Posted Thu Aug 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
A new Universal theme park is being developed in Orlando.
Universal has announced plans to build a fourth Universal Orlando Resort theme park. The new project, called Epic Universe, will join the company's existing Florida parks, including Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay.
"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."
Though full details are still pending, Epic Universe will consist of the theme park itself, along with an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants, and more. The project is being constructed on a 750-acre site located just a few miles from Universal's existing parks south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard. Specific rides, attractions, and entertainment properties set to be featured within Epic Universe have not been announced yet, but Universal says that the park "will take guests on a journey where beloved stories expand into vibrant lands – and where that journey is as much a part of their adventure as the ultimate destination." Check out the first concept art for the park below!
"Our vision for Epic Universe is historic," said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts. "It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created. It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community."
An exact launch date for Universal's Epic Universe has not been revealed yet, but more details will be announced over time. Beyond Universal, Disney recently opened its own new theme park expansion at Disneyland in California called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The new land is also set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando on August 29.
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