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We are finally starting to see more and more things coming back online, and that is super exciting! Today we heard that work is returning to Universal’s Fourth Orlando Theme Park, Epic Universe! Work was halted in July of 2020 as the pandemic continued to affect the world and especially the travel and entertainment industry. We are excited to see this not only as a travel industry but this will result in hundreds of jobs within Universal and thousands of jobs across Central Florida. This project will bring billions of dollars into the Florida economy and create more than 14,000 permanent jobs in addition to the thousands of jobs that will be created during its development.

Brian L Roberts, Chairmen and CEO of Comcast Corporation had this to say, “The restart of construction of Epic Universe is a terrific moment for our employees and for our theme park business in Florida. It is our single-largest investment in the state and represents our enthusiasm for the spectacular park and the economic opportunities it will generate.”

“We are excited to begin work on Epic Universe again and for what this moment means for our industry, our community, our business and our team members,” said Tom Williams, Chairmen and CEO for Universal Parks & Resorts. “Our confidence in our collective future is as strong as ever.”

Orange County Mayor Jerry L Demings stated “The resumption of the Epic Universe project couldn’t have come at a better time, Our community has so many talented workers who will benefit from this massive project. I am confident it will deliver a huge economic boost to Orange County.”

“Our vision for Epic Universe is historic,” Mr. Williams said back when the project was announced. “It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created.”

 

Universal's Epic Universe
Credit: Universal Orlando

Epic Universe will feature multiple lands which is said to include a theme park, an entertainment center, hotels, shops, restaurants and more on a site of 750 acres located a few miles away from Orlando’s current theme parks.

It was originally said to be completed in 2023, but with nearly a year of setback, I am sure it will be pushed back. 

 

So what do we know about Epic Universe? What will be used to fill the lands? Well rumors have tossed around How to Train Your Dragon, Fantastic Beasts, Universal Monsters and Super Nintendo World. While Super Nintendo World has been confirmed, the others, well still waiting on those confirmations. We cannot wait to hear more about what is coming. If you want to stay up to date on everything coming up, make sure you are subscribed to our email list! What are you most excited about?

Credit: Universal Orlando