Universal Orlando is building another theme park called Epic Universe.
Universal’s Epic Universe, the new park will be located within a larger 750-acre site and will feature a few new areas based on “beloved stories.”
A brand new theme park is coming to Universal Orlando Resorts.
Universal’s Epic Universe was announced Thursday morning at the Orange County Convention Center during a press conference in Orlando, Florida. The new park, on which construction has already begun, will transport guests to several new lands based on “beloved stories.”
“Our vision for Epic Universe is historic,” said Universal parks and resorts CEO Tom Williams in a statement to INSIDER. “It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”
Epic Universe joins Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay as Universal Orlando Resort’s fourth theme park. Volcano Bay, a water park and the most recent addition to Universal Orlando, opened in 2017.
The new park will be located inside a larger 750-acre site that will feature an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more. The park itself will consist of a hub and spoke design that can be seen in the first concept art for the park, below.
“Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Comcast Corporation CEO Brian L. Roberts in a statement.
“It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida,” he added.
Epic Universe will not be next door to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Instead, it will be a few miles away from Universal’s Citywalk. If you’re familiar with the area, it will be located south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard.