NEWS: Universal Orlando Buys Land for New Theme Park

Epic Universe is Universal Orlando’s next major project, expected to open in 2025 with a theme park, shopping & dining district, and hotels.

Universal Orlando Universal’s Epic Universe Concept Art ©Universal/Comcast

After construction delays, we’ve got an update about the new expansion project!

According to the Orlando Business Journal, Lockheed Martin made two sales to Universal City Development Partners Limited on December 2nd that were 5.25 acres and 7.66 acres in size. This allows Universal and the local government to work on new infrastructure for Universal’s upcoming Epic Universe park.

Universal Orlando Universal’s Epic Universe Map ©Universal/Comcast

According to Orlando Business Journal, “The documents state both segments are right-of-way for the 1.7-mile Kirkman Road extension, which will pass both the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control campus and Universal’s proposed Epic Universe theme park that is under construction.”

Universal Orlando Universal’s Epic Universe Logo ©Universal/Comcast

Epic Universe is Universal Orlando’s third theme park and is set to feature lands and attractions inspired by Dreamworks (Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon) and Illumination (Despicable Me, Secret Life of Pets), as well as the massively popular Super Nintendo World.


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2 Replies to “NEWS: Universal Orlando Buys Land for New Theme Park”

  1. I thought they did this ages ago? We’ve been hearing about this forever. I thought they had already started on the park?

    1. The title can be confusing. The article states that this land is for Right of Way for a road extension to the NOW under construction park. Maybe a title of “buys ADDITIONAL land for new theme park” would be less confusing.