On January 30th, Universal revealed Epic Universe, its latest park initiative. These new lands are slated to open sometime in 2025 and is part of Universal’s recent investment in its physical attractions. Here’s what you need to know.
Universal’s Epic Universe Park
Soon to be Universal’s fourth park, Epic Universe is the result of a $17 billion investment in the company’s location-based entertainment.
Epic Universe will feature 5 new distinct lands within one park. The centerpiece of the new attraction which leads into the other themed lands is Celestial Park…
AND IT’S PUTTING THE “PARK” BACK IN “THEME PARK.”
Celestial Park is designed with lush greenery and gardens…
Waterways and elegant fountains…
And mythology and astronomy-themed architecture.
This section of the property will also feature its own dedicated attractions.
Which takes guests “through the Milky Way in a choreographed dance of music and starlight.”
As for the other lands, they will each have separate, unique sections of the park. Guests will be able to access the four other lands of Universal’s Epic Universe through gateway portals. Each portal will be themed after the attraction it leads to.
Portals To Other Worlds
The first attraction is the introduction of Super Nintendo World to Florida. After seeing the success of this land in Japan and California, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Donkey Kong will finally have a section in the Orlando property.
Another Universal favorite getting an expansion in Epic Universe is The Wizarding World, as it welcomes the Ministry of Magic. Here, you can follow the magic through 1920s Paris and explore the world of Fantastic Beasts.
For the more adventurous guests, the next land, Isle Of Berk, is the perfect place. Filled with flight-based attractions, guests will soar with dragons based on the How To Train Your Dragon film franchise.
Lastly, but certainly not least, Universal’s Epic Universe will serve as the home to its creepy Dark Universe. This land, inspired by the classic Hollywood monsters such as Dracula and The Wolfman, is a place where guests…
“…encounter everything from the experiments of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein to the shadowy landscape where monsters roam in a world of myth and mystery.”
What Does A New Park Mean For Universal?
Epic Universe will have 50 attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences.
Beyond just the attractions, at the very end of the park is the Universal Helios Grand Hotel…
A 500-room hotel with a dedicated entrance to the theme park.
Alongside this hotel, there are plans for two other hotels by the park rather than within it. These hotels are the Universal Stella Nova Resort and the Universal Terra Luna Resort.
The new development itself is not simply for show…
The team behind the park has stated that Universal’s Epic Universe will be the most technologically advanced park…
Not just in its attractions, but also in its guest experience.
All of this is a huge part of Universal’s investment.
AFTER ALL, IT’S BECAUSE OF ITS PARKS THAT UNIVERSAL HAS SEEN RECORD-BREAKING REVENUE IN Q4 OF 2023.
Revenue increased 12% due to location-based entertainment, putting them over $2.7 billion adjusted EBITDA.
It seems that Universal’s Epic Universe is just the company listening to the wants of its consumers and reaping the rewards…
All while knowing the right time to invest, grow, and expand.
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