Epic Universe Construction Remains Desolate, Will Universal Have ANOTHER Delay?

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Universal Orlando Resort is a spectacular theme Park location filled with world-class thrills and an amazing water park, and soon, more is set to come.

Universal Orlando is comprised of Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, CityWalk, and Volcano Bay. With multiple theme park Resorts on the property as well, it is easy to spend a week-long vacation at Universal. That being said, with Disney World serving as their competition and only minutes away, the theme park is constantly finding new ways to compete.

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One massive announcement made in 2019 would change the competition forever, as Universal announced Epic Universe. This brand-new theme park would serve as the third theme park at Universal Orlando Resort. Epic Universe has been through some tough times, due to the pandemic. At a point in time, Universal’s timeline on when Epic Universe would be complete seemed to be up in the air, as Universal could only note that it would be built “at some point.”

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Recently, we heard construction would resume with a potential 2025 opening for the Park, which was fantastic news for all Universal fans. At first, construction seemed to be at a standstill, but now we are starting to see some noticeable progression. Although Epic Universe is not being built on the same property as Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, the location close to ICON Park is still visible from the rooftop deck of Aventura, one of Universal’s Resorts. 

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For a while, we have not heard too much regarding Epic Universe, aside from knowing that DreamWorks IPs would play a big role in the Park. Now, Bioreconstruct (@bioreconsturct) has shown multiple updates of the area, which shows that some progress has been made.

Aerial look at a service building under construction in site of Universal’s Epic Universe. Note the elevated large diameter pipe.

A South-viewing aerial look at site of Universal’s Epic Universe.

Center of the theme park to be about where a tall pole is center of this photo. Note new activity nearby.

Day guest entrance at the arrow, from Destination Pwy. Parking lot to be at left side of photo.

Dewatering and excavation activity near center of site of Universal’s Epic Universe theme park.

Aerial look at some staging areas of Universal’s Epic Universe. Blue tarps are over ride track.

 

From the photos, we can see that there is still a ton of work that is needed on the Epic Universe site, as it is mostly just dirty at this point. That being said, it is great to see that after being at a stand-still for so long, we are starting to see slow progress.

Do you think Epic Universe will open by 2025? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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