Universal Fans React to Epic Universe News

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Universal's Epic Universe

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When the news that Universal’s Epic Universe hit back in 2019, fans went insane. Universal Orlando Resort was finally going to get its third gate that fans have been craving for years. Currently, Universal has Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure as its main theme parks, but Epic Universe was going to step in and, according to Tom Williams, Chairman, and CEO for Universal Parks & Resorts, “build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”

Epic Universe
Credit: Universal

Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Epic Universe came to an indefinite halt. Universal was only able to confirm that the theme park would be built “at some point” but the timeline for Epic Universe was gone. Considering the construction zone for Epic Universe, which is directly behind Orlando’s ICON Park, had been untouched for months, many Universal fans began to lose hope. But today, that all changed.

Universal's Epic Universe logo
Credit: Universal Orlando

Universal announced that Epic Universe was once again back in action and that construction would resume. The announcement read:

“The restart of construction of Epic Universe is a terrific moment for our employees and for our theme park business in Florida,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. “It is our single largest investment in the state and represents our enthusiasm for the spectacular park and the economic opportunities it will generate.”

“We are excited to begin work on Epic Universe again and for what this moment means for our industry, our community, our business and our team members,” said Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO for Universal Parks & Resorts. “Our confidence in our collective future is as strong as ever.”

“The resumption of the Epic Universe project couldn’t come at a better time,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “Our community has so many talented workers who will benefit from this massive project. I am confident it will deliver a huge economic boost to Orange County.

As soon as the news dropped Twitter exploded in happiness about the news.

Like many fans, Kendorrr (@Kendorrr) alluded to Super Nintendo World with a photo of Universal Studios Japan’s brand new land. When Super Nintendo World opened in Japan, it was confirmed that Orlando would also be getting the land, which was the first confirmed land of Epic Universe.

Then, the Universal Studios Store concept art had Mario and Luigi in the window, which was likely an Easter egg to the announcement of Epic Universe returning.

Otto Tieleman (@OttoTieleman) said:

I’m so hyped that the best resort in the world continuing to grow larger. It’s a bright future and I can’t wait to see how amazing it is going to look.

Pro wrestler Matt Caradona (@TheMattCaradona) is clearly a huge Universal fan as he Tweeted:

THANK YOU!!!

One big jab that many Universal fans were poking at Disney was comparing the Epic Universe construction timeline to TRON Lightcycle / Run which has been under construction for quite some time. Phil (@phillipingram25) is one of many who said:

Probably be open by the type Disney finish Tron.

Houston (@radiohouston) celebrated by Tweeting:

Churros for everyone!!! 

Universal has been hyping some big news for quite some time, so this huge announcement made a lot of sense. Now, we just need to wait to find out what we can expect at Epic Universe.

The biggest speculation and question on the mind of Universal fans is what IPs will Universal use to fill the lands of this park. Epic Universe is to be comprised of various lands that all make up one larger park, or, an epic universe. The rumored lands are: How to Train Your DragonFantastic Beasts, Universal Monsters, Super Nintendo World. Super Nintendo World is confirmed to be coming to Universal Orlando Resort and we suspect it will be an anchor for this new theme park.

As stated by Universal, “Epic Universe will feature a new theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants, and more. It will be located on a 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida. It will be located a few miles from Universal Orlando’s current theme parks in Southwest Orange County (specifically, south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard).”

For all the up-to-date information on Epic Universe, click here.

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