Discover Universal Epic Universe

Rikki By Rikki5 min read
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Universal Orlando Resort is about to redefine themed entertainment. With their latest updates in all of their theme parks, they continue to raise the bar through innovation, unimaginable storytelling and game-changing technology.

And that is about to continue in 2025. That’s because the Universal Orlando Resort will unveil Universal Epic Universe. Epic Universe will present a level of theme park immersion that is unmatched.

This new theme park experience will transport Guests to multiple expansive worlds. There will be more than 50 awe-inspiring attraction, entertainment, dining and shopping experiences available for Guests to experience. The park will create an unforgettable adventure that is nothing short of, well, epic.

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The addition of Universal Orlando’s fourth theme park (or third, if you don’t count Volcano Bay as a theme park, even though it really is next level and not to be missed) will officially transform the resort into a weeklong vacation destination.

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Here’s what we know so far about this incredible new park:

Epic Universe Lands

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Universal Epic Universe will be divided into five different themed lands. Guests will find many different attractions and shows in each of the lands. When Guests visit Epic Universe they are invited to explore these vibrant worlds filled with extraordinary and culturally relevant adventures that go beyond their wildest imaginations.

Celestial Park

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At the heart of Epic Universe and the first world that Guests will encounter is Celestial Park. This central portion of the park will feature acres of rolling gardens, chasing waterways and strolling pathways. Celestial Park will put the “park” back in “theme park.” Celestial Park will also be the gateway to explore the four additional worlds of Epic Universe through a set of majestic portals.

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As soon as guests enter the imaginative world, they’ll embark on a journey of discovery, thrills and excitement as they wander through lush living gardens nestled along shimmering waters surrounded by stunning architecture inspired by astronomical and mythological elements. Here, Guests can relax while taking in the sights and sounds around them, board a shooting comet for an exhilarating roller coaster adventure, dine on delectable cuisine, shop exclusive merchandise to commemorate their visit and more.

Attractions

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Starfall Racers is a dual-launch racing coaster that sends Guests rocketing through the skies aboard comets in a race to see who’s the fastest of them all. Reaching speeds up to 62 mph and heights up to 133 feet along 5,000 feet of track, Starfall Racers will be Epic Universe’s most thrilling coaster experience. It will include unique maneuvers such as the “Celestial Spin,” in which the two coaster vehicles perform an inverted crisscross while speeding through the air – creating an “out-of-this-world” adrenaline rush.

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Constellation Carousel is the grand centerpiece of Celestial Park. Here, Guests will take a fantastical whirl aboard constellations that glide forward, backward – and even make 360-degree rotations – through the milky way in a choreographed dance of music and starlight.

Restaurants

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Atlantic will be a full-service “surf and turf” restaurant set inside a Victorian aquarium which will offer captivating views of Celestial Park.

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The Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant will be where diners take a culinary journey across Asia as they enjoy authentic Chinese, Japanese and Thai fare. This will be a full-service restaurant accented with neon dragons and ethereal lanterns.

Shopping

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Nintendo Super Star Store will be where guests can shop an assortment of merchandise themed to, what else? Super Nintendo World!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Ministry of Magic is where Guests will discover a different era of the wizarding world. This will be an all-new land that blends both 1920s wizarding Paris from the Fantastic Beasts films with the iconic British Ministry of Magic from the Harry Potter series.

Super Nintendo World

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Super Nintendo World is where Guests will have the opportunity to enter into the world of those iconic green pipes! Here they will discover a new way to play. Guests will step into the worlds of beloved characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Donkey Kong.

How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk

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In How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, Guests can soar with dragons in a colorful world filled with Viking adventures. This land is based on the wildly popular “How to Train Your Dragon” film franchise.

Dark Universe

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Horror and Universal Orlando – they go together hand in hand. I mean Halloween Horror Nights is a staple each year of September and October. At Universal Epic Universe, Dark Universe will be specifically geared towards the fans of the dark and spooky. Here, Guests encounter everything from the experiments of Dr. Victoria Frankenstein to the shadowy landscape where monsters roam in a world of myth and mystery.

New Universal Orlando Resort Hotels for Epic Universe

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Adding to the experience at Universal Orlando Resort will be the addition of three new Universal Resort hotels that are tied to Epic Universe. These will include sister properties, Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort. There will also be the majestic Universal Helios Grand Hotel – which is located INSIDE Epic.

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A spectacular world of celestial patterns and dazzling constellations – complete with 500 guest rooms, one-of-a-kind views of Epic Universe and its very own dedicated entrance into the theme park. Opening in 2025.

Universal Stella Nova Resort

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A tranquil space with 750 guest rooms inspired by the infinite vastness of the unknown universe, where galaxies spiral ever outward and unknown worlds revolve around unnamed stars. Featuring tranquil accommodations, Universal Stella Nova Resort is inspired by distant galaxies, new stars and mysterious black holes. Opening January 21, 2025.

Universal Terra Luna Resort

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A landing zone for relaxation and recharging between the fun – featuring 750 guest rooms, terrestrial tones and sweeping curves to inspire thoughts of exploring new worlds. Universal Terra Luna Resort is inspired by the massive and diverse planetary elements of the universe. Opening February 25, 2025.

Overall, Universal Epic Universe looks, well EPIC. There is no other way to put it. I think I’m most excited by Super Nintendo World, and of course, the Wizarding World extension. I’m also really excited to see a land that’s NOT based on intellectual property in Celestial Park. I appreciate that they are actually going to create a land that’s unique. It’s refreshing to see, for sure!

What are you excited about experiencing? Make sure to let me know!

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