Universal's Epic Universe: A New Adventure Unveiled

Universal's Epic Universe Set to Open in 2025

Universal Epic Universe is set to be the newest addition to the Universal Orlando Resort, offering an adventure like no other. This highly anticipated theme park will transport visitors to new lands, immersing them in captivating stories and thrilling experiences. With its grand opening fast approaching, the excitement is building, and everyone from Guests to theme park enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting their chance to visit this one-of-a-kind theme park when it opens in 2025. Universal has unveiled the first look into this ground-breaking theme park, read below to discover what all has been announced so far.

What is Universal's Epic Universe?

The fourth upcoming theme park coming to Universal Orlando Resort - the other three being Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal's Volcano Bay.

As the opening date draws near, theme park enthusiasts are clamoring for more information about Universal Epic Universe. While the exact opening date is still a closely guarded secret, fans are eagerly anticipating the announcement. Universal Orlando has been teasing visitors with glimpses of the park's map, tantalizing them with the promise of new and exciting attractions. The map showcases the vast expanse of the theme park, giving visitors a sense of the grand adventure that awaits them.

The Concept Behind Epic Universe

Universal Epic Universe is not just another new theme park, but rather an entirely new concept in the world of amusement parks. The park is designed to be a doorway to a world of adventure and entertainment, with themed lands inspired by legendary stories and characters. Each land is meticulously crafted to transport visitors to new worlds, offering an immersive and unforgettable experience. The concept map released by Universal provides a glimpse into the park's expansive layout, showcasing the interconnectedness of the different lands. From the wonders of Celestial Park to the magical world of Harry Potter's Ministry of Magic, Universal Epic Universe promises to be a portal to an extraordinary universe of adventure.

What is the Opening Date for Universal's Newest Theme Park?

The highly anticipated opening date of Universal Epic Universe has been the subject of much speculation and excitement. While the exact date is yet to be announced, fans are eagerly counting down the days until the grand unveiling. Universal has been tight-lipped about the opening date, stoking the anticipation and curiosity of theme park enthusiasts. Universal's Epic Universe is set to be the fourth theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort, joining the ranks of Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay. When Universal Epic Universe finally opens its doors, visitors can expect new roller coaster experiences, innovative attractions, and a world of adventure to explore.

Exploring the Exhilarating Lands, Rides and Attractions Coming to Epic Universe

Universal Epic Universe is not just a theme park, but rather an entire world of excitement and adventure. With its vast array of lands, rides, and attractions, visitors will be spoiled for choice when it comes to thrills and entertainment. From the celestial wonders of Celestial Park to the immersive world of Super Nintendo, each land offers a unique experience. The theme park will be the ultimate destination for theme park enthusiasts, offering a wide range of rides, attractions, and immersive experiences that will leave visitors wanting more.

A Glimpse into Celestial Park's Attractions

The first area that Guests will experience once entering the park, and the first area to be fully unveiled by Universal, is Celestial Park. The "cosmic heart" of Epic Universe, this is a land where wonderous discoveries await. From the concept art alone, this place looks like a dream. The lush landscape full of greenery and water features holds all the park-like atmosphere that theme parks have been missing in these past few years.

The main thrill ride of this area will be an attraction called Starfall Racers. For Guests who have been mourning the loss of Dueling Dragons at Islands of Adventure, this attraction is for you! Starfall Racers will be a duel-launch coaster with speeds up to 62 miles per hour and heights up to 133 feet. Guests will experience speeding along 5,000 feet of track to an inverted crisscross titled the "Celestial Spin." A unique feature of this ride, other than its two-track aspect, is that there will be no external lighting on the track at night. The only light will come from the ride vehicles themselves, which will mimic the appearance of shooting comets when the Florida sun sets.

Leave the Sunshine State and enter the milky way when you climb aboard Celestial Park's Constellation Carousel. Each of the carousel's ride vehicles will be modeled after animals from the zodiac signs, from lions to rams, to peacocks and more! The concept art for this attraction is simply stunning, from the intricate glass roof which features rotating celestial star patterns to the array of colorful creatures it is sure to dazzle.


SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ is set to be one of the most exciting lands within the park, bringing beloved video games to life. Inspired by the iconic characters and worlds of Nintendo, this land will be a paradise for gaming enthusiasts of all ages. From Mario Kart™ to Donkey Kong Country™, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the universe of their favorite video games.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ is rumored to feature a range of attractions and experiences, some of which are already open and operational at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Japan:

  • Mario Kart: Bowser's Challenge: Hop into a kart and race against friends and family on a thrilling, interactive ride.

  • Yoshi's Adventure: Join Yoshi as you search for Captain Toad and three mysterious eggs.

  • Donkey Kong Country (Opening at Universal Studios Japan in 2024): Venture into the world of Donkey Kong and embark on an action-packed adventure.

Discover The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Ministry of Magic™

The Ministry of Magic™ will transport visitors to the heart of the wizarding world, offering a chance to explore the iconic institution. From the grand atrium to the secret corridors, Guests will be able to immerse themselves in the magic and wonder of the Harry Potter series.

Some of the rumored highlights of the Ministry of Magic™ include:

  • An attraction that transports Guests from the streets of Paris to the British Ministry of Magic™ via the floo network, as seen in the Harry Potter™ films. The attraction is rumored to be a dark ride that will use a similar ride vehicle to that used in in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure and Transformers: The Ride 3D at Universal Studios Florida.

  • A live stage show with elements pulled from the Fantastic Beasts films.

For more information about what is speculated to come to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Ministry of Magic, you can check out our blog post detailing all the rumored attractions.

Embark on an Adventure with How to Train Your Dragon — Isle of Berk

Universal will bring the world of How to Train Your Dragon to life with the immersive experience of the Isle of Berk. This land will take visitors on a thrilling adventure alongside their favorite dragons and dragon riders, immersing them in the magic and wonder of the beloved franchise.

For more information about what is speculated to come to How to Train Your Dragon - Isle of Berk, you can check out our blog post detailing all the rumored attractions.

Enter the Home of Universal's Iconic Monsters

For enthusiasts of the classic Universal Monsters like the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster - Epic Universe's Dark Universe may be just for you. With area music rumored to be created by Danny Elfman filling the shadowy landscape, this land is sure to attract those Halloween Horror Nights fanatics or fans of all things dark and mysterious.

For more information about what is speculated to come to Dark Universe, you can check out our blog post detailing all the rumored attractions.

Food & Shopping Experiences at Epic Universe

Universal Epic Universe is not just about thrilling rides and attractions; it also offers a plethora of dining and shopping experiences to satisfy visitors' appetites for adventure, both on and off the rides. From themed restaurants to unique shops, Epic has something for everyone. Whether you're craving a celestial-themed dining experience or looking to bring home a piece of the universe, Epic promises to deliver unforgettable food and shopping experiences.

Dining options at Celestial Park

Within Celestial Park there have been two dining experiences that we can look forward to. The Atlantic will be situated right on the Neptune pool in celestial park, with ceiling to floor windows overlooking the beauty of Epic Universe. Advertised as "an undersea culinary fantasy" the interior of the restaurant will boast aquarium themed décor blended with Victorian architecture. The menu will hold seafood and steak entrees, themed beverages and assumedly much more. We can't wait to see the full menu for Atlantic once more details are released for this fine dining experience.

The second restaurant announced for Celestial Park is The Blue Dragon Pan-Asian Restaurant. Here, Guests can "take a culinary journey across Asia" and enjoy authentic pan-Asian cuisine. The unique draw of this restaurant will be the permanent twilight that Guests will be able to dine under, with seating situated in a covered courtyard beneath always lit lanterns. Décor will feature neon blue dragons and other ambient lighting. Within this restaurant, Guests can also find the Tiger Bar where Asian inspired cocktails wait.

Shopping Experiences to Look Forward to

Currently, only details for Celestial Park have been announced, but already the shopping experience at Epic Universe is looking promising. Just before the portal into the Super Nintendo World area, Guests can find the Nintendo Super Star Store. Here, Guests can expect to find all things Nintendo, from Mario, to Princess Peach to Bowser. Concept art for this store features stained glass windows with Super Mario characters, a fountain with Mario, and characters like Bowser and Yoshi carved into the stone pillars at the entrances to the store. The interior of the store will feature a celestial themed ceiling with more Super Mario characters turned into constellations.

While we await news for the additional lands coming to Epic Universe, if they all offer stores as well themed as the Nintendo Super Star Store, there will be no shortage of merch to purchase while browsing through the well-themed stores.

New Additions to the Universal Orlando Hotel Portfolio

Universal Epic Universe is not just a theme park; it's an entire world to explore and experience. To fully immerse yourself in the epic adventure, consider staying at one of the resort's hotels. Epic will offer a variety of themed accommodations, ranging from luxurious to family-friendly, ensuring there is something to suit every visitor's preference. Nestled within the resort's unparalleled portfolio of hotels, Epic offers Guests the opportunity to extend their adventure and make the most of their visit to the universe of excitement and entertainment.

A Guide to the Hotels at Universal Epic Universe

Universal Epic Universe will be home to an impressive portfolio of hotels, each meticulously themed to enhance the overall guest experience. From the grandeur of Helios Grand Hotel to the tranquility of Universal Terra Luna Resort and the opulence of Universal Stella Nova Resort, the resort's hotels will offer a range of accommodations to suit different tastes and preferences. Here's a guide to the hotels at Universal Epic Universe.

A Look into Universal Helios Grand Hotel

The Helios Grand Hotel, if the concept art is any indication, is set to be one of the crown jewels of Universal's Epic Universe, offering a grand and opulent experience for Guests. Located within Epic Universe, the Helios Grand Hotel will provide Guests with their own dedicated entrance into the park. With a rumored 500 rooms, there will surely be a view from any of them, as the hotel will be place right at the center of Celestial Park.

Experience Luxury at Universal Stella Nova Resort & Universal Terra Luna Resorts

Universal Epic Universe will be home to two exceptional resorts, Universal Stella Nova Resort and Universal Terra Luna Resort, both promising a luxurious and indulgent stay.

Universal Stella Nova Resort will feature 750 guest rooms just outside of the Epic Universe theme park the same as its sister resort, Universal Terra Luna. Both resorts are modeled after the "thrill of exploring the unknown.” Both resorts will be themed to the galaxy, with galaxy print on the walls and an overall celestial vibe to the rooms. The resorts feature multicolored reflective panels affixed to the exterior of the building that make them appear as a rainbow of color against the backdrop of the blue Florida skies. In a similar layout to the currently open Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, Stella Nova and Terra Luna will both feature a three-meal quick service location, Coffee Bar, Pool Bar & Grill, Lobby Bar and Pizza Delivery - so you're sure to be able to grab any needed food or drink before or after visiting the theme parks.

These new hotels will be opening before Epic Universe itself, with Stella Nova having a confirmed opening date of January 21, 2025 and Terra Luna having a confirmed opening date of February 25, 2025.

What Makes Universal Epic Universe a Must-Visit Destination?

Universal Epic Universe is set to be the ultimate theme park destination, offering an innovative and immersive experience like no other. With its vast array of themed lands, thrilling rides, and captivating storytelling, Universal Epic Universe promises to be a must-visit destination for theme park enthusiasts of all ages.

What sets Universal Epic Universe apart is its commitment to pushing the boundaries of theme park entertainment. From the innovative use of technology to the meticulously themed lands, the park creates a world of adventure that is both exhilarating and immersive. Universal Epic Universe will transport visitors to new realms, allowing them to embark on epic adventures and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Located at the world-renowned Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Epic Universe will be the fourth theme park to join the resort's portfolio, solidifying its status as a premier destination for entertainment and adventure. With the opening of Universal Epic Universe, visitors will have even more reasons to explore the magic and excitement of Universal Orlando, making it the ultimate destination for theme park enthusiasts around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Universal's Epic Universe Opening?

Outside of a broad 2025 timeframe, the opening date of Universal Epic Universe has yet to be announced. While fans eagerly await the grand unveiling, Universal has been keeping the exact date a closely guarded secret.

Will Epic Universe Be Connected to Universal CityWalk?

No, Epic Universe will not be connected to CityWalk in the way that Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure are, instead it will be built on a separate plot of land near the Orange County Convention Center.

Where Will Epic Universe Be Located and How Do I Get There?

Unlike the other Universal Parks, Epic Universe will not be located on the current Universal Orlando Resort property, but instead a few miles away- south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard. Guests will have two options when it comes to accessing the park. They can either park at the parking garage that will be built on the Epic Universe property, or they can take a Universal bus - similar to how Guests currently access Volcano Bay - that will leave from the CityWalk parking garage or from various resorts.

While waiting for Universal Epic Universe to open, you can snag your discount tickets to Universal Studios Florida or Universal Islands of Adventure and experience the Universal Orlando Resort thrills that are sure to be present at Epic Universe.

To keep up with all the Epic Universe news, check out the Tickets2You Blog.

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