Guide to The Newest Universal Park – Epic Universe

Guide to The Newest Universal Park – Epic Universe


Guide to The Newest Universal Park – Epic Universe

This article is a complete guide on the new Universal Park coming to Orlando, Universal’s Epic Universe! In one of the largest theme park announcements to date, Universal Studios Orlando is opening a 3rd park! This newest Universal park in Orlando is still in development, so be sure to check back on this article for the latest updates as they get released. With that being said, we’re going to share everything we know with you about EPIC Universe Orlando 2024.

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What is Epic Universe?

Universal’s Epic Universe is poised to become Universal Orlando Resort’s most ambitious and immersive theme park yet. As the third addition to the resort, Epic Universe promises double the excitement with cutting-edge technology and innovations across an expanse twice the size of the existing Universal Orlando Resort. This expansive addition introduces four revolutionary lands, complete with attractions, dining, and retail opportunities.

Universal’s announcement of Epic Universe brings with it the excitement of Super Nintendo Land, alongside other eagerly awaited lands like Dark Universe, How to Train Your Dragon: the Isle of Berk, and Harry Potter: Ministry of Magic. Set to redefine theme park entertainment in Orlando, Florida, Epic Universe will feature groundbreaking lands, rides, shops, restaurants, an entertainment center, and an adjacent hotel.

When does Epic Universe Open?

While Universal Orlando has yet to announce a specific date, insights from the 2021 Q4 meeting pinpoint the opening in the summer of 2025. This timeline provides guests with a concrete timeframe to look forward to Universal Orlando’s new era.

Where is Epic Universe located?

Situated separately from Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, Epic Universe will be located behind Orlando Icon Park, a mere 15 minutes from the Universal Orlando resort, and conveniently close to Walt Disney World. The official address, set at 4700 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819, marks a significant expansion, with Universal promising free transportation between the new and existing parks.

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What Will Be In Epic Universe?


Universal’s Epic Universe is setting the stage for an unprecedented theme park experience with its hub-and-spoke design. This architectural marvel will feature four uniquely-themed lands radiating from Celestial Park, the central hub. Each land, distinct in its offerings, will transport guests into worlds filled with adventure, fantasy, and excitement.

Celestial Park: The Heart of Epic Universe

At the core of Epic Universe lies Celestial Park, a beautifully designed garden that draws inspiration from astrology and astronomical equipment. This central hub not only connects the four thematic lands but also integrates the Helios Grand Hotel, enhancing the immersive experience with its celestial-themed attractions:

  • Starfall Racers: A thrilling dual-track roller coaster by Mack Rides, offering a unique dueling experience.
  • Constellation Carousel: A celestial-themed carousel ride, reminiscent of the SeaGlass Carousel in New York.
  • Astronomica: A splash pad area designed for playful water-based interactions, perfect for families and children.

Themed Lands and Attractions

Epic Universe will unveil a new world of adventures with its four themed lands:

  1. Super Nintendo World: Dive into the vibrant world of Nintendo, featuring attractions like Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, an augmented reality dark ride, and Yoshi’s Adventure, an omnimover attraction. The land expands beyond its Japanese counterpart with a more spacious layout and an exciting addition themed to the Donkey Kong franchise, introducing the innovative Mine Cart Madness roller coaster.
  2. Dark Universe: Explore the eerie and mysterious realm of Universal Classic Monsters with attractions such as Monsters Unchained: The Frankenstein Experiment and Curse of the Werewolf, a spinning roller coaster that promises a chilling adventure.
  3. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Ministry of Magic: Step into the magical bureaucracy of the wizarding world with attractions like Harry Potter and the Battle at the Ministry, a dark ride that immerses you in a pivotal scene from the series, and Le Cirque Arcanus, a captivating stage show.
  4. How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk: Fly into the world of Vikings and dragons with Hiccup’s Wing Gliders, a multi-launch coaster, Dragon Racer’s Rally, a dual sky fly attraction, and Fyre Drill, a boat ride that promises adventure at every turn.

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What Will be the Epic Universe Theme Park Rides?


Universal’s Epic Universe is poised to be an unprecedented addition to Universal Orlando Resort, featuring a vast array of attractions across its uniquely themed lands. Here’s a breakdown of all the confirmed and rumored rides within each land, including the central hub, Celestial Park:

Celestial Park (Central Hub)

  • Starfall Racers: A dueling roller coaster manufactured by Mack Rides, providing a thrilling race through the stars.
  • Constellation Carousel: A celestial-themed carousel flat ride, inspired by the SeaGlass Carousel in New York, offering a serene experience under a canopy of constellations.
  • Astronomica: A splash pad area designed for interactive water play, perfect for cooling down and fun for families.

Super Nintendo World

  • Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge: An augmented reality racing simulator based on the Mario Kart series, blending physical sets with digital projections for an immersive race against Bowser and his minions.
  • Yoshi’s Adventure: An omnimover attraction inviting guests on a journey with Yoshi, exploring a colorful world filled with familiar characters and sights from the franchise.
  • Mine Cart Madness: A roller coaster that simulates the experience of a mine cart adventure, featuring a unique design that creates the illusion of jumping over gaps, inspired by the Donkey Kong series.

Dark Universe (Themed to Universal Classic Monsters)

  • Monsters Unchained: The Frankenstein Experiment: A dark ride that plunges guests into the eerie world of Frankenstein and other classic monsters, blending storytelling with scares.
  • Curse of the Werewolf: A Mack spinning roller coaster that takes riders through the tormented transformation of man to beast, offering twists and turns that heighten the thrill of the chase.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Ministry of Magic

  • Harry Potter and the Battle at the Ministry: A dark ride that immerses guests in the chaos and magic of the battle at the Ministry of Magic, featuring cutting-edge technology to bring spells and duels to life.
  • Le Cirque Arcanus: A stage show that reveals the mystical and magical performances of the wizarding world, captivating audiences with tales and illusions.

How to Train Your Dragon: Isle of Berk

  • Hiccup’s Wing Gliders: A multi-launch Intamin roller coaster that simulates the experience of flying with dragons, offering breathtaking views and heart-pounding drops.
  • Dragon Racer’s Rally: A dual sky fly attraction that puts guests in control of their dragon, challenging riders to outmaneuver each other in aerial combat.
  • Fyre Drill: A boat ride adventure through the world of Berk, encountering dragons and experiencing the Viking way of life.
  • The Untrainable Dragon: A stage show that brings the heartwarming and humorous tales of dragons and their Viking trainers to life, showcasing the bond between them.

Possible Expansion (Phase Two Rumors)

  • Expansion for Super Nintendo World themed around Luigi’s Mansion franchise, potentially adding a haunted house or interactive dark ride experience.
  • A new Creature from the Black Lagoon indoor boat ride in the Dark Universe area, offering a suspenseful journey into the domain of one of Universal’s most iconic monsters.

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Will There Be An Epic Universe Hotel?


The new Universal theme park has been expected to open with THREE brand-new Universal hotels. With the addition of Epic Universe, Universal Orlando will double in size as this new universal park will sit on 750 acres. This Universal expansion could easily have room for two new universal parks. 

The Terra Luna Resort, Stella Nova Resort, and Universal Grand Helios Resort will open with the brand new park, Epic Universe. The new Universal hotel would be located across the street from the new Universal Park Park in Orlando and would make the second hotel that will be near Universal’s Epic Universe. An additional hotel would be great for guests who are looking to visit the new Universal Studios park when it opens.

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Universal Epic Universe FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is Epic Universe Opening?

A: So when does Epic Universe open? Universal’s Epic Universe opening date is slated for the summer of 2025. We are hoping by next year there is a concrete date for the opening so guests can start planning their trips!

Q: What will be in Epic Universe?

A: The Universal Epic Park will consist of 4 themed lands, set in isolation from each other. Concept art shows many new rides introduced into Universal Studios Florida’s new park. With what appears to be at least two new coasters, Universal’s Epic Universe could be the most thrilling yet. We hope that the Wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter is expanded into the new Universal Epic Universe design rumors speculate. Fantastic Beasts, How to Train Your Dragon, and Horror Classics have all been popular theme rumors.

Q: Will Harry Potter be at Epic Universe?

A: We can say without a doubt that Epic Universe will have a Harry Potter-themed section! The area will be themed after the Fantastic Beasts franchise of the Wizarding World. While also still highlighting the original book series, we can hope to see the Ministry of Magic in both London and France.

When Is The Best Time To Visit Universal Orlando?

Our Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar is the best tool to help you get the most out of your time in the parks. We break down the park crowds, park hours of operation, ticket prices by day, and average temperature.

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