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The Supercute Universe of Hello Kitty is Coming to Universal

June 8, 2015

As a little girl, I constantly begged my mom to take me to the Sanrio store so I could get all my Hello Kitty notebooks, pencils and backpacks.

That’s why I’m so excited to share that Universal Orlando Resort is opening an all-new Hello Kitty store later this year.

This store will be the first for Sanrio at a theme park in North America. It will offer specialty merchandise devoted to Hello Kitty, and also feature other Sanrio properties like Chococat, My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Purin and Keroppi.

The brand new interactive retail experience will offer stationery, home goods, apparel, accessories and collectibles—and even specialty items that will be exclusive to Universal. You’ll even be able to custom design your own merchandise, including creating a souvenir version of Hello Kitty’s iconic bow. And the best part: you’ll get to meet Hello Kitty herself!

While Universal Orlando Resort will be Sanrio’s first stop, a second store will open in the future at Universal Studios Hollywood.

If you’re as excited as I am to see Hello Kitty come to Universal Orlando Resort, let me know in the comments!

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31 Comments

  • Reply Jake June 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Will his be replacing the Lucy tribute? One of the few attractions left from opening day..?

  • Reply Otto June 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I’m clearly not the focus group for this ip but I love it how Universal is diversifying their portfolio and I’m sure many girls will go crazy to shop there and meet Kitty!

  • Reply Callie June 9, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I used to love the Sanrio store when I was a little girl! I can’t wait to share this with my daughter:)!

  • Reply Jessica June 9, 2015 at 11:49 am

    My daughter is going to flip not to mention ME!!! So excited!

  • Reply Lexa June 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Wohoo!
    I loooove it!
    Now I have to travel to Universal Orlando from Germany again soon.

  • Reply Stephanie June 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I’m a Lifelong Hello Kitty fan!!! This is so exciting! Going there for my Honeymoon in November…I can only hope it’s open by then!!!

  • Reply Dane June 9, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Squeeee! Used to visit Sanrio in San Francisco in the ’70’s……can’t wait to meet Kitty White!

  • Reply Lara June 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    when does it open???? We will be there for our first time for my daughter’s Make A Wish trip in Sept or Oct and if she could meet Hello Kitty it would just completely make the trip! Hello Kitty is her favorite!!!

  • Reply Lesley Merone June 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Excited is an understatement !! Wasn’t going to purchase theme park tickets next visit in November but, well now I have no choice!!

  • Reply *Lisa* June 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I absolutely love Hello Kitty and so does my daughter. Can’t wait to see and shop in this store. #hellokittyrocks

  • Reply Leslie Marr June 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Sooo happy! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Reply Alyssa June 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    This is the most exciting news I’ve heard in a while. Growing up and still to this day I am a huge fan of hello kitty. I’m so excited to plan my trip to Universal Orlando now!!!

  • Reply Paige June 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    This is so exciting! I would love to take pics with HK and make a customized bow. It will be hard not to splurge on accessories! Will be in Orlando in early November so hopefully it’s open by then and if not February 2016 🙂

  • Reply Erina June 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I will always and forever will be a Hello Kitty fan! I have the tattoo to show for! I wish I can go! I would LOVE to meet Hello Kitty in person and get her autograph! Haha!

  • Reply Ryan June 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Will this store be in Universal City Walk, or located inside Universal Studios park?

  • Reply Jody June 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I want Puroland USA not another store, Step up your kitty game Universal!

  • Reply Cindis Bonilla June 9, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I am excited Universal Orlando is opening an all new Hello Kitty store & I want to go when it opens

  • Reply Elle June 9, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!! I’m 50 and still ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Hello Kitty!!! Can’t wait to meet Hello Kitty! woohoo!!!

    • Reply Susan Rice-Bidot June 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm

      hehehe, I’m 54 and only recently discovered her (within the last 3 years…)

    • Reply LB June 10, 2015 at 5:58 am

      Make sure you have a licensed Sanrio shop at the finish of the exhibit/ride and I’m in! And don’t forget the Little Twin Stars!

  • Reply shannon June 9, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I am a huge Hello Kitty fan! This will give me a good reason to visit Universal again! 🙂

  • Reply Susan Rice-Bidot June 9, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I am a 54 year old mega-fan of Hello Kitty, and am super excited about having a Sanrio store at Universal Studios Orlando. I have a step-son that lives in Orlando, and would be great to go with him there when it will open.

  • Reply Angelica June 10, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I’m so excited, I was stoked with Super Charge but now Hello Kitty. I’m really never gonna leave this place.

  • Reply Jacqueline June 10, 2015 at 9:04 am

    OMG … I can’t wait to meet hello Kitty!!! This is awesome!

  • Reply Tiffany June 12, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I’m not but my daughter would be overjoyed – if only it were to open in a month!

  • Reply Cristina Rocabado June 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    OMG!!! One more excellent reason to go back to Orlando.

  • Reply Alexis June 15, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I cannot wait! When does it open? I’d love to meet Hello Kitty!!!!

  • Reply micheal chick June 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    pls universal dont close down wet n wild

  • Reply Amy October 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    If they also added a hello kitty coffee house or restaurant and hotel they would get packed! Most of us girls love hello kitty! I think is time for this to happen! So tired of only seeing pictures of these kind of places in Asia!

  • Reply Kenny November 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Please tell me the date that hello kitty is coming. So I can book the family trip to Orlando thank you ASAP please.

  • Reply Keshia March 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I’m so excited. I’m a huge Hello Kitty fan. I cant wait to visit Universal and see Harry Potter and the Hello Kitty store.

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