|Location||Orlando, Florida, USA|
|Owner||Universal Parks & Resorts|
|Operating season||All year-round|
|Area||750 acres (300 ha)|
Universal's Epic Universe is an upcoming theme park being constructed as part of the Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA. Its construction was announced in August 2019 and is scheduled to open in 2024. It is sister parks to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure.
The theme park will be located a few miles south from the existing resort, within a larger 750-acre (300 ha) site south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard.
NBCUniversal announced on August 1, 2019, that it was building a third theme park as part of the Universal Orlando Resort. Without releasing details, Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Parks & Resorts, said Universal's Epic Universe would be the company's "most immersive and innovative theme park." Comcast and NBCUniversal officials said it would create an additional 14,000 jobs, including professional, technical, culinary and other specialized positions.
On April 30, 2020 it was announced that construction on the resort had been paused due to the coronavirus pandemic. A few days later, it was revealed that the planned opening had been pushed back to 2024. In March 2021, Universal Orlando Resort announced that construction would restart. The park is now expected to open in 2025.
As of August 2019, details about the rides have not been confirmed, but concept art released by Universal portrayed at least two roller coasters, several indoor rides, large lakes, and a towering hotel. It is unknown which franchises will occupy Epic Universe. In addition, the park will also feature an entertainment center, hotels, shops, and restaurants. On January 24, 2020, a Comcast executive confirmed rumors that a Super Nintendo World themed land would be included in the park.
|Unknown||Space/Astronomy||Mack Rides||Launched||2023||Under construction|
|Unknown||Donkey Kong Mine Cart (Nintendo)||S&S Worldwide||Custom Mine Cart System||2023||Under construction|
|Unknown||How To Train Your Dragon||Intamin||Launched||2023||Under construction|
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