1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

The HHN Store

Discussion in 'Halloween Horror Nights 26' started by AlexanderMBush, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    9,614
    Likes Received:
    10,443
    Location:
    Arizona
    On September 14th, Universal Orlando will open the brand new Halloween Horror Nights themed store in New York Street.



    The upcoming store will be located in the Macys building at New York Street; as it will offer merchandise that is exclusive to the store. The Macy's Building has been used in the past for the Islands of Adventure Preview Center. Last year, Universal Orlando brought a Halloween Horror Night's themed store that was located in the closed Twister Ride it Out store; AFTERMATH.

    Thoughts on the Halloween Horror Nights store returning? Are you excited to see it return, or are you disappointed by it? Comment down below!
     
  2. WAJAS98

    WAJAS98 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    2,720
    Likes Received:
    2,323
    Location:
    --Classified--
    Thanks going to be a crowded corner of the park. Excited to say stuff from past years in the shop though. All I got to say.
     
  3. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    17,861
    Likes Received:
    12,426
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    I never knew there was usable space behind that facade. That should be fun to see pics of.
     
  4. Frank Drackman

    Frank Drackman Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    2,218
    Location:
    SFL
    Pretty sure someone on here said something about Mummy's extended queue being used for the store, but wouldn't that be what is behind the Macy's facade?
     
  5. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    9,614
    Likes Received:
    10,443
    Location:
    Arizona
    Indeed. If I remember correctly, it was also used in the past for Legendary Truth (but I may be wrong about that), but I can be wrong.
     
    Frank Drackman likes this.
  6. s8film40

    s8film40 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,865
    I think there's also a door to it on the side near the library facade. I wonder if they might route one of the house exits through the gift shop.:)
     
  7. Frank Drackman

    Frank Drackman Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    2,218
    Location:
    SFL
    So, with this opening on the 14th, would that mean the store could be open during park hours?

    I do not even recall if the one last year was, but it would make sense since it was the exit to Twister. Anyway, I just think it would be nice to be able to pick up merchandise during the day, brink it back to the hotel....that way I don't need to carry it around during the event nor do I need to waste event time shopping (but I still haven't learned how to keep my wife out of a shop).
     
  8. s8film40

    s8film40 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,865
    Here are the details. If I'm not mistaken this is identical to how they did it last year. Although they decided to open it early last year instead of the posted time.
    image.jpeg
     
    Frank Drackman likes this.
  9. AlexanderMBush

    AlexanderMBush Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    9,614
    Likes Received:
    10,443
    Location:
    Arizona
    Last year, it was open during the daytime. And if I remember correctly, the TM Preview for the event will be the day before that so it makes sense that they start it up after the TM Previews, as it's not going in a store that was fated to close at the end of the event.

    The true question is this, could they open it up as a Year-round store and not just as a seasonal store? I ask this, as isn't there a Christmas store on property that is open year round? I would argue that it could be a good idea to have a year-round horror store pop up; regardless if it's HHN or not..but, that's my opinion.
     
  10. amityboattours

    amityboattours Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    1,322
    Location:
    York, England
    Genuinely interested just to see inside this place, always been keen to see where the IOA preview center* was and sense a bit of that history.

    *Random fact/confession - I don't do this on any other website or social media, but I always feel like I should use the American English spelling of certain words on this forum (Brits write it as 'centre') even though it feels so wrong when typing it out, as I feel that someone will either point it out as a misspelling or just think I'm plain dumb! ;)
     
    universal_fanatic likes this.
  11. Theme_Park_Goon

    Theme_Park_Goon Newcomer

    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    39
    Location:
    Maryland
    I wonder if they're going to utilize the entire extended queue for the store. It is quite large and arguably could fit a whole house if the team wanted.
     
  12. Jwhee

    Jwhee Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,321
    Likes Received:
    952
    Location:
    Florida
    The extended queue is behind the Macy's facade
     
  13. DannyPowers

    DannyPowers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2016
    Messages:
    584
    Likes Received:
    713
    My chance to brag a little bit...

    I actually have the original passport that they were giving out to promote IoA with all of the stamps on the pages.

    I'm not sure how rare that is, but it holds a special place in my heart from when I was younger.
     
  14. RogueAntilles

    RogueAntilles Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    393
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016
  15. UNIrd

    UNIrd Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Messages:
    5,608
    Likes Received:
    3,489
  16. s8film40

    s8film40 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2013
    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    2,865
    That's pretty much exactly the same as what they did last year. Obviously the artwork is adapted slightly to each product though. Part of it is of course a savings on design costs, but also they typically want everything to feel connected. I like to look at it as it's all the same so I can simply choose what form I want my HHN item that I buy to be in.
     
  17. RogueAntilles

    RogueAntilles Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2014
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    393
    That's surprising?
     

Share This Page