Universal Epic Universe

Amusement park in the United States
(Redirected from Universal's Epic Universe)


Universal Epic Universe
Location
Orlando, Florida, USA
Status Under construction
Opening 2025
Owner Universal Parks & Resorts
Operating season All year-round
Area 750 acres (300 ha)
Website [1]

Universal 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 2025. It is sister parks to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure.

Location

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.

History

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 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.[1] A few days later, it was revealed that the planned opening had been pushed back to 2024.[2] In March 2021, Universal Orlando Resort announced that construction would restart. The park is now expected to open in 2025.[3]

Roller coasters

Future

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Hiccup’s Wing Gliders Intamin Launched 2025 Under construction
Mine-Cart Madness Unknown Dark Ride 2025 Under construction
Starfall Racers Mack Rides Launched 2025 Under construction
Unknown Mack Rides Spinning 2025 Under construction

Attractions

Future

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Constellation Carousel Unknown Carousel / Tea Cup 2025 Under construction
Dragon Racer’s Rally Gerstlauer Sky Fly 2025 Under construction
Fyre Drill Unknown Splash Battle 2025 Under construction
Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge MTS Systems Corporation Dark Ride 2025 Under construction
Yoshi's Adventure MTS Systems Corporation Omnimover 2025 Under construction

References

  1. "Universal pauses construction on new Epic Universe theme park amid coronavirus pandemi". Click Orlando.
  2. "Universal's Epic Universe Theme Park Project Opening Pushed One Year Due to Pandemic". NewsPlusNotes.
  3. "Universal's Epic Universe Theme Park Project Officially Restarted". NewsPlusNotes. March 8, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2021.

External links

Theme parks operated by Universal Destinations & Experiences