Anticipation is quite high for Universal’s Epic Universe.
The new theme park — Universal’s first full U.S. theme park since Islands of Adventure opened in 1999 — is scheduled to open in 2025, and speculation is running rampant about what the company has called their “most immersive and innovative theme park” will contain.
With official details scarce, fans have been poring over the concept art Universal has released to verify rumors and piece together exactly what Epic Universe is going to be.
So far, the only official confirmed land for Epic Universe is a Florida installation of the Super Nintendo World themed area currently open at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studio Japan. As seen above, the concept art indicates that the land will be a near-direct copy of the Universal Studios Japan version of the land, including the Mario Kart attraction and the upcoming Donkey Kong-themed roller coaster, most likely seen below.
Beyond Super Nintendo World, none of the lands of Epic Universe have been officially confirmed. However, between this concept art, leaked rumors, and construction photos, we can confidently speculate on the majority of the park’s lands and attractions.
The park will have a third Wizarding World of Harry Potter land, with most clues pointing to this land being based on the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
The area is said to be themed to the magical version of Paris as seen in the film series, with shops, restaurants, and a circus show attraction fitting that theme. However, the land’s headline attraction is going to be a massive E-Ticket adventure through the British Ministry of magic as seen in the original Potter films. Guests will “transport” from Paris to London using the magical Flow Network.
Moving on from Potter, the park will also feature a land based on the successful animated film franchise How to Train Your Dragon. The heavily themed area will feature several flat rides, and be headlined by a massive roller coaster that looks to be themed to riding a dragon, as the film’s characters do.
Perhaps the most heavily anticipated land at the park is the one that is supposed to be themed around Universal’s Monster properties, including Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man.
The land is said to be themed to a European village as seen in many of the studio’s classic horror films. The two major attractions are said to include a massive E-Ticket attractions featuring most of the characters and set in Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, and a smaller coaster that mimics the transformation of the Wolf Man.
Beyond these IP based lands, the park’s concept art indicates it will feature a massive hub area not themed to any specific property.
Instead this lush landscaped area will feature a massive coaster themed to space a 2-story carousel, and seemingly an on-property hotel.
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