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Universal Orlando Tribute Store moves with new Mardi Gras theme

by Tharin White

Universal Orlando is bringing back the Mardi Gras Tribute Store, but it will be located in a new area. Gone is the previous location next to the Revenge of the Mummy attraction as, this time, the Tribute Store moves to a new spot, where two other offerings just moved out.

Universal Orlando Annual Passholder Lounge and Williams of Hollywood are being removed to make way for new Universal Mardi Gras Tribute Store.
Photos provided by Seth Kubersky and Magic City Mayhem.

This new Tribute Store moves to the Williams of Hollywood and previous Annual Passholder lounge.

Entrance of now closed Williams of Hollywood, which is being replaced by the 2023 Universal Mardi Gras Tribute Store.

On a previous episode of Early Night Live, Ava and Kat explored the Williams of Hollywood location, which sold unique props and merchandise.

Early Night Live: Williams of Hollywood Prop Shop at Universal Orlando

Located within an all-new space in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida, this year’s Mardi Gras Tribute Store invites guests to an international jazz celebration. This party leads to the traditional alleyways of New Orleans and ultimately into a speakeasy where the Mardi Gras celebration continues.

Within this upcoming store, guests can shop a new selection of Mardi Gras merchandise, with seasonal items ranging from apparel to accessories and collectibles such as keychains, pins, themed glasses, and even some personalized options. Guests can also devour tasty treats inspired by this year’s celebration within the updated retail location.


Take a look at the 2022 Mardi Gras Float Factory Tribute Store. Between Mardi Gras, the classic summer movie collection, Halloween Horror Nights and holiday overlays, the continually-changing Universal Orlando Tribute Store is always a must-visit for die-hard fans.

Mardi Gras 'Float Factory' Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida
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3 comments

Vinnie January 19, 2023 - 6:53 am

I’m aware that the UOAP pass holder lounge will be moving to Islands of Adventure and will be located at the old Betty Boop shop in Toon Lagoon, but I’m curious as to where Universal will be distributing the free monthly magnets to pass holders in USF
Is there any plan for a new lounge at USF?

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Tharin White January 19, 2023 - 5:40 pm

Yes, we also believe the UOAP Lounge will end up in that location. Our assumption is that the annual pass distribution will be moved to that new location.

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K Grohman January 25, 2023 - 3:38 pm

The Five and Dime store across from where the UOAP Lounge use to be. It’s the store you exit through when leaving Horror Makeup.

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