The Character Shop carries the hottest merchandise from Universal Pictures.
If you’re interested in merchandise from Universal’s biggest animated films, be sure to make a trek down to the Character Shop located on Universal’s Lower Lot. While not diverse in its theme, Character Shop offers a decent selection of stuffed animals, shirts, smartphone cases and toys.
Indeed, its current theme focuses on the incredibly successful Despicable Me franchise, making Character Shop a smaller version of the Upper Lot’s Super Silly Stuff located near Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.
Editor’s Note: Inside Universal has learned that the Character Shop on the Lower Lot has been closed to make way for more merchandise from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The shop appears to be reverting to its original Studio Store name, and will open February 6.
What do they carry?
Character Shop carries plushies, shirts, cups, pins, key chains, toys, hats and smartphone cases based off Despicable Me. If you’re looking for merchandise that’s not minion themed, the Character Shop is not the place for you.
Worth a visit?
Unless you’re interested in a specific animated franchise, Jurassic Outfitters or Transformers Supply Vault may be better stores to visit. In the end, most if not all of the items featured here can be found in other locations throughout the park. In the specific case of Despicable Me, Super Silly Stuff is a viable (and more diverse) alternative.
Take a photo with a minion!
Do you like minions?! If you do, the Character Shop offers a life-sized minion nestled between both its entrances as a perfect photo opportunity for you and your companions.