nights haunted houses and Beetlejuice, host of Universal’s first Halloween event, which was then known as Fright Night. September would have marked the 30th year of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights.
The Beetlejuice-themed area of the shop recreates moments from the film, including a photo opportunity that looks like the film’s unveiling of the title character, a snaky version of Beetlejuice which initiates on stairwell every 30 seconds and the waiting room, which doubles as the check-out for the store.
Snacks are being sold in the store, for the first time. There’s a ghostly vibe in the selection of snacks, including a red velvet blood splatter cake pops, Frankenstein-theme treats, lime slime and “beating heart sour gummies.” There’s a collection of huge, Halloween-themed doughnuts. The prices range from $4.69 to $7.99.
Other snacks available include vegan Oreo Brownies, werewolf chocolate cake pops, glow-in-the-dark doughnuts, pretzel white chocolate mummies and a waffle stick with bacon, cheddar, and scallions inside.
The tribute store sells retro-inspired T-shirts, HHN-specific souvenirs and other spooky items. The store has limited capacity and social-distancing guidelines, just like other retail outlets have at Universal Orlando.
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Source: The Orlando Sentinel