Universal Orlando’s Epic News

The wait is finally over, after teasing us with an “Epic” announcement, Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled plans for Universal’s Epic Universe Theme Park.

In a media only event President of Universal Orlando William A Davis accompanied by Governor Ron DiSantis made the announcement this morning. The new park will bring 14000 jobs to Central Florida. Universal’s Epic Universe will offer an entirely new level of experience that will forever change theme park entertainment. Guests will venture beyond their wildest imagination, traveling into beloved stories and through vibrant lands on adventures where the journey is as astounding as the ultimate destination.

Concept rendering for Universal's Epic Universe

Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation.  “It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”

The new theme park will also feature an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. It will be located within a larger 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida.  Universal’s Epic Universe is just a few miles from the existing resort in Southwest Orange County.  Specifically, it will be south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard.  

Orlando has not seen a new park since Universal opened Islands of Adventure in 1999, and the Theme Park capital of the World is long overdue for a new destination.

In case you are wondering here are the years all of Orlando’s theme parks have opened

MK 1971

SW 1973

Epcot 1982

MGM 1989

USF 1990

DAK 1997

IOA 1999

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