Universal Orlando opens new Jurassic World Tribute Store

Prehistoric shopping experience open daily at Universal Studios

ORLANDO, Fla. – The gates to Universal’s new Jurassic World Tribute Store will be opened to guests Thursday morning.

The unique retail space transports guests into the Jurassic World franchise.

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Inside the store, guests are able to purchase new Jurassic gear and try some delicious foods in three highly themed rooms.

In a news release Wednesday, Universal described what guests will see in each of the rooms.

  • Control Room: The first room transports guests to the Jurassic World VelociCoaster control room, where they’ll analyze a variety of dinosaur vitals while they shop new merchandise centered around the thrilling new coaster experience.
Jurassic World Tribute Store, opening May 27 at Universal Studios Florida (Universal Orlando)
  • Raptor Paddock: Those brave enough to enter the raptor paddock may see a member of the raptor pack as they shop the new “Into the Wild” and “Tropical” merchandise lines. “Into the Wild” features dinosaur-themed, neutral-colored items like spirit jerseys, socks and key chains, while the “Tropical” line features trendy tie-dye hoodies, beach hats and bright summer-colored items.
  • Lab: See where dinosaurs were created and get a behind-the-scenes look at rare, authentic props that were used in the original “Jurassic Park” films. Here, fans can check out the new Mr. DNA merchandise that includes stickers and tumblers.
Jurassic World Tribute Store, opening May 27 at Universal Studios Florida. (Universal Orlando)

The tribute store will also feature merchandise from the all-new Netflix and Universal series, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.

Fans of Universal Orlando are no stranger to themed tribute stores.

Universal has unveiled several tribute stores for past events including Universal Mardi Gras and Halloween Horror Nights.

Just like in former tribute stores, guests will have the opportunity to try some delicious treats including gummy fossilized amber gummies, dinosaur chocolate eggs and Jurassic World Dig in Jars.

“Guests can also grab a “human treat” with fun food and beverage offerings — from Jurassic World VelociCoaster s’mores and cupcakes to chocolate dinosaur eggshells and a “Dig-In” dessert jar filled with decadent chocolate cake and frosting,” Universal officials said.

The tribute store is opening ahead of the grand opening for the Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, which opens at Islands of Adventure on June 10.

John Hammond statue at end of Tribute Store (McReynolds)

Take a look inside the store in the video below.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.