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Islands of Adventure – Seuss Landing: Shopping

It is impossible to miss the cheerful Cats, Hats & Things if you take the Cat in the Hat ride, but even if you don’t, you might want to pop in for a quick look. Here you’ll find plenty of souvenirs and clothing commemorating the famous cat, as well as Things 1 and 2. You’ll also find the actual book that inspired the ride. My favorite is the Cat’s trademark striped stovepipe hat.

Tip: If you visit the shop, don’t forget to take a peek into the quiet back courtyard that houses Horton’s Egg (see above).

The Mulberry Street Store is the megastore of Seuss Landing, with its very own kid-sized entrance, and the tag line “Gizmos, Gadgets, Goodies Galore” pretty much sums it up. Here you’ll find a large selection of Seuss wear for everyone in the family from the littlest tykes all the way to the grown-ups, who will find cotton p.j.s here. There are toys, nice jackets decorated with Seuss characters, and lots of infants’ clothing, as well as games, books, and backpacks. Among the more intriguing gifts are some lovely limited-edition, hand-pulled Seuss lithographs and other artwork at prices approaching $1,000.

Photo Op: Outside, you can pose as part of a police escort that’s whizzing by a reviewing stand filled with Seuss Landing dignitaries.

Even though it’s called Dr. Seuss’s All the Books You Can Read, most of the space here is given over to clothing, mugs, and plastic glasses. Fortunately, there are a few books and this happy, kid-scaled place is a great way to introduce your little ones to the magic of Seuss and reading in general. Books range from small single volumes to fairly expensive collections. You’ll find videos, DVDs, CDs, and cloth and non-toxic plastic baby books. The shop offers some kid-sized places to sit down and read.

Finally, Snookers & Snookers Sweet Candy Cookers is yet another overpriced candy emporium redeemed by the presence of some wonderfully whimsical Seuss mugs and plastic glasses.

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Universal Orlando 2011


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