Universal's Epic Universe
|Universal’s Epic Universe|
|Location||Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Operated by||Universal Parks & Resorts|
|Opened||To be announced|
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.
Comcast and its subsidiary division 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 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. A possible opening date for the park was not immediately announced.
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 palace. It is unknown which franchises will occupy Epic Universe. In addition, the park will also feature an entertainment center, hotels, shops, and restaurants.
- "Universal Orlando Resort Announces Ambitious New Theme Park" (Press release). Universal Orlando Resort. August 1, 2019.
- Russon, Gabrielle; Bevil, Dewayne (August 1, 2019). "Universal's Epic Universe theme park is coming to Orlando, ramping up war with Disney". orlandosentinel.com. Tribune Newspapers. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
- Andrew, Scottie; Ries, Brian (August 1, 2019). "Universal Orlando announces new Epic Universe theme park". CNN Travel.