While the holidays have their notoriety for gingerbread and egg nog, Santa’s sleigh and snowflakes… It’s obvious to include shopping in the mix of all things jolly for the holidays. With that reason, the Universal Orlando resort has made some creative efforts to keep your Christmas shopping covered; and wanting more.
The resort boasts two dedicated Christmas shops open year round, one in each of it’s two theme parks. Inside Universal’s Islands of Adventure you’ll find the Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe. This is found on the right side as you enter the park, just past the Island Market and Export Candy Shoppe. The Port of Entry store holds collections of holiday themed Despicable Me/Minions merchandise, along with signature Universal Studios ornaments, The Simpsons, Betty Boop and Dr. Seuss to name a few. The store also offers to have personalization added to the ornaments. Add a small message, the year, or simply just a name to commemorate your visit to the parks.
Here’s a sampling of The Simpsons Christmas ornaments available.
Not to be left out… Betty Boop shines in her collection of Christmas ornaments. She’s one of the few that offers blown glass ornaments as well as the traditional resin. She even has her own lights available for purchase.
A beautiful pairing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Seuss Landing shares some of the fun from classic Dr. Seuss stories as Christmas ornaments.
You’ll also be able to find a selection of additional merchandise available inside Seuss Landing at the Mulberry Street store. Here you’ll find a broader collection of holiday apparel and Department 56 collectibles.
The shop carries many of the same items you’d find over at Islands of Adventure, but offers a variety of additional things you can’t find.
The collection of Betty Boop ornaments expands with some apparel.
Park Plaza Holiday Shop also carries some Department 56 Simpsons collectibles, along with traditional ornaments as well that aren’t brand associated. They also offer on-site ornament personalizations.
So there you have it, a complete photo guide of the Christmas ornament offerings that are found at both parks of the Universal Orlando Resort. There may be a few we missed, and more ornaments may debut, but hands down you’ll surely find the perfect ornament this Christmas if you’re stopping by Universal Orlando.
Have a favorite you’ve seen? Or do you own an ornament from Universal dating years back that you want to share? We’d love to hear from you!