Editor’s Note: This article has been edited since it was originally published to comply with requests to remove the permits filed by Universal.
Universal Orlando Resort has just submitted more permits which reveal the site plan for Epic Universe. Originally, our article included the permit which was published online by Orlando Park Stop, who obtained the permit through a public records request. However, per request we have since removed the permits from our article.
The plan reflected in the permit shows what looks to be four themed lands centered around a major hub, but don’t get too excited. This permit is not for construction. Rather, it is simply meant to show the intended locations of emergency vehicle access routes, fire hydrant locations, and water pipes for the fire department. So while the colored-in areas, standing in as the intended foundations for development are not set in stone.
But here is the park as it has been reported on the internet, though these exact lands have not been confirmed by Universal:
It appears that extending out from the central hub could be the following themed lands: A Super Nintendo World, a Universal Classic Monsters Land, a How to Train Your Dragon land, and a Fantastic Beasts land. It still appears that there will still be a hotel at the far end of the hub.
Again, please remember that this is not set in stone nor confirmed by Universal. So, the following themed areas are how they could possibly fit within the areas as they were mapped out by Universal.
Super Nintendo World
Officially confirmed to be coming to the new park by Universal, Super Nintendo World it rumored to be getting least three attractions at first. Seen here on the map, there is room for a Mario Kart-themed attraction, a Donkey Kong-themed attraction, and a Yoshi ride.
How to Train Your Dragon
The second themed-land theorized for Epic Universe is a land based in the world of DreamWorks’ celebrated How to Train Your Dragon franchise. According to the site plans, there is intention to build a roller coaster, a boat ride, a theater, and possibly a restaurant.
A How to Train Your Dragon-themed land was already added to a theme park in Dubai, and we can possibly get some semblance of what it would look like from that.
Universal Classic Monsters
Arguably the second-most talked about land rumored for Epic Universe of Universal Classic Monsters. Back in the day, Universal Studios gave the world some of the most iconic monster movies from The Mummy and The Wolfman to The Creature of the Black Lagoon.
According to the layout, there is room for a possible show and dark ride with room set aside for later expansion.
Last, but certainly not least, is a Fantastic Beasts-themed land. While it is interesting to imagine an entirely new section of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter so far away from the rest, it appears to fit into Epic Universe and have room to feature a dark ride, a theater, and some other indoor attraction.
Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe was slated to open in 2023, but after construction was halted due to the pandemic crisis, the opening has been delayed with no new date announced at this time.