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TravelUniversal Orlando is building fourth theme park called Epic Universe

18:50  01 august  2019
18:50  01 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The rumors have been running rampant for months, but Universal has finally announced it is considering a fourth theme park at the company's Orlando resort. WKMG reports NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke admitted a fourth park is a possibility during an earnings call Thursday morning.

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  • Universal Orlando Resorts announced Thursday that a fourth theme park is coming to its Orlando, Florida location.
  • Called 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."
  • The park will be a few miles south of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
  • A representative for Universal Orlando told INSIDER there's no set opening for Epic Adventure yet.
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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."

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"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.

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"Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park

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Universal Orlando is expected to make waves by announcing their upcoming theme park , now This Thursday, August 1st, at 10AM, Universal will make what they’re calling an “ Epic ” announcement Originally planned to be built at Universal Studios Florida, the Mario-themed land was instead moved

These “worlds” that Universal is building within the fourth Orlando theme park will be just that : worlds. Now with this park , in particular, to create these four “worlds” you’re going to have to design it in an entirely different way. Sure, you can walk from New York to San Francisco within just a few

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.

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Universal Orlando didn't announce what any of the themed lands inside Epic Universe will be at this time. It's believed the new park may be home to Nintendo's Super Mario and include extensions of other NBCUniversal brands, like DreamWorks Animation. It will probably also extend Universal's "Harry Potter" experience.

According to Themeparkinsider.com, Universal unveiled a different park name to Comcast employees late last year, called Fantastic Worlds. That matches a trademark application filed by Universal in June 2018 for the same name.

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What happened? Warner Bros., which has the rights to the "Harry Potter" franchise, opposed the filing. Though WB licenses Harry Potter for use in Universal's theme parks, the company owns the trademarks for both "Harry Potter" brands "Fantastic Beasts" and the Wizarding World. A combination of the words "fantastic" and "world" may make fans think the new park is themed around solely Potter.

Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios have become increasingly popular since the addition of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter rides and themed areas in 2010.

In June, a new Potter ride, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opened at Islands of Adventure. The attraction is so popular fans have been waiting hours on end to experience it. It would be surprising if Epic Universe didn't have an extension of the brand as well.

If you look closely at the Epic Universe concept art released, an area toward the back of the park appears to have similar architecture to that seen in Hogsmeade. With the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise in full swing, an adaptation of something from the newer films seems like a reasonable addition.

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The Epic Universe announcement comes a few weeks before Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens at Walt Disney World's Orlando theme park. Disney has a total of six parks consisting of four theme parks and two water parks.

A representative for Universal Orlando Resorts told INSIDER there's no set opening date yet for Epic Universe.

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