“Good Riddance!” Universal Location Permanently Closes

Universal Studios Hollywood Globe
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Take note, Universal fans! Disney’s neighboring competitor, Universal, has officially closed one location. Interestingly enough, fans aren’t disappointed in Universal’s decision but rather respond to the closure with “good riddance.”

Universal Studios Hollywood is a roughly 50-minute drive from the beloved Disneyland Resort in southern California. While Disney fans typically set their hearts on enjoying Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and Downtown Disney, we’ve seen more and more Mickey Mouse fans venturing off to explore what Universal offers.

Universal Studios Hollywood
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Consisting of one theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood is home to the ever-so-popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the brand-new Super Nintendo World. While much of the focus is on Universal Park’s newest attraction, Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, one Universal location closed up shop for good.

Just like Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, has Disney Springs, and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, has Downtown Disney, Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California, offers a dining, entertainment, and shopping district known as CityWalk.

Universal Hollywood CItyWalk
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The former shopping location called Fossil, which sold jewelry, watches, bags, and wallets, has officially closed its doors forever. @InsideUniversal took to social media to share photos of the now-closed Fossil store, reporting, “Fossil has closed permanently at CityWalk Hollywood. @UniStudios”

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Interestingly, it seems like fans are happy to see Universal CityWalk Hollywood’s Fossil close its doors. One response to the tweet notes, “Good riddance for sure. The employees were snobby a__holes.” Another comment notes, “Good riddance. Surprising that it lasted this long.”

Universal Studios Hollywood has yet to announce what shop or eatery will be coming in place of Fossil. If you were a fan of Fossil, the good news is shopping is still available online. But, according to these responses, apparently, it was past time for this Universal location to say goodbye for good.

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I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.