Universal’s Epic Universe Erects Two NEW Buildings as Construction Ramps Up

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Universal’s Epic Universe theme park has been through a lot, and it has not even opened yet!

In 2019, Universal announced that Epic Universe would be joining Universal Orlando Resort as the third official theme park accompanying Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. The theme park would be located behind ICON Park in Orlando to ensure that it had enough space for a downtown core, Resorts, as well as multiple themed lands. Once the pandemic hit, however, things took a turn. 

Epic Universe Rumor Map
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For months, Universal no longer had a plan for Epic Universe and noted that it would be built “at some point.” Considering the theme park fell to the bottom of the priorities list for Universal, many fans thought that this project would remain a dream. Thankfully, things have started to move back on track as Universal has projected a 2025 competition date and has construction back on the scene. But how are things actually going onsite?

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Thanks to photographer Bioreconstruct (@Bioreconstruct), we can see what is going on in terms of construction. It seems that two buildings have already been built on property which is great news! Neither are show buildings or ride buildings, but both are essential for the functionality of the Park. Considering these buildings did not exist just over two months ago shows that Universal is able to progress with speed, which is something we saw when they constructed VelociCoaster in less than one year.

Aerial look at the first 2 structures built in Universal’s Epic Universe. Chilled water plant in foreground is a central air conditioning for the theme park.

Overall, there is still a lot of work to do, but the land itself looks ready for construction to soon go vertical.

Aerial look at land shaping in progress at site of Universal’s Epic Universe. Center of the theme park about where the tall pole is left of center.

Below, you can take a closer look at the excavation process. 

Aerial views of excavations and land forming in site of Universal’s Epic Universe. Top center seems to be a theme park land, with service roads already in place for Back of House access.

Epic Universe is confirmed to have a Super Nintendo World section, as well as DreamWorks. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a rumored extension that has been building some steam lately, as well as a Universal Monsters section that could keep the Halloween Horror Nights spirit on year-round. Again, the latter two are not yet confirmed.

What do you want to see come to Epic Universe? 

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