The Supercute Universe of Hello Kitty is Coming to Universal

The Supercute Universe of Hello Kitty is Coming to Universal

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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

  1. Jake

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

  2. Otto

    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!

  3. Callie

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

  4. Jessica

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

  5. Lexa

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

  6. Stephanie

    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!!!

  7. Dane

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

  8. Lara

    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!!!

  9. Lesley Merone

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

  10. *Lisa*

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

  11. Leslie Marr

    Sooo happy! Can’t wait to see it!

  12. Alyssa

    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!!!

  13. Paige

    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 🙂

  14. Erina

    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!

  15. Ryan

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

  16. Jody

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

  17. Cindis Bonilla

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

  18. Elle

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

    • Susan Rice-Bidot

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

    • LB

      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!

  19. shannon

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

  20. Susan Rice-Bidot

    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.

  21. Angelica

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

  22. Jacqueline

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

  23. Tiffany

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

  24. Cristina Rocabado

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

  25. Alexis

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

  26. micheal chick

    pls universal dont close down wet n wild

  27. Amy

    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!

  28. Kenny

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

  29. Keshia

    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.